Accenture’s Transformative Learning Culture — Innovative, Engaging and Impactful

Guest: Rajiv Chandran-Chief Learning Officer, Accenture

Read about Accenture’s mission-critical learning strategy that includes using the Metaverse and virtual reality to drive an extraordinary learning experience in Brandon Hall Group’s latest Executive Interview: Accenture’s Transformative Learning Culture — Innovative, Engaging and Impact.

The Executive Interview with Accenture Chief Learning Officer Rajiv Chandran is from Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence at Work Podcast Executive Series hosted by Chief Operating Officer and Principal HCM Analyst, Rachel Cooke.

Listen to the podcast here.

Other topics covered include Accenture’s current business environment amid COVID-19 and hybrid work, and the response to that environment from a learning and leadership standpoint. The Executive Interview also reveals how Accenture’s team succeeds in preparing for a changing environment by building skills and using data to match skill capabilities, sustaining well-being and building trust, and other insights from Rajiv’s journey from India to the DC suburbs.

Rajiv Chandran is responsible for Accenture’s learning and leadership development strategy and programs for over 600,000 employees globally. Rajiv joined Accenture in 2015 from McKinsey & Co. where he was part of the team that set up the McKinsey Leadership Institute and worked with clients at the intersection of business strategy and leadership capabilities. 

Chandran has a Master’s in Human Resources and is a Mechanical Engineer. He is also a certified Integral Coach from New Ventures West California, a school of coaching that brings together several disciplines like Philosophy, Somatics, Neuroscience, and Ontology and integrates eastern and western wisdom traditions. In addition, Rajiv was part of an inventor team at Accenture that has been granted three patents for innovations in Driving Team performance. 

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Accenture combines unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers.

Accenture’s people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. Accenture embraces the power of change to create value and shared success for its clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.

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Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group Mike Cooke Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Mike Cooke was the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of AC Growth. Mike held leadership and executive positions for the majority of his career, at which he was responsible for steering sales and marketing teams to drive results and profitability. His background includes more than 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, management, and operations in the research, consulting, software and technology industries. Mike has extensive experience in sales, marketing and management having worked for several early high-growth emerging businesses and has implemented technology systems to support various critical sales, finance, marketing and client service functions. He is especially skilled in organizing the sales and service strategy to fully support a company’s growth strategy. The concept of growth was an absolute to Mike and a motivator in starting AC Growth, in order to help organizations achieve research driven results. Most recently, Mike was the VP and General Manager of Field Operations at Bersin & Associates, a global analyst and consulting services firm focused on all areas of enterprise learning, talent management and talent acquisition. Tasked with leading the company’s global expansion, Mike led all sales operations worldwide. During Mike’s tenure, the company has grown into a multi-national firm, conducting business in over 45 countries with over 4,500 multi-national organizations. Mike started his career at MicroVideo Learning Systems in 1992, eventually holding a senior management position and leading all corporate sales before founding Dynamic Minds. Mike was CEO and Co-Founder of Dynamic Minds, a custom developer of software programs, working with clients like Goldman Sachs, Prentice Hall, McGraw Hill and Merrill Lynch. Also, Mike worked for Oddcast, a leading provider of customer experience and marketing solutions, where he held a senior management position leading the company into new markets across various industries. Mike also serves on the Advisory Board for Carbon Solutions America, an independent sustainability consulting and carbon management firm that specializes in the design and implementation of greenhouse reduction and sustainability plans as well as managing the generation of carbon and renewal energy and energy efficiency credits. Mike attended University of Phoenix, studying Business Administration and Finance. He has also completed executive training at the Chicago Graduate School of Business in Chicago, IL.