SCHEDULE

*Schedule subject to change

CONFERENCE

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION (live stream)

  • Date/Time:

    • Monday, September 23, 2024, 9 am – 4:30 pm
    • Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
    • See below for optional activity, September 25, 2024

SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED IN 2024

Sessions/Topics

General session and breakout session topics will revolve around the 2024 conference theme COLLABORATE and may include:

  • Professional development
  • Leadership development – skills needed; how to lead
  • Allyship – how and who
  • ERG collaborations, partnerships
  • Internal collaborations, partnerships
  • External collaborations, partnerships
  • Measuring impact, beyond data
  • Societal issues and the workplace
  • Programming for all audiences
  • Membership management
  • Collaboration for business outcomes (recruitment, retention)
  • Rewards and compensation
  • Yearly planning and focus areas
  • Intersectionality
  • Management and best practices
  • Business alignment
  • Structure, scalability
  • Executive sponsor roles and responsibilities
  • Communication with various audiences (internal, external)
  • Your personal brand
  • Storytelling: how to tell your ERG story, when and where
  • Community engagement, outreach
  • The Impact of the repeal of Affirmative Action on DEI efforts
  • How to engage team members in DEI initiatives

Sessions to include:

  • General sessions (keynotes, panels, fireside chats, lightning talks)
  • Table breakout discussions (20+ minutes per session)
  • Breakout sessions (attendees choose which breakouts to attend)
  • Networking breaks (structured and unstructured)

ERG LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE

IN-PERSON PARTICIPATION ONLY (not available for virtual participation)

In-Person Date/Time: Wednesday, September 25, 2024; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm ET

  • The ERG Leadership Certificate program is an optional add-on activity: $550 (includes a $445 conference discount; standard fee is $995)

Description: The ERG Leadership Certificate course components consist of the following:

  • Brief introduction to ERGs
  • ERG business case and business alignment
  • Structure: ERG charter, enterprise structure, group structure, ERG and Executive Sponsor roles and responsibilities
  • Internal partners: Communications, HR, DEI, IT, leadership
  • External partners: Community engagement
  • Management and operations: ERG launch, recruitment, programming, engagement, retention, growth
  • Evaluation: metrics, shared outcome

Format: Classroom and workshop, in person only