Featured Keynote Programs
Me to We
How one person can make a world of difference
How do you find purpose in today’s world? How can you leave a legacy while balancing the challenges of modern life? A powerful experience for people of all ages, this speech introduces the powerful Me to We philosophy, developed by Craig and Marc Kielburger through more than a decade of humanitarian work and in their New York Times bestseller, Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World.
• Hear the remarkable tale of how Marc and Craig founded the non-profit organization Free The Children 15 years ago and the impact that has had on the brothers in developing the Me to We philosophy.
• Listen to the inspirational stories and impactful lessons from Marc and Craig’s many travels and encounters with quiet heroes like Mother Theresa, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Pope, Elie Wiesel and many more.
• Discover how to create change and make tangible actions to improve the local and global community.
• Using the Me to We philosophy, learn how to make a difference, create your own unique path and leave a positive mark on the world.
The World Needs Your Kid
How to nurture children who care and contribute
Based on Marc and Craig’s new book, The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children who Care and Contribute, this experience will provide you with everything you need to know about raising socially-responsible kids, lending a hand and changing the world — all at the same time. Marc and/or Craig Kielburger share groundbreaking lessons—learned through working with more than one million youth involved with Free The Children—on nurturing kids to care about the world around them, and demonstrate how small, everyday actions can make the world a better place.
• Discover how to get the young person in your life involved with social activism and volunteerism, and give them an avenue for meaning and change.
• Learn how small, everyday actions can have a lasting influence on a child’s life—resulting in new friendships, improved grades and higher self-esteem.
• Get tips on helping young people help others, and ultimately help themselves become valuable contributors to a more caring and peaceful society and world.
Give your audience the greatest gift: touch the lives of their families. Craig and Marc will share inspirational and touching stories from their travels and prove that no one is too young to make a world of difference; a message appropriate for all ages. This session is an opportunity for the whole family to have a meaningful experience together. Craig and Marc share lessons learned from spending time with Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama and the countless children who have taught them the true meaning of compassion. Participants leave with ideas for new family traditions of service, volunteerism and daily acts that better our community.
Highlights and Take-aways:
Session customized specifically for your chapter
Engaging breakout sessions for parents and children
Highly interactive leadership programs for youth
Tips and takeaways for parents who want to engage their children in social issues
Innovative Strategies for Sustainable Social Change
In an age when social responsibility is more prevalent than ever, philanthropic opportunities seem to be around every corner. So how do we maximize social change—not only through our wallets, but through the work we do and the lives we lead? How do we capitalize on the new age of social entrepreneurship to create change that’s not only powerful, but sustainable?
• Marc and Craig match an entrepreneurial spirit with 15 years of experience working on the ground with charities and social agencies across the globe.
• Learn, from an insider’s perspective, about new and innovative models of philanthropy and how, for the first time in history, those models have the potential to solve some of the world’s most pressing social issues.
• Discover the benefits of intergenerational philanthropy partnerships and the innovative model and mower of social entrepreneurship.
Me to We
Inspiring Employees to find Meaning in a Material World
How can you find purpose in the workplace? How does a company inspire their employees to find meaning in the mundane? This speech will be an introduction to the powerful Me to We philosophy, developed by Craig and Marc Kielburger through more than a decade of humanitarian work, with a specific emphasis on how to apply this philosophy within the corporate community. A unique experience, this speech is an opportunity to highlight the social work your company is already doing, thank your employees and customers for their contributions to the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives and celebrate your incredible achievements.
• Help connect employees with your greater corporate mission and that of the world.
• Learn how consistent corporate social responsibility and employee volunteering can boost team morale and teamwork and results in a happier, more productive and engaged workplace.
• Uncover our “minga” philosophy of team bonding through service.
• The speech is custom-tailored to highlight the social work your company is already doing and an opportunity to bring your employees and their families together in a unique setting.
• A great opportunity to showcase your corporate social responsibility program.
What For-Profit Companies can learn from High Performing Non-Profit Organizations
Most non-profit corporations have no product, operate on small budgets, offer no benefits and pay employees low salaries. How then are they attracting and retaining some of the best talent in the marketplace? We’ve all studied the already existing business models, so why are non-profit models, regardless of their success, often overlooked? Craig and Marc Kielburger founded one of the most successful international non-profit organizations in recent history. They will share with you what your company can learn from the best practices in the non-profit field to help retain and inspire your staff, engage your customers and help your company become more profitable.
• Discover why so many recent graduates and seasoned employees are moving into non-profits at the expense of the corporate sector.
• Recognize what it is exactly that for-profits can learn from non-profits in terms of resource allocation, staff retention, strengthening morale and building a motivated workforce.
• Learn how to recruit, inspire and retain engaged employees who wish to leave a mark on the world.
• Get tips on creating an engaging, empathetic and trusting work environment.
• Discuss ethical halo branding as a form of product differentiation and building trust with consumers.