Virtual ERG Leader Development Program 2021
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
FLOURISH is an entirely new four-session virtual program that will develop the skills required for LGBTQ2+ Employee Resource Group (ERG*) leaders to be effective and successful in their roles. Those who lead LGBTQ2+ ERGs have an enormous opportunity to create change for queer and trans employees. They also face very specific challenges in Canadian workplaces. While session content will touch on the mechanics of ERGs, the primary focus of FLOURISH will be developing individual competency in four areas:
- Domestic and international LGBTQ2+ economic issues
- Building business cases and generating buy-in for LGBTQ2+ inclusion
- Principles of governance and volunteer management
- Providing peer support to LGBTQ2+ people and their allies
Through live Zoom sessions, virtual learning modules and self-directed work, our inaugural FLOURISH cohort will collectively unlock their potential as ERG leaders.
“This is not ERG 101, folks. There are lots of great general resources about what an effective ERG looks like. With this program, we’re taking aim at the courageous and committed people who want to lead their company’s LGBTQ2+ ERG with authenticity and intention. When our leaders succeed, our ERGs succeed.”
Colin Druhan, Executive Director, Pride at Work Canada
We are considering “ERG” to mean all kinds of internal groups: ERGs, Business Resource Groups, internal committees, working groups, etc.
The health and safety of our network are our top priority. Pride at Work Canada’s programming will be entirely digital through the 2021 calendar year. This includes all FLOURISH sessions.