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The first Diversity & Inclusion Conference Designed Specifically for Employee Resource Groups & Diversity Councils.

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Diversity Councils, Networking and Affinity Groups are effective resources for improving organizational results. But to increase their impact and effectiveness, they need expanded opportunities to improve and grow by learning and sharing best practices, to gain important insights to increase their knowledge and skills, to be inspired and recharged and to be recognized and rewarded for their contributions and results.

That's the purpose of the annual ERG & Council Conference. The 2 day agenda consists of 4 workshops, 8 repeating concurrent sessions, 2 keynote assembly sessions, 2 networking receptions and the Diversity Impact Award ceremony (Formerly the Honors Award Ceremony). There are many opportunities for group members and leaders to learn how to increase their impact on key organizational and business objectives.

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Our history of awarding and rewarding ERGs and Diversity Councils started in 2008. The Association of ERGs & Councils (now Global ERG Network or GEN) recognized the need to shine a light on the successes these groups achieve.

A feature of the Conference is the Diversity Impact Awards Ceremony. In its eleventh year, this national award recognizes, honors and celebrates the outstanding contributions and achievements of Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils. These groups lead the diversity and inclusion process within their organizations and demonstrate results in their workforce, workplace and marketplace.

Applicants complete a detailed online application. The top recipients are honored and awarded and their rankings revealed at the annual Diversity Impact Awards Ceremony during the ERG & Council Conference.