Growth & Development

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Employee Development

Employee development is a key part of our talent management strategy for all employees around the world. This begins with our robust onboarding curriculum for US-based new hires which includes a multi-day introduction to the organization’s mission and vision and each of Elanco's core business areas, laying the foundation for a successful integration into the organization. The introduction program combines a focus on functional understanding with personal enrichment. The Bayer Animal Health acquisition significantly expanded our global employee footprint and in 2021 we have dedicated resources to develop a global new employee onboarding strategy.

Managers and employees review and discuss employees’ potential and opportunities to develop their talents and broaden their skill set on a quarterly basis. We support a variety of development options for employees such as specific on the job areas of focus, assignment to special projects, or through external learning and training opportunities. We offer a curriculum of foundational instructor-led courses to help employees better understand our common leadership language and develop skills to expand their leadership toolkit. 

I am already very impressed with the leadership team at Elanco. There aren’t many companies where the CEO takes time out of his day to chat with the orientation group, I’m sure I will forever remember that.

Brooklyn Harrison, Senior Analyst

Wealth of Elanco Learning and Leadership or “The Well”, is an online platform available to all employees offering leadership-focused training courses, podcasts, assessment tools, discussion planners, simulations and more. The platform supports core Elanco trainings by reinforcing leadership topics including coaching, decisions-making, managing through change and fostering innovation.  

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Leadership development 

Elanco offers a progressive set of signature leadership development programs tailored for specific career points and development needs. 

  • The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) focuses on developing top talent individual contributors into future leaders with the confidence and skills to influence without a title. The curriculum is focused on core leadership essentials, receiving feedback, strategies for handling crucial conversations, influencing strategies and how to be a role model representing Elanco’s culture. 
  • The Leadership Essentials and Development (LEAD) program is focused on enabling the Elanco leader to master the skills to create a high performing team. The program targets leaders new to their supervisor role or experienced supervisors who are new to the company, equipping them with the core foundation of leadership skills, including inclusive leadership, and tactical tools to manage challenging conversations and increase team performance. The curriculum includes coaching, performance assessment, development planning, conscious inclusion, emotional intelligence and leadership communication, 
  • Our longest running program, in place since 2004, the Accelerated Leadership Development program (ALDP) builds on the foundation delivered in ELP and LEAD and is focused on our top-level leaders. This comprehensive two-week program covers a wide array of critical topics, including leading through adversity and change, expanding business acumen, and driving team effectiveness. By the end of the program, leaders have developed a well-crafted recipe to leave the leadership legacy they desire.   

In 2020, 59% of ALDP and ELP and 47% of LEAD program participants were women. 

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