Speaking Engagements


Realized Worth offers regular speaking engagements and workshops across the globe. Whether you’d like to attend a presentation, schedule one for your event, or plan a corporate workshop, we can work with you to make it happen.

Here’s an example of a recent presentation given by RW co-founder Chris Jarvis:

Click to watch pt. II and pt. III.

Our calendar (connect with us on Twitter for the latest updates): 

We offer training workshops and public presentations across the US and Canada on the topic of employee engagement through volunteer programs and social media.

Because we engage with practitioners across North America and other parts of the world every week our presentations represent the most recent trends, current data and winning strategies relating to employee engagement in employee volunteering programs and social media.

Companies we’ve presented for include: 

Client logos.May.6.2011

And if you’re still not convinced, check out the following recommendations for yourself:

 “Chris delivers amazingly. He has charisma, substance and spirit. His mission is clear, and he is an amazing communicator. People like him are few and far between.”

– Dirk Matten, Professor, Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility,   Schulich School of Business, York University

I highly recommend Chris as a leader and a speaker. Chris has the unique ability to deliver a hard hitting message with humor and humility. Most importantly, the messages that Chris delivers stay with you long after the speech or presentation. He is in touch with the realities of todays world, the bright side and the dark side, and can help motivate you to action by tapping into all of your emotions.”

– Rebecca Hession, Client Partner, FranklinCovey

“Chris Jarvis gives an engaging and inspiring presentation – even via WebEx and from the opposite side of the globe. The attendees of our 2011 Community Investment Forum in Hong Kong gave overwhelming feedback saying the presentation far exceeded their expectations. While listening, attendees took notes furiously. By the end of the day, they had connected so well with Chris’ Tourist, Traveler, Guide analogy of employee volunteering that they were using the terms themselves in discussions. On top of all this, Chris’ use of the presentation software, Prezi, impressed everyone such that we are looking into incorporating it into our own future presentations. I cannot express strongly enough how pleased I am that we chose Chris to present for us – any chance to work with him in the future will be a welcome opportunity.”

– Robin Bishop, Chief Operating Officer, Community Business, Hong Kong

“Chris is an exuberant presenter and engages his audience from the moment he starts speaking. His wit and playful approach to teaching and facilitating made attending his workshop a pleasure. His examples, in particular, made it possible to really absorb and understand the material … as did the anecdotes he shared with the group. Finally, I got the distinct impression that Chris was there to not only share with us, but to learn from and with us – and I value that highly in a presenter. I will seek out other opportunities to hear Chris speak – I really enjoyed being a part of his audience.”

– Kirsten Keil-Mehlenbacher, Manager, Volunteer Programs, Canadian Breast Cancer   Foundation

“Chris Jarvis’ expertise on employee volunteer programs is well-informed, finger-on-the-pulse relevant and just plain wise. Follow his advice and you will elevate your employee volunteering to new levels of greatness – no matter what developmental stage it finds itself. The discipline of employee volunteering is richer thanks to Chris’ fresh outlook, keen insight and clear thinking.”

– Bea Boccalandro, Owner, VeraWorks, Faculty at Boston College Center for                 Corporate Citizenship

“Chris is an engaging, humourous, practical speaker. He challenges you to think beyond the borders of what you are doing today to see different possibilities and potential for tomorrow.”

– Faiza Kanji, Manager of Volunteer Services, Surrey Place Centre, Toronto

Chris is a passionate champion of excellence in employee volunteer programs. Through his workshops, consulting, and blogging activity, Chris effectively communicates the need for and value of having a robust and well-thought-out volunteer program in the context of corporate responsibility. Moreover, he is an indispensable resource for anyone trying to develop, implement, and manage volunteer programs. His expertise is not limited to the corporate sector; I recently participated in a workshop delivered by Chris, and appreciated his ability to address the volunteer management issues faced by our non-profit organization. Indeed, we have included Chris as a partner in a proposal to develop community capacity for volunteer management, and I look forward to working with him in that regard.”

– Celesa Horvath, Owner, Ventus Development Services, Inc.

“Chris’ work might have a singular focus on corporate volunteer programs, but his knowledge of the nonprofit sector and evolution of inter-sector relationships and insight into what’s next, is what adds real value to a conversation … Chris builds on his own experience in community as a volunteer leader by linking his experiences and stories heard, with the mass of research that helps us better understand ourselves and our colleagues as volunteers. The best volunteer programs, whether designed for corporate employees, young people, or senior citizens, are those that identify the intersection of community, corporate, and volunteer strengths and objectives. My experience with Chris demonstrates that he can find that intersection.”

– Angela Bishop, Consultant, LANDT

“I met Chris via Twitter in 2009 and finally got to attend one of his workshops in April, 2011. I was blown away by his passion for, and expertise on, corporate volunteerism (for lack of a better term). It’s a complex subject and he was able to take an audience with little to no experience from a dozen diverse organizations through the subject. Risks, rewards, processes and how to build an effective program inside our own organizations – solid work on his part. I’ve worked in various aspects of CSR, sustainability and employee volunteerism since 2007 and Chris turned my experience on its head. If your organization is considering a volunteer program, Chris is the guy to engage to make it successful.”

– Dave Macdonald, CMA, Principle, YUPANA Consulting

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