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Walt Cleaver



Walt Cleaver, President and CEO HRPS

Walt Cleaver is President and CEO of the Human Resource Planning Society, a global network of strategic human resource and business leaders. His relationship with the strategic HR community and exposure to current ideas, thinking, and best practices affords him an opportunity to gain a unique perspective on the complex and challenging human resource and business issues facing today's organizations. The Society represents a mix of leading edge thinkers and practitioners in business, industry, and academia around the world. Recently the Society was named a "Distinguished Organization" by the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) and also recognized as one of the key influences on the profession in the area of strategic HR.

Cleaver has been instrumental in extending the U.S. based organization's reach into a truly global one, by building relationships and partnerships in Europe, Asia and South America. The Society's State of the Art (SOTA) research report draws on this network to produce a truly global perspective of the strategic state of HR. HRPS also provides strategic content through it's website, publications, journal, workshops, conferences and forums.

He is frequently sought after to provide insights into key HR issues by most leading publications including, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Investor's Business Daily, Dallas Morning News, Human Resource Executive and other leading news outlets. Reflective of the Society's strategic emphasis, Cleaver's focus areas include leadership and talent management, HR strategy and planning, organizational effectiveness, and building a strategic HR function.

His corporate background covers a range of experiences in HR including employee, labor, and industrial relations, organizational and leadership development, talent management, and compensation and benefits. He has served on the Board of HRPS and was named an Officer in 1995. Cleaver assumed the role of President and CEO in 1996.


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