ERGs (Employee Resource Groups)

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are voluntary, employee-led groups that foster a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with organizational mission, values, goals, business practices, and objectives. Other benefits include the development of future leaders, increased employee engagement, and expanded marketplace reach. Learn more about the Catalyst Employee Resource Leadership Initiative (ERLI), which engages and connects ERG leaders—for any demographic—across companies, industries, and regions and check out The Catalyst Guide to ERGs to start or grow your ERG.

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    Catalyst Europe Roundtable: Driving Inclusion Through Employee Resource Groups - Cologne

    Join us to hear about strategies for enhancing your ERG’s impact on business and inclusion in the workplace.

    Date & Time:
    6 April 2017
    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CET
    Location:
    UPS INTEGRAD Site
    André Citroen Str. 18 (2), 51149
    Köln
  • Many ERGs have evolved from purely social groups to entities that are closely aligned with business goals and career development. ERGs today typically work on recruitment, retention, career development, and skill-building. They address issues in the workplace, develop client and business...

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    ERLI 2017: Leveraging ERGs to Redefine Leadership

    The Employee Resource Leadership Initiative (ERLI) conference took place on May 8-9, 2017, at BMO’s world-class Institute for Learning located in Toronto, Canada.

    Date & Time:
    8-9 May 2017
    Location:
    BMO Institute for Learning
    3550 Pharmacy Avenue
    Toronto, ON M1W 3Z3
    Canada
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    Webinar: Employee Resource Groups: Building Alliances and Increasing Impact

    How is your employee resource group (ERG) supported across your organization? Forming synergies and building alliances across other areas of the organization ensures support for an employee resource group’s mission and activities from a number of quarters. Other ERGs, your company's Diversity and...

    Date & Time:

    25 May 2016

    3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. IST


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    Catalyst Europe Roundtable: Driving Inclusion Through Employee Resource Groups

    Today employee resource groups (ERGs) are important engines of employee engagement and business results. They can have considerable impact on an organization’s ability to develop future leaders, increase employee engagement, and expand marketplace reach. In fact, over 80% of Catalyst supporter...

    Date & Time:

    31 May 2016

    11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


    Location:

    adidas Group

    Olympiaring 2,

    91074 Herzogenaurach

    Germany


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    Catalyst Canada Roundtable—Driving Inclusion Through ERGs: Ottawa

    In anticipation of Catalyst’s annual Employee Resource Leadership Initiative (ERLI) conference taking place in Toronto in May 2016, we invite you to join Catalyst Canada's Vandana Juneja, Senior Director, and David Lau, Senior Associate, for a roundtable discussion to learn more about ERGs and Catalyst's ERLI which helps to engage and connect ERG leaders across companies. In this interactive session, we will present Catalyst research, tools, and resources available to ERG leaders; discuss leading-edge practices from Catalyst member organizations; and explore challenges faced by ERGs as well as solutions for overcoming them. Join our discussion to learn how your ERG can become more impactful and aligned with your business, and to share common ERG challenges and success factors.

    This event is complimentary to employees from Catalyst member organizations. We invite ERG/network leaders, co-chairs, executive sponsors, diversity and inclusion professionals, and others with ERG responsibilities to attend this session. Content is applicable to all ERGs, including those focused on women, generations, visible minorities, people with disabilities, the Aboriginal community, the LGBT community, and other demographics.

    Date & Time:

    9 February 2016

    8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET


    Location:

    Ottawa, ON


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    ERLI 2016: Demonstrating Value Through ERGs

    ERLI 2016 covered how to add value to your business and talent results, and provided attendees with the opportunity to network with other ERG leaders.

    Date & Time:

    2-3 May 2016


    Location:

    BMO Institute for Learning

    Toronto, ON

    Canada


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    Busting Myths About ERGs, One Resource at a Time

    Catalyst just kicked off the second year of its Employee Resource Leadership Initiative (ERLI), which consists of an annual conference, regional roundtables around the world, and avid social networking. While we’ve been working with ERGs since the 1980s, we have learned a lot over the last year...

    November 19, 2015 by Candice Morgan

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    Building Alliances, Increasing Impact: Employee Groups and Organizational Change: Atlanta

    How is your employee resource group (ERG) supported across your organization? Forming synergies and building alliances across other areas of the organization ensures support for an employee resource group’s mission and activities from a number of quarters. Other ERGs, your company's Diversity and...

    Date & Time:

    24 September 2015

    11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET


    Location:

    Roswell, GA