2019 ERG & Council Conference
"Time for Change"
#ECC2019TimeForChange

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Agenda

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

6:00-8:00 PM   

VIP Reception for Sponsors

The Pre-Conference VIP reception is an event design exclusively for the Conference sponsors, workshop and session facilitators, keynotes and special guests. It's our way of thanking these Very Important People for making this entire experience possible!

This invitation-only reception is not included in the general Conference Registration.

Venue TBD

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

9:00-10:30 AM

Continental Breakfast & Networking

Asbury Rotunda & Lobby

10:30-12:00 PM

Concurrent Workshops

Workshop 1: Building Allies for ERGs, BRGs and Beyond

Facilitator:

Asbury A

Workshop 2 - Achieving Strategic Retention through Diversity and Inclusion

Facilitators:

Asbury B

Workshop 3 - Becoming an Effective, Impactful, Articulate Advocate

Facilitators:

  • Alan Partin
    VP Client Relationships PRISM International, Inc.
  • Bobby Gordon
    VP Client Relationships PRISM International, Inc.
Asbury C

Workshop 4 - Choosing Respect in the Workplace

Facilitator:

Asbury D

12:00-12:15

Networking Break & Social Time

Asbury Lobby

12:15-1:30

Day 1 Welcome, Lunch & Opening Keynote

  • Welcome Address by Fernando Serpa, Executive Director of the Association of ERGs & Councils
  • Keynote address by Sasheer Zamata, Comedian, Actress & Writer
Grand Harbor Ballroom South & Salon 5-8

1:30-2:00

Networking Break & Social Time

Asbury Lobby

2:00-3:15

Concurrent Sessions 1-4

Session 1: Learn from the Best: Recipients of the Association of ERGs and Councils' Honors Award reveal their secrets for impactful change

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Fran Dillard
    Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Texas Instruments
  • Sheri Mc Grath
    Vice President, Employee Inclusion Director Human Resources, U.S. Bank
Asbury A

Session 2: Faith-Based ERGs- Bold, Courageous, and What's Next

Facilitator:

Asbury B

Session 3: GM WOMEN: The ERG Journey

Facilitator:

Asbury C

Session 4: Corporate Best Practices for Business Resource Groups: How BRGs are Adding to Companies' Bottomline

Facilitators:

Asbury D

3:15-3:45

Refreshment Break, Networking & Social Time

Asbury Lobby

3:45-5:00

Concurrent Sessions 1-4 (Repeat)

Session 1: Learn from the Best: Recipients of the Association of ERGs and Councils' Honors Award reveal their secrets for impactful change

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Fran Dillard
    Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Texas Instruments
  • Sheri Mc Grath
    Vice President, Employee Inclusion Director Human Resources, U.S. Bank
Asbury A

Session 2: Faith-Based ERGs- Bold, Courageous, and What's Next

Facilitator:

Asbury B

Session 3: GM WOMEN: The ERG Journey

Facilitator:

Asbury C

Session 4: Corporate Best Practices for Business Resource Groups: How BRGs are Adding to Companies' Bottomline

Facilitators:

Asbury D

5:00-6:30

Free Time

6:30-8:30

Destination Celebration Reception TBD

 

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

8:30-10:00

Day 2 Plated Breakfast & Opening Keynote: The Gender Equality Advantage

  • Welcome Address by Fernando Serpa, Executive Director of the Association of ERGs & Councils
  • Keynote address by Dr. Michael Kimmel, Ph.D., Keynote Speaker, Author & Sociologist
Grand Harbor Ballroom South

10:00-10:30

Networking Break & Social Time

Asbury Lobby

10:30-11:45

Concurrent Sessions 5-8

Session 5: The Executive Sponsor: Catalyst for Change

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Ian Watkins
    Chief Human Resources Officer,
    Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
  • Tom Guay
    VP of Risk Selection Strategy,
    Northwestern Mutual
Asbury A

Session 6: ERGs through a UK lens: Strategic Imperative or Tick Box Exercise?

Facilitator:

Asbury B

Session 7 - TBA

Asbury C

Session 8 - TBA

Asbury D

11:45-12:00 PM

Networking Break & Social Time

Asbury Lobby

12:00-1:15

Concurrent Sessions 5-8 (Repeat)

Session 5: The Executive Sponsor: Catalyst for Change

Moderator:

  • Wil Lewis
    Director of Diversity, Bank of America

Panelists:

  • Ian Watkins
    Chief Human Resources Officer,
    Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
  • Tom Guay
    VP of Risk Selection Strategy,
    Northwestern Mutual
Asbury A

Session 6: ERGs through a UK lens: Strategic Imperative or Tick Box Exercise?

Facilitator:

Asbury B

Session 7 - TBA

Asbury C

Session 8 - TBA

Asbury D

1:15-3:00

10th Annual ERG & Council Honors Award™ Luncheon and Ceremony

Grand Harbor Ballroom South

3:00-3:30

Networking, Media & Photo Opportunities

Grand Harbor Ballroom South & Asbury Lobby