Business Track

Wednesday, June 19

1:30 - 3 p.m. Workshop Sessions

Measuring Impact: Getting Beyond the Monetary Value of Volunteering (3584) Room 201
Learn from your peers on the use of impact surveys within a company and how they are utilizing the data to measure ROI, employee engagement, and the differences volunteers make.

Community Based Organizations Serving as Catalysts for Change (4116) Room 202A
Find out how to create successful community-based collaborations. Participants will learn about the process of forming strategic alliances and how local networks can serve as a catalyst for their employee engagement.

How Are Companies Investing in Veterans? (3591) Room 206
Join us for an asset mapping session exploring how companies invest dollars and volunteer resources to support veterans. This will be an interactive forum for decision makers to explore opportunities and obstacles in veterans programming.

Lightning Round: Why Does My Software Meet Your Company's Needs? (3589) Room 202B
Trying to find the right software to support your community engagement programs? In lightning round presentations, learn more from vendors about software that supports employee volunteer and giving programs.

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Corporate Service Council Reception and Dinner - Unleashing the Power: Employees and Community Engagement
Sponsored by Ernst & Young and Altria
Members Only

This inspiring dinner will explore the many ways in which the nonprofit and business sectors are teaming up to use the skills of America's workforce to transform our communities. Your table hosts will spur an intimate table conversation centered on how to make volunteering a high impact experience for the community, the employee and the corporation.

8:30 - 10 p.m.

A Billion + Change's $2 Billion Bash (Dessert Reception)
Sponsored by Citi
Pledge Companies Only. Click here to take the pledge.
With special musical guest The Post Launch Defects, a 2012 FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands performer

Meet and celebrate with A Billion + Change's pledge companies, friends and supporters as we kick off Points of Light's 2014 Conference on Volunteering and Service. Join this special pledge company-only dessert reception at Carnegie Library to celebrate the culmination of A Billion + Change, a national campaign to inspire the largest commitment of corporate pro bono service in history. We will celebrate a defining milestone for the campaign-mobilizing more than $2 billion worth of pro bono services to help nonprofits meet critical community needs at home and around the world.

Thursday, June 20

7 - 8:15 a.m.

Breakfast - Views from Around the World - Bridging Global and Local Community Impact (3937) Room 207AB
Sponsored by Mondelēz International Foundation
Pre-Payment Required

In this interactive session, prepare to meet leaders in volunteerism from the nonprofit and corporate sectors from around the world. Learn more about community and corporate engagement opportunities that are emerging in different regions.

8:30 - 10 a.m.

Business Track Opening - The Art of Leadership (3953) Room 207AB
Sponsored by United Airlines

Examine the values and tactics that enable leaders to bring tremendous change within their organization. Hear from business, government and philanthropic leaders on the applicability of these lessons to their everyday work.

Featured Speakers:
  • Nene Foxhall, Executive Vice President Communications and Government Affairs, United Airlines
  • Robin Gerber, Author, Speaker, Historian
  • Anne Saunders, President, Redbox

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Workshop Sessions

Strengthening the Link between Human Resources and Employee Volunteering (3588) Room 202B
Employees have a choice of employers. Learn how to maximize the recruiting, retention and talent development value of employee engagement and how to connect these two vital business functions.

Employee-Volunteer Engagement: A Deep Dive in Asia (3583) Room 201
Understand how employee engagement is growing in Asia and innovative approaches companies are taking to deepen their impact. Receive insights into cultural differences and social issues from leading nonprofits and corporate sector leaders.

A Billion + Change: Innovations in Skills-Based Volunteering (3582) Room 202A
Session sponsored by Capital One

Where can you go with pro bono? Join A Billion + Change and the experts to discuss innovations in SBV: cross-sector collaboration, measurement, new pro bono technologies, engaging millennials and key tools to build your pro bono readiness.

The Readiness Roadmap: Empowering Nonprofits to Engage in Skills-Based Volunteering (4122) Room 151A
Session sponsored by Capital One

Discover the Readiness Roadmap - the go-to resource to help nonprofits navigate and manage skills-based volunteering for greater impact. Assess your readiness. Identify your needs. Find the right volunteers. Lead the change.

Peer Learning Session: Finding the Best Software to Support Your Volunteer Programs (4114) Room 206
Trying to figure out the best software to support your efforts? This session facilitated by your peers will provide an opportunity for candid conversation around finding the best solutions to meet your company's needs.

12:30 - 2 p.m.

Luncheon - It's About Science! Unpacking the Relationship Between Volunteering, the Brain and the Body (3950) Ballroom A
Sponsored By UnitedHealth Group
Pre-Payment Required

This session will focus on prosocial sensemaking in the workplace, blending academic learning and everyday practice. Hear from experts on the direct link between volunteering and business benefits, connecting to your work.

Featured Speakers:

  • Adam M. Grant, Ph.D., Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Author of "Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success"
  • Chris Jarvis, Partner, Business Development, Realized Worth
  • Raquel Karls, Chief Human Resources Officer, Coinstar, Inc.

2:30 - 4 p.m. Workshop Sessions

Harnessing Employee Talents to Respond to Disasters (4117) Room 202A
Looking for more meaningful ways to engage employees and support nonprofits during disasters? Join us as we showcase recent examples of connecting the unique skills of employees and core competencies of business in times of disaster.

It's a Family Affair (4118) Room 201
Are your employees looking for opportunities to volunteer as a family? Join generationOn for an inspiring session with practical ideas for integrating family volunteering into your corporate culture.

A Billion + Change: The Pro Bono Marketplace - LIVE (3593) Room 207AB
Session sponsored by: Capital One

Make the connection! Join dynamic roundtables of businesses and nonprofits sharing ideas about skills-based service in a live marketplace. Connect around your skills, needs and passion for strategic planning, IT, HR, marketing, education, health care and more! NGO pre-requisite: Readiness Roadmap session 4122.

Learnings from The Civic 50: America's Most Community-Minded Companies (3585) Room 202B
The Civic 50 identifies companies that use their time, talent, and resources to improve their communities. This session will outline a roadmap for companies of all sizes seeking to become better partners in their communities and make measured impact.

Friday, June 21, 2012

7 - 8:15 a.m.

Breakfast - Networking and Peer Learning (3936) Room 207AB
Sponsored by Adobe

Grab breakfast and accelerate your business contacts! Join the winners of Points of Light's Corporate Engagement Awards of Excellence and Corporate Volunteer Councils for a lively networking breakfast.

8:30 - 10 a.m. Workshop Sessions

Design Lab: How Can We Promote STEM Career Opportunities for Students Who Are Not College Bound (4119) Room 201
Sponsored by Alcoa

2.7 million manufacturing workers will retire between 2008-2018. 279,000 manufacturing jobs are currently unfilled. Join cross sector attendees and generate volunteer driven solutions to this question, with the goal of spurring new partnerships and commitments to action.

Incubating Innovation: Why and How to Build Social Entrepreneurs Within Your Company (4115) Room 202B
CSR and innovation experts discuss how to use social entrepreneurship to enhance your brand and culture, yielding heightened social and business value.

Skills-Based and Pro Bono Volunteering: How to Go Global (3594) Room 202A
Sponsored by Capital One

How do you build skills-based volunteering programs that can scale across your global footprint? Hear from industry innovators and develop a vision for how your company can move toward international pro bono service.

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