We offer more than 120 training courses each year, providing opportunities to our staff to take on new, more challenging roles and develop professionally. These courses include a wide range of new business activities, plus sessions on managing and leading others and project management. We also provide short, informal learning sessions and online/blended courses.
We offer training in all new business activities — from writing a CV to recruiting consultants to guiding proposal strategy. Our training focuses on aspects of the proposal process and prepares employees to take on a variety of proposal roles. Using case studies, panel discussions, intensive lab exercises, and participatory activities, these courses, resources, and tools help employees gain top-notch new business skills.
The success of our projects relies on effective supervisory skills, performance management, and leadership to ensure our teams meet our client objectives. We have an established management and leadership curriculum to develop these skills within our home office, preparing employees to manage complex projects, tasks, and teams in the workplace.
We provide training on project management, which helps our teams work with our client and manage a USAID contract from start to finish. These training programs cover ways to support our field offices in maximizing value for the client and meeting project objectives for host-country counterparts and beneficiaries.
We also build local staff capacity with training programs on improving project management and management and leadership skills. All of this training can be accessed outside of working (government-billable) hours and can be completed at an employee’s own pace.
Chemonics recognizes the need for its employees to have the skills necessary to complete their assignments and provides financial support for learning activities, such as conferences, workshops, and seminars. Regular full-time employees are eligible for up to $3,000 tuition assistance per calendar year. This covers tuition expenses for accredited classes to further an employee’s education, knowledge, and skills, including up to $1,500 for language training. These funds can be applied to traditional, instructor-led classes and distance learning courses. We expect our employees to apply the knowledge and skills gained through these learning activities to their individual positions.
There is also a training fund for field-office employees to support local capacity development, outside of working hours (government-billable).