Damen develops great leadership

Damen develops great leadership

Managing change, creating a business vision and being a participative leader: it’s quite a job. In today’s business reality, this level of complexity is challenging for many leaders. For Damen, we have developed a Management Development Program to support project managers in their personal leadership.

About Damen Shipyards

Damen Shipyards is a worldwide leader in shipbuilding and shiprepair, with more than 9,000 employees and present in 19 countries.
Maritime
Approach

We developed a tailor-made program in line with the strategic goals, values and culture and aimed at the specific target group. The program consists of intakes, 3 modules, several assignments and outtakes. Interactive learning methods such as working with actors and cases are used to support the theoretical framework and put it into practice. The cases are based on Damen’s daily practices and terminology. 

This, and other experiential learning forms, such as the tailor-made business simulation, help the target group apply their learnings into daily practice and improve their personal skills and effectiveness.

Their down to earth and hands-on way of working relates well to our people and creates necessary insights

Selma de Ridder - Global Talent Manager
Results

In 2016, participants gave the Damen Management Development programs an average rating of 8,7.

Quotes from participants:

  • “This training has made a major contribution to my work; it brought me important new insights.”
  • “Due to this training I’m thinking more consciously about leadership, how others see me and how you can ‘influence’ others in a constructive way.”
  • “In the training I learned practical tools to deal with daily organizational issues. After the training, I noticed that the decision making process has become easier and that I actively contribute to creating a smoother process.”
  • “I do now understand the bigger picture of the organization, the way we should be moving forward and how I can contribute to this.”  

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