Presentation on theme: "Introduction to MDS Leadership Program Details"— Presentation transcript:
1 Introduction to MDS Leadership Program Details Lisa RechiskyManager- MDS Leadership ProgramsNotes level oneNotes level twoNotes level threeNotes level four
2 Introduction ELP vs. PAL Locations Engineering Leadership Program Product Assurance LeadershipLocationsFour LocationsGreensboro – 3 ELPsFlorham Park – 5 ELPsPittsfield 41 ELPs/ PALsFair Lakes – 3 ELPs
3 View of the Program Honor to be selected for this program It is a tremendous personal commitmentYou are considered to be the future leaders for the businessThe current program members are thought very highly of
4 How the program works Types of people hired Work well on teams3.5 GPAExtra activities while in schoolLeadershipPresident of ClubsEagle ScoutGood communicatorsMost are hired straight from college – program is geared towards new hires.Each student is on program for approximately three years
5 How the program works (continued) During 3 yearsCross Functional Rotations3 – 6 RotationsExpand base of knowledgeRotations in relevant areas of the businessRotations are identified by technical managers in need of help.Rotations can also be defined by a critical skill necessary for a program or the businessProgram members can seek out rotational opportunities.Clear lists of tasks in rotation plans are defined before the start of the rotation.Carefully measured performance and goals on rotationsPerformance in a rotation is expected to be at a level higher than peer group.Obtain extra business training and leadership classesDefined Training Plans for each yearExample coursesTeam buildingFinance for non-financial managers
6 How the program works (continued) During 3 years (continued)Are briefed on senior level issuesQBRScore cardEngineering MetricsAsked to participate in committees and teams pulled together by senior managementEngineers WeekProject Manage Deres Senior Leadership MeetingObtain a prepaid graduate educationPrepaid by semester by LOBIncluding fees, registration, GRE, tuition, booksGiven 1.5 hrs per course per week for studying, exams, classes, homework
7 A, B and C Course A Course One semester of highly technical classes Weekly classes taught by a GD employee related to technology of the business.ELPs broken into teams for the workClasses are the same throughout MDS.Classes are taught in one location and VTCed to other locationsMost classes were created in Pittsfield but working towards creating more based on other LOBs.Weekly lecture with homeworkFinal project – high level of difficultyA course dinner upon completion with senior management
8 A, B and C Course B Course Project C Course Project Helps to improve business (technically or from a leadership perspective)50 hour projectC Course Project200 hour projectMust show a benefit to businessCan be an extension of the B Course projectBoth B and C Course are presented to senior management upon completion of project.
9 How they are measured Grades Rotations GPA 3.5 desired 3.0 required Plans in PlaceMid and Final EvaluationsExpectations to be performing and doing tasks above individual contributor level.
10 How they are measured (continued) Leadership PerformanceHow well they work with a teamHow well they lead a teamPresentation skillsUnderstanding of business needsCommunity Service/ ActivitiesGive personal time for community serviceTime given for internal activities
11 Graduation Requirements Successful and on time completion of:A CourseB CourseC CourseGraduate DegreeELP/PAL program ProjectsTraining6 Sigma ProjectAttendance at ELP/PAL eventsCommitment to community serviceGPA minimum 3.0 desired 3.5Working towards gaining leadership qualitiesStrong commitment to the programAbove average performance on rotations
12 Time Charging Education Hours 1.5 hours of chargeable time per class per week.Only when class is in session
13 Schools Distance Learning vs. On Campus Current schools USC Purdue NC A&TStevensRPIWNECGWUVA Tech NVCNJITDistance Learning vs. On Campus
14 Other Activities Outdoor Team Adventure – Lakeville, CT Lunches Team Building Experience1st year ELPs and PALs meetTwo day excursionHigh RopesTeam problem solvingLunchesVIP/Program LunchesProgram members are often invited to special lunches when customers or other VIPs are in town.