A Workshop + Virtual Support Community for Corporate Social Impact Professionals

Engaging Executives and Employees to Scale Sustainability and Social Impact Programs Within Your Company

Dear Corporate Social Impact Leader,

We believe that corporations, more than any other organization, have the greatest potential to create a more sustainable planet free from inequalities and injustices. Beyond a moral imperative, the data shows that creating an equitable and sustainable economy is also the biggest business opportunity of all time. In addition to your personal beliefs, this potential to do well by doing good certainly contributes to why you are working so hard to get your company to positively contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Chances are, your company’s leadership also believes this is the right thing to do for people and planet (or at least are making some public statements to this effect). But even the most forward-looking companies struggle to balance short-term pressures with long-term investments in social impact and sustainability initiatives.

If you are like the hundreds of corporate social impact leaders we’ve interviewed, analyzed, consulted with, and trained, we know that even the best ideas will go to the valley of despair if executives don’t invest, managers don’t embrace, and/or employees do not engage. Scaling social good projects within companies is hard, isolating work… but you’re not alone in facing these challenges.

The MovingWorlds “Scale Your Impact” traveling workshop and virtual community is a place where you can learn – alongside a cohort of peers – the leading frameworks needed to engage executives and employees to scale your social good initiatives. Different than a conference where those with the deepest pockets have the chance to publicize their programs, these interactive day-long sessions are a place for you to benchmark your scale-readiness against peers, learn leading frameworks to get to scale, and then work with peers to identify the most important next steps you can take to make your company a world-positive citizen.

We look forward to working alongside you to make market forces a force for good. -The MovingWorlds Team

I believe all people working in corporate social impact are facing the same challenge: How do I engage key business decision makers to prioritize long-term initiatives in the short-term… and I’m really tired of just bitching about this in the hallways of conference centers with other practitioners. This workshop is an opportunity to directly connect and problem solve.

- Sustainability Leader at Fortune 500 company

Grow Your Skills to Engage Employees & Influence Executives

1

Learn Leading Frameworks to Scale Your Programs

A crash-course in frameworks used to move social impact programs from pilot to scale by engaging employees and executives, including how to build executive support, harness employee energy, and navigate the naysayers.

2

Build Your Case with Benchmarking Data to Engage Executives

Access data to benchmark your company amongst industry leaders to see how your brand stacks-up. As pre-work for the workshop, you’ll also access an assessment to analyze how ready your company is to scale-up its programs (and where you should focus in order to be more ready).

3

Learn & Get Support from Peers

In our live workshop, you’ll anchor your opportunity/challenge in a framework, and then our facilitators will guide you and your peers through the framework to arrive at a solution.

4

Ongoing Coaching & Help From Fellow Practitioners

After the in-person workshop, you’ll be invited to monthly “Virtual Design Challenges” where you can present your challenge or opportunity to other practitioners for support – or join to support and learn from others. Led by the MovingWorlds Institute Director, you’ll also receive coaching to best frame your challenge and how the previously learned Frameworks can support you.

Compelling data, stories from conferences, and PR isn’t enough to navigate the naysayers within your company. People working to make their companies more responsible need to be able to troubleshoot with their peers on how to get buy-in from all levels in the company.

- Racquel Russell Former Citizenship Lead, Zillow

For Corporate Social Impact & Sustainability Practitioners

Other than facilitators and guest speakers, all participants are active practitioners in sustainability and social impact programs within companies.

While participants are at various stages of scaling their programs, the common frameworks, lessons, and guides are applicable to all participants.

This is a no-sell zone for all, including presenters.


Benefits of Attending


Confidence to convince your executives

Data so that you can benchmark your company against other leading programs, while also receiving training on best practices in navigating corporate budgets and naysayers.

An amazing network of practitioners from around the world

Network, work with, and get insights from sustainability and social impact leaders across the world for inspiration, ideas, and partnerships – and personal support, too.

Practical guidance to scale and optimize programs at your company

Learn leading frameworks, research, and insights to help move ideas from pilot to scale by engaging employees and influencing executives.

Workshop Schedule


Prework: Get a baseline

Before joining us, you'll complete a brief assessment and survey so that we can benchmark your organization. We'll also ask you to share your biggest challenges and opportunities so that the workshop can best support you. You can also expect about 1 hour of pre-work.

