Names redacted because I’m sure everyone involved in this lucrative little farce has the best and most earnest intentions. The Assistant VP who wrote it is paid $136,698.
From: XXXXXXX XXXX
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Subject: Operations Announcement – Talent Management
I am pleased to share the following news regarding some upcoming changes in Operations.
We’ve always known how important our employees are in making this a special and highly successful organization. As a result of our recent growth/expansion and the launching of our campaign, we must further invest in our greatest asset – our talent. With this in mind, we are planning to expand on the professional development program that was previously implemented and build a talent management program that will focus on strategic talent management around recruitment, professional development, and retention.
In order to do this, we will be hiring a Director of Talent Management position who will partner with XXX XXXXXXXX to fully assess our organizational needs and build a comprehensive and robust program. Having dedicated staff, time, and resources will help us define what this program will need to look like for University Advancement.
To expedite the program building process, we have enlisted the assistance of a talent management consultant, XXXXX XXXXXXX. XXXXX has worked with various advancement talent management teams at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Michigan, in addition to providing coaching and consulting services within the higher-ed advancement arena. XXXXX will be soliciting input and ideas in order to help prepare for this new position.
We will be looking to collect your input on many facets. Your involvement will be vital in making this new program one that meets the needs of our department. In the works are surveys and meetings to collect information about our current practices around professional development and employee engagement. Additional details will follow in the coming weeks and months.
I am happy to answer any questions you have and will continue to provide updates as we build this new important program!
Assistant Vice President, XXXXX XXXXX
University Advancement | University of Oregon