ERG Academy

February 15, 2022
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)

SHRM Credits Available

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Stan Kimer
Stan Kimer
Facilitator

Stan Kimer

Stan Kimer
President and Owner
Total Engagement Consulting

Stan C. Kimer, founder and president of Total Engagement Consulting, is a nationally recognized consultant with unique skills in employee development/career mapping and workplace diversity (specialization in LGBTQ+, Employee Resource Groups, Diversity Councils, Diversity Strategy and Inclusive Recruiting). Stan formed his own consultancy around these areas in 2010 following a 31-year successful diverse, multi-functional career at IBM. While at IBM as Director of Global Sales Operations for IBM’s consulting practice, Stan served as the executive sponsor overseeing career development for IBM’s 3,000 Sales Operations employees. He has now executed his unique innovative career mapping approach which he launched at IBM, with clients ranging from major corporations to church denominations to professional organizations. During his four years on IBM’s global corporate diversity staff, Stan led IBM into industry leadership in LGBT diversity and established IBM’s procedures for supporting transgender employees and assisting with case management of employees undergoing gender transition while in the workplace. Since forming his own consulting practice, Stan has trained or spoken in over 150 venues reaching over 7,500 professionals. He is a certified Out and Equal Workplace Advocates Building Bridges Trainer and a certified Training Management Corp / Berlitz Cultural Competency Trainer / Practitioner. Within the transgender arena, Stan has provided training to client employee and HR teams and has assisted with case management of gender transitions in the workplace. He is active in leadership roles in dozens of community and civic organizations including as a volunteer instructor on his church denomination’s leadership development faculty. In 2013, the Triangle Business Journal recognized Stan with one of their Leaders in Diversity – Role Model awards. Stan received his MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and BS in management science from Georgia Tech.-- In his spare time, Stan trains as a competitive adult figure skater.

The mission of the DiversityFIRST™ ERG Academy is to be a resource to both individuals and organizations seeking to start, grow or fully utilize their employee resource groups. The virtual academy blends theory and practice over a 6-hour interactive curriculum, with the development of an action plan to effectively lead ERGs for greatest business impact and sustainability. Upon completion of the academy, participants will: ● Articulate the compelling business case for ERGs. ● Gain the most current knowledge and trends related to ERGs. ● Identify the mechanics for successful formation and nurturing of ERGs based upon a wide range of best practices. ● Understand how to work effectively with diversity councils, HR leadership, and various ERGs within the organization and across industries. ● Apply the competencies needed for successful ERG leadership within various roles. including ERG leaders, ERG executive sponsors, and HR practitioners charged with ERG efforts. ● Develop an action plan with strategies and tactics for ERGs, including metrics to measure effectiveness.

NDC/State Partner: $599 to $719
Non-Partner (Non-Profit): $759
Non-Partner (For-Profit): $799

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