David Ulrich, HR Expert, Keynote Speaker at CAI’s January 2007 Conference on HR Best Practices

Raleigh, NC, August 24, 2006 --(PR.com)-- David Ulrich, Professor of Business Administration with the University of Michigan and renowned Human Resources (HR) expert is the keynote speaker for CAI’s HR Management Conference scheduled for January 29-30, 2007 at the NCSU McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC. With a focus on human resource best practices, the conference also features speakers from The Disney Institute, Saratoga Institute, SAS and the Ken Blanchard Group.

Ulrich will present Principles and Practices for the New HR. With the current demand on HR business professionals to deliver business results, Ulrich will focus on the future of HR and provide theory and practice on how HR business professionals can create value in their organizations.

Ulrich is considered an expert in HR and is the Professor of Business Administration with the University of Michigan and the Co-Director of Michigan's Human Resource Executive Program. Ulrich was rated as the #1 executive educator over some tough competition including Peter Drucker, Stephen Covey, Peter Senge and Michael Porter in a recent survey by Business Week magazine.

He has consulted and done research with over half the Fortune 200. He is the author of HR Scorecard: Linking People, Strategy, and Performance, Organizational Capability: Competing from the Inside/Out and Results-based Leadership. He studies how organizations change, build capabilities, learn, remove boundaries, and leverage human resources activities. Ulrich's work has received multiple awards connected with his expertise and breadth of knowledge concerning the correlation between strategies, HR practices, and HR competencies of organizations.

“We are honored to have David Ulrich as the keynote speaker at CAI’s HR Management Conference in January. The caliber of his talent and knowledge as a human resource expert is known throughout the HR community. It is a special privilege to bring his impressive expertise to North Carolina,” says Bruce Clarke, President and CEO of CAI.

CAI’s HR Management Conference focuses on HR best practices and takes place January 29-30, 2007 at the NCSU McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC. More information on CAI’s HR Management conference is available at www.capital.org/621

About CAI
CAI, Capital Associated Industries, is a non-profit employers’ association serving the greater Research Triangle, Piedmont Triad, and 65 eastern counties of North Carolina. With offices in Raleigh and Greensboro, CAI provides over 1,200 member companies with executive, management and human resources information and services, including day-to-day telephone guidance, advice and training. More information on CAI membership, solutions or services is available at www.capital.org or 919-878-9222.

Laura Cunningham