Promega takes an innovative approach to employee development, as featured in Chip Conley’s book “Peak”, that focuses on a series of conversations to recognize employee strengths and encourage growth based on employee passions. More and more departments use a conversational approach between managers and employees that facilitates individual development plans, personalized growth goals and a listening session to understand what our talent needs to keep them with Promega.
Leadership Training and Employee Development
Professional development programs like
Coaching for Leaders, Leadership Forum, Transformational Leadership, Leadership Conversations and Manager Roundtable programs support managers at all levels. Individually targeted leadership development is available on site, or with external or training partners. In addition, organizational development services include talent management resources, personality/leadership assessments, coaching and consulting. Initially these programs were limited to North America, but they have expanded to our branches in Italy, Sweden, France, BNL, Spain and UK in the last year.
Employee development sessions are available for all employees and currently include Seeking & Receiving Feedback, Influencing without Authority, Conflict Management and much more. Due to overwhelming popularity, the number and diversity of programs increased in the last year. Two sessions on Coaching for Individual Contributors were added in 2019 for 45 attendees and 75 people on the waitlist before the 2020 sessions were even advertised. These on-site programs are facilitated by Human Resource team members or external training partners.
I am so grateful for this mind-bending experience. I made “To Do” notes to myself during the progression of the day-long event, and followed through with expanded attitudes and directed actions, built upon the course’s concepts. I feel I’ve been changed for the better in many wonderful ways.
– Katharine Hoffmann, Senior Scientist in Response to Coaching for Individual Contributors
Scientific Training Opportunities. The Scientific Training team designs, develops and implements product and sales trainings for employees around the globe, which are delivered in live and virtual classrooms. Live courses are available in Madison, WI, Lyon, France, and Singapore to address the training needs of employees globally. These facilities also incorporate video conferencing equipment for scientists and trainers to participate from off-site locations.
English Classes for Employees. Our branches in Korea, Japan, and Germany offer employees English lessons to improve communication across the company and with clientele. These efforts help employees access the resources they need to advance their career.