Diversity & Inclusion SIG Meeting
More than a “Club”: How to Make Employee Resource Groups Matter
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019 (7:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
Location: Corporate College East, Room 238 (Click here for directions and parking)
Did you know an average of 8.5% of employees in U.S. based companies belong to Employee Resource Groups (ERG)s? Or that 90% of Fortune 500 companies have ERGs? This is an indication of employees wanting to engage their organization in a more structured and meaningful way. ERG’s can enhance individual and organizational effectiveness but are often underutilized and undervalued.
Please join Cleveland SHRM’s Diversity & Inclusion SIG for an in-depth workshop addressing how to effectively establish and grow an ERG within your organization. Derek Shields who is a Training Consultant with EARN (Employer Assistance and Resource Network) will be traveling in from Washington D.C. to share his knowledge. Additionally, there will be a diverse pool of local subject matter experts providing their unique perspectives.
During this session, you will learn the following objectives:
· Describe affinity networks, employee resource groups and business resource groups.
· Learn steps to develop and implement successful employee resource groups.
· Understand how to mature an affinity group into a business resource strategy.
· Identify 10 employee resource group resources.
· Understand EARN services to assist employers in disability diversity.
· Key components of successful ERG’S: Disability, Veteran, Women, LGBTQ, African American, and Latino/Hispanic
7:30 am-8:00 am REGISTRATION/CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:00 am-8:10 am CSHRM DIVERSITY INTRO/UPDATES
8:10 am-10:10 am GUEST SPEAKER
Establishing Effective Employee Resource Groups
Derek Shields, EARN
10:10 am-10:25 am BREAK
10:25 am-11:25 am BEST PRACTICES INDIVIDUAL SPEAKERS
· African Americans
11:25 am-12:05 pm Q&A WITH PANEL OF ALL SPEAKERS/AUDIENCE
12:05 pm CLOSING REMARKS
12:10-12:30 pm NETWORKING
This program will be submitted to HRCI and SHRM for recertification credits
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND BOXED LUNCHES (MIX OF SALAD/ SANDWICH OPTIONS) WILL BE SERVED
RSVP by Friday, May 17th.
Cleveland SHRM Member: $60
Students/Members in Transition: $45
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION POLICY
Cleveland SHRM is committed to the full inclusion of all its members. As part of this commitment starting January 2017, CSHRM will make every attempt to ensure that all members with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate to the highest degree possible in all CSHRM activities. Accommodations will be provided to CSHRM members through collaborative efforts with the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, local non-profits, and other community organizations to acquire accommodations that are being provided to CSHRM members.
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