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Houston NEXT: ERG Summit 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Marriott Marquis 1777 Walker Street Houston, TX 77010

Save to Calendar 2019-10-04 10:30:00 2019-10-04 16:30:00 Houston NEXT: ERG Summit 2019 Online registration is now closed. Limited onsite registration will be available. Join the Greater Houston Partnership during Global Diversity Awareness Month for the second annual Houston NEXT: An ERG Summit on Friday, October 4, 2019.  To reflect Houston's unique position as the most diverse city in the nation, the Partnership is hosting the Houston NEXT: An ERG Summit with a focus on corporate culture and talent.  Join business leaders, HR executives, diversity and inclusion officers and ERG leaders for thoughtful conversations on building diverse and inclusive workplaces. Casual dress recommended. Attire: In honor of the Astros game we encourage you to dress in your Astros gear or Friday Business Casual.  11:45 AM - Luncheon & Corporate Culture Focus15s* Speakers:  Kris Gilot, General Manager, Houston Region Operations, Insperity  Cara Baez, HP, Inc. Karen Hume, MPA, Workplace Mental Health Consultant, Co-Host, International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership  *Focus15s, coined by SXSW, are short solo presentations featuring the wisdom and experience of the community. Focus15s are linked by a shared theme, topic or trend, with each group of presentations taking place in a one-hour time block. 1:45 PM - Corporate Culture Design Thinking Session with Accenture Design Thinkers Attendees will be divided into small groups for the Design Thinking Sessions. Each group will discuss one of the following corporate culture topics:  Office Life  Flexible Schedule & Commuting  Mission Driven Work  Mental Health & Wellness Work-Life Integration Reviews & Recognition 3:30 PM - ERG Best Practices Panel:  Benjamin Foster, Regional Vice President of HR, HCA Houston Healthcare Wil Lewis, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Juan Suarez, Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel, Southwest Airlines  Moderator: Eddie Robinson, Morning News Anchor, Houston Public Media  Marriott Marquis Houston 1777 Walker Street Houston, TX 77010 United States Houston.org ghp@houston.org America/Chicago public
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About this Event

Online registration is now closed. Limited onsite registration will be available.

Join the Greater Houston Partnership during Global Diversity Awareness Month for the second annual Houston NEXT: An ERG Summit on Friday, October 4, 2019. 

To reflect Houston's unique position as the most diverse city in the nation, the Partnership is hosting the Houston NEXT: An ERG Summit with a focus on corporate culture and talent.  Join business leaders, HR executives, diversity and inclusion officers and ERG leaders for thoughtful conversations on building diverse and inclusive workplaces. Casual dress recommended.

Attire: In honor of the Astros game we encourage you to dress in your Astros gear or Friday Business Casual. 

11:45 AM - Luncheon & Corporate Culture Focus15s* Speakers: 

  • Kris Gilot, General Manager, Houston Region Operations, Insperity 
  • Cara Baez, HP, Inc.
  • Karen Hume, MPA, Workplace Mental Health Consultant, Co-Host, International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership 

*Focus15s, coined by SXSW, are short solo presentations featuring the wisdom and experience of the community. Focus15s are linked by a shared theme, topic or trend, with each group of presentations taking place in a one-hour time block.

1:45 PM - Corporate Culture Design Thinking Session with Accenture Design Thinkers

Attendees will be divided into small groups for the Design Thinking Sessions. Each group will discuss one of the following corporate culture topics: 

  • Office Life 
  • Flexible Schedule & Commuting 
  • Mission Driven Work 
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Work-Life Integration
  • Reviews & Recognition

3:30 PM - ERG Best Practices Panel: 

  • Benjamin Foster, Regional Vice President of HR, HCA Houston Healthcare
  • Wil Lewis, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Senior Vice President, Bank of America
  • Juan Suarez, Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel, Southwest Airlines 
  • Moderator: Eddie Robinson, Morning News Anchor, Houston Public Media 

Tickets

Individual

Full Day Admission Non-members
$350

Tables of Ten

Team Rate (Full Day + Reserved Luncheon Table) Non-members
$3,400

Questions?

Contact Sara Roberts

sroberts@houston.org
713-844-3684

Interested in Sponsorship?

Contact Terry Leibowitz

tleibowitz@houston.org
713-844-3644

Programs

Agenda

Registration, Networking, Resource Café
10:30 am
Luncheon and Corporate Culture Focus15s
11:45 am
Breakout Pods
1:45 pm
ERG Best Practices Panel
3:30 pm
Continuing the Conversation
4:05 pm
Adjourn
4:30 pm

Attendance

Open to

Members

Non-members

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