Human Resources and Requisite Organization

Resources fo human resources professionals


Sabrena Mayhan
Former VP Human Resources

Novus International

Rich Morgan
Former VP Human Resources
Canadian Tire Acceptance


Charlotte Bygrave
Former VP Human Resources 
Roche Canada 


Maurice Dutrisac
Former VP Human Resources
Inglis Appliance Company

Rick Brown
Former VP Human Resources
CIBC Card Division

  Yves Ouellet
Former VP Human Resources

Mike Foutch
Director of Human Resources
First National Bank


Cyndy Donato
Chief People Officer
Novus International

  Patrick Schmidt
VP Human Resources
Graham Group Ltd.

Anne Stephen
VP Human Resources
Torex Gold

  John Hofmeister
Former Senior VP Human Resources
Royal Dutch Shell
  Jack Brady
Former VP Human Resources
CRA Ltd. 
  Jack Fallow
Director of Human Resources
British Gas 
  Robert Anderson
Director, Human Resources and
Organisational Effectiveness
Yarra Trams


Video Overviews: the Impact of Requisite Organization Concepts

Requisite Organization: The CEO's Perspective
A 9-minute bilingual video highlighting CEO experience with RO

Requisite Organization: The VPHR's Perspective
A 7-minute bilingual video highlighting VPHR experiences

Video Interviews with VPHRs with Requisite Organization Experience

Sabrena Hamilton
Global VPHR Novus International Inc, 2009.

Rich Morgan
Partner, CORE International Inc.

Charlotte Bygrave
Principal Bygrave & Associates

Maurice Dutrisac
President MasterMind Solutions Inc.

Rick Brown
INSIGHT Consulting, Former VPCBIC, Card Division, 2009.

Video in Human Resources

Ken Shepard
President, GO Society

Presentation to FIDAGH and WFPMA, September 22, 2009
Ken Shepard was invited to address a special education session of the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA) and Federación Interamericana de Asociaciones de Gestión Humana (FIDAGH) related to a major HR conference in Buenos Aires, September 22, 2009.


Creating the HR Function That Your Company's Strategy Requires
Video Presentation: FIDAGH: Part 1, FIDAGH Part 2 and FIDAGH Part 3


Maria Suero
Independent Consultant
Former Staffing Training and Development Manager, Acindar, Argentina, 2009 (Spanish)

Anne Stephen and Rich Morgan
Core International

Interviews with Various HR roles within Novus International, 2009

Sabrena Hamilton, VPHR

Robin Pokoik, Director of Human Resources

Maria Burt, Human Resources Manager

April Pore, Human Resources Manager


Peggy Wunder, HR Generalist

Case Studies

Bank of Montreal (BMO): Organization Design

Reality HR: April Taggart on Organization Design

April Taggart is Vice President of Human Resources for the Bank of Montreal's 17,000 employee-strong Personal and Commercial Client Group. caught up with Ms. Taggart to learn more about the BMO development and implementation of a world-class organization design that draws heavily upon RO fundamentals and principles.

Four Seasons Hotels: Individual Weakness and Organization Design

Reality HR: John Young on Individual Weakness and Organization DesignJohn Young is the recently retired Executive Vice President, Human Resources of the esteemed Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. interviewed Mr. Young about a fascinating case of trying to rescue a key, highly talented but troublesome manager, and the power of organization design in the process.


Positioning of the HR function to support strategic change

By Charlotte Bygrave, Herb Koplowitz and Ken Shepard




We want to attract good people, retain the better people and advance the best people

From Tata Group Media room, Interview with R. Gopalakrishnan by Christabelle Noronha


Recommended Reading Materials

The Rigour of Requisite Organization
An Introduction to Requisite Organization Written for Senior HR Managers. Ken Shepard, President of the GO Society
Published by the IRC at Queens University Kingston Canada

REQUISITE: The Theory, Structure & Organization -- Frequently Asked Questions
One of the best quick overviews of requisite organization - and most frequently downloaded from the GO web site.

The Long View of Leadership
One of the best general introductions to requisite organization from the business press.
Alexander Ross
Canadian Business

Major HR Professional Associations that have sponsored GO Society World Conferences:

ADCA- Argentine training and development society
FUNDECE - Argentine quality association


Australian Human Resources Institute·


CHRP (Canadian Human Resource Professionals)·


Latin America
FIDAGH - association of presidents of national HR societies throughout Latin America


Major organizations and consulting firms that provide Requisite Organization-based services

A global association of academics, managers, and consultants that focuses on spreading RO implementation practices and encouraging their use
Dr. Gerry Kraines, the firms principal, combines Harry Levinson's leadership frameworks with Elliott Jaques's Requisite Organization. He worked closely with Jaques over many years, has trained more managers in these methods than anyone else in the field, and has developed a comprehensive RO-based software for client firms.
Ron Capelle is unique in his multiple professional certifications, his implementation of RO concepts through well designed organization development methods, and his research documenting the effectiveness of his firm's interventions
Former RO-experienced CEO, Ron Harding, provides coaching to CEOs of start-ups and small and medium-size companies that are exploring their own use of RO concepts.  His role is limited, temporary and coordinated with the RO-based consultant working with the organization
Founded by Gillian Stamp, one of Jaques's colleagues at Brunel, the firm modified Jaques;s work-levels, developed the Career Path Appreciation method, and has grown to several hundred certified assessors in aligned consulting firms world-wide recently expanding to include organization design
Requisite Organization International Institute distributes Elliott Jaques's books, papers, and videos and provides RO-based training to client organizations