The next, third edition of the postgraduate studies organized in cooperation with the Jagiellonian University, entitled Purchase management in business, was launched in 2019. The main assumption of the program is to improve the purchasing, negotiation and commercial (trading) qualifications of the Purchasing Area staff. Participation in the dedicated studies is a proposal addressed to the outstanding employees of the TAURON Group. 32 participants are taking part in the current edition.
Taking into account the number of implemented, and above all planned investment projects, there was a need to organize a proprietary annual training program dedicated to investment project management in the TAURON Group – PM Academy. As a result, 15 employees from 5 the TAURON Group’s Subsidiaries expanded their competences in project management in 2019. The Academy’s program includes training courses on project management, investment process implementation, IT tools used to support Project Managers, communication, team management, etc.
The TAURON Group’s employees have continuously had the opportunity to participate in lectures conducted as part of the TAURON Group Open University since 2014.
The goal of establishing and continuing the concept of the University is to provide employees with access to knowledge and information on the current topics, related to both business as well as personal development. In addition, this initiative allows for the creation of a platform enabling an exchange of views and experiences among the employees from various Subsidiaries and, as a result, increased integration among the workforce.
5 lectures were carried out in 2019, attended by a total of 2,654 employees of the TAURON Group. Thanks to enabling the broadcasting of the lectures to various locations, the number of students increased by more than 1,500 employees.
A particularly important event, from the point of view of the Update of the TAURON Group’s Strategic Directions, was a lecture on climate change, delivered by an expert in the field of climate science. During the lecture, over 600 employees of the Group had a unique opportunity to learn about the scientific bases of the global warming, find out what its causes are and what problems may arise from the large and rapid climate changes. The lecture participants received practical tips on what to do, including in the private sphere, in order to reduce the negative impact on the climate change. The lecture also initiated the implementation of a new Climate Policy, adopted by the TAURON Group, with its goal to reduce the negative impact on the climate and maximize the positive effects of climate change throughout the Group’s whole value chain.
The In-House Trainer Academy is becoming more and more popular at TAURON – an initiative supporting the development of the employees using the internal resources. 83 in-house trainers completed a total of 167 training sessions for more than 1,800 Group’s employees in 2019.
In addition to the training courses carried out using the traditional method, TAURON enables its employees to continuously improve their competences in the form of e-learning training courses. The undisputed advantages of this form of education include the flexibility of its implementation and the ability to adjust it to the individual pace of knowledge absorption of the given employee. The e-learning training formula also significantly reduces the costs of the training courses, while at the same allowing them to be attended by a larger number of employees, and allows for better accommodating the pro-ecological aspects as compared to the traditional training formula.
The TAURON Group’s employees underwent a number of training courses in 2019, including the mandatory ones, among others with respect to internet security, TAURON’s services, GDPR, Corporate Social Responsibility Code of Conduct or the principles of counteracting mobbing and discrimination. In addition, specialist training courses were offered, including with respect to the use of IT tools to support everyday work, legal and financial aspects, as well as aimed at enhancing interpersonal skills. In total, more than 14,000 employees took advantage of 48,000 hours of e-learning training courses in 2019.