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2024 Strategic ERG Leadership Summit

July 16 at 7:30 am - July 17 at 5:00 pm PDT

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The 2024 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 2024 Strategic Employee Resource Group (ERG) Leadership Summit. Join us in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, on July 16-17, 2024, and/or virtually on September 18-19, 2024 (virtual is included in the in-person registration). Now in its 12th year, this data-driven learning event brings together ERG leaders, diversity, equity and inclusion executives, and executive sponsors for collaborative learning, innovation, and networking. 

The 2024 Strategic ERG Leadership Summit will be held in-person July 16-17, 2024, and attendees of this event are eligible to receive 15 SHRM PDCs (Professional Development Credits).

Agenda coming soon.

Why you should attend

Innovation & Success Sharing Competition

The Innovation and Success Sharing Competition provides a platform for organizations to generate new ideas and share their successes. Companies or individuals wanting to be part of the Innovation and Success Sharing Competition start by virtually attending pre-event workshops included in the summit, where they receive guidance on putting together their success or innovation stories. These submissions will then be presented and judged during the virtual component of the summit, allowing participants to showcase their achievements and compete.

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, an 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 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.

2024 Summit Speakers to be Announced

Preview of the speakers from the 2023 Summit.

Heather Ainsworth

Heather Ainsworth

CEO and Founder

Workable Concept

Christophe Beck

Christophe Beck

CEO

Ecolab

Teron Buford

Teron Buford

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging, Racial and Health Equity

BlueCross BlueShield Minnesota

Carlos Butler-Vale

Carlos Butler-Vale

Vice President - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Constellation Brands

David Casey

David Casey

Chief Inclusion and Social Impact Officer

Tapestry

Kathryn Coleman

Kathryn Coleman

Senior Vice President, Chief Talent and Diversity Officer

3M

Jessica Darke

Jessica Darke

Global Pride ERG Co-Chair and Senior Product Manager

Intuit

Dexter Davis

Dexter Davis

Vice President, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Ecolab

Sonny Dua

Sonny Dua

Senior Change Leader

Amtrak Corporation

Anna Ettin

Anna Ettin

Senior Employee Resource and Inclusion Leader

Amazon

John Guttery

John Guttery

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Initiatives

Ecolab

Shaun Harper

Shaun Harper

Founder and Executive Director

Marshall School of Business and in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California & USC Race and Equity Center

Calandra Jarrell

Calandra Jarrell

Senior Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion Executive

Bank of America

Ivan H Lee

Ivan H Lee

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Elastic

Beibei Li,

Beibei Li,

Manager, Strategic Assessment

Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) Energy

Dr. Sharoni Little

Dr. Sharoni Little

Affiliated Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations & Chief Executive Officer

The Strategist Company, LLC

Jamie Lorio

Jamie Lorio

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Advisor

Department of Defense

Tariq Malik

Tariq Malik

2nd VP, Chief Diversity Officer, Human Resources

Securian Financial

Dr. Carliss Miller

Dr. Carliss Miller

Senior Manager of DEI, Talent and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Toro Company

Jim Morris

Jim Morris

CEO

Morris Consulting

Michael Nobleza

Michael Nobleza

Equity & Belonging Strategist

#BringItAll

Miguel Rocha

Miguel Rocha

Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Human Resources, Mortenson

Mortenson

Joseph Santana

Joseph Santana

Chairman of The CDO PowerCircle

The CDO PowerCircle

Courtney Schroeder

Courtney Schroeder

Head of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

General Mills

Margi Simmons

Margi Simmons

Director of Applied Improvisation

Brave New Outpost

Shannon Snowden

Shannon Snowden

Global Head of Employee Resource Groups and Wellbeing

Experian

 Jennifer Soderholm

Jennifer Soderholm

Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, President

Children’s Minnesota Foundation

Jennifer Sparks

Jennifer Sparks

Director of Corporate Relations & Executive Education

Center for Effective Organizations

Dr. Angela Spranger

Dr. Angela Spranger

Senior Diversity Officer; Founding Director of The Center for Inclusive Excellence,

University of Minnesota

John Sweeney

John Sweeney

Speaker, Author & Founder

Brave New Outpost

Nichole Thompson

Nichole Thompson

Senior Vice President, Global EN Strategy Execution Employee Network Leadership Team, Global Diversity & Inclusion Organization (GDIO), Global Human Resources (GHR)

Bank of America

Melissa Walker

Melissa Walker

Program Leader, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Ecolab

McKenzie Watts

McKenzie Watts

Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Dallas Mavericks

Dr. Theresa Welbourne

Dr. Theresa Welbourne

Affiliated Senior Research Scientist

Center for Effective Organizations

Edward Yen

Edward Yen

Assistant Executive Officer

Los Angeles County Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors

Dr. Mary Zellmer-Bruhn

Dr. Mary Zellmer-Bruhn

Associate Dean of MBA and MS Programs; Professor, Carlson School of Management

University of Minnesota

Event Info

Event Dates
July 16-17, 2024

Individual Pricing
Early bird pricing: $1,195

15% Discount for teams of 5 or more. Contact us for discount. Registration ends July 7, 2024.

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

Attire: Business Casual

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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.

Details

Start:
July 16 at 7:30 am PDT
End:
July 17 at 5:00 pm PDT
Event Category:

Organizer

Vivian Jimenez
Phone
2137409814
Email
vivianji@marshall.usc.edu

Venue

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