AES stands out in terms of the level of intensity of our formal learning programs and the time we invest in our people.
AES is unique in that, rather than simply providing its people with answers, we teach them how to think—developing their intellect and ability to think critically and problem-solve in complex environments.
The AES Learning Center
We’ve teamed with the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration to create an intensive academic program. The AES Learning Center program is built around the concept of “leaders teaching leaders.” Courses are co-taught by AES leaders and professors who develop course curricula based on months of upfront preparation. Individual courses can run for up to two full weeks of all-day, uninterrupted seminars and study. The students come from all levels of AES and from AES businesses all around the world. In the same seminar, you can find a Plant Supervisor from the Netherlands sitting next to a Regional President from Latin America. These efforts create great opportunities for networking across the world, while helping to develop consistent practices and a common language for problem solving.
The AES Learning Center has been so successful, we’ve exported it, setting up sister programs in Ukraine, Cameroon, Kazakhstan and Brazil in cooperation with leading local universities.
Instructor-led training is just one leg of a learning stool that also includes online training and formalized mentoring.