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How to Apply for the 2017 ERG & Council Honors Award

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Discussion Leader(s):
Dr. Rhae-Ann Booker
Fernando Serpa
Linda Stokes

1 hour 30 minutes

This event is provided free of charge.

The 2017 ERG & Council Honors Award™ application process is now open!

The ERG & Council Honors Award™ is the premiere annual national award that recognizes, honors and celebrates the outstanding contributions and achievements of Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils.

Completing the application provides your ERG/Diversity Council with a comprehensive process for internal assessment and measurement.  Additionally, all applicants receive their 2017 ERG & Council Application Summary Report that provides their results in comparison with those of the TOP 10, TOP 25 and all applicants.

Achieving the TOP 25 provides national recognition, prestige and credibility and proves that your ERGs and Diversity Councils has met an externally recognized standard of excellence.

Join this interactive webinar and learn what's new for this year. Discover how your organization can be a competitive applicant for this prestigious recognition.  Critical information highlighting eligibility, evaluation criteria, application content and a Q&A session will be featured.

Just Confirmed!
This webinar features 2016's Top 2 Recipient Dr. Rhae-Ann Brooker of Davenport University.  She will share helpful hints and her experience in completing the application.

This webinar will enable your Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils to effectively identify strengths and develop opportunities to improve their impact.

There is no obligation.  Please contact us to receive additional information about the application process.

Dr. Rhae-Ann Booker
Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Davenport University

Dr. Rhae-Ann Booker serves as the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at Davenport University. She earned both her MSW and PhD in Evaluation, Measurement and Research Design at Western Michigan University, and her BA in Sociology at Calvin College. Her research interests include diversity strategies, organizational development, and college access. She leads strategic planning and the development of training curricula and programs to strengthen skills and commitment for compositionally and behaviorally advancing inclusion. She is also a certified Cultural Intelligence (CQ) facilitator.



Fernando Serpa
Executive Director of the Association of ERGs & Councils

Fernando Serpa is the Executive Director of the Association of ERGs & Councils a practice group of diversity and inclusion consulting and training firm PRISM International, Inc.

With two decades of diversity and inclusion experience, he draws on his in-depth experience across the public and private sector and excels at building dynamic, cross cultural diversity and inclusion strategies to influence systemic change across organizations.

Fernando has led diversity efforts for such Fortune 100 companies as Agilent Technologies, Symantec, JCPenney and Johnson Controls. His responsibilities have included worldwide diversity recruitment and retention, employee network groups, international programs and diversity and inclusion training.

Linda Stokes
President & CEO, PRISM International, Inc.

Linda Stokes is President & CEO of PRISM International, Inc., an international consulting and training firm that helps organizations build inclusive and culturally competent teams by providing a comprehensive, strategic, enterprise--relevant diversity and inclusion process that benefits the organization, their employees and their customers. She leads a unique team of dedicated D & I professionals that apply their organizational and business experience, knowledge and passion for creating an inclusive workforce, workplace and marketplace.

Over the past 23 years, Linda has built PRISM into a firm that has served over two million employees in over 270 organizations in 24 countries. In 2005, she was recognized by the Orlando Women's Executive Council and received their Women's Achievement Award for Business. In addition to being an entrepreneur, she is an executive consultant, program developer, writer and contributor to media on matters of organizational strategic and tactical diversity and inclusion. She is the co-author of the groundbreaking Times-Mirror's book Multicultural Customer Service: Providing Outstanding Service Across Cultures. She is the innovative force behind the development of the Association of ERGs & Councils, the ERG & Council Honors Award™ and the ERG & Council Conference™.

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