RBL Institute
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 2019
2019  
Think Tank Sessions
Feb 12-13, 2019 Las Vegas
Think Tank #1
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Think Tank Session:
Think Tank #1
When: Feb 12-13, 2019, 2019 Where: Las Vegas Who: Senior HR Leaders

TBD



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.

Apr 02, 2019 London
Master Class with Dave Ulrich
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Think Tank Session:
Master Class with Dave Ulrich
When: Apr 02, 2019, 2019 Where: London Who: CHROs or their direct reports--one delegate per RBL Institute member company

Overview

We realize that time is among the scarcest resource for any CHRO.  We also know that CHROs want ideas that will have an impact on business results.  We have created this one-day Master Class in London in order to maximize your time and provide you with ideas with impact.  The goal of this Master Class is to address each attendee’s most pressing business and HR challenges and to provide actionable insights and ideas.  The agenda for this session will be determined by the those in attendance at the outset of the session based upon group consensus.  Once the top agenda items are determined by the group we will take a deep dive into each area through open discussion.

Each RBL Institute member company may send their Chief HR Officer (or a direct report if the CHRO is unable to attend) to discuss current challenges and share best practices.  Please join your colleagues from some of the best companies in the world in an engaging open forum to share what’s working as well as envisioning new ways to accelerate progress.

Format & Objectives

-  In this open forum, our opening discussion will determine the topics for the day.  We ask that you come to the session prepared to discuss your most pressing business and HR challenges with the group.  We will explore the group’s issues and themes that concern you most as senior HR executives. 
-  We will have an open dialogue among other senior HR executives who share these issues and want to find practical and innovative solutions.
-  Dave Ulrich will facilitate the dialogue to find patterns in how companies respond to these challenges.  He will offer successful solutions and experiences he has observed in other companies.
-  We will develop actionable solutions that you can adapt to your organization.

We hope you leave this Master Class with innovative ideas about challenges you face as you lead your HR function, with relationships with other senior HR executives, and with specific actions you can implement.

To Register Participants: Please contact Ginger Bitter, gbitter@rbl.net



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.

Apr 03-04, 2019 London
Think Tank #2
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Think Tank Session:
Think Tank #2
When: Apr 03-04, 2019, 2019 Where: London Who: Senior HR Leaders
 



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.

Jun 11-12, 2019 New York
Think Tank #3
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Think Tank Session:
Think Tank #3
When: Jun 11-12, 2019, 2019 Where: New York Who: Senior HR Leaders

TBD



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.

Sep 24-25, 2019 Dave Ulrich's home and Sundance, Utah
CHRO Summit
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Think Tank Session:
CHRO Summit
When: Sep 24-25, 2019, 2019 Where: Dave Ulrich's home and Sundance, Utah Who: Chief HR Officers

An Exclusive Session for CHROs of RBL Institute Member Companies

We realize that time is among the scarcest resource for any CHRO.  We also know that top CHROs want ideas and relationships that will have impact.  We have created the CHRO forum to maximize your time, give you ideas with impact, and let you connect with other thoughtful CHROs.

-  In this open forum, we set the agenda when you arrive based on what you want to talk about.  We explore the major issues that concern you most as senior HR executives.  In the last two years, we have talked about issues such as:

  - The speed of change
  - Leadership
  - Innovation
  - Digital HR
  - Sustainable growth
  - HR organization design
  - Talent development
  - Globalization
  - Culture
  - HR roles and skills
  - Performance management

-  We have an open dialogue among other CHROs who share these issues and want to find practical and innovative solutions.
-  Dave Ulrich facilitate patterns in how companies respond to these challenges.
-  We develop actionable solutions that you can adapt to your organization.

We hope you leave this CHRO session with innovative ideas about challenges you face as you lead your HR function, with relationships with other CHROs, and with specific actions you can implement.

To Register Participants: Please contact Ginger Bitter, gbitter@rbl.net



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.

Nov 14-15, 2019 Singapore
Think Tank #4
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Think Tank Session:
Think Tank #4
When: Nov 14-15, 2019, 2019 Where: Singapore Who: Senior HR Leaders

TBD



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.

Mini Forums
Feb 05, 2019 11:00 am EST (New York time)
February Mini-forum
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Mini Forum:
February Mini-forum
When: Feb 05, 2019 What Time: 11:00 am EST (New York time) Who:
 



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.
Mar 05, 2019 11:00 am EST (New York time)
March Mini-forum
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Mini Forum:
March Mini-forum
When: Mar 05, 2019 What Time: 11:00 am EST (New York time) Who:
 



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.
Mar 12, 2019 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
Think Tank #1 Webinar
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Mini Forum:
Think Tank #1 Webinar
When: Mar 12, 2019 What Time: 11:00 am EDT (New York time) Who:
 



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.
Apr 18, 2019 6:00 pm EDT (New York time)
April Mini-forum
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Mini Forum:
April Mini-forum
When: Apr 18, 2019 What Time: 6:00 pm EDT (New York time) Who:
 



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.
May 21, 2019 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
Think Tank #2 Webinar
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Mini Forum:
Think Tank #2 Webinar
When: May 21, 2019 What Time: 11:00 am EDT (New York time) Who:
 



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.
May 23, 2019 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
May Mini-forum
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Mini Forum:
May Mini-forum
When: May 23, 2019 What Time: 11:00 am EDT (New York time) Who:
 



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.
Jun 18, 2019 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
June Mini-forum
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Mini Forum:
June Mini-forum
When: Jun 18, 2019 What Time: 11:00 am EDT (New York time) Who:
 



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.
Jul 09, 2019 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
Think Tank #3 Webinar
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Mini Forum:
Think Tank #3 Webinar
When: Jul 09, 2019 What Time: 11:00 am EDT (New York time) Who:
 



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.
Jul 16, 2019 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
July Mini-forum
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Mini Forum:
July Mini-forum
When: Jul 16, 2019 What Time: 11:00 am EDT (New York time) Who:
 



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.
Sep 10, 2019 11:00 am EDT (New York time)
Sept Mini-forum
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Mini Forum:
Sept Mini-forum
When: Sep 10, 2019 What Time: 11:00 am EDT (New York time) Who:
 



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.
Oct 17, 2019 6:00 pm EDT (New York time)
Oct Mini-forum
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Mini Forum:
Oct Mini-forum
When: Oct 17, 2019 What Time: 6:00 pm EDT (New York time) Who:
 



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.
Nov 19, 2019 11:00 am EST (New York time)
Nov Mini-forum
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Mini Forum:
Nov Mini-forum
When: Nov 19, 2019 What Time: 11:00 am EST (New York time) Who:
 



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.
Dec 10, 2019 11:00 am EST (New York time)
Think Tank #4 Webinar
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Mini Forum:
Think Tank #4 Webinar
When: Dec 10, 2019 What Time: 11:00 am EST (New York time) Who:
 



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.
Dec 17, 2019 11:00 am EST (New York time)
Dec Mini-forum
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Mini Forum:
Dec Mini-forum
When: Dec 17, 2019 What Time: 11:00 am EST (New York time) Who:
 



*Institute Members only. Contact Ginger Bitter for more information.

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 gbitter@rbl.net 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.