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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Video: Dave Ulrich & Norm Smallwood talk about The RBL Institute
"The RBL Institute provides a unique forum for delivering top thought leadership and for developing and delivering innovative ideas in collaboration with world-class HR leaders from around the world." – Peter Goerke, Chief HR Officer, Credit Suisse
Calendar of Events for 2017
Think Tank Sessions
Oct 03-04, 2017 Alpine, Utah
CHRO Summit #2
Nov 14-15, 2017 Atlanta, Georgia
Emerging Leadership Expectations and Implications
Feb 15-16, 2017 London, England
Stakeholder Value Creation:  External and Internal Perspectives
Feb 17, 2017 London, England
CHRO Summit #1
Apr 25-26, 2017 New York, New York
Matters of the Mind:  Mindfulness and Growth Mindset
Jun 28-29, 2017 Hong Kong, China
The Future of Work Organizations
Mini Forums
Feb 01, 2017 10:00 am EST (New York time)
Pivoting your culture during transformation
Mar 07, 2017 6:00 pm EST (New York time)
Scenario planning in a VUCA world
Mar 17, 2017 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
Think Tank #1 Webinar
Apr 04, 2017 10:00 am EDT (New York time)
Business and Organization Strategy: What really works?
May 09, 2017 6:00 PM EDT (New York time)
Managing multiple generations in the workforce
May 31, 2017 6:00 PM EDT (New York time)
Think Tank #2 Webinar
Jun 08, 2017 10:00 am EDT (New York time)
How do you measure impact for embedded HR roles?
Jul 18, 2017 10:00 am EDT (New York time)
Aug 09, 2017 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
Think Tank #3 Webinar
Sep 07, 2017 10:00 am EDT (New York time)
Innovative talent management practices
Oct 10, 2017 6:00 pm EDT (New York time)
C-Suite Leadership Development
Nov 08, 2017 10:00 am EST (New York time)
HR in the Digital Age: The Impact of AI, Automation/Robotics, and Analytics
Dec 12, 2017 10:00 am EST (New York time)
Mentoring Practices: What works well?
Dec 14, 2017 6:00 pm EST (New York time)
Think Tank #4 Webinar

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.