Originally Recorded: November 16, 2023, 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT

Speaker: Danielle Spitzer, Director, Fair Employment Practices, Northwell Health

In today’s increasingly remote work environment, employee resource groups (ERGs) play a crucial role in fostering a sense of community, connection and inclusion among employees. However, maintaining engagement and meaningful interactions can be challenging when physical distance separates team members.

Join ERGs Beyond the Office: Staying Engaged in a Remote Workplace as we explore strategies, tips and tools to keep ERG members engaged and connected, even in a virtual setting. Whether you’re a leader or a member of an ERG, this webinar will equip you with practical knowledge and actionable techniques to foster a vibrant ERG culture that transcends physical barriers.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Ideas for Icebreakers to Start Remotely Held Meetings: Starting remote meetings on a positive note is crucial for building rapport and creating an inclusive environment. Learn creative icebreaker ideas that break down virtual barriers, encourage participation, and foster connections among ERG members.
  2. Tips, Tools and Techniques to Keep ERG Members Engaged: Discover a range of effective strategies, tools, and techniques that can be utilized to maintain high levels of engagement among ERG members in a remote work environment. We’ll explore innovative approaches to virtual events, collaborative platforms and communication channels that promote active participation and sustained interest.
  3. Engaging with Nightshift or Off-shift Employees: Ensuring the inclusion and engagement of nightshift or off-shift employees within ERGs is essential for building a cohesive community. Gain insights into effective communication methods, scheduling considerations and tailored engagement activities that cater to the unique needs of employees working outside traditional office hours.

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Webinar Speakers

Danielle Spitzer

Director, Fair Employment Practices at Northwell Health

Danielle Spitzer is a Director, Fair Employment Practices at Northwell Health. Her role focuses on leading the workforce equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging initiatives for the health system. Prior to this role, she was a Sr. Human Resources Business Partner, supporting Northwell’s Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Urology, and Research service lines.

Before joining Northwell in January 2018, Danielle spent 15 years working in HR in the financial services industry including progressive HR roles at Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and most recently Capital One. While at Capital One Bank Danielle was a Sr. HR Business Partner for several of their Commercial Banking businesses and most recently held the position of Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the Commercial Bank. In this role she developed their ED&I strategy and helped lead several initiatives including launching a new mentoring program, leading a leadership program for mid-level management women leaders and co-developing a Women in Finance Summit to help build a pipeline of women into financial services at the college level.

Danielle received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from the Boston University School of Management, and her Masters of Science in Human Resources Management from Fordham University. She is a graduate of the Women Unlimited LEAD Program in 2017, where was also the recipient of their Peer Mentor award.