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2019 Sponsor Meeting Presentations

Downloadable PowerPoint Presentations in PDF format from the 2019 Sponsor Meeting at the Portofino Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Improving Business Results With Data-Driven Storytelling

Do you present data? Do you write reports that include numbers? Do people interrupt your presentations and ask if your data are “statistically significant?” Or do they interrupt and ask you a lot of “what if” questions, ignoring the points you are trying to make?

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Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) on the Frontier of Change and Innovation

In this webinar, Theresa Welbourne and Ali Najafi will be reviewing the latest findings from the 2017 ERG research project, which is part of the annual ERG Leadership Summit.

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Driving Storytelling and Action Through Data

A one hour webinar with Dr. Theresa M. Welbourne to learn how like-minded business leaders are working to transform how they use data to tell stories and drive action that leads to positive results.

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Overcoming Challenges Facing BRGs in Global, Complex Organizations: A Conversation with Wil Lewis

With 90,000 employee network memberships and more than 200,000 global employees, Bank of America has made great strides in their ERG/BRG work. In this webinar, learn how they are moving the needle in supporting employee networks that meet the needs of a large and diverse group of employees.

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Building Human Capital Advantage in Initial Public Offerings (IPOs): The Effect on Long-Term Firm Survival and Performance

Using survey data collected from the firms’ leadership teams in the beginning of the year following their IPO, Theresa M. Welbourne (CEO) and Kyle Gibson (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) test the effects of their approaches to human capital on long-term (10-year) firm survival and performance.

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The Case for Employee Resource Groups: A Review and Social Identity Theory-Based Research Agenda

Despite their prevalence in the business world, there has been a scarce amount of theorizing and research focused on ERGs. To help facilitate the development of this work, the authors (Theresa M. Welbourne, Skylar Rolf, and Steven Schlachter) introduce a theoretical framework using social identity theory, as well as propositions that can serve to spur additional research on a critical topic for today’s businesses.

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Presenting the ERG Impact Model

In this webinar Theresa Welbourne reviews data from the most recent ERG research and survey work. Using results from 50 different companies we examine findings that help us explore how ERGs are impacting their businesses, members and company employees.

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