As a member of The RBL Institute, you set the global HR agenda.
What is The RBL Institute?
The RBL Institute is a senior executive think tank dedicated to building competencies and capabilities in the areas of Strategic HR and Leadership for top global companies.
The Goal of The RBL Institute is to advance HR and Leadership development practices through participative education, joint research, and networking among senior HR executives.
Members of The RBL Institute are carefully selected to ensure that best practice exchange is mutually beneficial. Each company must have relevant experience and knowledge that other members would value.
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Calendar of Events for 2019
Think Tank Sessions
Feb 12-13, 2019 Las Vegas
HR Competencies & Organization Capabilities: Defining and discovering what’s next
Apr 02, 2019 London
Master Class with Dave Ulrich
Apr 03-04, 2019 London
How HR Shapes Citizenship Responsibility
Jun 11-12, 2019 New York
The Impact of Digitalization: HR’s evolving agenda in a digital world
Sep 24-25, 2019 Dave Ulrich's home (Alpine, Utah)
CHRO Summit
Nov 14-15, 2019 Singapore
Creating the Right Culture: Making culture a real source of competitive advantage
Mini Forums
Feb 21, 2019 11:00 am EST (New York time)
Leadership in turbulent times
Mar 05, 2019 11:00 am EST (New York time)
HR analytics: moving from what’s easy to what’s useful
Mar 13, 2019 10:00 am EDT (New York time)
Think Tank #1 Webinar
Apr 18, 2019 6:00 pm EDT (New York time)
Leveraging multiple generations at work
May 23, 2019 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
Ethics & culture in a digital workplace
May 24, 2019 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
Think Tank #2 Webinar
Jun 18, 2019 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
Workforce to worktask planning
Jul 09, 2019 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
Think Tank #3 Webinar
Jul 16, 2019 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
What will a career in HR look like?
Sep 10, 2019 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
Sourcing New Talent
Oct 17, 2019 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
Preparing Future Leaders
Nov 19, 2019 11:00 am EST (New York time)
Improving the Employee Experience
Dec 10, 2019 11:00 am EST (New York time)
Think Tank #4 Webinar
Dec 17, 2019 11:00 am EST (New York time)
Embracing Technology in HR

Benefits of Membership

For the Entire Organization

RBL Institute Library: Available to everyone in your organization, the RBL Institute’s online library is a secure website where HR professionals at all levels can access the latest intellectual property produced though the RBL Institute, which includes videos, playbooks, toolkits, white papers, and research articles on hot HR issues.

Discounts: RBL Institute members also receive discounts to additional programs, including our flagship HR Learning Partnership (HRLP) program held twice a year. Please contact for additional details.

For Senior HR Executives

Think Tank Sessions: Senior HR Professionals gather four times a year from around the world to leverage our research, thought leadership, and our world-class network in our unique Think Tank process as we develop new ideas and approaches to solving HR’s most demanding and current challenges. Each Think Tank session is facilitated by Dave Ulrich.

Mini Forum Webinars: Join a group of about 8-10 Institute members on a 60-minute Mini Forum call to share practical ideas, experiences, and best practices around a critical topic.

For HR Professionals

Playbooks: Get access to our comprehensive learning record from each of our 2-day Think Tank sessions, called a Playbook. Each Playbook is about 30-40 pages of great material that is available for all Institute members who were unable to attend the in-person sessions.

Toolkits: Get access to short PowerPoint pitches with key ideas from our Think Tank sessions. They are designed to be used as training for HR teams, individual paced learning, and coaching with managers. Each Toolkit has an accompanying video from Dave Ulrich or an RBL Partner explaining the concepts.

White Papers: Get access to concise (3-5 pages) White Papers that highlight best practices shared among Institute members based on our Mini Forum calls.

For the Chief HR Officer

The Annual CHRO Summit: Join an exclusive group of the world's top HR thinkers and practitioners in a special session designed entirely around the topics of interest of Institute member Chief HR Officers

Annual Partner Call: Join Dave Ulrich on a 30-minute call each year to discuss your key business issues, your focus areas in HR, and how the RBL Institute can be your thought partner to co-create a solution.

Research/Thought Leadership: You will be the first to see our research results, articles, and books on the latest trends in HR. Get pre-published authors' proofs of the latest and greatest research produced by the RBL Institute.