HCMx Radio 106: Participant-Centered Learning and Culture

Guests: Adrian Stevens, VP Learning and Professional Development – Talent Enablement and Sonia Ng, Director, Leadership, High Potential & Business Solutions at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Adrian is responsible for the enterprise-wide learning and development strategy, including leadership development, assessment, coaching, onboarding, professional skills, technical career path, functions, and compliance portfolios for HPE’s people and people leaders. Since the launch of HPE, Adrian has led the development of HPE’s leadership model, digital learning strategy, and culture activation plan. Prior to this, Adrian led the learning and development separation management office at HP, contributing to one of the largest and fastest corporate separations to date. The timely separation of learning programs, processes, systems, functions, and people resulted in the successful startup of learning ecosystems for both Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. Prior to pursuing a passion for bringing out the best in people with a move to learning and development at HP, Adrian led business and go-to market teams covering sales, marketing, and business operations within HP’s enterprise, SMB, and consumer organizations. Adrian has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific, contributing to his belief in the strength of cultural diversity across a global organization like HPE. He now resides in the San Francisco Bay area.

As a member of the Leadership & Professional Development team within Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Talent Enablement organization, Sonia Ngleads the design and delivery of HPE’s global programs for executive, core leadership and high potential development, as well as professional skills and business/functions training. During her career, she has been involved in all aspects of the learning profession from strategic planning, performance consulting, design and development, to delivery. At HPE, Ms. Ng led the launch of their industry award-winning flagship management program and directed the subsequent build-out of their enterprise-wide leadership curriculum, which spans all levels from individuals considering a role in leadership to senior executives. Prior to joining HPE, Sonia held learning and organization development roles within several technology and retail companies, including VMware, T-Mobile, Target Corp. and AT&T Wireless. Ms. Ng has a master’s in Human Resources & Organization Development from the University of San Francisco.

Topics and questions include:

  • Human-centered learning
  • How to create remarkable leaders to drive performance
  • Sense of purpose and engagement
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Growth mindsetting
  • Winning the right way
  • Leadership awareness
  • Shaping a positive culture
  • And more!

If you have questions about our discussion today, please contact us at – success@brandonhall.com.

We also are going on our third year of hosting our Women in Leadership Summit – WIL19. The event will be held on May 1 & 2 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Club in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We hope to see you at our event!

If you have questions about our guest or topic, or want access to our research, please contact us at success@brandonhall.comor visit www.brandonhall.com

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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