About the conference

The 2022 ERG Leadership Conference connects ERG (employee resource group) members and leaders, executive sponsors, business leaders, human resources and DEI professionals and ERG experts to share and learn from established ERG authorities and one another. Key conference learnings equip leaders with the skills necessary to help them better connect with one another and contribute to healthy environments within their organizations and communities.

Participants can attend in person or virtually. This year’s theme is CONNECT, and there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow participants. Sessions consist of both speaker discussions and table breakouts or virtual breakouts to allow for participants to engage with one another and discuss various topics, share ideas, and create solutions. We encourage all participants to connect with one another after the conference to continue conversations and build collaborations.

Speakers represent local, national and global organizations, diverse populations and they foster a safe place where challenges and sensitive topics are openly discussed. Sessions include panel discussions, lightening talks, small group breakouts, best practices highlights, and more.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Who: In-person or virtual participation

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Eastern Time

7:45 – 9:45 AM PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: New and Early Stage ERG Workshop (optional, add-on participation, $155)
10:00 – 10:10 AM Welcome
10:10 – 10:40 AM The impact of belonging ; table/virtual breakout discussion
10:40 – 11:15 AM Structure leads to successful outcomes; table/virtual breakout discussion
11:15 AM – 12:10 PM Priorities and focus contribute to ERG success and culture change; table/virtual breakout discussion
12:10 – 12:30 PM Lunch: In-person participants will select their meals at buffet stations and return to tables for a working lunch. Virtual participants will have a 30 minute lunch break.
12:30 –1:00 PM Working lunch: Programming in today’s work environment; table/virtual breakout discussion
1:00 – 1:45 PM ERG participation yields career development; table/virtual breakout discussion
1:45 – 2:15 PM The why and the how of evaluating outcomes; table/virtual breakout discussion
2:15 – 2:35 PM Break
2:35 – 3:15 PM The significance of ERG community engagement; table/virtual breakout discussion
3:15 – 4:30 PM Collaboration, Communication and Allyship
4:30 – 5:15 PM ERG health and wellbeing

*Schedule subject to change

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Who: In-person participation only (not available for virtual participants)

Eastern Time

Both sessions are optional

9:00 – 11:30 AM In-Person Workshop: Engage in discussion with same or similar ERGs to focus on topics that relate to specific groups (optional, in-person participation only, $155)
1:00 – 5:00 PM ERG Leadership Certificate (optional, in-person participation only, $300)

*Schedule subject to change

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