February 28, 2019 FAC/STAFF

Today: Working Parent & Guardian Employee Resource Group Lunch

Please join colleagues for lunch on Thursday, February 28, from noon-1 p.m. in The Underground. The ERG will cover the cost of lunch or you can bring your own from home! If you wish to come to lunch, please R.S.V.P. at https://goo.gl/forms/PUtNo4VgbHnSZBJk1.

Our lunch meeting will be focused on building resources for Working Parents and Guardians, provide an update on what the ERG has discussed so far, and is an opportunity to work with other Working Parents and Guardians to discuss challenges and successes. This ERG is open to anyone with children of any age group.

Employee Resource Groups (also sometimes called “affinity groups” or “employee communities”) are voluntary groups sponsored by an employer and organized around specific socio-cultural identities. Many companies and institutions have ERG’s for their staff members. ERG’s provide an opportunity for employees to build social connections, give and receive mentorship, increase professional and leadership development, and to engage in networking and self-advocacy. They also provide an opportunity for employers to engage in a focused way with employees in particular identity groups. ERG’s typically hold meetings, sponsor events, and provide a safe space to discuss issues unique to particular communities.

If you have any queries, concerns, or require accommodation, please contact Brendan Dolan (Office of Residence Life) at bdolan@jcu.edu.