D&I and Beyond: The Value of Employee Resource Groups

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Presenter: Shirley Davis, Ph.D., SDS Global Enterprises; and Andrea Hendricks, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Original program date: April 2017 (available for on-demand viewing through September 2017)

Program length: 60 minutes

Employers began forming employee resource groups (ERGs) in many cases to help female and minority workers gain insight from each other based on their shared workplace experiences. While ERGs can boost an organization's diversity and inclusion effort, they can do more than that -- including help an organization identify future leaders, target gaps in skills and talent, and boost employee engagement. In this program, author and consultant Shirley Davis will be joined by Andrea Hendricks of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Together they will review how these groups can help your organization and how you can help foster and grow them. You'll learn about the tangible benefits of providing a platform for ERGs and how to make the case for creating them to senior management.

Learn about our speakerAbout the Presenters: Shirley Davis, Ph.D., is president and CEO of SDS Global Enterprises Inc., a strategic development solutions firms that specializes in HR strategy development, talent management, organization transformation, diversity and inclusion, implicit bias, leadership coaching, and personal and professional reinvention. Davis has over 30 years of business and human resources experience and has worked at several Fortune 100 and 500 companies in various senior and executive leadership roles in sales, operations, banking, retail, manufacturing, utilities, and financial services. She has also been part of the SHRM professional staff, serving as vice president of diversity & inclusion and workplace strategies. She’s also the best-selling author of Reinvent Yourself: Strategies for Achieving Success in Every Area of Your Life and its companion workbook.

Andrea Hendricks, Ph.D., is assistant vice president of human resources and deputy director of diversity and inclusion at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. She also serves as secretary and advisor for the Reserve Bank's Management Committee. She leads a broad portfolio of work, including benefits, employee engagement programs, EEO programs, training and organizational development, and diversity and inclusion programs. Hendricks joined the Bank in 2014. She joined the Bank from UMB Financial Corporation where she led diversity and inclusion and talent development programs across a 10-state region. She has also served as vice president of Programs and Services for the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, president/CEO of a nonprofit community center and associate dean of Student Services at Penn Valley Community College.

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Viewing this webcast in its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM and recertification from the HR Certification Institute (general credit).

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This webcast is sponsored by PeopleFluent

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