International ERG Leadership Symposium

Winter 2021 

Dec 3, 2021 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm CST

Attend virtually or in person 


Join us virtually or in person at host sponsor Dallas College’s
brand-new Construction Sciences Center!

Limited in-person tickets to maintain safe social distance.

Register as a virtual attendee & convert later to an in-person ticket at no additional cost

(Tickets may be changed before midnight ET on Nov 20th and subject to in-person ticket availability.)


Registration Details

Early Registration

ANYONE who registers before Nov 1 will also receive a complimentary one-year membership to ELA Online ($149 value)!

In-person tickets include:

  • Breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea/soft drinks, and snacks.
  • A complimentary cocktail reception on Dec 2 
  • Join the group to see the Parade of Lights

All attendees (in-person and virtual) will receive the Executive Summary and Event Notes post-event. 

We are taking serious precautions to keep everyone safe including limiting tickets to ensure social distance seating and requiring masking throughout the event. 



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        Complimentary hotel shuttle to 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     Panel: "How to Help Your Executive Sponsor Best Help You!" (panelists to be announced soon)

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      Moving the Diversity Needle Together: What can ELA do for and with you?

2:45 – 3:00 pm      Closing remarks

3:00 – 3:30  pm     Networking Café

Download Agenda

2019 Symposium Attendees

  • Panera Bread
  • Artemis Financial Advisors
  • Federal Reserve Bank of NYPTC
  • Becton, Dickinson & Company
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Rally Health, Inc.
  • Boston Mayor's Office of Diversity
  • Gilbane
  • Schneider Electric
  • Boston University
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Bright Lights Imagery
  • Harvard School of Design
  • Staples
  • Brown Rudnick LLP
  • Harvard University
  • State Street
  • Cengage
  • Mercer
  • EverQuote


  • Hasbro
  • Suffolk University
  • Homesite Insurance
  • The TJX Companies
  • ConEdison
  • IGT
  • Torchlight
  • Cox Business
  • Innovation Women
  • TripAdvisor
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • US Tennis Association
  • CVS Health
  • Iron Mountain
  • Wellington Management Company
  • Dell
  • League of Allies
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
  • New England Business Association
  • Yale University


Read the 2019 ELA Symposium Executive Summary




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