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OutPro Forum: Best Practices for Employee Resource Groups

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) can greatly enhance the engagement of your employees, create a sense of belonging, and drive key community outreach initiatives that exceed your diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals. Hear from a panel of leaders who will share best practices and how to create an ERG program that truly makes an impact on employees and your organization.

Whether you’re brand new to the concept of ERGs or if your organization has had them established for years, this discussion will provide insights for establishing a successful ERG initiative that will last, no matter your organization’s size or journey. The conversation will be relevant to anyone who has a vested interest in belonging, including DEI professionals, HR professionals, ERG leaders and participants, and individuals seeking to make an impact in their organization.

OutPro promotes a welcoming culture for LGBTQIA+ individuals in the West Michigan business community and offers opportunities for education and networking with an emphasis on policy impact, assisting businesses, and creating a more inclusive and welcoming work environment for LGBTQIA+ individuals.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend OutPro events. You do not need to identify as LGBTQIA+ to participate.





Date & Time:

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm



Grand Rapids Chamber

250 Monroe Ave
Grand Rapids Chamber, MI 49503 United States


Meet the Speakers

Kevin Jackson

IT Director Corporate Systems, Meijer

Meijer Pride Co-Lead

Melina Sinigos (She/Her)

Plant Production Scheduler & Global Pride B.I.G. Leader

Steelcase, Inc.

NaTasha Brown

Diversity & Inclusion Manager


Tiffany Benham (She/Her)

Program Specialist - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Corewell Health

Event Sponsors

Premier Sponsor

Event Underwriters

Corewell Health    Grand Valley State University

Community Trustees

Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan  GRCC Grand Rapids Community College  Warner

Chamber Champion

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Become a Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring OutPro in 2024? Please contact Yadira Garza-Malone to learn more.