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The SYNERGIZE ToolBook elevates Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) with leading-edge insights and effective Tools that readers can leverage immediately. Tailored toward ERG stakeholders who actively seek actionable, research-based, and insightful tactics and strategies, this ToolBook features fresh approaches to fuel ERG success.

The premier book on ERGs featuring:

Over 20 Practical, Visual Elevate TrailBlaze Tools™

Unique ERG Economy Frameworks

Tools by Guest Executives and Thought Leaders

The pioneering book on Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

This pioneering ToolBook presents:

Signature TrailBlaze Tools™: Practical and visually striking, these Tools act as mental models to advance your ERG’s vision and goals.

The ERG Economy Master Model: Encompassed by the overarching ERG Economy framework that gives global view at a strategic level.

Straightforward, Navigable Sections: The format within each Tool details key research, insights, visual diagrams, and step-by-step strategies for ERGs to leverage and adheres to the view of “sophisticated strategies made simple.”

Success Strategies by Accomplished Leaders: Throughout this ToolBook, you will discover brief success practices by leading executives who champion Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

Insights as Research Meets Wisdom: Throughout the ToolBook, you will discover both research-based and wisdom-based perspectives in bite-sized, digestible nuggets.

Trendsetting and Timeless Tools: New, leading-edge Elevate TrailBlaze Tools™ for ERGs are included, along with updated versions of some of the best Tools from The ERG Economy ToolBook. This dynamic duo of Tools integrates the proven ERG strategic foundations with future-forward ERG innovations.

Co-Created and Crowdsourced Concepts: The Elevate ecosystem of collaborators spans across industries and sectors (public, private, and non-profit) in order to draw from collective ideas. The Elevate Team—which consists of more than one author or researcher—serves as a focused, laser-like lens that harnesses this collective intelligence into SYNERGIZE!

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Praise for the SYNERGIZE Toolbook

Easy, practical, and compact. Synergize: The Strategy, Systems & Science of Successful ERGs uses core fundamental principles to unleash leadership potential for ERG leaders and professionals.

Edna Kane-WilliamsExecutive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, AARP

As we are all overwhelmed with the changes in how we work, interact, and engage now, this resource provides clear insight, ideas, inspiration, and direction to ensure your ERGs are optimized as business-critical!”

Eloiza DomingoVice President, Human Resources and Chief Inclusive Diversity & Equity Officer, Allstate

This book, and the others that precede it, delivers clear, practical information that helps practitioners deliver top-level results.

Lisa ToppinGlobal Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Illumina

Synergize: The Strategy, Systems & Science of Successful ERGs acknowledges ERGs as an essential innovative way to tap communities and identify business strategy gaps. A definite roadmap to ERG success.

Steven BrownVice President, Diversity Equity Inclusion, Molson Coors Beverage Company

Every ERG professional should read this book. It offers practical tools that are extremely useful, and quick tips and insights to help ERGs think strategically in this uncertain and constantly evolving world.

Gefferie Yee-MaderaVice President of Engineering, Strategic Space Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Synergize: The Strategy, Systems & Science of Successful ERGs book is a practical guide that needs to be absorbed and applied to get the most out of your ERGs, as well as career success. The offerings of this book will transform your ERG to the ‘next level.

Jocelyn WilliamsRIS Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Raytheon Technologies

Synergize: The Strategy, Systems & Science of Successful ERGs is packed with great insights, models, and numerous Tools to apply in your organizations and ERGs to ensure the overall accomplishment of strategies in the workforce, workplace, and marketplace.

Stephanie M. PiimaunaSenior Vice President and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Seminole Hard Rock

The Tools in this book are well-designed, easy to implement, and yield a return on investment for our ERGs and company! A must-read for ERG leaders who pursue more insightful knowledge to elevate DE&I strategies in the workplace.

Marvin DavenportVice President, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, VSP Global

Synergize: The Strategy, Systems & Science of Successful ERGs is an essential resource that helps us harness and focus TNC’s ERGs in support of the critical work of protecting the environment. This ToolBook provides guidance on leaning in as an effective ERG Champion, being strategically relevant as an ERG leader, and engaging teams in fulfilling their roles and contributions to our global organization. Its practical applications are excellent resources for both seasoned ERG practitioners and those building a foundation for their ERG strategy.

James E. Page, Jr.Chief Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, The Nature Conservancy

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