The•ERG•Econ•omy

(thee ee´ahr-gee ih-kon´uh-mee). Noun. Singular.

The flow (concentration and distribution) and management of resources within a community—in this case, ERGs and related stakeholders. Analogous to our global economy, the ERG Economy reflects how ERGs interact with their environment to produce results for their organizations.

Unlock the possibilities, potential, and performance of Employee Resource Groups.

The•ERG•Econ•omy

(thee ee´ahr-gee ih-kon´uh-mee). Noun. Singular.

The flow (concentration and distribution) and management of resources within a community—in this case, ERGs and related stakeholders. Analogous to our global economy, the ERG Economy reflects how ERGs interact with their environment to produce results for their organizations.

Unlock the possibilities, potential, and performance of Employee Resource Groups.

2020 Leadership Courses


Dates/Locations and Registration

2020 Leadership Courses


Dates/Locations and Registration

The Strategic Lens

Strategic Thinking for Individual and Institutional Impact

The Strategic Lens

Strategic Thinking for Individual and Institutional Impact

*Dates and locations subject to change.

Charlotte, NC

JUNE 25-26, 2020

9AM – 4PM ET

Charlotte, NC

JUNE 25-26, 2020

9AM – 4PM ET

TIAA, Outer Banks Room,
8500 Andrew Carnegie Blvd.,
Charlotte, NC 28262

Rockville, MD

JULY 27-28, 2020

9AM – 4PM ET

Rockville, MD

JULY 27-28, 2020

9AM – 4PM ET

Choice Hotels International,
Room 450 A, B, C,
1 Choice Hotels Circle, Suite 400,
Rockville, MD 20850

Chicago, IL

AUGUST 13-14, 2020

9AM – 4PM CT

Chicago, IL

AUGUST 13-14, 2020

9AM – 4PM CT

To register: Click on the Register Here button and be redirected to its corresponding Eventbrite links.

Decision Mastery

Tools for Decision-Making Excellence and Optimization

Decision Mastery

Tools for Decision-Making Excellence and Optimization

*Dates and locations subject to change.

Los Angeles, CA

JUNE 22-23, 2020

9AM – 4PM PT

Los Angeles, CA

JUNE 22-23, 2020

9AM – 4PM PT

To register: Click on the Register Here button and be redirected to its corresponding Eventbrite links.

2020 Featured Courses


2020 Featured Courses


The Strategic Lens

Strategic Thinking for Individual and Institutional Impact

The Strategic Lens

Strategic Thinking for Individual and Institutional Impact

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The Strategic Lens shifts your thinking in focused and systematic ways. The tools from this course provide practical, yet straightforward frameworks that guide your thought processes in methodical ways. Strategic thinking improves your future state and can work beyond institutional levels; it can help you at the individual level—and on a daily basis. The course provides fresh approaches to maximize opportunities, minimize risks, and focus your lens toward strategic success.

Course topics include:

  • Foundations And Contexts For Strategic Thinking
  • Key Elements To Shift Your Thinking Toward More-Strategic Approaches
  • Visual Views Of Key Methods That Lead To Visionary Directions
  • Systems That You Can Apply At The Individual Level

The Strategic Lens shifts your thinking in focused and systematic ways. The tools from this course provide practical, yet straightforward frameworks that guide your thought processes in methodical ways. Strategic thinking improves your future state and can work beyond institutional levels; it can help you at the individual level—and on a daily basis. The course provides fresh approaches to maximize opportunities, minimize risks, and focus your lens toward strategic success.

Course topics include:

  • Foundations And Contexts For Strategic Thinking
  • Key Elements To Shift Your Thinking Toward More-Strategic Approaches
  • Visual Views Of Key Methods That Lead To Visionary Directions
  • Systems That You Can Apply At The Individual Level
Decision Mastery

Tools for Decision-Making Excellence and Optimization

Decision Mastery

Tools for Decision-Making Excellence and Optimization

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The Decision Mastery course augments your ability to think with a toolbox that synergizes with The Strategic Lens course. This course propels those who have taken the other course as it shifts the context and directly emphasizes the tools as the learning centerpiece. By breaking down complex tools into core components, you will see how strategic and systematic approaches can demonstrate rapid results in productivity, strategic clarity and systems-based thinking.
Course topics include:

  • Tools that harness strategic decision-making, but in focused, simplified and practical ways
  • Self-awareness and self-development tools that foster focused results
  • Key frameworks that allow you to clear through complex, cluttered contexts and choose clear paths to success
  • Models geared toward shifting your worldview, as well as daily projects and tasks

The Decision Mastery course augments your ability to think with a toolbox that synergizes with The Strategic Lens course. This course propels those who have taken the other course as it shifts the context and directly emphasizes the tools as the learning centerpiece. By breaking down complex tools into core components, you will see how strategic and systematic approaches can demonstrate rapid results in productivity, strategic clarity and systems-based thinking.
Course topics include:

  • Tools that harness strategic decision-making, but in focused, simplified and practical ways
  • Self-awareness and self-development tools that foster focused results
  • Key frameworks that allow you to clear through complex, cluttered contexts and choose clear paths to success
  • Models geared toward shifting your worldview, as well as daily projects and tasks
How and Why the Elevate ERG Leadership Courses
Benefit You and Your Organization

As ERG Leaders and Members, you invest your passion for people and your organization as volunteers. Your participation in this program increases this virtuous cycle of performance. ERG and D&I efforts demonstrate the following measurable value:

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American Sociological Association, “Diversity Linked to Increased Sales Revenue and Profits, Customers,” April 3, 2009.
CEB, “Driving Retention and Performance Through Employee Engagement,” Arlington, VA, 2008.
Credit Suisse Research Institute, “Gender Diversity and Corporate Performance,” July 31, 2012.
Forbes, “Patenting the Co-Ed Code,” September 13, 2007.
Hewlett, Sylvia Ann, Melinda Marshall and Laura Sherbin with Tara Gonsalves, “Innovation, Diversity & Market Growth,” Center for Talent Innovation, 2013.
National Center for Women & Information Technology, “Who Invents It? Women’s Participation in Information Technology Patenting,” 2012.
Rock, David and Heidi Grant, “Why Diverse Teams are Smarter,” Harvard Business Review, November 4, 2016.
Fuhrmans, Vanessa, “Companies With Diverse Executive Teams Posted Bigger Profit Margins, Study Shows,” The Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2018.

How and Why the Elevate ERG Leadership Courses Benefit You and Your Organization

As ERG Leaders and Members, you invest your passion for people and your organization as volunteers. Your participation in this program increases this virtuous cycle of performance. ERG and D&I efforts demonstrate the following measurable value:

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American Sociological Association, “Diversity Linked to Increased Sales Revenue and Profits, Customers,” April 3, 2009.
CEB, “Driving Retention and Performance Through Employee Engagement,” Arlington, VA, 2008.
Credit Suisse Research Institute, “Gender Diversity and Corporate Performance,” July 31, 2012.
Forbes, “Patenting the Co-Ed Code,” September 13, 2007.
Hewlett, Sylvia Ann, Melinda Marshall and Laura Sherbin with Tara Gonsalves, “Innovation, Diversity & Market Growth,” Center for Talent Innovation, 2013.
National Center for Women & Information Technology, “Who Invents It? Women’s Participation in Information Technology Patenting,” 2012.
Rock, David and Heidi Grant, “Why Diverse Teams are Smarter,” Harvard Business Review, November 4, 2016.
Fuhrmans, Vanessa, “Companies With Diverse Executive Teams Posted Bigger Profit Margins, Study Shows,” The Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2018.