International ERG Leadership Symposium

Spring 2022 

Mass General Brigham | Boston

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December 2021 Agenda

Agenda is in Central Time

 Dec 2, 2021 (for on-site attendees)

4:00 - 5:30 pm        Welcome Cocktail Reception

5:30 - 8:30 pm        Parade of Lights 


Dec 3, 2021 (for all attendees)

8:00 – 8:30 am        Networking Café

8:30 – 9:00 am        Opening: Remarks & Introductions

9:00 – 10:00 am      ERG Case Study Interview: AMAZON

10:00 – 10:15 am    Networking Café 

10:15 - 11:00 am    Optimizing Executive Sponsors: featuring Mark Stephanz, Former Vice Chair of Bank of America, executive sponsor and ally to several groups in and outside the bank

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Taskforce Tables - Round 1

Each attendee picks & participates in one in the morning and one in the afternoon:

  • Metrics - What are the critical things ERGs should be measuring and reporting?
  • Allyship - How do you recruit, train and recognize allies?

  • Executive Sponsors - What to do when your Executive Sponsor isn't meeting your ERG needs?

  • Intersectionality - What processes, metrics and expectations should be in place across ERGs?

  • Engagement - How do you get members more involved in programs and other activities - virtually and in person?

  • Leader Burnout - How do you recognize and prevent it?

  • Programming - How do you decide what programming is 'good' for both members and the ERG?

  • Non-Exempt Employees and ERGs - How to involve hourly employees given organizational policy and member ability to participate?

  • Employee Health and Wellness - What and how much wellness programming should ERGs offer their members?

  • Expanding Your ERG Footprint - When and how to expand locally and globally?

  • Managing Your Leadership Team - How to motivate, measure and mentor your volunteers?

  • Recruiting New Members - Where and how to invite employees to happily join your ERG?

12:00 – 1:00 pm    Lunch & networking

1:00 – 2:00 pm      ERG Taskforce Tables - Round 2

2:00 – 2:45 pm     ERGs First & Future: A retrospective and prospective chat with Yetta Toliver, Xerox's Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

2:45 – 3:00 pm      Closing remarks

3:00 – 3:30  pm     Networking Café

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