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2023 Strategic ERG Leadership Summit

August 3 - August 4

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The 2023 Strategic ERG Leadership Summit

The Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) at the USC Marshall School of Business and Presenting Sponsor, Ecolab Inc., are proud to present the 2023 Strategic Employee Resource Group (ERG) Leadership Summit. Now in its 11th year, this data-driven learning event brings together ERG leaders, diversity, equity and inclusion executives, and executive sponsors for collaborative learning, innovation, and networking. This event has both an in person and virtual component, providing organizations with the opportunity to share the learning across all ERG leaders and other stakeholders.

This year, we have extended the Innovation Challenge to include an opportunity to also share your success stories from 2022.  Companies or individuals wanting to be part of the Innovation and Success Sharing Competition start doing so by attending pre-event workshops, that are included in the summit, helping them put together their success or innovation stories.   

In Person Location: Omni Viking Lakes Resort, St. Paul – Minneapolis
2611 Nordic Way, Eagan, MN 55121

Who Attends?

The Strategic ERG Leadership Summit includes leaders from organizations who have established Employee Resource Group (ERGs) or are just getting their programs started. Attendees include:

  • ERG Leaders & Executive Sponsors
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Leaders
  • HR executives or other leaders who run ERG programs or are considering adding ERGs

Benefits of the Strategic ERG Leadership Summit

Data-driven learning offered by top business school and research center

Collaboration across organizations to advance the impact of ERGs

Networking across industries and organizations

Resources to help ERG leaders drive innovation and growth

Career development and recognition

“The ERG Leadership Summit Sponsorship enabled us to be able to bring the learning to multiple members of our ERGs through the in-person and virtual events. Multiplied the learning as all of our ERG members could work together on the competition and work with other organizations to learn from them too. A priority annual event for our team offered from USC Marshall Center for Effective Organizations.”

2022 ERG Summit Attendee

Become an ERG Leadership Summit Sponsor

When you sponsor the Strategic ERG Leadership Summit, you are able to bring new learnings to your organization and teams, all with the partnership and support of a major university, the University of Southern California, and organization that’s been on the forefront of ERG research since 2009, the Center for Effective Organizations.

Participating also can improve your organization’s image, prestige and credibility in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion space. Sponsoring the Summit establishes your role as a key leader in your industry and signals your support for DE&I in the marketplace.

Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts in the broader community can also help you recruit and retain desirable talent – the best people want to work for the best people. And it also helps show your DE&I commitment to staff members at all levels of your organization.

Event Info

Event Dates
In-Person: August 3-4, 2023
Virtual: September 27-28, 2023

Individual Pricing
In Person plus Virtual: $1,195
Virtual Only: $695

15% Discount for teams of 5 or more. Contact us for discount. Registration ends July 24, 2023.

Omni Viking Lakes Resort
St. Paul – Minneapolis
2611 Nordic Way, Eagan, MN 55121

Hosting Sponsors

The Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) is world-renowned for its breakthrough research and insights on organizational performance, effectiveness, and talent management. CEO has been at the forefront of research on ERGs, since 2009, including the business impact they have on complex and newer or smaller organizations.

A trusted partner for millions of customers, Ecolab is a global sustainability leader offering  water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and the resources vital to life.


August 3
August 4


Vivian Jimenez


Omni Viking Lakes Resort
2611 Nordic Way
Eagan, MN 55121 United States
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