Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC (SP SPb) has finalized the New Leaders programme aimed at management personnel development and mid-tier executives succession pipeline. That is a pilot project. When the project results are summarized a decision will be taken on expanding this practice of young managers development to other companies of the group.
The applicants had undergone tests and individual interviews at the Personnel Department of SP SPb to select 20 participants of the programme. Throughout a year, they were learning management skills being trained by key managers and leading experts of consulting company Ecopsy, a partner of Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg.
Apart from training, the programme covered the development of projects focused on improvement of corporate culture and economic efficiency, looking for environmental and logistics solutions. For that purpose, the future leaders set up four working groups. The jury consisting of top managers and Ecopsy's representatives acknowledged the Corporate Culture Transformation project as the winner. In the nearest time, the company is going to put into practice this and other projects: Storage of Non-Ferrous Metal, Waste Disposal and Stock Management.
Vladislav Zhukov, Managing Director of SP SPb, emphasized high skills obtained by the New Leaders programme participants: “The training provided each of them with new skills and competences which will be surely useful in both professional and ordinary life. In the result, the programme participants having elaborated certain issues successfully presented interesting and to a large extent pioneering projects. That is our company’s new experience which has already proved its efficiency. Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg will continue development of its employees’ competence through participation in new educational programmes”.