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The ERG Economy ToolBook
Second Edition

The ERG Economy ToolBook, Second Edition features concise tools and applicable industry success practices that boost the effectiveness of ERGs. It incorporates models and systems traditionally reserved for executive leadership to help ERG leaders transform their organizations.

Made exclusively for members of the Elevate ecosystem.

The premier book on ERGs featuring:

Over 30 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 book on Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) defines this vital space as it positions ERGs as drivers of their own economic engines, which contribute to the larger economic marketplace. The ERG Economy is defined as the flow (concentration and distribution) and management of resources within a community – in this case, ERGs and related stakeholders. ERGs generate, facilitate, and propagate economic resources that advance individuals, organizations, and communities around them.

Analogous to our global economy, the ERG Economy reflects how ERGs interact with their environment to produce results for their organizations. Like any trusted guide, the book features clear and concise visual tools that ERGs can apply immediately.

Further, the necessary conditions for innovation are diversity of thought and engaged people, and ERGs inherently are diverse and empower innovation. The book challenges ERGs to think of themselves as more than volunteers, but as investors and creators of both their own economy and the broader economy.

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Praise for the ERG Economy Toolbook, Second Edition

The ERG Economy helps drive a corporate culture of inclusion and value. It is a competitive advantage in the Marketplace

Greg AdamsSr. Director S&D and Warehouse Operations, PepsiCo

This valuable text develops ERG Leaders, Diversity & Inclusion practitioners andTalent Management professionals. Transform and empower your ERGs to involve organizations across different industries.

Tom MunnerlynPresident, Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges andEmployers (MPACE), Director, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona–Career Services

The ERG Economy book provides a simple and clear path to help ERG leaders move their programs forward with a fresh, thoughtful and creative approach.

Mike SebringHead of Inclusion and Diversity for the Americas, MUFG Union Bank, N.A

Congratulations on the second edition ofERG Economy. Our ERG leaders are looking forward to leveraging all of the great work. The first book was invaluable in helping us move our ERG strategy forward.

John BasileVice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Fidelity Investments

Clear, concise and practical. Based on core business principles,The ERG EconomyToolBook provides a framework to unleash the human potential of your ERGs.

Christopher RowlandGlobal Diversity Officer, The ManpowerGroup

This book is a vital resource to organizations for how to optimize the value proposition ERGs can offer the busi-ness, employee experience and the leaders who lead them.

Cheryl WadeHead of Diversity and Inclusion, Booz Allen Hamilton

ERGs have fundamentally changed the corporate architecture. This terrific book shows you how to live, learn and thrive as ERG Leaders, Diversity & Inclusion officers and professionals

Fidencio "Feedy" MaresAssistant General Manager and Chief Administrative Officer, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

This vital book contains the essential elements for building ERGs that launch great careers and support high busi-ness performance. It's a must-read for ERG leaders as well as business leaders seeking to maximize the benefits they derive from the ever-evolving ERG economy

Joseph Santana Chairman of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) Chief Diversity Officer Board

This book innovatively distills the key techniques ERG leaders need to succeed in a simple visual narrative–read and apply it immediately!

Tujuanna B. WilliamsVice President & Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Fannie Mae

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