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    April Chapter Meeting: Corporate Social Responsibility (Presented by Marymount Student SHRM Chapter)

    Date: April 15, 2015, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Sponsor ~ Amy M. Oviedo, CLTC, Wealth Planning Advisor, Integrated Financial Partners, Inc.
    Hidden Creek Country Club
    1711 Clubhouse Road
    Reston, Virginia 20190
    $35.00 Member, $55.00 Non-Member, $25.00 Member in Transition
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting - Dinner
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    Karen Vahouny, Communications Consultant and Professor,         Karen Vahouny LLC

    Barbara Koontz, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience,     Curran & Connors, Inc.

    Program Description:

    Would your employees be willing to take a pay cut to work for a company that’s committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR)? Are investors increasingly putting a premium on companies who can generate a triple bottom line: social, environmental and financial? Has the need to build a strong brand shifted to the need to build a sustainable brand?

    This session will address these questions and more, offering HR professionals a look at the best practices in corporate social responsibility and its growing importance in attracting and retaining employees. 

    • What corporate social responsibility (CSR) is and its impact on companies in the US
    • The various ways that companies manage CSR internally and externally (types of reports, data collected, business processes, etc.)
    • Communicating CSR: why, how, what?
    • Areas of intersection and opportunity between CSR and human resources

    About our Speakers:

    Karen Vahouny, Communications Consultant and Professor, Karen Vahouny LLC,  is a communications executive with corporate and agency experience at the most senior levels. She decided to leave her position as founding partner of Qorvis Communications, one of the largest independently owned PR firms in the country, in 2011 to become an entrepreneur, teacher, mentor and volunteer. She has built a successful communications consulting business and is an adjunct professor, teaching business and communications in master’s degree programs at both George Washington University and Marymount University.

    Barbara Koontz, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, Curran & Connors, Inc., a nationally recognized integrated design services company, with 14 offices and four design studios. In her role, Koontz works internally and externally as part of a continuous improvement plan, to identify opportunities to improve processes and deliverables for a better experience for customers. She manages a team of account managers and project managers and meets with clients and prospects to learn from them and to convey a consistent message across all offices. 

    This program has been approved for 1.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

    Thank you to our April Sponsor!