As part of our performance development approach we offer our employees targeted professional, managerial and leadership training.
Our Academy provides essential support to our leaders in creating an organisational environment in which people can excel. It offers a wide range of managerial and leadership support as well as a large number of programmes that address professional skills development.
We encourage and support our employees to participate in external programmes with selected universities and business schools for further qualification purposes. This includes MBA courses and other courses which lead to obtaining complimenting diplomas and further academic degrees. The selection of suitable MBA courses or an academic course follows a consultation between the employee, supervisor and local human resources department.
The development of our leaders through general management and executive education programmes provided at a number of leading international business schools has a long and successful tradition at Boehringer Ingelheim.
Our employees can attain regular and systematic evaluation of their competencies and skills. This involves a self-evaluation process, a supervisory assessment and an online 360° feedback process to all employees depending on the individual needs and preferences. The model called "Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate Competency Model" is built upon "How we deliver Value through Innovation by leading & learning". It is designed to support employee development and can be applied either fully or partially to assist in identifying prioritised areas of development and tangible learning objectives.
In the selection and development of our leaders social competence, language abilities and international experience play a significant role alongside strong professional skills. We help our leaders to develop in an international environment. Local and international leadership workshops or seminars are held to encourage leaders to reflect on their own leadership understanding and behaviour in their everyday working environment. The approach which is built around "Lead & Learn" that is about how we want to work together supports individuals in discovering ways which will enable them to create better outcomes as leaders and to foster our corporate culture. Leadership seminars can be complimented with individual and peer coaching approaches.