Maximize your ERG Leadership Summit Experience!

Network and learn from other ERG and diversity leaders throughout the week regardless of time-zone

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This year CEO is excited to announce the first virtual ERG Leadership Summit, offered in partnership with the Association of ERGs and Councils. This year’s event builds on our commitment to data-driven and experiential learning. Be sure to bookmark this page, as more information will be added as we get closer to the Summit. We look forward to seeing you!

Not on Pacific Time? You’ll have global 24/7 access throughout the week to see who is online or view recorded sessions (we encourage you to network regardless of time zone).

    Networking Lounge

    The Networking Lounge is available and active 24/7.

    Sponsor Booths

    Check out what our sponsors are doing to improve ERG impact and experience.

    Diversity Impact Award Videos

    Get new ideas from Diversity Impact Award Winners.

    Ideation Challenge

    During the week you have access to StartupWind and will work on a new idea to take back to your members.

    Questions?

    Visit our help desk for any questions you may have during the Summit. For any immediate questions contact Jennifer Sparks.

    Check out our Virtual Agenda

    This year’s summit includes a full week of knowledgable speakers, cutting-edge ideation sessions, and unlimited opportunities to network 24/7! All times below are reflected in Pacific Time (PT).

    Day 1: Unleashing Your ERG's Creativity and Inner Inventor / Entrepreneur

    Monday, October 19
    All Times PST

     

    8:00 am

    Welcome & Opening Kick Off: Making Collisions Work, Dr. Theresa M. Welbourne, Affiliated Senior Research Scientist & Jennifer Sparks, Director, Corporate Relations, Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California

    8:15-9:00 am

    Live Keynote: Unleashing Innovation, Hugh Molotsi, formerly Intuit Diversity Council; Founder & CEO, Ujama

    9:00-9:30 am

    Breakout Sessions: Unleashing Innovation

    12:00-12:30 pm

    Introduction to StartupWind and the Ideation Challenge: Learn the Project Basics

    1:00-2:00 pm

    Company Presentation (to be confirmed)

    3:00-4:00 pm

    Live Celebration: Announce Diversity Impact Awards, Executive Sponsor Winners

     

    Day 2: Unleashing Energy to Drive Forward Momentum

    Tuesday, October 20
    All Times PST

     

    8:00 am

    Daily Kick Off & Reflections on Previous Day: Dr. Theresa M. Welbourne, Affiliated Senior Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California

    8:15-9:00 am

    Live Keynote: Mary O’Hara, CHRO, Blue Shield of California

    9:00-9:30 am

    Breakout Sessions:  Blue Shield of California

    10:00-11:00 pm

    Open Q & A Session: Ask Questions About the StartupWind Tool and Your ideation Project

    1:00-1:30 pm

    ERG Sponsors Panel: Thriving on Collisions that Drive Positive Change (panelists to be confirmed)

    1:30-2:30 pm

    Motivating your ERG Members: Panel Discussion OR Series of Short ERG Talks (series of 10 minute talks)

    3:00-4:00 pm

    Celebration: Announce Top 10 ERG Strategic Program Award Winners

     

    Day 3: Unleashing the Inner Teacher During Times of Crisis and High Change

    Wednesday, October 21
    All Times PST

     

    8:00 am

    Daily Kick Off & Reflections on Previous Day: Dr. Theresa M. Welbourne, Affiliated Senior Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California

    8:15-9:00 am

    Live Keynote: ERGs Role in Driving Culture While Working Virtually, Bank of America; Wil Lewis, Senior Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion; Richard Nichols, Jr., Managing Director, and Nathaniel Hyde, Managing Director, Bank of America Private Bank

    9:00-10:00  am

    Simultaneous Session: VIP Session for ERG Executive Sponsors

    9:00-10:00  am

    Simultaneous Session: Meet-up with Similar ERG Types (breakout to discuss learning from keynote and talk about your ERG challenges)

    12:00-12:30 pm

    Live Case Study: Nintendo (introduction to case)

    12:30-1:00 pm

    Breakout Session: Work on Case Challenge in Teams

    1:00-1:30 pm

    Sharing and Debrief: A Few Teams Will Share Solutions and Nintendo Debrief

    3:00-4:00 pm

    Celebration: Announce Top 10 Diversity Impact Award Winners

     

    Day 4: Unleashing Your Best Self

    Thursday, October 22
    All Times PST

     

