Developing and maximising the impact of our expert workforce is one of the eight key elements in the new SynTech Strategy, launched in 2010. We want our people to be enthusiastic, proactive, mutually supportive and respected – internally and externally –and good team workers, in and across territories. The aim is to achieve this via staff training/development, high quality recruitment and retention, good market awareness, customer focus and a strong safety record.
To support these objectives, a three year “Learning and Development Plan” was set up at the end of 2010. This includes a variety of on- and off-job training in Europe and the USA this winter: e.g. English Language (for non-native speakers), Technical training for Study Directors, Project Management, Developing Oneself and Working with Others, plus People leadership.
This February, 12 delegates from Austria, France, Hungary, Italy, Spain, the UK and the USA participated in our first bespoke Project Management Course at SynTech France, Macon, which also covered training in Personal Development and Working with Others. The goal of the course was to introduce staff to processes and approaches needed to manage their own performance and their project team, to deliver quality, on time outputs to customers.
Further multi-national Training in Leadership skills and team working are scheduled in the USA later this month, as well as a global launch of personal development training via webinars in February and March.