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The Association of ERGs & Councils provides members with cutting edge best practices, innovative solutions, as well as tools and resources for building individual ERG and Council member skills.

Our member groups have the ability to widen their networking opportunities and increase overall confidence which helps to raise their diversity and inclusion initiatives to the next level.

Membership in the Association of ERGs & Councils is a superior investment for any organization seeking to leverage diversity and inclusion to its competitive advantage.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Just as the practice of diversity and inclusion has evolved through the years, so has the role and purpose of ERGs and Diversity Councils. No longer social groups, they have grown to be seen as full business partners that tackle real problems and provide credible solutions.

Good Diversity and Inclusion strategies and tactics for ERGs and Councils must be tied to business objectives, relevant to all employees, and have a positive, measurable impact on the organization. Organizations which tie diversity and inclusion to their business strategy increase performance, productivity and customer satisfaction.

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Employee Resource Groups

Employee resource groups (also known as ERGs, affinity groups, business network groups or business resource groups) are voluntary groups of employees who join together in their workplace based on shared characteristics or life experiences and serve as a resource for members and organizations by fostering a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with organizational goals.

The Association of ERGs & Councils provides Employee Resource Groups with the tools, skills and capabilities to excel...from start up to ongoing progression as a strategic business and organizational resource for change.

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Diversity Councils

A diversity council is a group of employees in an organization assembled to provide strategic management and direction in the area of diversity and inclusion. Cross-organizational membership is common because it allows for representation from a diverse array of workers and team members.

Membership in the Association of ERGs and Councils provides Diversity Councils with the tools, expertise, methodology and professional assistance that positions Councils to be more effective. Equipping them to be expert resources in executing the diversity and inclusion strategy as a viable aspect of the business strategy.

2017 Conference and Honors Award

ERG & Council Conference ~ Honors Award

ERGs, BRGs and Diversity Councils are vital links for improving organizational results. However to remain impactful and effective, members need opportunities to increase their skills and knowledge and to learn and share best practices. This is the purpose of the only annual conference designed specifically for ERGs and Diversity Councils.

The ERG & Council Honors Award™ recognizes, honors and celebrates their outstanding contributions.  These groups lead the diversity and inclusion process within their organizations and demonstrate results in their workforce, workplace and marketplace.

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D&I Training Partner

PRISM is the parent organization of the Association of ERGs & Councils.

PRISM is a WBENC-certified full-service provider of innovative and proven consulting, training and products for leveraging diversity & inclusion, increasing cultural competencies and creating more impactful ERGs & Diversity Councils.

PRISM offers a comprehensive and proven diversity and inclusion process.  It provides an organization with a significant strategic competitive advantage over those competitors who have not invested in a Diversity and Inclusion process.