Viacom Inc.

Employee Resource Group Leadership Summit

Challenge

With Employee Resource groups located in Viacom’s offices around the world, there was a need to create stronger connection points and build synergy.

Actions

In January 2016, Viacom’s Office of Global Inclusion hosted its first ever Employee Resource Group Leadership Summit.  Leaders representing our eight ERGs came from Europe, Los Angeles, Miami and Nashville, gathered at Viacom’s New York City headquarters for two days of intensive learning, collaborating and networking.

The agenda included senior executive guest speakers, interactive workshops on presentation skills and unconscious bias, team-building exercises and group projects that were shared at the conclusion of the summit.

Outcomes

Following the ERG Leadership Summit, there was a noticeable uptick in the number of collaborative events across ERGs and across geographic locations.  Furthermore, we have launched ERGs in additional Viacom locations around the world.

Viacom’s Employee Resource Groups play a vital role in driving the growth of our businesses and our overall culture of inclusion.  The summit provided ERG leaders with a chance to strengthen their skills and learn from one another.

Bob Bakish, President and CEO, Viacom

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