That’s why we make it possible for every associate to drive their own development and career at Rexnord. Self-directed learning is offered globally and complemented with on-the-job experiences.
Our Manager Development program, which is offered globally each year, has three levels:
- Build: Participants learn skills such as leading through conflict, emotional intelligence and understanding working styles, and setting and managing priorities.
- Grow: Participants learn skills such as influencing others, critical thinking, behavioral interviewing and change leadership.
- Accelerate: Participants learn skills such as leading innovation, having crucial conversations, leading across cultures and leading virtually.
Each level is a three-month time commitment and requires about four hours a week. While the learning is self-directed, groups of associates participate in the program together to support shared learning experiences among a cohort of colleagues.
Learning on the Job, Together
The program follows a learn-reflect-do-share methodology. Associates learn a new skill, consider what they’ve learned, complete a homework assignment that is designed to occur within their everyday work, and then have a touchpoint meeting with other program participants to share insights they’ve gained and learn from each other.
“The Rexnord program is unique in the way we build learning into associates’ real-world, everyday role. It’s not abstract. It’s designed to help people develop at the same time that they’re driving the business forward. We find this not only helps associates more deeply internalize the insights gained, it also gives a sense of accomplishment and progress that goes far beyond classroom learning,” says Suzanne Sherry, Vice President Global Talent Management.
Having touchpoints with other participants is another unique feature of Rexnord’s manager development training. It helps associates more deeply understand learnings as they explain them to others and share key takeaways for the future.
Growth that Delivers
"I successfully completed 18 hours of training in the Rexnord Manager Development Program. It was a great initiative by Rexnord, and it helped me to improve and learn, which in turn helped me in my professional and personal life. It helped me prioritize the work and work efficiency," says TuKaram Vitthal Redkar, Regional Manager Core Middle East and Ethiopia.
Six months after a manager development program, results are measured in surveys of both the participants and their managers, to understand what people are doing differently.
Over the last four years, an average of 130 participants have taken part in Rexnord Manager Development each year.