Diversity and Inclusion Members of Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils Can Now Apply for the 2015 ERG & Council Honors Award™

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Diversity and inclusion members of Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils can now apply for the 2015 ERG & Council Honors Award™. The application process opened February 17th.

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Recipients of the award set the standards of excellence for ERGs and Diversity Councils in the U.S.

ERGs and Diversity Councils can use this application as a way to learn what they are doing well and how they can continue to improve their impact.

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. These groups lead the diversity and inclusion process within their organizations and demonstrate results in their workforce, workplace and marketplace. Recipients of the award set the standards of excellence for ERGs and Diversity Councils in the U.S.

In its seventh year, the ERG & Council Honors Award™ was established in 2008 by the Association of ERGs & Councils a practice group of diversity and inclusion consulting and training firm PRISM International, Inc. Linda Stokes, President & CEO of PRISM said, "Our firm assisted organizations with their diversity and inclusion initiatives. We recognized the important contributions and impact that ERGs and Diversity Councils had on their organizations; yet, for all their great efforts there was little national recognition. We wanted that to change." PRISM created it's specialized practice the - Association of ERGs & Councils – to be the premier resource for ERG and Diversity Council professionals. "Our intent is to enable ERGs and Diversity Councils to use this application as a way to learn what they are doing well and how they can continue to improve their impact.", said Philip Berry, Executive Director of the Association of ERGs & Councils.

The Honors Award Application is free and open to all U.S. ERGs and Diversity Councils in operation for at least two (2) years. Applications from multiple ERGs or Diversity Councils within one organization are permitted. ERGs and Diversity Councils complete and submit an online application of 66 questions that evaluates their impact on their organization over the past 12 months (2014). Award applicants are evaluated on contributions and achievements in these four categories:

1. Demonstrated Results

2. Demonstrated Management Commitment

3. Measurement and Accountability

4. Communication and Education

The TOP 25 award recipients will receive their awards at the annual ERG & Council Honors Award™ Dinner & Ceremony during the 2015 ERG & Council Conference in Washington D.C. on October 14th.

The application process closes June 26th.    For more information and to apply visit 2015 Honors Award.

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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 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 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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