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ERG Leadership Courses

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.

AUDIENCE

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.

COURSE TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Foundations and contexts for strategic thinking
  • Visual views of key methods that lead to visionary directions
  • Key elements to shift your thinking toward more-strategic approaches
  • Systems that you can apply at the individual level

AGENDA OF TOOLS

Strategic Thinking Assessment

A tool to assess your strategic thinking breadth

Context Circles

A visual tool to build context in a rapid and systematic manner

Directional Context

A tool that helps us look in directions we may not have otherwise, in order to build context

The Contingency Diagram

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

Plus/Delta

Simple evaluation process that is quick to use and provides ideas for improvement

Project Statement

A tool that defines the current state, its impact and the desired state

FACULTY BIOS

Vu H. Pham, Ph.D.

As the Chair of Elevate, Vu H. Pham, Ph.D. works with dozens of organizatioans from the Fortune 500 to government and non-profit agencies. Elevate is a partnership with the University of California, Irvine’s Merage School of Business, UC Riverside, California State University Fullerton, UC Office of the President—MESA, and Spectrum Knowledge. The Elevate Program boosts organizational performance and strategic effectiveness through interactive training and data-driven research.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Decision Mastery

Tools for Decision-Making Excellence and Optimization

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

AGENDA OF TOOLS

The Flow Model

A model that shows the emotional states that we are likely to experience when trying to complete a task, depending on the perceived difficulty of the challenge and our perceptions of our skill levels

The Making-Of

A visual future planning system that identifies what is relevant in the past and should be carried forward into the future

Project Portfolio

Tool that aids in prioritizing and evaluating projects and obligations

Double-Loop Learning

A technique to reflect on your actions and learn from them

Appreciative Inquiry

A tool to focus and build on strength instead of weaknesses

Situational Leadership

A model to identify how to adjust leadership style to align with the employee’s development level

FACULTY BIOS

Vu H. Pham, Ph.D.

As the Chair of Elevate, Vu H. Pham, Ph.D. works with dozens of organizatioans from the Fortune 500 to government and non-profit agencies. Elevate is a partnership with the University of California, Irvine’s Merage School of Business, UC Riverside, California State University Fullerton, UC Office of the President—MESA, and Spectrum Knowledge. The Elevate Program boosts organizational performance and strategic effectiveness through interactive training and data-driven research.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Contact us for upcoming events and classes

WHAT OUR PARTNERS ARE SAYING?

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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