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 2018
Think Tank Sessions
Feb 06-07, 2018 Los Angeles, California
Trends in Technology and HR Implications
Apr 04, 2018 London, UK
Master Class with Dave Ulrich
Apr 05-06, 2018 London, UK
Trends in Talent
Jun 19-20, 2017 Budapest, Hungary
Trends in Agility & Change
Oct 02-03, 2018 Sundance, Utah
CHRO Summit
Nov 06-07, 2018 New York, New York
Trends in Rewards / Executive Compensation
Mini Forums
Feb 27, 2018 10:00 am EST (New York time)
Navigating political and social activism in the workplace
Mar 15, 2018 10:00 am EDT (New York time)
How do we help create meaning and purpose at work?
Mar 20, 2018 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
Think Tank #1 Webinar
Apr 24, 2018 6:00 pm EDT (New York time)
Managing globally distributed virtual teams
May 22, 2018 10:00 am EDT (New York time)
Success in simplifying HR practices
Jun 05, 2018 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
Think Tank #2 Webinar
Jun 28, 2018 10:00 am EDT (New York time)
Tips to move talent across functions
Jul 17, 2018 10:00 am EDT (New York time)
Tips to ensure knowledge transfer throughout the organization
Jul 31, 2018 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
Think Tank #3 Webinar
Sep 13, 2018 10:00 am EDT (New York time)
Identifying, Developing, & Retaining High Potentials
Oct 23, 2018 6:00 pm EDT (New York time)
Building Organization Capability Around D&I
Nov 27, 2018 10:00 am EST (New York time)
Leveraging Agile Talent
Dec 11, 2018 11:00 am EST (New York time)
Think Tank #4 Webinar
Dec 18, 2018 10:00 am EST (New York time)
The Evolution of Career Development

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.