The Triple Benefit
- Communities get their problems solved
- IBMers receive leadership and development training
- IBM grows new markets and global leaders
About the Program
The IBM Corporate Service Corps was launched in 2008 to help provide IBMers with high quality leadership development training while delivering high quality problem solving for communities and organizations in emerging markets. The program empowers IBM employees as global citizens. The journey begins with when groups of 10-15 individuals from different countries with a range of skills settle down at an emerging market for a four-week community-based assignment. During the assignment, participants undertake community-driven economic development projects.
This program increases IBM’s understanding and appreciation of growth markets while creating global leaders who are culturally aware and possess advanced teaching skills.
Teams work collaboratively with the local government and community counterparts to understand how to implement socially responsible business practices with measurable results in a global context. Read more about IBM CSC.
I was selected for IBM CSC in 2012 but due to pressing business needs, I could not finalize my assignment. Couple of months ago, it was decided that I will be on Colombia1 team (which means this is the first team from IBM, going to Colombia on a CSC assignment). It’s a tremendous learning and growth opportunity and so you can imagine how excited I am about the entire trip.
My assignment will begin on 11 Sept, 2014 through 12 Oct 2014 and I will continue to share my experience with all of you through this blog.
Wish me luck and thank you for taking the time to read!
Edited by: Vanitha Poojary
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