The 22nd World Volunteer Conference of IAVE - The International Association for Volunteer Effort is being held in London December 10-12, 2012. The primary focus of the conference is corporate volunteering and how business is working with NGO partners around the world to make a difference.
Registration for the conference is now open with reduced “early bird” rates through October 15.
The conference offers companies:
- Discussion of the most critical issues facing corporate volunteering
- Networking with colleagues from around the world to share ideas, challenges, solutions
- The opportunity to share your “inspiring practices” and challenges
- Exploration of how volunteering can be a strategic asset to meet business goals
- An in-depth look at how companies, NGOs and multilaterals are partnering in volunteer responses to disasters
Here are some topics you can expect to see explored at this unique event.
• Aligning global companies and goals with local realities
• Thinking holistically – integrating and leveraging all assets – people, money, in-kind, expertise, relationships – for greater impact
• Reimagining what corporate volunteering is and what it can be
• Putting volunteering to work in employee professional and personal development by building effective partnerships with HR
• Moving toward high impact, transformational partnerships with NGOs
• Volunteering as a strategic asset in managing corporate culture
• Measuring impact – should we, can we, how and who cares anyway?
Lord Michael Hastings, KPMG International’s Head of Global Corporate Social responsibility, will be a lead keynote speaker. Other speakers announced so far include Mary McPhail, Chief Executive of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts; Jan Owen, CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians; and Masao Seki, Chief CSR Officer of Sompo Japan Insurance.
Partners Organizations supporting the conference are Business in the Community (ENGAGE), the International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, International Business Leaders Forum, Partners of the Americas, Points of Light, The Conference Board, United Way Worldwide, the European Volunteer Centre (CEV) and Volunteering England.
Corporate sponsors are UPS, HP, Ford Motor Company, Manulife Financial, Samsung, Vale, American Airlines, State Street, Starbucks, Motorola Mobility, Kraft Foods and C & A.
To registrate and for more information, please click here