“The entire process has been a catalyst for greater global collaboration in workforce learning and development.”

Connecting the pieces to drive global leadership

Advantage partnered with Varian Medical Systems to build an optimal learning journey that integrates the best of brain science and professional development thought leadership. 

The entire process has been a catalyst for greater global collaboration in workforce learning and development at Varian."

Donald Hill
Varian Medical Systems

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3 months on-the-job reinforcement

140 graduates expected in 2015

up to 92% manager engagement

AN ADVANTAGE CUSTOMER STORY

Transforming strategy into results through execution

 "At Varian Medical Systems, we develop and manufacture life-saving x-ray and radiation therapy equipment. Part of what makes this company great is our ability to innovate and evolve our products as technologies and patient needs change. When it comes to developing leaders, our partner, Advantage Performance Group, helps us stay ahead of the curve.

 "We first partnered with Advantage in 2007 to implement stand-alone leadership development programs for U.S. managers. At the same time, our counterparts in Europe were developing their own training separately. While the programs on both sides of the pond were successful and considered best of breed, there was no coordination between our departments and the programs were not linked to larger business initiatives. We recognized the need to develop a more synergistic global program—one that is aligned with corporate initiatives and drives organizational learning beyond the classroom."

Advantage partnered with Varian to create a high-quality foundation for learning that included:

  • Three leadership workshops, developed and customized by Advantage's strategic partner BTS
  • A fully customized execution program
  • A hiring program
  • A customized business simulation called Interplay, from another of Advantage's strategic partners, 10,000 Feet.

 We consider Advantage to be a partner, not a vendor. It never feels like they are trying to sell us something. We talk about what we need and their design team works with us to develop it. Even when working with competing vendors, it’s always collaborative. There’s a huge level of trust in our relationship."

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