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  • Louise Erskine

Sustainability over sandwiches


While businesses are going the extra mile to engage with their communities, some are going even further: amalgamating their CSR practices with talent and leadership development.

This echoes what we do at Career Volunteer and so we developed our Lunch & Learn sessions to support businesses taking the first steps in this endeavour as part of their commitment to their communities, their people and their business values. We recently worked with SABMiller to deliver a tailored session for their employees as part of their civil society series. Feedback from our Lunch & Learn sessions show that participants felt more inspired to pursue a trustee role, had a significantly better understanding of how trustee roles can further professional development, and rated the session extremely valuable as an employee of SABMiller. These sessions inspire employees, work with companies to support their employees in skilled volunteering and go the extra mile helping them into roles on charity boards. Our sessions are tailored but usually cover everything from; setting the scene of the charity sector; discussing the roles and responsibilities; the associated professional and personal development opportunities of being on a board; and trustee development and performance efficacy. All done in a participatory format, using quizzes for example and bribery…in the form of chocolate! If you’re interested in engaging your employees in sustainability over a sandwich, get in touch: louise@careervolunteer.co.uk / 0207 939 7420.


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