How Organizations Create and Sustain Highly Engaging Cultures

Join more than 100 organizations in The Engagement Institute

There are more than 100 members including some of the world’s top organizations: Apple, Oracle, Shell, Royal Bank of Scotland, Colgate Palmolive, Hewlett-Packard, Accenture, ITT, Hulu, Tata Power Company, Nokia Solutions and Networks, The Boeing Company, U.S. Patent & Trade Office, Holcim Ltd, Symantec, Michelin, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Philips, Unilever, Lloyds Banking Group, Target, Partnership for Public Service, Caterpillar, ABN AMBRO, Xerox, ADP, SingTel, Civil Service College (Singapore), The Coca-Cola Company, General Motors, Standard Chartered, Novelis, Inc., CITGO, Lincoln Financial Group, Siam Commercial Bank, Safeway, Wipro, Hilton Worldwide, A.P. Moller-Maersk, University of Wisconson-Madison, Salesforce, eBay, Thomson Reuters, Procter & Gamble, Monsanto, Manila Electric Company (Meralco), Qualcomm, Zurich Insurance, TIAA-CREF, Square Inc, Baird, Lorillard, Neuberger Berman, United Way, Virgin Pulse, Intuit, First Data, AT&T, Manpower, Amazon, Booz Allen Hamilton, GAP, Prudential Corporation Asia, New York Life Insurance, SanDisk, The Mayo Clinic, Lowe’s, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Right Management, Wildlife Conservation Society, IDEXX Laboratories, Indiana University, SunTrust Bank, and Telekom Malaysia Berhad.

New Insights into the Engagement Challenge

Employee engagement is not a new concept. Most employers recognize that engaged employees produce more and stay longer in an organization that treats them well, listens to their needs and helps them develop.  And while most organizations measure employee perceptions in some fashion, few have been successful building, sustaining and leveraging employee engagement to create tangible business outcomes. The challenge has intensified with the emergence of a new generation in the workforce, heightened international competition and the unparalleled pace of change in the world.  It’s what we call a VUCA world – full of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

Unlocking People Performance through Innovation

Three leading organizations, on the cutting edge of this field, have come together to found a research community of practice engineered to advance the global state of engagement. The Conference Board, Deloitte and Sirota are pleased to announce the formation of The Engagement InstituteTM.

This research community of practice consists of cross-industry leaders who will partner with experts and work collaboratively to shape how organizations understand and drive engagement through a series of research activities and peer learning opportunities. Together, we will uncover new insights and develop new practices which drive continuous engagement improvement and quantifiable business impact. 

How To Become Involved

We are excited to announce two options for being a part of The Engagement Institute:

  • Join The Engagement Institute as a Research Fellow.  Research Fellows have the opportunity to guide the annual priorities, participate in our ongoing series of webinars, shape the research agenda, attend our annual Engagement Summit, access our full suite of proprietary research and insights, visit top organizations to learn about their engagement practices, and participate to the degree you choose in a Research Working Group (led by experts, this group brings executives together to conduct research to solve a specific business issue, identify best practices, document findings and gain insights). Research Fellows lead engagement efforts at their respective companies and are the thought leaders who will drive the conversations and change the way we think about employee engagement. The only request to join is a sustaining subsidy of USD $12,500 per year from each Research Fellow organization members which includes full participation of two executives, a unique developmental opportunity for senior leaders.
  • Join The Engagement Institute as an Advisor.   Advisors have the opportunity to stay involved with The Engagement Institute but with no up-front fees.  Throughout the year, you will have the opportunity to provide input and feedback to help shape and address the topics and challenges organizations face by participating in quarterly surveys and attending webinars. Limited to one executive from each organization.

At a glance, both roles can provide benefits for you and your organizations…..

Benefits… As an Advisor As a Research Fellow 
Define the business questions, the research agenda and priorities for The Engagement Institute Provide Input & Feedback Set the Direction; Lead the Way

Participate in Quarterly Surveys

(10 min/survey)

Required Required

Participate in Quarterly Webinars

(1 hour/webinar)

Invited Invited
Participate in Research Process N/A Included for 2 Executives (T&E Add'l)
Visit Site of "Best Practice" Organization N/A Included for 2 Executives (T&E Add'l)
Gain access to the proprietary repository of collective research & insights of The Engagement Institute N/A Included
Receive new, annual research & insights from The Engagement Institute Strategic Overview Full Reports

Annual Summit Attendance

Optional: Registration Add'l

Registration Included (T&E Add'l)


Our Mission

The Engagement Institute has been designed to steward the evolving process of learning and discovery around the critical business issue of employee engagement. As the environment and the conditions around us change, so will the focus areas of research and application. The Engagement Institute members will work to shape the thinking and, in turn, advance the global understanding of engagement and its impact to successfully drive business performance.

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Survey from Engagement Institute™
The Engagement Institute™ is examining ways that organizations develop a highly-engaging culture. Please take two minutes to complete this survey, and we'll send you a complimentary strategic overview of the findings once released.

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