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 such as 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 recently expanded to Europe. The teams in France, Benelux and Spain were the most recent branches to complete the program.
An employee development project was launched in 2018 including programs such as Core Principles, Conflict Management, Influence without Authority, and Presentation Skills just to name a few. The response to this new program has been overwhelming with sessions filling in less than one hour! These on-site programs are facilitated by Human Resource team members or external training partners. Due to the positive feedback on this internal program, we are increasing the number of sessions and program variety in 2019.
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.