Office of Recruitment and Diversity
205 East 42nd Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017
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
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.