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CANCELLED Business Behaving Well: Social Responsibility, an interactive discussion with Ron Elsdon

CANCELLED Business Behaving Well: Social Responsibility, an interactive discussion with Ron Elsdon

Sep 5, 2013 - 06:30 PM

4010 Nelson Ave
Concord, CA

This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Without vibrant communities, business is not as successful. Recent economic turmoil and growing economic inequality have shined more light on the negative impact of a strictly market-driven dogma, while highlighting the importance of business’ role in the strength of the community around them. By making enlightened public policy and social responsibility a priority, business booms and communities thrive.  In this interactive session we will explore the need for such practices, and the implications for organizations, for leadership and for each of us as individuals.

The session will enable participants to:

  • Establish links between social justice, social responsibility and business practice
  • Identify stakeholders affected by organizations and links to social responsibility
  • Learn of examples of social responsibility
  • Describe actions for organizations and individuals that address social responsibility

Ron Elsdon is founder and President of Elsdon, Inc.  Ron specializes in the workforce and career development fields, providing organizational consulting, individual career counseling and coaching, public speaking, publishing and lecturing.  He has more than 25 years of leadership experience at diverse organizations.  He has also been active in speaking, writing about, and promoting a range of social causes.  Ron is editor of Business Behaving Well: Social Responsibility, from Learning to Doing (Potomac Books, Inc., 2013), editor of Building Workforce Strength: Creating Value through Workforce and Career Development (Praeger, 2010), and author of Affiliation in the Workplace: Value Creation in the New Organization (Praeger, 2003.  He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University, a Master’s degree in Career Development from John F. Kennedy University, and a first class honors degree in Chemical Engineering from Leeds University.