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Dave Ulrich: HR’s role in Creating Shareholder Value for 2024 and Beyond

  • 24 Jan 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Zoom event


  • Special price for members

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Dave Ulrich joins the HRSF Community for our 2024 Kick-Off Session!

In this session, Dave will be sharing his latest thinking on HR’s role in creating shareholder value given the evolving world of work.

Dave will discuss:

  • What shareholders’ need in today’s business climate
  • Why it is important for HR to connect both outside and inside the organization
  • The need to harness uncertainty by finding certainty
  • Becoming a Paradox Navigator
  • Personalization in the workplace: why and how

Join us on January 24, 2024 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am PT, in an engaging conversation with the individual recognized as the “Father of modern HR” and ranked as #1 educator & management guru. Dave is one of the world's leading business thinkers who has made a significant impact on the HR industry. We are so honored to have him join us to kick-off our 2024 program lineup.


Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group ( a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. He has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 30 books. He edited Human Resource Management 1990-1999, served on editorial board of 4 other journals and on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller (16 years), has spoken to large audiences in 90 countries; performed workshops for over half of the Fortune 200; coached successful business leaders, and is a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources. He is known for continually learning, turning complex ideas into simple solutions, and creating real value to those he works with as he defines human capability as the next agenda for people and organization.

Organization. With co-authors, he has influenced thinking about modern organizations (Reinventing the Organization) by empirically showing how organization delivers 4 times business results over talent (Victory Through Organization), defined organizations as bundles of capabilities (Organization Capability) and worked to delineate capabilities of talent management (Why of Work; Talent Accelerator), culture change (GE Workout), learning (Learning Organization Capability), and collaboration (Boundaryless Organization).

Leadership. With colleagues, he has also articulated the basics of effective leadership (Leadership Code and Results Based Leadership), connected leadership with customers (Leadership Brand), shown how leadership delivers market value (Why the Bottom Line Isn’t), shapes investor expectations with an ability to measure leadership (Leadership Capital Index), and synthesized ways to ensure that leadership aspirations turn into actions (Leadership Sustainability).

Human Resources. He and his colleagues have shaped the HR profession and he has been called the “father of modern HR” and “HR thought leader of the decade” by focusing on HR outcomes, governance, competencies, and practices (HR Champions; HR Value Added; HR Transformation; HR Competencies; HR Outside In). He spearheaded a “gift” book on the future of HR (The Rise of HR) distributed to over 1,500,000 HR professionals), in which 70 thought leaders freely shared their insights.

He posts articles (over 200) and newsletter ( on Linkedin weekly.

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