Dave Ulrich
The Thinkers 50

David Ulrich, PhD

Univ. of Michigan Business Professor and Leading Authority on HR

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Speaking Topics

  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Development
  • Strategic Alignment

Travels From

  • UT

Speaker's Fee Range

    $20,001 - $40,000

Dave Ulrich

David Ulrich's Key Accomplishments Include . . .
David Ulrich is Professor of Business at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and the Co-Director of Michigan's Human Resource Executive Program. His teaching and research address the question: How do people create organizations that add value to customers? Dave Ulrich studies how organizations change, build capabilities, learn, remove boundaries and leverage human resources activities. Professor Ulrich also studies organization capabilities of talent, speed, collaboration, accountability, and leadership. He has helped generate multiple award winning data bases that assess alignment between strategies, human resource practices and HR competencies.

Dave Ulrich has been ranked the "#1 Management Educator & Guru" by BusinessWeek, selected by Fast Company as one of the "10 Most Innovative and Creative Leaders", and named "The Most Influential Person in HR" by HR Magazine for three years.

Dave Ulrich has written over a dozen books covering topics in HR and Leadership including Tomorrow's (HR) Management, Human Resource Champions, Results Based Leadership, The Leadership Code and HR Transformation: Building Human Resources from the Outside In.

David Ulrich's work has received multiple awards connected with his expertise and breadth of knowledge concerning the correlation between strategies, HR practices, and HR competencies of organizations.

More About Dave Ulrich . . .
Dave Ulrich emphasizes defining organizations through the capabilities they possess. His work has helped define and shape key capabilities such as change, learning, collaboration, accountability, talent, service, innovation, and efficiency. The outcomes of leadership and HR are the capabilities that an organization possesses that deliver value to customers, investors, and communities.

Although he has been involved in large-scale research projects, Dave Ulrich's presentations are characterized by synthesizing complex ideas into frameworks and tools that executives can use. David Ulrich is a well-traveled speaker, working with groups of all sizes where he is known for engaging the participants, helping to translate the ideas into actions that work for them. His motto is that good teaching is not what he knows, but how his knowledge helps participants do what they do better.

Dave Ulrich is currently on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller, is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources, and is on the Board of Trustees of Southern Virginia University.
Suggested Keynote Programs
  • Organizational Capability as a Competitive Advantage
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Leadership Brand
  • Strategic HR
  • Future of HR
  • Culture
  • Talent Management
  • Speed of Change
  • Bureaucracy Busting
  • Building Intangible Value