SASE National Conference

ERG Leadership Development


SASE has partnered with Elevate to supercharge your leadership skills and synergize your career!

Elevate is a partnership with California State University - Fullerton, University of California - Riverside, University of California - San Diego, and Spectrum Knowledge.

The Elevate ERG Academy functions as the leading knowledge institute for Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).   The ERG Academy produces leading-edge, innovative, and practical insights on ERGs.  The Elevate ERG Academy synergizes the collective knowledge, best practices, and passion of ERGs across industries.   The mission is to align ERGs to augment their organizations' success.


Vu H. Pham, Ph.D., will present Employee Resource Group Strategy Session: ERGs as Change Agents on Thursday, October 4, 2018.  This ERG Strategy Session is a half-day ERG leadership development session which will help you to identify how you, as an individual, can have a bigger role in the growth and achievements of your organizations.  

As the Chair of Elevate, Vu H. Pham, Ph.D. works with dozens of organizations from the Fortune 500 to government and non-profit agencies. Elevate is a partnership with the Center for Executive Development at the University of California, San Diego's Rady School of Management, as well as Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside's Career Centers. The Elevate Program boosts people power, organizational performance and strategic effectiveness through interactive learning and data-driven research.

Dr. Pham and his work have been featured on national and international multimedia venues, such as CNN, MSNBC, the Associated Press, Voice of America, The Los Angeles Times, KSCI International Television, Diversity, Inc., Strategic Innovators, Asian Week and Radio Free Asia. He has given keynote speeches on numerous occasions and presented at many conferences internationally, and has written for both academic and mainstream publications. Beyond his professional work, Dr. Pham has participated in generating over a million dollars for non-profit groups and donates many hours to them.{/sliders}


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Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of The ERG Economy: Optimize Your Employee Resource Groups, 2nd Edition.  

This pioneering book on Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) defines this vital space as it positions ERGs as drivers of their own economic engines, which contribute to the larger economic marketplace. The ERG Economy is defined as the flow (concentration and distribution) and management of resources within a community—in this case, ERGs and related stakeholders. ERGs generate, facilitate and propagate economic resources that advance individuals, organizations and communities around them. Analogous to our global economy, the ERG Economy reflects how ERGs interact with their environment to produce results for their organizations. Like any trusted guide, the book features clear and concise visual tools that ERGs can apply immediately.

With the success of the first edition, the second edition of this book features several key augmentations:

• Guest Executive and Expert Tools: These tools highlight practical insights at the executive level and feature subject-matter expertise.

• Triple the Tools: The second edition includes over triple the number of tools.

• Enhanced Formatting: The tools are now more streamlined and enhanced visually.{/sliders}


The goal of the program will be to:

  • DISCOVER strategies to increase the business value of employee groups
  • GENERATE new program ideas and tools to take
  • ERG to the next level
  • EXPERIENCE peer-to-peer learning through best practice case studies
  • NETWORK with leaders like you from leading companies
  • LEARN researched based characteristics of successful ERG programs


Who Should Attend

  • Asian Network and Affinity Group Members, Advocates and Leaders
  • ERG Program Managers
  • Diversity or HR Professionals
  • ERG Executive Sponsors


To learn more, please review our FAQ and our flyer

All attendees must register because there is limited capacity.  

Please contact Jessica Moy ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for registration and more information.