Michael Carren, JPMorganChase and Marc Gunther, Fortune, will be featured speakers at the eleventh best practice summit on employee engagement, giving and volunteerism hosted by Charities@Work on April 3-4, 2012 in New York City. This year’s conference theme is “The Engagement Cycle: Creating and Sustaining Effective Employee Engagement.”
This year’s conference tracks include:
Building a culture of engagement
- Creating the engagement framework with employees and business units
Integrating engagement programs
- Going above and beyond workplace giving and volunteerism
Sustaining employee engagement
- From education to sustained action
Leading the business and building the business case
- Managing employee engagement up, across and down
“This is the premiere forum for employee engagement professionals to attend to learn integrated approaches to grow and evolve their programs. In a constantly changing environment this is a must attend conference.” Michael S. Carren, Director, Employee Engagement and Volunteerism, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase
Designed by a corporate advisory council, this year’s conference focuses on building innovative and impactful employee engagement strategies. The conference will be organized around the themes of building, integrating, sustaining and leading employee engagement. Cross-cutting topics to be discussed include building high-impact volunteer programs, increasing involvement in workplace giving, engaging employees in sustainability, creating effective communications, measuring results, and building the business case for future investment.
The seminar attracts thought leaders in employee engagement from across the country because of its focus on peer-to-peer learning and actionable information that managers can readily integrate into their work. It provides a unique opportunity to interact with a group of committed professionals who come together to learn and share new ideas about effective employee engagement, volunteering and workplace giving.
Ideal for professionals in community relations, workplace giving, public affairs, community involvement, corporate philanthropy, HR/employee benefits, health and wellness, diversity and sustainability.
"A peer-to-peer summit unlike other educational forums on employee engagement. Intelligent, dynamic and practical. I strongly recommend its content to both seasoned professionals and newcomers." Martha Field, Manager of Community Relations, Thomson Reuters.
Biography: Michael Carren, Director, Employee Engagement and Volunteerism, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase
Michael Carren is Vice President and Global Director of Employee Engagement and Volunteerism, Financial Education, Disaster Response and Military and Veterans Giving for JPMorgan Chase and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. In this capacity Michael is responsible for leading the strategy and implementation of national and international grant making and community outreach programs. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Mike was the Manager of Community Relations for Chrysler Financial, managing the company’s portfolio of philanthropic giving, employee volunteer and community outreach programs. Mike also served as the Director of Carren Consulting which specialized in the strategic development and implementation of corporate philanthropy programs and organizational development programs for nonprofit organizations. Mike spent nine years as a senior leader of Capital One’s Corporate Philanthropy Program where he was responsible for the development of signature giving programs, national programs and corporate volunteerism.
Throughout his career Mike has led programs with numerous nonprofit and corporate entities including: World Vision, Feeding America, Points of Light/Hands On Network, Consumer Action, The United Way of America, The United States Chamber of Commerce’s Business Civic Leadership Center, The American Red Cross, CARE USA and EarthShare. Mike has his professional roots in the nonprofit sector, having served as Assistant Executive Director and Educational Program Director with the Garfield F. Childs Memorial Fund in Richmond, Virginia. The Fund provides education and training programs for children and families living in public housing communities. Mike holds a Masters of Education degree from The University of Illinois.
Biography: Marc Gunther, Contributing Editor, Fortune Magazine
Marc Gunther is a veteran journalist, speaker, and writer whose focus is business and sustainability. He is a contributing editor at FORTUNE magazine, a senior writer at Greenbiz.com and a lead blogger at The Energy Collective. He’s also a husband and father, a lover of the outdoors and a marathon runner.
Marc is the author or co-author of four books, including Faith and Fortune: How Compassionate Capitalism is Transforming American Business (Crown 2004).
A skilled moderator and speaker, Marc has appeared before corporate audiences and at numerous conferences. He is the creator and co-chair of Brainstorm Green, FORTUNE’s annual conference on business and the environment.
Charities@Work is an alliance of federated national nonprofit organizations and serves as the cooperative voice for many of the nation’s premier health, human service, environmental and international development and relief charities. Members include America’s Charities, Community Health Charities, EarthShare and Global Impact.
About Global Impact
Global Impact raises funds to meet critical humanitarian needs around the world. Global Impact supports an alliance of 62 U.S.-based international charities through innovative partnerships and employee giving programs and provides solutions to meet the unique giving needs of organizations and donors. Additionally, Global Impact distributes charitable donations for some of America’s top corporations and manages two of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns: the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area and the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.4 billion to assure help for the world’s most vulnerable people.