David Forman

HCI Faculty

David C. Forman is the author of Fearless HR and former Chief Learning
Officer of The Human Capital Institute, a position he held for over a decade.
Beginning with the Human Capital Strategist course in 2004, David has
designed, developed, and taught the major HCI courses taken by thousands
of HR professionals throughout the world. He also served as host for HCI
conferences up until the 2014-15 season.

In 2015, David authored Fearless HR—Driving Business Results, and this
book has quickly become one of the most influential in the profession. Dave
Ulrich wrote the foreword and praised the book’s substance and perspective.
Amazon reviews give the book five stars and it is being used in universities,
businesses, and nonprofits all over the world. David has emphasized the key
Fearless HR themes in his widely read HRPS blog, LinkedIn posts, numerous
conference presentations, and HCI conference key note sessions.

Prior to HCI, David worked with SHRM to create materials to support the
launch of the new GPHR certification program in 2002. He spent 25 years
in the training industry, working with large global organizations to improve
the knowledge, skills, and performance of their people. Major clients include
FedEx, IBM, DuPont, Microsoft, SAP, American Express, PwC, Ford, Prudential,
Apple, and Allstate Insurance. In 1984, David had the unique opportunity to
work with Apple on the release of the Macintosh; and several years later to
help IBM streamline and cross-train over 22,000 manufacturing employees.

Content Featuring David Forman

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HR Levers to Drive Business Results

November 29, 2016 | David Forman

Explore the three primary drivers for improved outcomes for business results, and continue beyond these general drivers to discover an additional ten levers in which HR adds value to business.

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Lessons from Fearless HR

September 26, 2016 | David Forman

The story of Fearless HR also applies to the Learning and Development profession, because it suffers, as well, from less than flattering historical perceptions and conflicting purposes.  Once it is irrevocably stated that L&D’s ...

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Fearless HR

July 25, 2016 | David Forman

David Forman spent 2 years writing his book Fearless HR, six months of which involved developing a meaningful point of view and value proposition. Beyond that, he has leveraged his more than four decades of experience in the talent management ...

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The Fearless HR Story

January 13, 2016 | David Forman

In order to drive change and become a truly strategic partner HR must be fearless in its approach to seize future opportunities to drive business results.