Dave Ulrich, PhD

Rensis Likert Professor Ross School of Business, University of Michigan Partner The RBL Group

Dave Ulrich, PhD True
Dave Ulrich, PhD

Dave Ulrich, PhD

Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Partner, The RBL Group

Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor of Business at the Ross School, 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 of leadership, talent, and culture through leveraging human resources. He has helped generate award winning data bases that assess alignment between external business conditions, strategies, organization capabilities, HR practices, HR competencies, and customer and investor results.

He has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 25 books. He edited Human Resource Management 1990-1999, served on editorial board of 4 Journals, on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller, and Board of Trustees at Southern Virginia University, and is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources.

Honors include, but not limited to:

  • Ranked #1 speaker in Management/Business by Speaking.com in 2014
  • Lifetime Leadership Award from the Leadership Forum at Silver Bay in 2013
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from HR Magazine for being the “father of modern human resources” in 2012
  • Ranked #1 most influential international thought leader in HR by HR Magazine in 2011
  • Lifetime Fellowship in Australia Human Resources Institute (AHRI) in 2010
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) in 2007
  • Honorary Doctorate from University of Abertey, at Dundee Scotland
  • In 2000, received a Lifetime achievement award from World Federation of Personnel Management and listed in Forbes as one of the "world’s top five" business coaches
  • In 1998, received the Society for Human Resource Management award for Professional Excellence for lifetime contributions and the Lifetime achievement (PRO) award from International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruitment, and Employment Management Association
  • In 1997, received the Warner W. Stockberger Lifetime Achievement Award from International Personnel Management Association