Membership Information

Connections with HR innovators. Invaluable informational resources. Eye-opening dialogues and debates. And they’re yours for the taking.

From its humble beginnings with 11 charter members, membership in HRPI has grown to more than 40 companies, representing some of the most prominent, highly-respected, and largest corporations in the United States and the world.

As a member of HRPI, you’ll get exclusive invitations to two semi-annual meetings, membership in a network of forward-thinking HR executives, and access to innovative research that matters. We also offer a series of webinars though out the year on cutting edge HR Topics.

Since its inception in 1981, HRPI has made significant strides in developing its membership meetings. These meetings bring together practitioners and researchers for two days each spring and fall to discuss leading-edge human resource matters and to network with fellow HR executives and scholars. Meetings are organized around an overarching topic in HR and feature leading experts from academia, consulting, and the corporate sectors relevant to this topic.

Upcoming Member Meetings:

HRPI meetings are for members only. Please contact HRPI’s Assistant Director Sandy Keldsen at to register.

HRPI webinar: Loneliness and Mental Health
Monday, December 4, at 12:00 PM Eastern Time

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH, founder and director of The Foundation for Art and Healing, and author of the new book, Project Unlonely.
Dr. Tam Brownlee, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAFP, Chief Health Officer, Accenture
Dr. Connie Hadley , Organizational Psychologist, Lecturer, Management & Organizations, Boston University Questrom School of Business

HRPI spring 2024 Meeting of Members
Thursday, May 2 & Friday, May 3, 2024

Members should contact Sandy Keldsen to register.

    Past Meetings:

    HRPI fall 2023 Meeting of Members
    Thursday, November 2 & Friday, November 3, 2023

    Fall 2023 Agenda

    HRPI spring 2023 Meeting of Members
    Thursday, May 4 & Friday, May 5, 2023

    Spring 2023 Agenda

    HRPI Member Webinar – Pay Transparency
    Friday, February 3, 2022, from 12pm – 1pm EST
    Our webinar on Pay Transparency took place on Friday, February 3 from 12:00pm -1:00pm EST. The webinar will be led by Professor of the Practice and HRPI Associate Director Charlie Tharp, with a panel of HR executives from CA, CO and NY who will share their experiences with compliance and implementation. Executives on the panel are: Christina Hall, CHRO Instacart; Kevin Sweeney, Head of Global Compensation, Colgate-Palmolive Company; and Jared Ruger, Human Resources Business Partner/Global Shared Services, Ball Corporation.

    HRPI fall 2022 Meeting of Members
    Thursday, October 20 & Friday, October 21, 2022
    Thanks to all who attended our fall meeting of members. Click here for photos from the meeting.

    Fall 2022 Agenda

    HRPI Member Webinar -Stop Framing Wellness Programs Around Self-Care
    Tuesday, September 27, 2022, from 12pm – 1pm EST
    Professor William Kahn, Chairman of the Management and Organization Department, HRPI Faculty Fellow, and Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar will lead a conversation with HRPI members based on his recent article in Harvard Business School Publishing. Read the full article here.

    Research That Matters

    HRPI sponsors research on topics of interest to our member companies. Under the guidance of a member-led steering committee, HRPI has funded over 70 research projects by faculty and doctoral students and has developed numerous case studies on critical HR and organizational issues. In addition, the semi-annual HRPI newsletter provides updates on member company HR programs and communicates news, surveys, and initiatives in the HR field.



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