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How Organizations Create and Sustain Highly Engaging Cultures

How Organizations Build and Sustain Highly Engaging Leaders

How Organizations Foster Employee Ownership of Engagement

Moments That Matter Throughout the Employee Life Cycle

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.

Research Fellows (US Group)

Research Fellows:

  • American Water Works Company
  • AT&T
  • Cardinal Health
  • CarMax
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Deere & Company
  • General Motors
  • Gogo
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lockheed Martin


  • Michelin North America, Inc.
  • Novo Nordisk 
  • Quicken Loans
  • Shell Oil Company
  • The Conference Board
  • UPS
  • U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • The University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Vizient, Inc.

                             * As of August 23, 2018



Research Fellows (EU Group)

Research Fellows:

  • BNP Paribas
  • A.P. Moller-Maersk
  • HSBC Holdings
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Solvay S.A.
  • Teleperformance
  • Tetra Pak
  • Unilever
  • Volvo Car Corporation

                             * As of August 23, 2018

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.


Research Fellows receive:

Networking and peer learning with other world-class organizations

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

  • Learning from expert researchers in the field
  • Exclusive access to all content and expertise inclusive of best practice examples, articles, webinars, etc.

Annual Summit (Included for US Research Fellows)

  • Highlights include:
    • "Best practices”
    • Research results 
    • Action planning
    • Networking
The Engagement Institute™

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The Engagement Institute™ Meeting Dates

US Meeting dates: 

  • Sept 13-14, 2018 - Detroit, MI

The "2018 Engagement Summit" dates:

  • October 17-19, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV

EU Meeting Dates:

  • Oct 11, 2018 - Brussels, Belgium
The Engagement Institute™ 2018 Brochure

To learn more about the The Engagement Institute, download the brochure below.

The Engagement Institute™ 2018 Brochure

Why join the Engagement Institute™?

Great companies love to share with, and learn from, each other. That's why The Engagement Institute is so valuable to my work here at Royal Bank of Scotland. I have access to first class research and insights as well as a network of leading companies to support me shape our engagement approach and people strategy.

Greig Aitken, Group Head, People Strategy, Insight and Change, Royal Bank of Scotland