How Organizations Create and Sustain Highly Engaging Cultures

About the Engagement Institute

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.

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.

Who Should Participate

Designed for executives and business leaders focused on driving engagement and performance for their organizations.

Current Research Fellow Organizations

  • American Express Company
  • Apple, Inc.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • General Motors Company
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Idexx Laboratories
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc.
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Michelin North America
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Partnership for Public Service
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland plc
  • Sunrise Senior Living, Inc.
  • Thomson Reuters
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • University of Wisconsin


Research Fellows receive:

Research Involvement

  • Participation in Research Working Group to address critical engagement business challenges
  • Defining the business questions, the research agenda and priorities
  • Partnership in the execution and delivery of results back to the research community of practice
  • Exclusive access to research reports for a month before wider distribution

Repository of Collective Research & Insights

  • Networking and peer learning with other world-class organizations
  • Learning from expert researchers in the field
  • Exclusive access to all content and expertise inclusive of best practice examples, articles, webinars, etc.

Quarterly “Insight” Webinars

  • Exclusive invitation to quarterly webinars featuring cutting edge research and successful practices of Institute members
  • Insights to build a more effective engagement culture and business impact

Annual Summit

  • Highlights include:
    • "Best practices”
    • Research results 
    • Action planning
    • Networking
The Engagement Institute™
The Engagement Institute™ 2016 Meeting Dates
  • January 18-19 - New York, NY
  • April 5-6 - New York, NY
  • June 28 -29 - New York, NY
  • October 12-14 -The Engagement Institute™ 2016 Fall Summit - Location TBD
The Engagement Institute™ 2015 Fall Summit

The Conference Board, Deloitte and Sirota, are pleased to announce the second annual Engagement Institute 2015 Fall Summit, a two day event that will uncover new insights and share new practices which drive continuous engagement improvement and quantifiable business impact.

October 21-23, 2015
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Alexandria, VA

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