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December 2019

Peer Learning Workshop: Skills Builder – London

Thu, 12 December @ 10:00 - 14:00
London EC2M United Kingdom
Free for BITC members

Supported by UBS, this workshop is aimed at members who are interested in ensuring that essential skills are embedded in their responsible business or educational programmes. Essential skills are critical to every individual and every business. They include communication, problem solving, creativity, resilience, aiming high, leadership and teamwork. Individuals need them for learning, in work and life. They are vital to social mobility and job mobility, so that everyone, regardless of background, can succeed and thrive. About the eventThis Peer…

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HR Director Dinner: Modern Slavery – Birmingham

Thu, 12 December @ 18:00 - 21:30
Birmingham United Kingdom
Invitation only

This dinner will provide an opportunity to learn more about modern slavery, hear from businesses engaged in Business in the Community’s (BITC) employment programme about their work on this subject, and explore how businesses can be part of cross-sector efforts to tackle modern slavery in UK communities by supporting survivors. Modern slavery is a global problem, which is thought to occur in almost every country of the world. Since the Modern Slavery Act was introduced in 2015, UK businesses with…

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Champions’ Forum: Work Activity Related to Mental Health – London

Fri, 13 December @ 10:45 - 14:00
London EC2Y United Kingdom
Free to BITC members with a Wellbeing Champion partnership

INVITATION ONLY At this Wellbeing Champions' Forum, we will discuss and share approaches to understand how best to create good work. We will also consider remote working, loneliness and what happens to ‘good work’ during times of organisational pressure to understand how work activity is related to mental health. Do you know how to create ‘good work’ that enhances mental health? Business in the Community's (BITC) Mental Health at Work Report 2019 showed that two in five employees reported experiencing…

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Seminar: Corporate to Community – Trustee training and matching through Bruce Tait Associates – Edinburgh

Fri, 13 December @ 12:30 - 14:00
Edinburgh EH14 United Kingdom
Free for BITC members

Join other Business in the Community (BITC) members to discuss the business benefits of having your employees involved in charities at a leadership level. Bruce Tait Associates (BTA), a BITC partner, is a consultancy and recruitment service that specialises in working with charities. They want to work with businesses across the UK to link middle and senior managers with rewarding charity board opportunities for mutual benefit. BTA will offer trustee training courses and a matching service. BITC is supporting the…

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Roundtable: Lonely this Christmas – how employers can tackle workforce social isolation and loneliness – Edinburgh

Wed, 18 December @ 10:00 - 12:00
Edinburgh United Kingdom
Free for BITC members and non-members

Join BITC Scotland, Christina McKelvie MSP and business leaders for coffee, cake and conversation on what employers can do to tackle social isolation and loneliness. Social isolation and loneliness are challenges that have serious consequences for individuals, employers and communities. This has been recognised by the Scottish Government, which has created a strategy and implementation group to ensure we can create a Connected Scotland. Attendees at this event will share experiences from their own organisations, learn from other guests and…

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January 2020

Training course: Engaging Employees through Responsible Business – London

Wed, 08 January 2020 @ 09:30 - 16:30
Various prices

This course looks at how to use responsible business to engage your employees and how to use engaged employees to embed responsibility. It is accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). This course is also offered as part of the Responsible Business Management programme. Outline of the Engaging Employees through Responsible Business module By the end of this module, delegates will be able to: explain the ways in which responsible business can strengthen employee engagement discuss the importance…

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Webinar: How to Become an Age Friendly Employer

Tue, 14 January 2020 @ 13:00 - 14:00
Webinar United Kingdom
Free for BITC members and non-members

This webinar, led by Anne Willmot, Business in the Community's (BITC) Age Director, will introduce BITC’s new Age Friendly Employer campaign. It will let organisations know how to draw on this approach to leverage the value of an older workforce. Through five calls to action, supported by resources and advisory services, the campaign will guide businesses on their age-friendly journey. Who should attend?This event is suitable for responsible business practitioners. This event is free to attend for both members and…

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Workshop: Wales Responsible Business Awards – Cardiff

Wed, 15 January 2020 @ 09:00 - 12:30
Cardiff CF10 United Kingdom
Free to BITC members and non-members

Whether you are new to the process or want a refresher on how and why to enter, Business in the Community (BITC) Cymru’s free awards workshops provide an opportunity to learn how to get the most out of the Wales Responsible Business Awards. Attendees will hear from a previous successful entrant on their winning approach and how they crafted their entry. The workshop session will: explain the awards categoriesdiscuss how to write an effective entry demonstrate how to use the…

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Webinar: Aligning Purpose and Strategy to the Global Goals

Thu, 16 January 2020 @ 11:00 - 12:00
Webinar United Kingdom
Free for BITC members and non-members

During this webinar, Business in the Community (BITC) will give an introduction of the Global Goals, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and discuss some practical examples and recommendations for businesses beginning to engage with them. Using the framework from BITC’s Towards the Tipping Point: Global Goals guide for business, we will touch on how the goals can align with purpose and drive strategic direction. Who should attend?This event is suitable for responsible business practictioners. This event is…

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Training course: Defining What Matters-Risk and Materiality – London

Wed, 22 January 2020 @ 09:30 - 16:30
Various prices

Using a risk framework and an impact and likelihood assessment tool we will show you how to get responsible business issues on to your organisation’s risk register. This will ensure that they are getting the attention at the highest levels. Additionally, we will demonstrate the tools for you to build an accurate materiality matrix for your organisation that considers the opinions of your stakeholders and an assessment of the impact of the issues on your organisational strategic objectives. Course objectives…

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