Date: Friday, February 28th
Time: 12:00-1:00 (EDT)
Location: Web conferencing details will be sent when your RSVP is received
Organizations require many types of resources to be successful, yet traditional accounting focuses on a single type–financial capital. This promotes an economistic mindset, where people are viewed as “costs” rather than inherently worthy and essential co-creators of organizational success. To develop a more humanistic understanding, this presentation introduces social accounting as a framework to think systematically about core elements of organizational success, such as people, nature, ethics, relationships, knowledge, and trust. The session concludes with a discussion of how social accounting can be used as a strategic tool to (a) create sustainable value; b) understand that resource allocation decisions always entail values choices; c) the effect these choices have on society and shaping the world we live in; and d) what leaders can do to simultaneously create financial, social, and environmental returns for their organizations and society. By adopting a capabilities and multiple capitals mindset, we can create a sustainable economy rooted in reciprocity and dignity.
How can we create a sustainable economy that works for everyone? Dr. Elizabeth Castillo works on this problem by studying and teaching organizational leadership through the lens of bioinspired principles and complex adaptive systems. Her current research investigates capitalization of organizations, particularly how intangible assets like social, cultural, and political capital contribute to the production of social and financial returns. Castillo is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University. Her scholarship is inspired by two decades of management experience, mostly at the San Diego Natural History Museum and Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. She holds a PhD in Leadership Studies, MA in Nonprofit Leadership, and BA in Philosophy and History (summa cum laude) from the University of San Diego. Her mission is to repair the world through research that promotes thriving organizations, engaged employees, connected communities, and a world we can be proud to pass on to our children.
Jennifer Hancock is the author of several award winning books and the founder of Humanist Learning Systems. Jennifer is considered one of the top speakers and writers in the world of Humanism today. Her professional background is varied including stints in both the for profit and non-profit sectors. She has served as Director of Volunteer Services for the Los Angeles SPCA, sold international franchise licenses for a biotech firm, was the Manager of Acquisition Group Information for a ½ billion dollar company and served as the executive director for the Humanists of Florida before founding her own company. She is a board member for the USA Chapter of the International Humanistic Management Association. (https://humanistlearning.com)
Elizabeth Castillo is an associate professor at CISA – Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University and affiliated faculty at the Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment.Castillo’s scholarship is focused on how we can create a sustainable economy that works for everyone. Dr. Castillo addresses this problem by investigating capitalization of organizations, particularly the role that intangible assets (e.g., social, cultural, and political capital) play in producing social, financial, and environmental returns (the triple bottom line). Her interdisciplinary research is inspired by two decades of management experience in the nonprofit sector, including the San Diego Natural History Museum and Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. She is a board member for the USA Chapter of the International Humanistic Management Association. You can find her at: https://cisa.asu.edu/node/5817
Humanist Learning Systems is our learning partner for this series. This program has been submitted to HRCI and SHRM for 1 hour continuing education credits and participants will be able to receive certificates of completion at the end of the session. To learn more about Humanist Learning Systems visit: https://humanistlearning.com