Empathy In Motion: Introduction

Find purpose in volunteering and elevate your volunteer experience with the free open online course "Empathy in Motion: The Power of Employee Volunteering", brought to you by the RW Institute and hosted by openSAP, is available to companies and volunteers globally.

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Companies across the globe are gatekeepers of a valuable experience for employees, providing support and resources for employees to take action and make a difference in the communities where they live and work.

As a corporate social responsibility leader, you realize that providing volunteer opportunities and support can build morale, encourage team building, increase productivity and help to develop and build your company culture.

But what’s the best way to create or strengthen volunteer programs? 

Empathy in Motion: The Power of Employee Volunteering,” a free, open online course from industry leaders RW Institute and hosted by openSAP, can help you take volunteering to the next level, whether your company has established volunteering processes and structures or is just beginning to organize and drive volunteering initiatives.

Learn in four hours how to engage with volunteers to move from transactional to transformative events, how to encourage team building in a deeper way – and how to make a positive impact on the world.

Chris Jarvis

Executive Director, RW Institute

Chris Jarvis is a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Realized Worth, a global agency focused on the design and implementation of employee-led volunteering and giving programs. His work with Fortune 500 companies around the world is helping to mobilize hundreds of thousands of employees to make meaningful contributions in the communities where they live and work. Widely known for his thought-leadership in employee volunteering, workplace giving and corporate social responsibility, in 2011, Chris was asked by the United Nations Office of Partnerships to design and launch the first private sector led initiative to achieve the post-millennial Sustainable Development Goals through corporate volunteering. Chris now volunteers on the board of IMPACT 2030, the only business-led effort designed to unite companies in their corporate volunteering efforts to address the United Nations’ Development Agenda. Chris also offers Impact Coaching to CEOs and executive leaders around the world. In 2015, Chris and his partner, Angela Parker, launched the RW Institute (RWI), a think tank focused on advancing the practice and theory of corporate volunteering through innovative projects, research, analysis and public policy change. RWI is comprised of an association of stakeholders who are committed to removing existing barriers and promoting the practice and theory of corporate volunteering on a global scale. The goal is to help practitioners be more successful – whether they are clients, engaged formally or not. Chris believes the work these people do as part of corporate citizenship is critical to addressing the social and environmental issues facing our global society. When not traveling, Chris spends time with his kids in his home base of Indianapolis, Indiana. He enjoys a good scotch and unwinding to an epic storyline.
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