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Insight Partners portfolio companies enjoy special pricing for Verbate's ERG Leadership Community & Foundational Training. Learn more below.

Set up your ERG Leaders for success

ERG Leaders learn how to align their ERG effort with their professional development over a four-week live learning cohort.

Ready-to-apply Lessons & Frameworks

Verbate's approach uncovers the opportunities and challenges they'll face as an Employee Resource Group Leader, gathers solutions from leading experts actively tackling them, and breaks it all down into repeatable playbooks they can act on.

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Community of Practice

ERG Leaders will collaborate with ERG Leaders from other companies through case studies, workshops, and community-based events. Along the way, they'll gain access to a curated community forum where they can share what they've learned and discover innovative opportunities to work together.

Knowledge from Experts

Verbate's experts have led employee community efforts and thought leadership at industry-leading organizations including Netflix, Harvard Business School, Udemy, and more.

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How It Works

When enrolling Leaders to Verbate's ERG Leadership Community, there are two pieces to know about: the Verbate Community, and the Foundational Training.

Immediately upon purchasing seats, Leaders gain access to the Verbate Community! This gives them a year's worth of access to our resource library of templates and guides, calendar of member-only events (fireside chats, workshops, networking sessions with other Leaders), and collaboration opportunities like our member forum, member directory, etc.

Soon after, they'll receive calendar invites and details for the Foundational Training cohort that they're enrolled into. After each cohort session, the recordings will be uploaded to the Verbate Community so that the Leaders can review them whenever needed. If a Leader needs to change their cohort, reach out to our team and we can easily make the change!

Cohort Kick-off Dates

When you sign up to join the Verbate Community, you'll be enrolled into one of the upcoming cohorts we're offering. If you'd like to change your cohort after enrolling, reach out to our team and we can easily make the change!
January Cohort
Jan 23rd - Feb 16th
February Cohort
Feb 20th - March 15th
April Cohort
April 9th - May 3rd
May Cohort
May 7th - May 31st
July Cohort
July 9th - Aug 2nd
September Cohort
Sept 10th - Oct 4th
October Cohort
Oct 29th - Nov 22nd
Not seeing dates that work for you or your team? Send us a note at or find time to chat.

Foundational Training Cohort Format

Verbate's Foundational Training is a 4 week, cohort-based learning program. During this cohort, Leaders learn both the fundamentals and advanced strategies needed to be a best-in-class ERG Leader. Along the way, they'll build strong relationships with other members in their cohort leading similar groups, and learn how to get the most out of the Verbate community.

Each week will include a 1 hour live-learning session, which includes workshops and breakout sessions. These sessions take place on Tuesdays at 12pm ET (9am PT). At the end of each week, Verbate's CEO Anisha Nandi will host a fireside chat + Q&A with an industry expert about an ERG-related topic related to that week's curriculum.

Week 1: Foundations for Success

October 3rd

In week one, we’ll cover the inputs for success for any ERG lead navigating the opportunity and responsibility of being an ERG leader today. We’ll provide context on what we’re seeing across the space, why this work is so important, and how to sustain momentum without burning out.

Week 2: ERG Engagement Matrix, Part 1

October 10th

In week two, we’ll dive deep on the day-to-day operations that make an ERG run smoothly, whether its managing membership, promoting your group or moderating your chat channel. We’ll provide tactical tips, frameworks and provide guidance on high-level skills such delegating tasks and drumming up consistent engagement.

Week 3: ERG Engagement Matrix, Part 2

October 17th

In week three, we’ll explore the more advanced efforts that occur less often but require ongoing effort and relationship building - like heritage month efforts, CSR partnerships, or an HR initiative. We’ll review case studies and break down skills that help you understand how to influence without authority, create long term success and find your champions.

Week 4: The Success Schema

October 24th

In the last session of our foundational training, we’ll cover a comprehensive approach to measuring ERG success across group, company, and personal dimensions. We’ll explore qualitative and quantitative methods to assess impact, promote growth, and leverage outcomes for performance reviews and professional representation.

Insight Partners portfolio companies enjoy special pricing

Provide a few details about your company by clicking "Get Started" and the Verbate team will reach out to begin the enrollment process.

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Enroll your Leaders into the ERG Leadership Community to give them access to training, resources, and a global network of Leaders:
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Here are some resources to help you join us:
Are you a DEIB Manager who wants to introduce this to their Leaders? Here's a pre-written Slack/Teams/Email blurb to easily share the opportunity!
Are you an ERG Lead who wants to pitch Verbate as an L&D opportunity? Here's a pre-written email to pitch Verbate as a way to spend your personal Learning & Development budget.


Who is the Verbate ERG Leadership Growth Program built for?

The Verbate ERG Leadership Growth Program is a leadership development course designed specifically for ERG Leads. This program offers a unique opportunity for ERG Leads to learn best practices, develop key leadership skills, and collaborate with peers across various industries, ultimately strengthening their impact within their organizations.

How is the program structured, and how much time is required?

The program consists of four weekly live sessions hosted via Zoom, each lasting 60 minutes, totaling 4 hours of learning. Each session focuses on a specific topic related to ERG leadership and includes expert-led content, interactive discussions, and practical exercises. At the end of each week, Verbate also hosts an optional 45 minute deep-dive session with an expert in the space, where ERG Leads can meet one another and ask questions about their experience.

What is Verbate's ERG Lead Community of Practice?

Alongside the educational programming, Verbate hosts an asynchronous community of ERG Leaders. As a participant in any of Verbate's programs, you gain lifetime access to this community. Participants in this community can choose to attend optional virtual and in-person meetups, collaboration sessions, and speaker series.

What is the cost of the program?

The cost of the program is $299 per leader for Insight Partners portfolio companies. This price includes access to all the program materials and unlimited access to the community of other ERG leaders who have participated in the program.

Can my company pay for the program?

Yes, many companies offer professional development budgets for their employees. We encourage you to check with your HR or Learning & Development department to see if they can cover the cost of the program.

Here's an email you can use to justify the reimbursement of the program to your company leadership. You can present the program as an opportunity to invest in your professional development as an ERG leader, highlighting the benefits it will bring to your organization in terms of improved ERG strategy, engagement, and impact.

When is the next cohort?

If you can't join the upcoming cohort, you can join our waitlist for future cohorts. We'll announce the next cohort start date once the current cohort signup period has closed! Generally speaking, Verbate hosts one cohort per quarter.

What happens if I'm unable to attend one of the sessions?

If you're unable to attend one of the sessions, don't worry - all of them will be recorded (excluding any of the breakout sessions) and will be accessible to the participant for later viewing.

What will happen upon the conclusion of the cohort?

Once a Leader completes the cohort, a few things happen: 1) they'll receive a certificate from Verbate that they can upload to your LinkedIn profile, 2) they'll be able to continue participating in the Community of practice to collaborate and continue learning from your peers, and 3) they'll be able to continue using all of the resources and templates they've gained access to within the Verbate platform.

Can individuals from any company join the program?

Of course! The Verbate ERG Leadership Growth Program is open to ERG Leads and other interested individuals from any company, regardless of size or industry.

How can I sign up for the program?

You can sign up for the Verbate ERG Leadership Growth Program by completing this registration form. We recommend registering early to secure your spot, as spaces are limited for each cohort.

What kind of support is available?

Our team is available to provide technical support and answer any questions you have about the program. You can reach us via email or the community discussion forum.