HR Executive Program (HRLP)

An HR Executive Education Program that generate ideas with impact.

The Human Resource Learning Partnership is a premier strategic HR learning experience for senior-level and high-potential HR professionals from leading global companies. During this week-long experience, Dave Ulrich and other world class educators provide cutting edge insights while seasoned consultants support the success of real strategic HR projects. We invite you to join over 1,500 participants and 75 companies who have participated in this landmark program over the past 20 years.

HRLP weaves together playbook, company project, and personal growth for a premier strategic HR learning experience.

HRLP teams work on projects that add concrete value to their businesses as well as learn skills that make them more effective in their jobs. Each session is an intensive eight-day learning consortium involving participant teams from forward thinking companies. 

1. The Playbook

This year’s programs offer a completely refreshed curriculum. HR teams from leading companies will learn from world-class educators, and each other, in eight intensive days. They are constantly challenged to apply current topics in real-time to their teams, their HR functions, and their organizations. Encouraged to think like business leaders, HR professionals stretch their ability to impact the workforce and the success of the firm. To sustain and share learning, each core topic is supplemented by podcasts participants can use to refresh their memory or to share with others inside their organization.

Key topics include: taking an outside-in perspective, building an agile organization, defining and building potential, technology-enabled business and HR, building growth mindsets, your HR competencies, collaboration, influence and persuasion, and strategic HR metrics.

2. Company Project

Seasoned consultants coach the team on business-critical projects scoped to have real business impact. Before, during, and after the program, project coaches work with the team sponsor to identify an impactful project and then challenge, supplement, and support the team as they gather data, frame solutions, and apply their learnings in a real-world, high-visibility context. After the program, coaches continue to support teams as they take their projects back to implement them.

Instead of bringing outside consultants in house, send an internal team to solve your toughest HR business challenges at HRLP.

3. Personal Growth

In addition to ideas and impact, participants gain greater self-knowledge through 360 assessments combined with both professional and personal coaching. They also build new relationships, expanding their external professional network to include senior-level colleagues at other organizations.

HR professionals accelerate their ability to elevate impact on customers, investors, and the organization’s bottom line.

Participants leave with new ideas and frameworks on how to use HR to contribute value, with very specific project plans that will quickly be implemented, and with renewed personal energy for their HR profession.


Dave Ulrich, Program Co-Director

Erin Burns, Program Co-Director

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