Wayne Brockbank

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Wayne Brockbank

International authority on HR strategy and leadership

Dr. Wayne Brockbank is a Professor of Business at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and a Partner of The RBL Group. At the Ross School of Business, Dr. Brockbank is the Faculty Director and Core Instructor of the Strategic Human Resource Planning Program.

He is the Co-director (with Dave Ulrich) of the Advanced Human Resource Executive Program. He is also the Director of HR executive programs in Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates. Over the past eighteen years, these… 

Dr. Wayne Brockbank is a Professor of Business at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and a Partner of The RBL Group. At the Ross School of Business, Dr. Brockbank is the Faculty Director and Core Instructor of the Strategic Human Resource Planning Program.

He is the Co-director (with Dave Ulrich) of the Advanced Human Resource Executive Program. He is also the Director of HR executive programs in Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates. Over the past eighteen years, these executive programs have been consistently rated as the best HR executive programs in the United States and Europe by the Wall Street Journal, Business Week and Leadership Excellence.

His research and consulting focus on (1) linkages between human resource practices and business strategy, (2) creating high performance corporate cultures, and (3) HR competencies that differentiate performance. He has published on these topics in the Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Planning, and Personnel Administrator and has contributed numerous book chapters. In 1990, 1995 and 2000, he received the best HR paper of the year from the Society of Human Resource Management and the Human Resource Planning Society.

Professor Brockbank has advised a wide range of international corporations on HR and leadership, including General Electric, BAE Systems, Royal Mail, Eli Lilly, Cathay Pacific Airways, Unilever, Motorola, Harley-Davidson, Citigroup, Shell, LaFarge, United Bank of Switzerland, Wyeth, Microsoft, and IBM. He has also participated in workshops for the Academy of Management, Linkage, The Conference Board, Society of Human Resource Management, Singapore Civil Service, Strategy Planning Forum, IQPC, Human Resource Planning Society, Seminarium, Hong Kong Government and others. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Human Resource Management, the Human Resource Planning Society, and Marketing Displays International.

Dr. Brockbank completed his Ph.D. at UCLA where he specialized in organization theory, business strategy and international business. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University.
 

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