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B Local Series: Professional Development for B Corps

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B Local Series is Virginia's first mini-conference for B Corps on the East Coast! During four half-day sessions, we will be working on business challenges specific to B Corps and purpose-driven companies. Most importantly, it gives local B Corp employees a chance to meet and mingle with teams from other B Corps, exchange best practices and learn from another!

The conference is designed to equip B Corp leadership and employees with tools and skills to thrive in their roles and grow their companies in a socially responsible way!

All sessions are hosted by B Corps, for B Corps!


Successful (Re-) Certification (March 17th, hosted by Virginia Community Capital, 100 W Frankling St, Richmond) Whether you certify for the first time or are going through recertification, the process takes time and energy. At the same time, this detailed performance review is a powerful tool to create a healthy company culture and bring your entire team on the same page with regards to your values! Learn how to set up an efficient process to guide your team through (re-) certification and make the most of your performance review to help your company improve!

Recruiting and Managing Talent as a B Corp (March 24th, 2017, hosted by Acorn Sign Graphics, 4109 W Clay St, Richmond): Hiring a diverse workforce and establishing management practices to make sure your company culture aligns with your value is a key challenge to any mission-driven company, especially in times of growth. During this session you will learn from experts at TMI Consulting and Impact Makers how to recruit a diverse workforce and how to assess and manage employee performance over time.

Leadership as a B Corp (March 31st, 2017, hosted by Impact Makers, 1707 Summit Ave, Richmond): B Corp status is often a leadership-topic. Learn from Lynn Ellen Queen at Queen & Associates how to make sure your company's B Corp status is not a mere symbol but a lived value shared by your employees. This leadership training is geared towards executive leadership and those in management positions.

Communications and Social Media for B Corps (April 7th, 2017, hosted by Maxx Potential, 201 W 7th St, Richmond): How do you communicate your company's mission authentically? In today's world of digital marketing it can be difficult to stand out and ensure that your company's voice is heard. Communicating your B Corp's mission adds another layer of complexity. Join Colleen Dyble from Vita Global, Inc. to learn what tools are available to your business and how to best deploy them!

A 20% discount is available to companies who sign up for all four sessions! Email Anika for details!

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