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We want every employee to perform at their best, reach their full potential and feel rewarded for what they do. 

In 2020 each employee received on average eight hours of training and we are providing wider access to e-learning resources, which employees can utilise on an ad hoc basis to develop. These resources are aligned to role and career aspirations.

We also identify and develop individuals with the potential to take on bigger or more complex roles in the future, and in 2020 we expanded our succession planning scope. We continue to review our senior leadership population, as well as looking further down and across the organisation. We identify successors with the potential to take on senior or middle leadership roles in the near term, as well as those individuals (with potential) earlier in their career.

In 2019 we launched two global leadership programmes – Catalyst and Ignite – to drive greater global consistency in leadership behaviours and improve alignment to our future capability needs. In 2020 we adapted these programmes to run virtually to enable the development of participants to continue. Participants having completed the programmes, have developed greater alignment to our strategy and purpose, have expanded their networks and are demonstrating enhanced leadership capability and resulting business impact. Thirty-eight per cent of participants have been promoted or have expanded their roles thanks to their involvement in the programmes, and externally we have also received recognition, winning a Silver award at the Learning Technologies Awards in November 2020.

We also continue to support leadership and management development through promotion of our global e-learning platform. With significantly more of our people working from home, use of this platform has increased as a way to continue employee development. Over a six-month period in 2020, over 1,200 courses were completed.

Our supervisor training is similarly being upgraded to run virtually, or socially distanced if face to face. In 2021, we will also increase the support for line managers of programme participants, to ensure that supervisor learning is embedded, applied successfully in the workplace and the return on investment realised.

Monika is developing her leadership skills with Morgan's new remote learning programme

HR Manager Monika is developing her softskills with Percipio, our next generation digital learning system. Morgan's remote learning programmes have provided an accessible development opportunity for wider Morgan teams during 2020. Monika commented on her recent development; "The online learning system is easy to use and allows me to create a customised learning path, by connecting topics with each other. I have enjoyed the flexibility of the training curriculum, which allows me to efficiently complete my learning & development remotely.

During these turbulent days, as a leader of a small team as well as a Management team member, I have to ensure that I create realistic and achievable goals for my team by demonstrating visionary leadership; my remote learning has allowed me take this successful approach.

On one hand, as a learner I am participating in the Unlocking Leadership Potential program in Percipio, but on the other hand, with our Regional Development Managers, I have supported in the roll-out of a customised regional learning programme which define a standard understanding of what leadership means; resulting in a collection of Expert Insights videos and interactive trainings to improve leadership skills across our organisation.

Percipio has helped me to develop my leadership capability, particularly the 'Leading through shared vision course’, which taught me the articulation of a vision that motivates people and drives business results."

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