Sustaining ERGs Amid Uncertainty - Lumumba Seegars, October 2023
In this Fireside Chat Expert Session, we bring in Professor Lumumba Seegars to discuss sustaining ERGs amid uncertainty.
Here were the key takeaways:
- Taking a break from your 'regularly-schedule programming' as an ERG lead to acknowledge something that your members may struggling with (i.e. RIFs, world events, etc.) is not only okay, but often necessary. Sequence time to regroup, listen and address the issues at hand - and then you can move forward from a place of understanding & empathy.
- Engagement can be measured on 3 key parameters: results, collaboration & individual growth/learning. While results like attendance or membership growth are great, it's not the only way to measure success. If you're struggling with low engagement, consider other ways you could be impacting your members such as individual satisfaction.
- Delegation is key to success as an ERG lead today. You can't do it all by yourself. Make sure you set clear expectations on how people could help you - and ask for that help! Individuals may be more willing to volunteer when they know it's not a long-term obligation. Even if it's taking one or two small tasks off of your plate, it gives them an opportunity for ownership and frees you up to think strategically as a leader.
Add Holidays to your Calendar
You can leverage Google Calendar or Outlook's pre-populated holidays calendar to easily add an overview of various communities' calendars.
Aligning Vision to Impact - Lumumba Seegars, May 2023
In this Fireside chat, we spoke with Lumumba Seegars, Harvard Business School Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, to discuss frameworks for thinking about impact potential of your ERG on both members and the broader organization.
Building Partnership Between HR and ERGs - Tré Wright, May 2023
In this Fireside Chat, we spoke with Tré Wright to discuss how to build effective partnerships between ERGs & the business (specifically the HR Org).
Building the Business Case for ERG Progress
Company leaders often ask for statistics for why doubling down on ERGs is critical - here are some studies and trends to help you tell that story.
Capturing Member Stories
A quick guide and template for how to ask your ERG members to tell their story about their experience with your group.
Characteristics of a Strong Exec Sponsor Relationship - Wesley Pua, October 2023
We spoke with Wesley Pua (CFO at Fabric, fmr. VP of Finance at Udemy) about the characteristics of a strong relationships with Executive Champions.
Communicating with Allies
A guide to thinking through involving Group Allies into your ERG's community.