On 19-20 November the British Council, Centre for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia, UN Global Compact Georgia, Eurasia Partnership Foundation and United Nations Development Programme are organizing a training for Public Relations/Communication Managers of business companies in developing their corporate social responsibility agenda.
The need for such training was identified as one of the priorities at Tbilisi National Conference on CSR earlier in July 2009. The general aim of the workshop is to enable 25 communications professionals from both local and international companies operating in Georgia to create additional value for their companies by mastering development of strategic communications around responsible business practices, maximizing the benefits of CSR in enhancing company's reputation and making CSR a part of the company's public image, linking it to the brands, accountability, and reporting. The workshop will be offered in all three South Caucasus countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
The organizers would like this program to make impact on the development of CSR practices in Georgia. Dr Wayne Visser, an internationally renowned expert in the area of CSR and communications would lead the training. Dr. Visser has served as consultant to a number of international companies, lectured on the subject in several top universities, participated in international think-thanks and policy bodies and published numerous books and articles on corporate responsibility and related subjects.