Program Tracks & Topics
ACCO, ISSP and the Global Congress Planning Council have collected feedback through a call for topics and two virtual town hall discussions. Informed by broad participation and hundreds of ideas submitted, the following program themes have been prioritized and selected as breakout tracks:
Track A: Elevating the Occupations
Sessions will focus upon empowering practitioners and developing executive leadership skills, shaping career paths to advance our professions' success, creating effective governance structures informed by sector and size, and increasing recognition and adoption of credentialing by HR organizations.
Track B: Integrating Climate Change & Sustainability into Other Occupations
Events concentrating on bridging the knowledge gap between our practitioners and other fields, embedding knowledge and requirements organization-wide, engaging other professional societies and credentialing bodies to lower barriers and deepen connections, and mapping organizations and identifying departments and individuals that can help advance sustainability and climate initiatives.
Track C: Shaping the Market Demand for Professionals & Practices
Activities addressing current and future skill needs, making the business case through risk management and alignment with financial metrics, influencing the financial and accounting sectors, and aligning with the sustainable development goals.
Track D: Advancing Decision-Support Resources & Tools
Discussions aimed at developing methodologies and standards for using data, identifying and rating existing tools/resources, and how to improve economic modeling.
Track E: Addressing Critical Social Challenges: Public Health, Equity & Inclusion
A series of community dialogues on development messaging for different audiences, integrating climate action with climate justice and environmental justice movements, quantifying the value of social good vs. profit, and addressing the public health implications of climate change