2016 ERG & Council Conference:
Educate - Engage - Empower!

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Agenda


Fernando Serpa, Exec. Director of the Assoc. of ERGs & Councils interviews some of the Conference participants who share their views on attending.



View 2015 Conference & Honors Award Photos


The 2015 conference attracted 350 attendees from 101 organizations representing 538 ERG, BRG and Diversity Council groups. In its 5th year, the 2016 conference has moved to the Mandalay Bay Resorts & Casino in Las Vegas October 20th and 21st. Once again participants will have expanded opportunities to learn and share best practices, network, celebrate and grow.

Great Discounts for Conference Attendees:

Lip Smacking Foodie Tours offers Conference attendees a $10 discount and a complimentary drink when they use promo-code "ERG2016" and book online.

 

Cirque Du Soleil offers Conference attendees savings on selected performances of awe inspiring shows. Download offer.

Thursday, October 20th

7:30-8:30 am

Continental Breakfast, Registration & Networking
Room: Palm Foyer

8:30-10

Concurrent Workshops

8:30-10

Workshop 1 - Using the ERG & Council Honors Award™ Application and Application Summary Report as Tools to Drive Greater Impact
Room: Palm A
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Workshop 2 - Transforming Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to Business Resource Groups (BRGs): The Next Stage of Affinity Group Evolution
Room: Palm B
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Workshop 3 - Becoming an Effective, Impactful Articulate Advocate
Room: Palm C
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Workshop 4 - Leveraging Your Multicultural Skills and Competencies to Grow Your Career
Room: Palm D
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10-10:30

Refreshment Break, Networking & Social Time
Room: Palm Foyer

10:30-10:45

Conference Opening & Welcome
Room: Jasmine

10:45-11:45

Conference Opening Event: Apollo Robbins - Unconscious Bias: Illusions & Conclusions
Room: Jasmine

11:45-1 pm

Plated Lunch, Networking & Social Time
Room: Jasmine

1-2:15

Concurrent Sessions 1 - 4

1 pm - 2:15

Session 1 - Creating Inclusive Environments through Power of Recognition – Ubuntu
Room: Palm A
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Session 2 - ERGs and Philanthropy: Integrating Your Brand in the Community
Room: Palm B
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Session 3 - Driving For Results Through ERG Collaboration
Room: Palm C
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Session 4 - Getting the Most from your Executive Sponsor Relationship
Room: Palm D
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2:15-2:30

Refreshment Break, Networking & Social Time
Room: Palm Foyer

2:30-3:45

Concurrent Sessions 1 - 4 (Repeat)

2:30 - 3:45

Session 1 - Creating Inclusive Environments through Power of Recognition – Ubuntu
Room: Palm A
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Session 2 - ERGs and Philanthropy: Integrating Your Brand in the Community
Room: Palm B
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Session 3 - Driving For Results Through ERG Collaboration
Room: Palm C
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Session 4 - Getting the Most from your Executive Sponsor Relationship
Room: Palm D
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3:45-5

Free Time

5-6

2016 Honors Award Jazz Wine Reception with Networking, Group Photos & Video Interviews
Room: Palm Foyer

6-8:15

The 8th Annual 2016 ERG & Council Honors Award™ Dinner and Ceremony
Room: Jasmine

8:15-9:30

2016 Honors Award After Celebration with Open Bar, Live Jazz, Group Photos & Video Interviews
Room: Jasmine

Friday, October 21st

8-9:15 am

Plated Breakfast & Second Day Opening Event: Ash Beckham - Owning Your Duality
Room: Jasmine

9:15-9:30

Networking & Room Change

9:30- 10:45

Concurrent Sessions 5 - 8

9:30 - 10:45

Session 5 - Leveraging a National ERG Structure to Scale and Align Chapters
Room: Palm A
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Session 6 - Partnering with Employee Resource Groups to Influence Your Business Results - " Castro: Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion"
Room: Palm B
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Session 7 - The Power of a Hashtag: Using Social Media to Build Your ERG or Council Brand, Engage Employees, and Deliver Business Value
Room: Palm C
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Session 8 - Strategies to Increase Business Value
Room: Palm D
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10:45-11

Refreshment Break, Networking & Social Time
Room: Palm Foyer

11-12:15

Concurrent Sessions 5 - 8 (Repeat)

11- 12:15

Session 5 - Leveraging a National ERG Structure to Scale and Align Chapters
Room: Palm A
Facilitator:

Session 6 - Partnering with Employee Resource Groups to Influence Your Business Results - " Castro: Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion"
Room: Palm B
Facilitator:

Session 7 - The Power of a Hashtag: Using Social Media to Build Your ERG or Council Brand, Engage Employees, and Deliver Business Value
Room: Palm C
Facilitators:

Session 8 - Strategies to Increase Business Value
Room: Palm D
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12:15-12:30

Networking & Room Change

12:30-2:00

Plated Lunch & Lunch Panel Event: Winning the Generation Game
Room: Jasmine

2:00-2:15

Parting Words & Closing Remarks
Room: Jasmine