Volunteer Organization Emphasizes Short Assignments
CESO, the Canadian Executive Search Organization, is a not-for-profit group that provides Canadian consulting expertise to businesses and organizations in developing nations. The volunteer assignments...
CESO, the Canadian Executive Search Organization, is a not-for-profit group that provides Canadian consulting expertise to businesses and organizations in developing nations. The volunteer assignments have traditionally appealed to retirees, but Stan Gasner, a CESO volunteer, notes that many of the assignments now range from two to four weeks in duration, which makes them a possibility even for people still active in the work force.
Volunteer advisors are not paid, but all assignment-related expenses are covered.
“I encourage all retirees to strongly consider the valuable opportunity to share expertise with those less fortunate. By doing so, they will come away with a newfound knowledge of a different culture, and the knowledge that they have made a difference,” says Gasner.
CESO has a need for professionals in the plastics industry. In November, for example, the CESO web site was requesting a volunteer advisor to work with a PVC window and door manufacturer in Serbia. The four-week assignment required the volunteer to advise on how to increase production; how to improve organization; and advise on Western standards.
Past assignments have included assisting a plastic components manufacturer based in Senegal to reduce rejects, and increasing the customer base of an industrial tubing manufacturer in Russia.
For further information, check out the CESO web site at www.ceso-saco.com, or call the office at 416-961-2376.