Upon joining the Verbate Leadership Community, you'll enroll in a 4 week, cohort-based learning program. During this cohort, you'll learn both the fundamentals and advanced strategies needed to be a best-in-class ERG Leader. Along the way, you'll build strong relationships with other members in your 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Verbate ERG Leadership Community is a leadership development experience 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.
You can sign up for the Verbate ERG Leadership Program & Community by purchasing a seat using the table above. We recommend registering early to secure your seat, as space is limited for each cohort to ensure thoughtful collaboration and attention.
The core 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 fireside chats with an expert in the space, where ERG Leads can meet one another and ask questions about their experience.
Once you've completed the core program, you become a member of the Community and gain ongoing access to bi-weekly cross-company ERG Leader meet ups, expert fireside chats, and our library of resources.
Alongside the educational programming, Verbate hosts an asynchronous community of ERG Leaders. Community members can choose to attend optional virtual and in-person meetups, collaboration sessions, and speaker series.
The cost to join the Program & Community is $599 per leader. This price includes access to all the program materials and access to the community of other ERG leaders who have participated in the program. If you participate with 5 or more ERG Leaders from your organization, you may be eligible to receive a group discount.
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.
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, we'll have one cohort per quarter.
Of course! The Verbate ERG Leadership Program & Community is open to ERG Leads and other relevant ERG champions from any company, regardless of size or industry.
Of course! In every cohort we tend to have a good handful of Program Managers participating, especially if its their company's first time putting Leads through. It gives Program Managers a good grasp of the frameworks their Leads may employ, as well as an understanding of the resources and content that is available to them. (Not to mention - Program Managers ought to have a strong grasp of these concepts, too!)
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.
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.