Workshop 2: Dave Ulrich – SOLD OUT



Recent research has found that ‘organisation’ has four times the impact on business results as ‘individual’. This dramatic finding means that HR professionals need to become more adept at defining, assessing and improving their organisation. This workshop will give participants a new definition of organisation, tools for assessing their organisation’s capabilities, and specific actions to build better organisations.

The definition of organisation is based on the context in which the organisation operates. Because of environmental changes, the traditional hierarchical organisation fails to respond quickly enough. The emerging organisation is defined less by structure and more by capabilities. Capabilities represent what the organisation is known for and good at doing. Professor Dave Ulrich will review a capability audit that can be used to prioritise key capabilities.

Professor Ulrich will also look at emerging capabilities for successful organisations, including managing information, adapting to change, shaping culture and building collaboration. For each of these key capabilities, he will provide tools for making them happen.

Finally, Professor Ulrich will look at how to create the emerging competitive organisation which focuses on market based networks. In these organisations, capabilities flow from the hub (platform) into the market based teams. He will show how these organisations operate successfully.

HR professionals will leave this workshop with the tools to become organisation architects.

This workshop is sold out, but you can still register to attend Dave Ulrich's keynote session 'Leadership for the future' as part of the Main Convention Program on Wednesday 23 August 2017.

Dave Ulrich

Dave Ulrich

Rensis Likert Professor of Business, University of Michigan and co-founder, The RBL Group

Hailed as the father of modern HR and ranked as the top management guru and a leading business thinker, Professor Dave Ulrich has shaped thinking on the HR profession, effective leadership and organisations. In his writing, teaching, and consulting, Professor Ulrich continually seeks new ideas that tackle some of the world’s thorniest and longest standing challenges. As “HR thought leader of the decade” he has transformed the profession by focusing on HR outcomes, governance, competencies and practices.

Professor Ulrich has been ranked as a #1 management guru by Business Week, profiled by Fast Company as one of the world’s top 10 creative people in business, a top five coach in Forbes, and recognised on Thinkers50 as one of the world’s leading business thinkers.

His bestselling books and speeches inspire the corporate and academic agenda. He has co-authored 30 books and over 200 articles including HR Champions; HR Value Added; HR Transformation; HR Competencies; HR Outside In. He has also spoken in 88 countries; performed workshops for over half of the Fortune 200; and coached successful business leaders.

Professor Ulrich is Rensis Likert Professor of Business, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and is co-founder and partner at the RBL Group. He gives back to the profession and others, having served as editor of Human Resource Management for 10 years. He works as a Trustee and advisor to universities and other professional groups. He is known for continually learning, turning complex ideas into simple solutions, and creating real value for those he works with.