HR Leaders’ Network

A confidential network to help advance experienced, high-potential HR professionals in their careers and to connect them with peers in other industries and companies

A Community of Experienced HR Leaders in Fortune 500 Companies

ORC’s Human Resources Leaders’ Network (HRLN) is a confidential, cross-industry network that provides established HR leaders with multiple forums to increase their knowledge, share information, discuss strategic issues, and simply connect with others who face similar challenges. Members participate in high-level discussions, share best practices, exchange information, and network directly with peers from a variety of industries.

Members Are Part of a Rich Community of Peers Who Share Expertise with You

Members represent companies from a wide range of industries—consumer products, manufacturing, technology, professional services, utilities, financial services, and others. All are smart, experienced HR leaders who are considered to be “high potentials” in their companies. The relationships forged at meetings are maintained and strengthened through a variety of structured events and informal contacts.

Members of HRLN are offered regular opportunities to participate in scheduled sessions (live meetings, webcasts, and conference calls) during the year. The sessions provide high-level discussion, networking, and sharing of best practices regarding current and emerging HR issues. The group adheres to a policy of confidentiality, thereby promoting open sharing of information among members.

The Community Delivers Valuable Information All Year

Meeting agendas are tailored to member’s current interests and needs, and discussions are frank and confidential. Webcasts and conference calls provide up-to-the-minute insight. Surveys and reports provide timely information and analysis on developments in the HR world.

Benefits of Membership

In-Person Meetings

Typically 2 to 3 one-day meetings per year are scheduled. Agendas address members’ most pressing HR issues and include ORC-facilitated discussions, as well as presentations by members and guest speakers. At every session, members participate in a roundtable discussion, giving them the opportunity to ask questions confidentially or share company experiences with peers.

Personal and Group Debrief Conference Calls

Nothing that can take the place of the value of personal interaction, but telephone debriefs are an increasingly relied-upon venue for realizing value from the network when schedules cannot accommodate a meeting. Members who have participated in the calls have found them to be an excellent backup when conflicts are unavoidable.

Regularly Scheduled Webcasts on Timely Topics, Hosted by Experts in the Field
The ORC Annual Conference and Community Service Activity

In addition to bringing together this broad group of senior HR leaders for a professionally enriching day of business content, members will once again have the option of participating in a half-day community outreach activity. Through this event, we hope to provide a wonderful opportunity to build upon the value of the network and leverage the social capital created throughout the year.

On-Demand Networking

Throughout the year, members have the opportunity to network and communicate with their professional peers. Members stay in touch via e-mail, telephone, and webcasts as our members-only Web site offers confidential access to other members’ contact information.

Ad Hoc and Formal Surveys

Participation in formal and ad hoc surveys on strategic HR issues is a valuable service that is often underutilized by members. If you have an immediate need for specific information that is potentially valuable to your colleagues, ORC will poll the group “on demand” on your behalf and share the results.

HR Outlook and Sightlines E-newsletters

Focusing specifically on issues of interest to HR leaders, the HR Outlook e-newsletter will be sent to you monthly. In addition, you will receive ORC’s Sightlines e-newsletter monthly reviewing trends and highlighting learning from ORC’s networks and knowledge base.

Who Should Join?

Experienced HR leaders who are responsible for supporting the strategic direction of their company, advising business leaders, and making decisions that directly impact employees and the bottom line. Members have at least ten years of experience in a corporate or divisional HR leadership role, are considered to be “high potential” leaders in their organizations, and could move into the senior HR officer role in the future.


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Contact Us

For more information about ORC’s HR Leaders’ Network, kindly contact Susan Carter at 212-852-0389 or Jenny Staehle at 773-272-0649.