After a highly successful Corporate Citizenship conference day held at The Goods Shed in March this year, with keynote speaker Bea Boccalandro helping us to understand job purposing and the role of leaders, we recently held a follow up lunch with a smaller cohort. 16 people from 9 Committee for Ballarat member organisations attended, with the conversation, facilitated by Ellen Jackson, traversing broad territory. We explored each organisation’s interest in furthering Corporate Citizenship in our city and region. This ranged from ‘we want to partner with organisations to source funding and volunteers’ to ‘we want to engage our staff in Corporate Citizenship initiatives to attract, retain and engage staff in a tight labour market’ and everything in between.
It was a productive discussion that explored:
- existing employee and community-led Corporate Citizenship initiatives in local businesses
- how to communicate, celebrate and perpetuate these initiatives internally and externally
- Corporate Citizenship as an enabler of a positive workplace culture
- Employee volunteering programs – the pros and cons
- How this small group might form a ‘Community of Practice’ to further Corporate Citizenship and the benefits of purposeful work in Ballarat and beyond.
If you’d like to learn more or get involved with a fabulous group exploring Corporate Citizenship in Ballarat, contact Ellen.