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Membership in the Association is a superior investment for any organization seeking to leverage diversity and inclusion to its competitive advantage.  Members are provided with access to a wealth of helpful diversity and inclusion specific resources designed to position ERGs & Councils and their members as change agents.

With our Partnership Tiers, you can choose the membership that most benefits your ERGs or Diversity Councils. Gold and Diamond Partnerships open a new level of AEC benefits that are customized to your needs and include one-on-one, personalized consulting as well as ERG and Diversity Council assessments and reports for your ERGs and Diversity Councils.

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Some of the benefits of having an AEC membership include:

  • Networking Opportunities – Membership in the AEC and participation in its many activities offers wonderful opportunities for networking and collaboration with fellow ERG and Diversity Council leaders and members as well as diversity practitioners, executive sponsors and Chief Diversity Officers through our exclusive AEC 365 App.
  • Free Leadership Development and Best Practice Sessions – Have access to member’s only, best practice webinars and Leadership Forums throughout the year. The cost of AEC membership is often much less than a single seminar for your group, which can range from $3,500- to over $5,000, not including travel. The money you save for your ERG and Council leadership training and best practices forums through the AEC will more than offset the cost of your membership dues.
  • Latest D&I News and Developments - Have 24/7 access to the latest diversity and inclusion news and developments, White Papers, ERG and Council Best Practice Articles, tools, resources, and Fast Facts and Tips via our member’s only website.
  • Video Library Access-- Member’s Only access to previously recorded Best Practice webinars in the VIP Video Library to use at your team meetings or diversity events.
  • Discounts to Exclusive Events, Products and Services -- Receive discounts on Association and PRISM Products and services, Discounts to attend Association and PRISM Special Events, and Special Member Registration Rates to attend the ERG & Council Conference and Honors Award Ceremony.
  • Premier Access to D&I Speaker’s Bureau—Have first choice of VIP speakers and nationally recognized presenters for your in-house, diversity and inclusion events, team meetings or diversity heritage month celebrations.
  • The ERG & Council Honors Award Best Practice Report – This is an exclusive report of survey findings and innovative operating practices of the nation’s top ERG & Diversity Councils.

We know you need to stretch your dollars as much as possible. That's why we offer exclusive members-only discounts on the things you need most.

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