Note: This workshop is capped at 16 participants.
Competency: Work Life Wellness - Fundamental
Type: Single-Session Workshop
Total Workshop Time: 2.5 hours
Make-Ups: No make-ups are scheduled for this workshop.
Session Description: Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are organizationally supported employee groups drawn together by common interests, shared characteristics or life experiences, such as working caregivers, disability awareness or multicultural perspectives. They are focused on encouraging the exchange of ideas, promoting a greater sense of belonging and enhancing career and personal development of employees in the workplace. ERGs have been recognized in the business world for years as an effective avenue for enhancing employee engagement, inclusion and retention. Companies such as McDonalds, Fidelity Investments and TIAA-CREF have learned that employees who join and participate in ERGs are more engaged and better connected to organizational strategy. The concept of establishing and nurturing these groups is now being embraced in higher education. Princeton, Georgia Tech and MIT are just a few campuses that have established ERGS to support their institution’s mission, build community and foster the development of professional relationships that link employees across all areas of the organization. Join us for an interactive session as we:
Presented by: Renee Reed & Jennifer Kester
Thursday April, 10, 2014
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM