Office of Recruitment and Diversity
395 Hudson Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10014
Tel: 646-664-3307

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Participants in the Human Resources Department Sage Emerging Leadership program included (from l): Gary Yip, Margaret Macauley, John Conway and Jenny Hue

Shown left to right: Gary Yip, Margaret Macaulay, John Conway, and Jenny Hua

At the Office of Human Resources Management, succession planning is one of its main objectives. The SAGE (Skills Acquired for Growth and Engagement) Program is designed to create a network of future leaders in the Office of Human Resources Management. Our mission is to build a foundation of skills needed to strengthen the connections between different groups and individuals, while providing the participants resources to develop competencies and opportunities for success.

This program was led by four Central Office staff members who were accepted into TIAA’s Emerging Leaders Network in 2015.


In December 2017, 18 early to mid-level career professionals across the different units of OHRM completed the three-month long inaugural program. They were selected through an application process and selection committee. Throughout the four day-long sessions, they were given a self-reflecting assessment along with assignments and opportunities to develop collaborative projects.

Session topics included:

  • Emotional Intelligence, Social Style, and Versatility
  • Management vs. Leadership
  • Communication and Mastering Difficult Conversations
  • Challenging the Process
  • Building Your Leadership Brand

Leadership Support

Group photo of closing ceremony, CUNY Human Resources diversity and recruitment conference

Supervisors and Senior leaders play an important role in the ongoing development of their staff. The program augments this effort by providing constructive feedback, and ongoing support to advance the careers of the SAGE participants.