• March 14, 2019
HCMx Radio 109: Participant-Centered Learning and Culture

Guest: Donna Salvo, Executive Director, Systemwide Talent Management, University of California, Office of the President

Donna Salvo has been with the University of California since 2010 and appointed as Executive Director, Systemwide Talent Management and Staff Development in 2012. Today, she is responsible for the initiatives related to Systemwide strategies and programs which include attracting, hiring, deploying, developing and retaining UC’s Talent. Her focus is to lead and identify best practices in a systemwide integrated talent management function that enables employees to grow, perform and succeed by strengthening the connections between the employee and their opportunities at UC. Known for her vast expertise in aligning strategies to attract key talent, improve performance, drive leadership effectiveness and employee engagement she is passionate about advancing the disciplines in talent management by creating positive experiences for the organization. As a result she has shared her insights at 2011, 2012, 2013 LinkedIn Talent Connect, 2016 Perspectives, and 2017 HCI conferences and webinars. She serves as a thought leader and talent management innovator for which she and her team were recognized in 2016 with “creating an impact in Higher Education” a global award from Skillsoft/Sum Total. The University of California was honored with a Gold Award for Best Advance in Women Leadership Development in the 2018 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards.

Topics and questions include:

  • Professional development for women
  • Moving careers further
  • Thinking visually about your job
  • Building a career
  • Gender and ethnicity nuances
  • 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.com or 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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