Building what matters, sustainably – 2015 Report

SNC-Lavalin Academy

Employees - SNC-Lavalin Academy

The SNC-Lavalin Academy is one of the most important pillars of our people development strategy. The Academy is designed to:

  • Address our corporate-wide development needs
  • Develop key competencies
  • Create an environment that promotes networking, best practices, alignment and synergies
Learning streams

The Academy offers a series of courses that are linked to four key strategic priorities:

  • Project management
  • Corporate excellence
  • Leadership development
  • Business development and sales excellence

Each learning stream consists of courses delivered in the classroom, through e-learning modules or a combination of both. Courses range from half-hour e-learning modules, to week-long sessions and year-long professional certification programs. Some courses are open to employees across the company while others are reserved for specific groups.

Superior instruction

The Academy is steered by a faculty of SNC-Lavalin subject matter experts. We’ve also built partnerships with top global learning organizations, including ESI International. ESI International is the world’s largest and most established project performance improvement organization.

First-class instruction ensures the quality of delivery and promotes various learning strategies. Programs are piloted and undergo continuous improvement following employee feedback. They also offer a unique opportunity for sharing experiences with people from all over the world. Courses are delivered in four languages: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Key programs

Some 2015 highlights included:

  • People Leaders Development Program (PLDP)
    Over the course of 2015, more than 500 employees took part in this highly-regarded and successful program which focuses on developing competencies in personal, team and organizational leadership. Sessions were held in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Australia, South Africa and the Middle East.
  • Project Management Development Program (PMDP)
    This program strengthens our project managers’ execution and delivery capabilities as well as promotes best practices across our organization. It also helps project managers obtain George Washington Certified Project Manager (GWCPM) certification, as well as PMP® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

    In 2015, 236 employees were trained in 43 different sessions and we were pleased to welcome another 26 PMDP graduates.

  • Business Development and Sales Excellence Program
    This new offering from the Academy is designed to develop the foundational skills required to excel in business development and build strong client relationships. In 2015, we brought together 53 employees who participated in the program launch.
Learning Management System

Thanks to the Learning Management System (LMS), employees worldwide now have access to an extensive online library of courses. Nearly 5,000 training hours were delivered to employees during 2015.

In 2016, the Code of Ethics and Business Conduct’s annual certification was rolled out for the first time using the Learning Management System (LMS) platform which facilitated certification deployment and tracking over previous years.