In a complex global society, the effective management of human resources is a key to the success of any organization. The Human Resources Round Table known as HARRT at UCLA was established in 1986 to help foster this success. HARRT at UCLA is a network of human resources executives and academics designed to meet the changing needs of its members. Membership is purposely limited to nurture the relationship of trust that has developed among participants over the years. Our sensitivity to proprietary issues allows for a free exchange of knowledge and insights among executives and faculty. Members are the senior executives responsible for the design and execution of human resources strategy and policy in their organizations, which represent a cross section of leading institutions. Associated faculty are experts in a wide variety of specialties, a reflection of UCLA's interdisciplinary approach to human resources management in and out of the classroom.

HARRT Objectives

HARRT's primary objective is to enhance the practice and teaching of human resources management by fostering close ties between academics and senior level practitioners. Such interaction improves executives' knowledge and practice, and offers the opportunity to influence teaching and research, thus helping to shape the quality of their future workforce.

Benefits of Membership

Senior executives of for profit and not-for-profit organizations are invited to be participating members based on their career experience and contributions to the advancement of human resource management. Members take an active interest in exploring and creating knowledge and best practices which they share as part of HARRT Round Table and Retreat discussions. Among the benefits associated with annual membership are the following:
  • Invitations to participate in all HARRT Round Tables and Annual Retreat.
  • Formal and informal networking with peer executives across industries in Southern California.
  • Complimentary copies of recently published articles and books by featured speakers.
  • Assistance with internship opportunities for UCLA students.
  • Invitations to events sponsored by the Anderson School, the IS Associates, the School of Public Policy, the Institute for Industrial Relations and the Labor Center.
  • Sponsorship of faculty and/or student research and action research projects. Opportunities to plan and participate in programs.
  • Assistance in identifying faculty experts and research for special projects.
  • Special invitations and discounts to events sponsored by affiliated organizations such as the UCLA Anderson Economic Forecast and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)

For more information on HARRT and its programs, please contact Ellen Sheehan, Executive Director at 310-794-5959 or email HARRT@irle.ucla.edu or visit our website at http://www.harrt.ucla.edu/