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Meet Dave Ulrich

12:05 AM September 25, 2016

“As the pace of change increases in every aspect of our lives, HR professionals have become change champions in many companies around the world, and this has generally been much to their employers’ advantage.”

That’s how HR Guru David Olsen Ulrich describes the importance of people managers and HR professionals in every organization.


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 studies how organizations build capabilities such as leadership, speed, learning, accountability, and talent through leveraging human resources. He has helped generate award winning tools and frameworks that assess alignment between strategies, organizational capabilities, HR practices, HR competencies, and customer and investor results.

He has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 25 books. He was editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Human Resource Management from 1990-1999, served on the editorial board of four other academic journals, the Board of Directors for Herman Miller, and the Board of Trustees at Southern Virginia University. He is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.


Recognized by HR Magazine as the most influential figure in human resources, Ulrich will be in the country for a one-day only engagement on October 21, 2016 (9:00 am to 12:00nn) at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. Ulrich, also considered by Business Week as the World’s no.1 management educator and by Forbes as one of the World’s Top 5 business coaches, will hold a C-Suite Workshop entitled, “How CEOs Can Build Winning Organizations: Hybrid Technology, Talent, Leadership, and Culture.”

During the event, Ulrich will help organizations recognize how the fourth industrial revolution, an era characterized by hybrid digitization or the amalgamation of the cyber-physical systems could redefine the nature of competition in new and unexpected ways.

Participants are also expected to learn how to respond to shifts, disruptions, and changes; create organizational efficiency; manage assets; and deliver great sustainable results. This workshop is tailor-made for top business leaders who must work within a rapidly changing environment and discover how to boost organizations’ capabilities by getting a view of technological shifts, understanding the true nature of talent, leadership, and culture.

His facilitation style focuses on “learning solutions” where participants bring their real-time cases and business problems to the workshop, then leave with specific solutions to those problems. He engages in “conversations” with participants to integrate theory and practice. He is committed to ideas with impact and participants leave his workshops able to apply the latest theory and research to their unique situations.
After the C-Suite event, Ulrich will be part of the third and last day of the 53rd Annual Conference of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) happening at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) from October 19 to 21. He will conduct a plenary presentation on “The Next New Thing: How HR Creates Value from the Outside In.”

This will be another milestone in the rich history of the premier organization of people managers and HR practitioners in the country as part of its 60th anniversary celebration.

In the field of human resource management, Ulrich introduced the first HR Competency  Model in 1987 based from researches he made. The said version consisted of Business Knowledge, Change, and HR Delivery. He updated this with his 2012 HR Competency Model consisting of competencies such as Credible activist; Strategic positioner; Capability builder; Change champion; Human resource innovator and integrator; and Technology proponent.

This year, he again improved on this competency model, and his new list includes Credible activist; Strategic positioner; Human capital Curator; Culture and Change champion; Total rewards steward; Technology and media integrator; Analytics designer and interpreter; Compliance manager; and Paradox navigator.

Richard Mamuyac is the Communications Specialist of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), the premier organization of HR practitioners and people managers in the country. To contact PMAP, you may call 7261532, email [email protected], visit or like

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