Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are playing an increasingly valuable role in organizations as they directly address the growing social needs of businesses which leads to higher employee satisfaction. By creating affinity groups around identity, interest, or other shared traits, companies actively encourage deeper involvement by the workforce, which has not only a positive impact on culture, but also strategy and performance. In fact, studies show that companies with engaged employees outperform those without them by a whopping 202%.

Since 2009, CEO has been at the forefront of research on ERGs and the business impact they have on complex organizations. Today, CEO continues to enhance that research with interviews and performance data to develop and encourage ERG leaders, support their organizations, and help them both to thrive.

Surprisingly, despite the prevalence of ERGs in the business world, there has been very little research done on them. That’s why, having be focused on the issue for over a decade, CEO’s findings represent some of the most cutting- edge and comprehensive knowledge in the field.

FEATURED EVENT: The Strategic ERG Summit, Sponsored by Ecolab Inc.

August 3-4 in Minneapolis – Saint Paul, MN


The Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) at the USC Marshall School of Business and Presenting Sponsor, Ecolab Inc., is 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 together for collaborative learning, innovation, and networking.  The event is offered both in-person and virtually, allowing organizations to share the learning with all ERG leaders. Pre-event workshops also prepare participants to maximize the summit experience, prepare, participate in the Innovation Challenge, share success stories, and network.

USC CEO ERG Workshops

Workshops

Our workshops to help your ERGs to continue to enhance your company’s strategy, performance, culture and ROI.

USC CEO ERG Custom Solutions

Custom Solutions

CEO offers a wide spectrum of highly customized solutions to meet each organizations individual needs.

USC CEO ERG Advising

Advising

CEO is here to help you and your organization develop strategies to address unique challenges.

USC CEO ERG Certificate Program

Certificate Program

Designed for individual & enterprise-level ERG leaders, and HR or Diversity leaders who are considering the addition of ERGs.

USC CEO ERG Research and Insights

Research & Insights

CEO’s unique archive of expert webinars, research, and presentations to uncover the latest insights to strengthen your skills.

USC CEO ERG Participate in Research

Participate in Research

Help your teams by delivering data & benchmarking on your ERG’s impact.

UPCOMING EVENT
2024 Strategic ERG Leadership Summit

2024 Strategic ERG Leadership Summit

July 16-17, 2024 in Minneapolis-Saint Paul | Virtual Event will be held September 18-19, 2024
CEO at USC Marshall and presenting sponsor, Ecolab Inc., are proud to present the 2024 Strategic Employee Resource Group (ERG) Leadership Summit, now in its 12th year.

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2023 Strategic ERG Summit
2024 Strategic ERG Leadership Summit

2024 Strategic ERG Leadership Summit

July 16-17, 2024 in Minneapolis-Saint Paul | Virtual Event will be held September 18-19, 2024
CEO at USC Marshall and presenting sponsor, Ecolab Inc., are proud to present the 2024 Strategic Employee Resource Group (ERG) Leadership Summit, now in its 12th year.

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Certificate in Employee Resource Group (ERG) Leadership

As you advance through your journey as an ERG leader, the ERG leadership certificate can help you not only during your time as an ERG leader, but also strengthen your skills for future, non-ERG leadership roles. The ERG Certificate program will help move you ahead on your journey from where you are now, to your next role..

While you learn, you accumulate points toward earning the certificate. This unique program offers participants several ways to accumulate the points needed to earn the certificate. Many of the methodologies are focused on work that will not only help expand your own learning, but also will build the knowledge base of your membership. You will:

  • Customize your curriculum and learning
  • Get an immediate return on investment (ROI) from the certificate program
  • Solve some of your organization’s issues
  • Create and share learning materials that are usable with your ERG members and multiple ERG leaders NOW and in the future

Since 2009, CEO has been at the forefront of research on ERGs and the business impact they have on complex organizations. Today, CEO continues to enhance that research with interviews and performance data to develop and encourage ERG leaders, support their organizations, and help them both to thrive.

The ERG Project

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are playing an increasingly valuable role in organizations as they directly address the growing social needs of businesses which leads to higher employee satisfaction. By creating affinity groups around identity, interest, or other shared traits, companies actively encourage deeper involvement by the workforce, which has not only a positive impact on culture, but also strategy and performance. In fact, studies show that companies with engaged employees outperform those without them by a whopping 202%.

USC CEO ERG Workshops

Workshops

We host several workshops to help your ERGs to continue to enhance your company’s strategy, performance, culture and ROI.

USC CEO ERG Advising

Advising

CEO is here to help you and your organization develop strategies to address unique challenges in an ever-changing landscape now and in the future. 

USC CEO ERG Research and Insights

Research & Insights

Discover CEO’s ERG research in a unique archive of expert webinars, presentations and research studies to uncover the latest insights to strengthen your skills.

USC CEO ERG Custom Solutions

Custom Solutions

CEO offers a wide spectrum of highly customized solutions to meet each organizations individual needs.

USC CEO ERG Certificate Program

Certificate Program

Designed for individual & enterprise-level ERG leaders, and HR or Diversity leaders who are considering the addition of ERGs to their organization.

USC CEO ERG Participate in Research

Participate in Research

Help your ERG leaders, sponsors and HR team by delivering data & benchmarking on the ways your ERGs are driving impact within your organization.

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ERG Summit: 8/3-4 in Minneapolis - Saint Paul (Hosted by Ecolab)

In today’s business environment—disrupted by continuous change and the upheaval brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic—leaders must be agile enough to meet current business challenges, and yet provide a stable and secure working environment for their members.

Certificate in Employee Resource Group (ERG) Leadership

As you advance through your journey as an ERG leader, the ERG leadership certificate can help you not only during your time as an ERG leader, but also strengthen your skills for future, non-ERG leadership roles. The ERG Certificate program will help move you ahead on your journey from where you are now, to your next role..

While you learn, you accumulate points toward earning the certificate. This unique program offers participants several ways to accumulate the points needed to earn the certificate. Many of the methodologies are focused on work that will not only help expand your own learning, but also will build the knowledge base of your membership. You will:

  • Customize your curriculum and learning
  • Get an immediate return on investment (ROI) from the certificate program
  • Solve some of your organization’s issues
  • Create and share learning materials that are usable with your ERG members and multiple ERG leaders NOW and in the future

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