    8:00 am

    Daily Kick Off & Reflections on Previous Day: Dr. Theresa M. Welbourne, Affiliated Senior Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California

    8:15-9:00 am

    Live Keynote: Leader Self-Care–Learning for You and Your Members, Anese Cavanaugh, Author & Advisor, Contagious Leadership; Michael Nobleza, Founder & Executive Director, #BringItAll

    9:00-9:30 am

    Breakout Sessions:  Leader Self Care

    9:30-10:30 am

    Simultaneous Session: VIP Session for DE&I Leaders

    9:30-10:30 am

    Simultaneous Learning Session: ROI–The Essential ERG Tool, Dr. Edward Hubbard, President & CEO, Hubbard & Hubbard

    10:30-11:30 am

    Open Q & A Session: Ask Questions About the StartupWind Tool and Your ideation Project

    12:00-12:30 pm

    Group Exercise: Standing up to Hate–The Case of Asian Leaders Alliance, Asian Leaders Alliance

    1:00-1:30 pm

    Panel Discussion: Black Lives Matter–What it Means for You and Your ERG (panelists to be confirmed)

    3:00-4:00 pm

    Celebration: Announce Top 11 – 25 ERG Award Winners

     

    Day 5: Unleashing Potential For the Future

    Friday, October 23
    All Times PST

     

    8:00 am

    Daily Kick Off & Reflections on Previous Day: Dr. Theresa M. Welbourne, Affiliated Senior Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California

    8:15-9:00 am

    Live Keynote: Building Faith in Each Other, Dr. Varun Soni, USC Vice Provost for Wellness and Crisis Intervention and Dean of Religious Life

    9:00-9:30 am

    Breakout Session: Building Faith in Each Other

    10:30-11:30 pm

    Lessons from Zillow: Strategies to Set-up Your Networks for Success

    12:00-12:30 pm

    Learning Session: Growing your ERGs, Joseph Santana, Founder, ERG Powertalk

    1:00-2:00 pm

    Breakout Session: Learn by Empowered Stories of Success–Peer Coaching (Each participant is asked to bring two different, 3-minute stories—one success story, and one challenge you would like help with. Learn from, and work with your peers.)

    3:00-4:00 pm

    Celebration: Announce Top 10 ERG Award Winners

    Day 6: Closing Day

    Saturday, October 24
    All Times PST

     

    8:00 am

    Daily Kick Off & Reflections on Previous Day: Dr. Theresa M. Welbourne, Affiliated Senior Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California

    8:15-9:15 am

    Celebration: Announce ERG Ideation Favorites

    9:15-9:30 am

    Closing Remarks: Dr. Theresa M. Welbourne, Affiliated Senior Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California

    9:30 am-3:00 pm

    Networking: Explore Virtual Rooms and Booths on Own

     

    Our ERG Leadership Summit Speakers

    Additional Speakers to be Confirmed.

    Theresa M. Welbourne

    Theresa M. Welbourne

    Affiliated Senior Research Scientist

    Center for Effective Organizations

    Wil Lewis

    Wil Lewis

    Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion

    Bank of America

    Nathaniel M. Hyde

    Nathaniel M. Hyde

    Managing Director Market Trust Executive

    Bank of America

    Richard L. Nichols, Jr.

    Richard L. Nichols, Jr.

    Managing Director South Atlantic Division Executive

    Bank of America

     Anese Cavanaugh

    Anese Cavanaugh

    Contagious Leadership Author and Advisor

    The IEP Method®
     Lynn Cowart

    Lynn Cowart

    Co-Owner and Chief Operations Officer

    Talent Dimensions
    Dr. Edward E. Hubbard, Ph.D.

    Dr. Edward E. Hubbard, Ph.D.

    President and CEO

    Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc.
    Cile Johnson

    Cile Johnson

    Chief Business Officer

    Talent Dimensions
    Hugh Molotsi

    Hugh Molotsi

    Founder

    Ujama Inc.
    Michael Nobleza

    Michael Nobleza

    Founder & Executive Director

    #BringItAll
    Mary M. O'Hara

    Mary M. O'Hara

    Chief Human Resources Officer & Senior Vice President of Internal Communications

    Blue Shield of California
    Joseph Santana

    Joseph Santana

    Podcast Creator and Host

    ERG PowerTalk

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