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Employee Resource Groups are leading the charge on company culture - and a huge part of that is planning events that foster engagement, belonging, purpose and awareness. At Verbate, we know this is no easy task. Our job is to make your job easier.
For a deep dive on how to make sure your events are leveraging the best practices, check out our guide to successful events here. In this article, we give you some example events to get those creative juices flowing!
Description: A networking happy hour gives members of your ERG an opportunity to meet each other in-person and others who support your community.
Goals: Fosters Community, Career Development & Morale
Stakeholder: ERG Community chair working with events team
Timeline: September 4, 2022
Internal Comms: Company-Wide email day prior to event, Verbate calendar post
Critical Tasks: Book space, purchase food/beverages
Key Metrics: Attendance
Post-Event Retro: Virtual Touch Base
Description: A speaker event brings together members of your company to learn from a leader who represents your ERG’s community.
Goals: Show company commitment to ERG, Fosters Community
Stakeholder: ERG Lead & Company Chief of Staff
Timeline: January 8, 2022
Internal Comms: Company-wide email day before, General Slack Channel message day of, Verbate Post
Critical Tasks: Book speaker, book virtual or in-person venue
Key Metrics: Attendance, Education Survey
Post-Event Retro: Company Survey, ERG Retro
Description: Celebrate your ERG’s heritage and highlight cultural traditions with a heritage month celebration.
Goals: Showcase Culture, Foster Community, Show company commitment to diversity
Stakeholder: ERG Co-Leads, Executive Sponsor
Timeline: February 15, 2022
Internal Comms: ERG-wide email day month before, company-wide email day-of, Verbate calendar post
Critical Tasks: Buy necessary materials, reserve space if necessary
Key Metrics: Attendance, Employee Engagement Survey
Post-Event Retro: ERG Virtual Meeting
As you plan your Heritage Month, these are few things to keep in mind.
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