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Interview with Sir Young, Chief Executive of the British Red Cross

Posted by Gabrielle Van Wagnen on Mon, Dec 03 2012

A series of interviews were conducted with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) affiliates to develop the course content for the online Certificate in Social & Voluntary Sector Leadership.
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Tags: Thunderbird Online, partnership, IFRC, Red Cross

The Growing Need for Social Sector Training

Posted by Gabrielle Van Wagnen on Tue, Nov 27 2012

The social sector generates nearly $700 billion in combined revenues of around 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States alone. Nonprofits seek to tackle the society’s toughest dilemmas, including lack of education, poverty, and access to health care. Despite these impressive numbers, many of the problems that nonprofits are built to tackle will be around for a long time to come.  

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Tags: Thunderbird Online, social sector, IFRC

Interview with Ms. Rattle, Cook Islands Secretary General for the IFRC

Posted by Gabrielle Van Wagnen on Mon, Nov 19 2012

A series of interviews were conducted with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) affiliates to develop the course content for the online Certificate in Social & Voluntary Sector Leadership.
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Tags: Thunderbird Online, partnership, IFRC

Interview Part II with Dr. Jaslin Salmon, Vice President of the IFRC

Posted by Gabrielle Van Wagnen on Mon, Oct 29 2012

A series of interviews were conducted with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) affiliates to develop the course content for the online Certificate in Social & Voluntary Sector Leadership.
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Tags: Thunderbird Online, IFRC, Red Cross

Interview: Hear from Dr. Jaslin Salmon, Vice President of the IFRC

Posted by Gabrielle Van Wagnen on Thu, Oct 11 2012

A series of interviews were conducted with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) affiliates to develop the course content for the online Certificate in Social & Voluntary Sector Leadership.

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Tags: Thunderbird Online, IFRC, Red Cross

Learn about the Certificate in Social & Voluntary Sector Leadership

Posted by Gabrielle Van Wagnen on Thu, Sep 20 2012

We invite you to hear from Thunderbird Professor Mary Teagarden, Ph.D, discussing the Certificate in Social & Voluntary Sector Leadership. Professor Teagarden is a world-renowned thought leader and educator in the areas of global strategic management and strategic human resource management. 

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Tags: elearning, online certificate, distance learning, partnership, IFRC, Red Cross

Investing in Africa & the Need for Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted by Vicki Wilson on Tue, Mar 20 2012

Corporate responsibility in Africa requires a certain sensitivity from foreign corporations.  Despite the allure of Africa’s natural and mineral resources, the most precious treasure is found in its people.  There is an abundance of oil, diamonds, cobalt, gold, uranium, tantalum, chromium, manganese, tungsten and platinum.  Sixteen of the thirty-three metals necessary to run any industrialized society, are only found in Southern Africa.  The rich fertile soil provides tropical fruits, rare medicinal herbs and exotic woods.  But the sickness of Africa has always been due to external causes.  Africa’s possession of large quantities of rare materials has always placed the continent in a state of theft and pillage.  A constant state of war over resources has created immeasurable human suffering.

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Tags: corporate social responsibility, CSR, IFRC, Africa

Thunderbird Online & IFRC Launch Online Program for Social Sector Leaders

Posted by Elyse Meyer on Fri, Mar 02 2012

Thunderbird School of Global Management has partnered with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to develop a new online program for leaders at all levels in the social and voluntary sector. The eight-week course, to launch May 7, 2012, combines Thunderbird’s top-ranked international management expertise with the IFRC’s practical knowledge of the social sector.

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Tags: Thunderbird Online, professional development, IFRC, Red Cross

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