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Sallyann Della Casa's Blog (14)

How Corporate Social Education can connect the dots in our CSR platform

Corporate Social Education (“CSE”) reimagines how we educate our workforce to become change agents in society. CSE creates the bridge to address non-cognitive educational gaps that ends up impacting the workplace and society as a whole. Examples are: life skills, leadership training, soft skills etc.

Using the workforce, CSE adds value to the…

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Added by Sallyann Della Casa on September 3, 2014 at 7:13am — No Comments

Why we need to teach what we need to learn the most in our CSR strategy with our employees!

" You want us to do what?" coupled with the look of complete fear and followed by the declaration "She has to be kidding!" is typical within the first two minutes of my workshops. And it is purposeful.

Someone very wise said " If you cannot explain it to a 8 years old, then you did not understand it yourself". And personally I have taken this to heart and developed my own 2.0 version. Everything I need to learn, I personally go and develop a curriculum to teach the topic to youths. It…

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Added by Sallyann Della Casa on May 21, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Does CSR activity equate to Corporate Social Entrepreneurship?

I know I am not the only person asking this question but if we are a fan of Covey and we "begin with the end in mind" , is it not true that both CSR and  Corporate Social Entrepreneurship ( CSE) have a common end game of:

1. Addressing a societal concern or issue

2. Running a successful business with an entrepreneurial sustainable spirit

3. Measuring impact…

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Added by Sallyann Della Casa on May 20, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

FIRST SOCIAL ENTERPRISE WEEK OF DUBAI STARTING FEB 24TH- LOTS OF CSR PROJECTS TO SUPPORT AND IDEAS FOR YOU OWN INITIATIVE

In 10 days Dubai will witness the launch of the first Social Enterprise Week in this region. What is a social enterpriseand how are they changing the CSR landscape and the world? Come and find out anddo not be left behind.

SAMPLE PANEL MODERATED BY THE GROWING LEADERS FOUNDATION:…

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Added by Sallyann Della Casa on February 19, 2013 at 7:56pm — No Comments

The Benefits of being a Member of CSR Middle East



Our Foundation is new to the region. We were really in a bind a week or so ago when a planned fieldtrip went amock. We take students who go through our leadership program on a fieldtrip to a Socially Responsible company as part of our 'It is up to you to change the World" lesson. We desperately reached out to CSR Middle East and Maha came to our rescue giving us the…

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Added by Sallyann Della Casa on September 30, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

WHY CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) IS THE “KEY” TO TAKING EDUCATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Here’s the truth, we are not educating our youths to be leaders if we are not equipping them with the right questions and expectations of the corporate world. After all, they are the business owners, managers, employees etc. of the future. And no teacher or school can teach this in a classroom……….that is a fact.

It has to be real, it has to involve people who are out…

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Added by Sallyann Della Casa on September 30, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Media One cares partners with Growing Leaders to teach teamwork through chef lessons and introduce kids to hospitality industry

When we initially approached Media One Hotel, a hip trendy hotel in Media City to host students for our leadership program and incorporate their staff into our lesson plan on Corporate Social Responsiblity........they were not too eager!

They mentioned to us they were not a family friendly hotel , they were fully booked…

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Added by Sallyann Della Casa on September 28, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The impact of Corporate Social Responsiblity at the end of the day is a measure of Leadership in your company

Great leaders have vision and you do not have vision if you do not have an impactful corporate social responsiblity program in your company.

We are doing our part in growing future leaders who will spearhead CSR in the future through our weekly column with Gulf News. Here's the first column: http://gulfnews.com/life-style/education/great-leaders-must-fail-forward-1.1066908

Also this…

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Added by Sallyann Della Casa on September 18, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Growing Leaders completes thru CSR volunteers leadership training of teachers before summer holidays!

The Growing Leaders Foundation had the distinct honour of doing several leadership workshops with  teachers using CSR leadership trained volunteers before they left for their summer break.

During the three hour sessions, both the facilitator, volunteers and the teachers explored their unique gifts and talents in order to have a better understanding of “who am I” and “why am I here”, very important for teachers since they are the only profession that touches the future.

The…

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Added by Sallyann Della Casa on July 4, 2012 at 1:06pm — No Comments

The key to a successful CSR strategy is in the hands of your employees!

Your employees are your key asset and an obvious starting point for CSR efforts. Having an excellent community involvement programme is pointless if your employees are dissatisfied due to poor pay or conditions. Employees rate 'interesting and stimulating work'…

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Added by Sallyann Della Casa on May 6, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

SOME FEEDBACK ON THE SR and ISO 26000 EVENT HOSTED BY AIM ON APRIL 24TH AND 25TH

We at Lead Up attended the event on the first day only as a Media Partner since we are eager to highlight the players in the region serious about CSR. Social Responsibility starts in schools and with the leaders of tomorrow. They will be the drivers of CSR and do things we cannot even imagine today and leave this world better than they found it when they arrived. Trust us on this one.

 

First, the stand out presentation was clearly by Fathi Buhazza of Care by Air. Not only does…

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Added by Sallyann Della Casa on April 27, 2012 at 11:05pm — 2 Comments

CSR is not corporate philantrophy

It’s hard to find a major company that isn’t talking about, writing about or reporting on how they take their corporate social responsibility seriously. However, many companies make a common mistake of misinterpreting corporate philanthrophy for CSR activities.

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Added by Sallyann Della Casa on April 15, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

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