Cloud training program focused on preparing the workforce of the future to help companies embrace what the cloud makes possible

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2020 — Deloitte announced that its Deloitte Cloud Institute™️ training program has been recognized with a coveted Brandon Hall Group Gold award for Excellence in Learning in the category of Best Learning Program Supporting a Change Transformation Business Strategy.

“Organizations around the world highly value Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards — so much so that we received a record number of applications in the middle of a global pandemic,” said Rachel Cooke, Brandon Hall Group COO, and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards Program. “The awards provide valuable recognition and validation of best practices in all areas of HCM at a time when they have never been more important to both employers and employees.”

The Deloitte Cloud Institute is building the industry’s most skilled workforce across the entire cloud and technology lifecycle — to outpace change, navigate complexity; and help clients and society truly realize cloud’s potential. Through a curriculum designed to support and encourage lifelong learning, Deloitte practitioners at any level can upskill with hands-on courses, deep training and learning pathways from cloud developer to strategist, and everything in between.

“The Deloitte Cloud Institute is a one-of-a-kind program,” said Myke Miller, managing director, Deloitte Consulting LLP and dean of the Institute. “We’re focused on training our professionals for the ever-evolving business landscape, providing flexible and differentiated learning options; and helping companies embrace what the cloud makes possible.  We’re very honored to be recognized by the Brandon Hall Group.”

“Moving forward, it will be imperative for companies, clients and customers to have cloud-skilled workforces,” said Kate Kustermann Rivera, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and the cloud capability development leader for the Institute. “Our program is at the forefront of this movement, transforming our workforce through a comprehensive, applied learning curriculum.  I’m very proud that we received this award from the Brandon Hall Group.”

Award entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent, senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts, and executives based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits.

Deloitte Consulting LLP was recognized with seven total awards this year, including four Gold and three Bronze.

About Deloitte
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About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group is an HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. With more than 10,000 clients globally and 25 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Our mission: Empower excellence in organizations around the world through our research and tools each and every day. At the core of our offerings is a Membership Program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. The Membership Program offers insights and best practices to enable executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient. www.brandonhall.com

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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.