As the Head of Strategic Initiatives for the Google School for Leaders, Sarah and her team are responsible for driving highly strategic, long-term initiatives that are focused on improving the overall experience of Google's leaders with The School. Sarah’s depth of experience in operations, events, user experience, instructional design and facilitation makes her uniquely qualified to lead a team that’s focused on ensuring every experience our leaders have with the Google School for Leaders is exceptional.
Sarah is a proud Michigander and a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She joined Google in 2006 in the Ann Arbor office, and has spent the majority of her Google career leading teams in the learning and development space. She’s held a variety of positions over the years, including: internal product training, external agency training, certification, evaluation, instructional design and community building. Before joining the Google School for Leaders team, she led a program called "Googlers-to-Googlers," or "g2g," which is a volunteer teaching network that brings learning opportunities to tens of thousands of Google employees around the world, every year.
Content Featuring Sarah Devereaux
The nature of leadership is changing, and leadership development needs to keep pace. In a world where knowledge is becoming outdated almost as fast as humans can acquire it, best practices are no longer what’s needed. Employees are ...Read more
In 2014, Google’s People Development department noticed some concerning results from the company’s annual survey, Googlegeist. Women senior leaders were reporting low wellbeing when compared with their male counterparts. The trend was ...Read more
This podcast reveals insight into what Google’s Head of Strategic Initiatives at the Google School for Leaders, Sarah Devereaux, did to boost wellbeing at work, along with so much more for the women of the organization.
At Google, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to grow and develop, no matter where they are in the world, or the organization. Google’s g2g program (“Googlers-to-Googlers”) is an internal volunteer teaching ...Read more
Google’s Head of Executive Development Programs, Sarah Devereaux, says the g2g program is 96 percent focused on work-related topics, and the rest is spent on fun, which increases engagement when everyone has something different to share. Continuous learning is a big part of Google’s culture, and Devereaux says there’s a secret to successful internal training.
Listen to this learning and development podcast to discover the secret behind finding passionate people who can help their team grow.