Responsible Business Management Training Training for Responsible Business

Responsible Business
Management Training

Responsible Business Management Training from Business in the Community (BITC) is a six-module training programme for professionals designing and delivering responsible business strategies and corporate responsibility programmes. Accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

The six modules focus on a different area of skill and knowledge required to develop and implement a responsible business strategy. Your organisation or sector may call this work corporate responsibility (CR), corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability or corporate citizenship but at Business in the Community (BITC) we call it responsible business. Irrespective of the name used, BITC can help you put creating healthy communities and a healthy environment at the centre of your strategy to achieve long-term financial value. 

Key benefits to your organisation

  • Develop skills and tools to create and implement a responsible business strategy and implement your CR activities
  • Learn from responsible business experts at BITC and relevant membership organisations
  • Increase organisational buy-in for your responsible business ambitions
  • Gain confidence and enhance your influence outside your team
  • Receive an accredited certificate in responsible business and six months’ Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) membership
  • Access to a network of peers on the course and join an active alumni network

Module descriptions

1. Strategy Foundations

Develop a strong understanding of the case for responsible business and the steps towards developing your organisation’s RB or CR strategy. Get to grips with the importance of having clear purpose, ambition and targets that have a clear link to the Global Goals. Gain insights into the sustainability challenge and how global megatrends are shaping business strategy and will impact your marketplace now and into the future.

2. Stakeholder Engagement

Determine the best ways to identify, understand and engage with your stakeholders and why this is vital to delivering a successful responsible business strategy. You will learn techniques for mapping the most relevant groups and about when to use the different methods of engagement.

3. Defining What Matters: Risk and Materiality

Using a risk framework and an impact and likelihood assessment tool we will show you how to get responsible business issues onto your organisation’s risk register. This will ensure that they are getting 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

4. Impact and Governance

Explore the best methods and tools to identify and measure impact, testing them out on your current activities or strategies. Examine the five key markers of good corporate governance, from transparency to rewards.

5. Interconnected strategies

Examine how wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, environment and community impact strategies can gain power from being integrated. While it is unlikely that one person is responsible for creating all of these strategies, in this session you will identify ways that your organisation’s responsible business ambitions can be accelerated by an interconnected approach. 

6. Driving Change

Learn how to gain traction for your company’s responsible business programme. This module was developed in conjunction with Cranfield University and will give you the tools you need to identify changes you want to make and drive the process from wherever you sit in the organisation.

Who should take part in this programme?

This programme will be of most benefit to people who:

  • work for an organisation that is part of BITC’s network of responsible businesses or is looking to join the movement
  • have a role in development and delivery of responsible business strategies or programmes
  • have an intermediate level of knowledge about some aspects of responsible business and are ambitious to develop their skills and desire to drive a best practice approach.
Responsible Business Management Training at Business in the Community is accredited by ICRS and the ILM.

Price for one participant

  • Full course BITC member rate: £4,200 plus VAT (25% discount to the cost for a second participant) or included as the core element of BITC membership
  • Full course non-member rate: £4,725 plus VAT

Most delegates attend all six modules of one cohort. Some people take modules from different cohorts and a minority of delegates attend single modules on the topic that is most pertinent to them.

Individual module costs

  • BITC members £950 plus VAT
  • Non-members £1,000 plus VAT

Upcoming dates

Cohort 37

30 January 2024
27 February 2024
19 March 2024
23 April 2024
21 May 2024
18 June 2024

Cohort 38

27 September 2024
1 October 2024
15 October 2024
5 November 2024
19 November 2024
3 December 2024