I: Introductions

8:00-9:30

Connect with peers, learn who the subject-matter experts are on key topics, and then create sub-groups based on challenge and opportunity areas.

II: Shared Language & Frameworks

9:30-12:00

An interactive primer and discussion on key frameworks that will help you move social impact projects from pilot to scale by engaging employees and influencing executives, including time to immediately apply learnings to your own organization and projects.

III: Network Leadership Lunch

12:00-1:00

An intentional lunch break where you'll learn the principles of Network Leadership, and brainstorm how external partnerships - potentially with other companies in attendance - can help you achieve your goals.

IV: Interactive Design Challenge

1:00-4:00

Participate in a "design challenge" where you will work on a peer’s challenge by anchoring it to one of the frameworks discussed in the morning, and then follow the framework — under guidance of our educator — to arrive at a solution.

V. Reflection & Goal-Setting

4:00-5:00

Using guides and resources provided, document relevant lessons for your work and what next steps you will take, and where you can use support. Make requests of the community — and the curators — for more support and peer-coaching.

Post Workshop: Staying Engaged with Peers

Get matched with a sub-group of peers for ongoing support. At any time in the next year, you can request a virtual, live “Design Challenge” to get input from peers on a challenge you have, whenever you need peer support.

Benchmarking and Insights to Support Your Vision


Benchmarking Data
Benchmarking Data

Benchmarking against industries and competitors to prove to executives how to better invest time, money and employee know-how and time.

Industry Insights
Industry Insights

Insights into the most popular giving, volunteering, and sustainability programs at leading companies

Scorecard
Scorecard

Guidance to create your own “8 factor social impact scorecard” to help you identify how to scale by engaging employees and influencing executives.

What's Unique About this Workshop


Focus on scaling

The workshop is focused on the how-to’s of influencing executives, engaging employees, and navigating naysayers in order to scale-up your program and impact.

Moving beyond theory

This Community of Practice was designed to help you move from theory to practice, while providing peer-support in what is often an isolating role. We ground our education in industry-proven methods and frameworks, and then have authentic conversations with real practitioners.

Real-time support from real leaders

Work with our team to frame a “design challenge”, and then we’ll host a workshop with other peers to help you ideate how to solve your most pressing challenges.

Agnostic of industry, tool, research, and frameworks

We work with vendors, researchers, and practitioners at all stages to help you learn about the tools that will be most helpful to you.

Focus on the whole person

Beyond professional guidance, we’ll get personal, too. Corporate social impact roles are isolating and continuously evolving. This growing community is a safe place to share openly and get support with and from other practitioners.

Practitioners only

Other than some of the educators, everybody in the community of practice is actively practicing in a social impact leadership and/or program management role within a company. In addition to supporting you in learning, this should open opportunities for cross-company collaboration, too.

Location and Dates

COVID-19 Update: At this time, workshops are on-hold. If you are interested in updates, including if these transition to virtual sessions, please email us at csr@movingworlds.org


Washington D.C.
Washington D.C.

May 13, 2020 [On hold due to COVID-19] Interested in joining virtually? Email us at csr@movingworlds.org

Seattle
Seattle

June 23

Chicago
Chicago

September 16

Houston
Houston

October 7

San Francisco
San Francisco

November 18

Workshop Cost

This one-day workshop + 12 months of virtual support costs $990. What's included:

  1. Pre-work to benchmark your company’s scale-readiness
  2. A full-day learning workshop with peers, including lunch, coffee, and snacks
  3. 12 months of monthly calls with peers to keep learning and workshopping
  4. Guides on how to use leading Frameworks to engage executives, employees, and managers
  5. A scorecard on your company’s social impact scale-readiness, with insights on where to focus

Need help getting budget? Read our guide on how to request budget

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Our mission is to build leaders that can scale tomorrow's world-changing ideas while solving today's talent gap challenges hindering solutions along the last mile. We are a registered Social Purpose Corporation (aka Benefit Corporation) in the State of Washington.

MovingWorlds partners with global employers to launch, scale, and optimize social impact + professional development programs that produce measurable benefits to the planet, societies, the participating employees, and the sponsoring company. MovingWorlds also operates a Global Experteering Platform and Professional Development Institute for individuals, as well as capacity building programs for global development organizations.

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