ERG 3.0 – Evolving Employee Resource Groups to Build a Connected, Inclusive and Empathic Work Culture: Sure, your company has affinity networks or employee resource groups (ERGs) for diverse employees, but are these organizations truly adding value for both members and the business? Is there a connection between your talent development strategy and your ERG practices? In this session, learn how to transform your ERGs from a "college club" mindset to an inclusive, business-focused group in service of your organization's goals. Identify ways that ERGs can help drive your desired workplace culture and engagement strategies as well as serve as a career engine for employees. Explore how to develop executive champions who can guide and advocate for groups while learning themselves. Imagine an environment where your business leaders are clamoring to hear from diverse workers on how to solve some of their toughest problems instead of begrudgingly participating in programs because they are supposed to.