Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners Notified that the Annual Employee Resource Group & Diversity Council Conference is set for Washington D.C. October 14th & 15th

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Diversity and inclusion practitioners involved with Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils can now make plans to attend the 2015 ERG & Council Conference set for October 14th and 15th at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia.

The annual ERG & Council Conference is the only national event designed specifically for ERGs and Diversity Councils that provides them with expanded opportunities to learn and share best practices, network, celebrate and grow.

October 14th & 15th in Washington D.C.

ERGs and Diversity Councils contribute to producing viable results that impact their workforce, workplace and marketplace.. They must create impactful change that is beneficial and enables their organizations to transition to higher performance levels.

This is the fourth year of the ERG & Council Conference that last year attracted 300 diversity and inclusion practitioners from employee resource groups and diversity councils representing over 90 U.S. organizations. The two day conference features keynote speakers, concurrent workshops, special topic sessions and various networking breaks and opportunities that are all focused on employee resource groups and diversity councils. Participants are provided with expanded opportunities to learn and share best practices, network, celebrate and grow.

This year's conference theme is "Creating Impactful Change!". "The role of diversity councils and employee resource groups is to contribute to producing viable results that impact their workforce, workplace and the marketplace," said Philip Berry, Executive Director of the Association of ERGs & Councils. "They must create impactful change that is beneficial and enables their organizations to transition to higher levels of performance."

One of the conference highlights is the evening reception and dinner celebration featuring the fun and exciting TOP 25 recipient countdown for the 2015 ERG & Council Honors Award™. "ERGs and Diversity Councils previously complete and submit an online application that measures their impact in four areas.", said Linda Stokes, President & CEO at PRISM International, Inc. host and conference and award founder. "It's not until the dinner celebration that they discover where they ranked in the TOP 25." The 2015 ERG & Council Honors Award™ application process is set to open February 17th. The application process is free and open to all U.S. ERGs and Diversity Councils in operation for at least two years.

"This is a very affordable conference... less than half the investment of other diversity and inclusion events.", said Berry. "We want organizations to be able to send as many of their diversity council and employee resource group members as possible." Sponsorship by strong advocates of ERGs and Councils like last year's State Street Bank, GM, Siemens, the American Institute for Research, The Boeing Company and many others make this event possible. 2015 sponsorship opportunities are now available.

Learn more by visiting 2015 ERG & Council Conference.

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About the ERG & Council Conference™

The ERG & Council Conference is the only national event designed specifically for employee resource groups, diversity councils and network groups that provides expanded opportunities to learn and share best practices, network, celebrate and grow.

About the ERG & Council Honors Award™

The ERG & Council Honors Award™ is the premiere annual national award that recognizes, honors and celebrates the outstanding contributions and achievements of ERGs and Diversity Councils. The TOP 25 award recipients receive their awards at the ERG & Council Honors Award™ Dinner and Ceremony during the ERG & Council Conference.

About the Association of ERGs & Councils

The Association of ERGs & Councils is a practice group of PRISM International, Inc. and the premier resource for strengthening the capability of Employee Resource Groups, Diversity Councils & Employee Network Groups to impact key organizational & business objectives.

About PRISM International, Inc.

PRISM is a WBENC-certified, full-service provider of innovative and proven consulting, training and products for leveraging diversity and inclusion, increasing cross-cultural competencies and preventing harassing and discriminatory behaviors. PRISM's performance solutions have assisted hundreds of organizations in 24 countries in creating a proven systemic process and best-in-practice tactics for leveraging opportunities in their workforce, workplace and marketplace.

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