2017 ERG & Council Conference:
People, Purpose & Passion -
Making a Difference!

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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 2016 Conference & Honors Award Photos


Last year's Las Vegas Conference attracted over 350 attendees representing over 110 U.S. organizations.  In its sixth year, the 2017 ERG & Council Conference 2-day agenda includes 4 workshops, 8 repeating concurrent sessions, 2 keynotes, 2 networking receptions and the 9th annual Honors Award ceremony. Once again, ERG and Diversity Council members have expanded opportunities to learn and share best practices, network, grow and celebrate...all for the purpose of increasing their impact on key organizational and business objectives.


Wednesday, October 4th

6:00-8:00 pm

Pre-Conference VIP Reception This reception is invitation only and is not included in the conference registration.
Location: Castillo Fort

Thursday, October 5th

8:30 am

Registration & Help Desk Opens
Location: Foyer

9:00-10:30

Continental Breakfast & Networking
Location: Foyer

10:30-12:00 pm

Concurrent Workshops

10:30-12:00 pm

Workshop 1 - Discovering Biases to Embrace Inclusion
Room: TBD
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Workshop 2 - Transforming Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to Business Resource Groups (BRGs): The Next Stage of Affinity Group Evolution
Room: TBD
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Workshop 3 - ERG & Diversity Council Leadership Academy™
Room: TBD
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Workshop 4 - Becoming an Effective, Impactful Articulate Advocate
Room: TBD
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12:00-12:15

Networking Break & Social Time

12:15-1:30

Welcome, Luncheon & First Day Opening Event

1:30-2:00

Networking Break & Social Time

2:00-3:15

Concurrent Sessions 1-4

2:00-3:15

Session 1 - What gets Measured, gets Funded
Room: TBD
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Session 2 - Transforming the Culture of Employee
Resource Groups - Leveraging Diversity as a Business Driver

Room: TBD
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Session 3 - Religion in the Work Place – "It's not so scary"
Room: TBD
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Session 4 - Crafting a Purpose Driven Strategy
Room: TBD
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3:15-3:45

Refreshment Break, Networking & Social Time

3:45-5:00

Concurrent Sessions 1-4 (Repeat)

3:45-5:00

Session 1 - What gets Measured, gets Funded
Room: TBD
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Session 2 - Transforming the Culture of Employee
Resource Groups - Leveraging Diversity as a Business Driver

Room: TBD
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Session 3 - Religion in the Work Place – "It's not so scary"
Room: TBD
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Session 4 - Crafting a Purpose Driven Strategy
Room: TBD
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5:00-6:30

Free Time

6:30-8:30

Destination Celebration Reception
Location: Emerald Bay Plaza

Friday, October 6th

8:00 am

Registration & Help Desk Opens
Location: Foyer

8:30-10:00

Plated Breakfast & Second Day Opening Event
Geena Rocero - Transgender Spectrum - A Journey to Self Acceptance and Pride

10:00-10:30

Networking Break & Social Time

10:30-11:45

Concurrent Sessions 5-8

10:30-11:45

Session 5 - Virtual Inclusion: Your "How To" Action Plan
Room: TBD
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Session 6 - What is Your Rapid Response Plan?
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Session 7 - Creating Inclusive Environments through Power of Recognition – Ubuntu
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Session 8 - "From Good to Great"…Implementing Inclusion in an Already Diverse Environment
Room: TBD
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11:45-12:00 pm

Networking Break & Social Time

12:00-1:15

Concurrent Sessions 5-8 (Repeat)

12:00-1:15

Session 5 - Virtual Inclusion: Your "How To" Action Plan
Room: TBD
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Session 6 - What is Your Rapid Response Plan?
Room: TBD
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Session 7 - Creating Inclusive Environments through Power of Recognition – Ubuntu
Room: TBD C
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Session 8 - "From Good to Great"…Implementing Inclusion in an Already Diverse Environment
Room: TBD
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1:15-1:30

Networking Break & Social Time

1:30-3:00

The 9th Annual 2017 ERG & Council Honors Award™ Luncheon and Ceremony

3:00-4:00

2017 Honors Award After Celebration with Open Bar, Group Photos & Video Interviews