PB AF 598
Teaches practical administrative, leadership, and analytic skills commonly required of managers and analysts in the public and nonprofit sectors. The workshops emphasize hands-on problem resolution, simulations, and actual practice. Credit/no-credit only.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY Offered in collaboration with Microsoft Corporation 6:00 – 8:50 pm 31 March 2008, 14 April 2008, 28 April 2008
Instructors: Community Affairs Team, Microsoft Corporation This course will examine the issues related to developing and managing an effective corporate giving and employee engagement program strategy and implementation plan in the 21st century global marketplace through the Corporate Social Responsibility Framework proposed by Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer. It is intended for students interested in pursuing a career in corporate philanthropy, economic and community development, information technology, public policy and issues regarding equity and access to IT skills training and tools to promote education, foster innovation and generate success in jobs and entrepreneurship. The course will focus on leadership, partnership, community change, asset management, success metrics, and global competitiveness.
Student learning goals
Understanding the role of corporations in community and economic development.
Exploring how resources are allocated to achieve equity.
Identifying the gaps in corporate giving.
Appreciating why public-private partnerships are valued.
Identifying the beneficiaries of corporate philanthropy.
Anwering the key question of when a corporate giving program creates a conflict of interest.
General method of instruction
Lecture and seminar with a focus on interaction among instructors and students.
Class assignments and grading
Pass/Fail Skills Workshop