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ERG Leadership Courses

with Certificates & Customized Reports

We offer a wide range of tailored ERG leadership courses. The course below is one amongst a larger series. The ERG Leadership Series tailors leadership development for Business & Employee Resource Groups (BRGs & ERGs), representing among the most engaged, passionate team members who both volunteer and inherently build diverse and inclusive talent pipelines.

Participants receive a Certificate and an individualized Customized Report with what they have learned for their performance files.


These courses are designed specially for the dedicated members of Employee Resource Groups, also known as Business Resource Groups, Affinity Groups, and Employee Network Groups.

The Strategic Lens 

Strategic Thinking for Individual and Institutional Impact

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.


  • 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


Strategic Thinking Assessment

A Tool to assess your strategic thinking breadth

Context Circles

A Tool to leverage contexts, both grand and subtle, to support your ERG’s strategy and overall effectiveness

Steer Positioning

A Tool that helps us look in directions we may not have otherwise; to build context for strategic decision making

H.I.L.I. Model

A Tool to help optimize resource usage by leveraging their exponential properties

The Contingency Diagram

A Tool that uses reverse logic to find practical solutions. By thinking of all the ways to make a situation worse and ideal, you gain insight into how to

EnERGized Plus/Delta

A Tool for the evaluation process that is quick to use and provides ideas for improvement

HypERGolic Propulsion

A Tool to visually identify forces that help or hinder progress and growth from the current state to the desired goal


Vu H. Pham, Ph.D.

As the CEO of Spectrum Knowledge & Chair of Elevate, Vu H. Pham, Ph.D., works with hundreds of organizations from the Fortune 500 to major federal government and international non-profit agencies. He heads several communities of practice with ERGs and Executive-level mastermind groups. He has taught Executive Education and leadership at UCLA, UC San Diego, and UC Irvine. Elevate is a multi-university partnership, along with Spectrum Knowledge and the University of California Office of the President—MESA. The Elevate Program features leadership development in diversity & inclusion (with a specialization in Employee Resource Group strategy), strategic thinking, innovation, and influence.


Summer, Virtual


September 8, 2022

8:00 am – 2:00 pm PDT

September 15, 2022

09:30 am – 12:30 pm PDT


Live & Remote


The ERG Economy is an essential read and a key tool that all forward-thinking ERGleaders should use. If you want to grow and your ERGs to thrive, this is the book for you!

Wil LewisChief Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer, Experian

The ERG Economy training is the best I’ve seen in my career as a D&I professional. The training is fun and interactive and provides a host of valuable tools for ERGs to reach the next level.

Sarah HelmHead of Diversity and Inclusion, Discover Financial Services

ERGs can be a lightning rod for recruiting, retaining and energizing company employees. The thoughts and ideas by the ERG Economy provide you with leading practices to ensure your ERG is the lightning rod for company and personal success.

Larry HarringtonVice President Internal Audit, The Raytheon Company

For anyone leading a people-powered organization, The ERG Economy is an essential read.

Sean GilDirector, Career Center, University of California, Riverside

The ERG Economy provides GPS-like guidance to move you from merely sustaining to success as an ERG leader or Diversity professional.

Emanuel Brady JrVice President and Chief Diversity Officer, The Raytheon Company

The ERG Economy challenged me to continue building collaborative ERG organizations and harness their creative en-ergy to support our organizational objectives.

Ondra BerrySenior Vice President, Talent and Performance, MGM Resorts International

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