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December 2019

Peer Learning Forum: Identifying Your Financial Wellbeing Drivers

Mon, 09 December @ 09:00 - 12:00
Free
Two, 1000 pound bundles of twenty pound notes

Attendees will hear insights and discuss how to support employee's financial wellbeing at this Peer Learning Forum convened by Business in the Community (BITC) and supported by Santander. To improve health and workplace productivity, employers are seeking to re-visit the way in which they support their employees’ financial wellbeing, and how they tailor their offer to the needs of their workforce. About the eventThe financial wellbeing findings from the BITC Mental Health at Work 2019 Report, in partnership with Mercer…

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Seminar: Corporate Social Responsibility Network Aberdeen

Wed, 11 December @ 09:30 - 11:00
Aberdeen AB11 United Kingdom
Invitation only

This Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Network Aberdeen seminar is an opportunity for responsible business practitioners in the north-east of Scotland to come together on a quarterly basis and share best practice, co-ordinate on activities and network. Aims and objectives of the event This event is an opportunity for invitees to network , learn more about how to become more responsible businesses and shape the future of the CSR Network Aberdeen. Agenda Alan Thornburrow, BITC Scotland Director, will share a quick…

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Reception: Be Digital, Be Responsible, Be Resilient

Wed, 11 December @ 18:00 - 20:00
London E14 United Kingdom
Free
An open laptop

This networking and education opportunity, supported by Barclays and Business in the Community's (BITC) Business Emergency Resilience Group, brings together business leaders who want to foster resilience and responsible business through their networks. About the eventAttendees can experience the impact of digital transformation on UK business through interactive displays and learn about BITC initiatives including those that support small business resilience.  There will also be an opportunity to share best practice and discuss how to engage small business networks and…

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Peer Learning Workshop: Skills Builder

Thu, 12 December @ 10:00 - 14:00
London EC2M United Kingdom
Free
A group sit at a table in a diverse workplace

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
A metallic locked padlock

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

Fri, 13 December @ 12:30 - 14:00
Edinburgh EH14 United Kingdom
Free to BITC members
Small wooden bricks put together to make houses.

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

Wed, 18 December @ 10:00 - 12:00
Edinburgh United Kingdom
Invitation only
An iphone lying on a table

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

Wed, 08 January 2020 @ 09:30 - 16:30
See below

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: Global Goals – Own the Conversation

Thu, 16 January 2020 @ 11:00 - 12:00
Webinar United Kingdom
Free

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

Wed, 22 January 2020 @ 09:30 - 16:30
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Stack of Jenga blocks with a close up on the words, Ethics, Community and Responsibility

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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