Massachusetts-Connecticut Area Learning Day Fosters Growth and Collaboration
With its focus on education and professional development, Learning Day equipped employees with knowledge to grow their careers, enhance collaboration, and facilitate cross-selling.
Kleinfelder’s Massachusetts-Connecticut Area (MCA) recently hosted Learning Day – a full-day event designed to empower staff with valuable insights into the company’s business and practices/disciplines. The event achieved three main objectives – equipping employees with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions as they steer and grow their careers, enhancing collaboration by providing staff with a better understanding of their teammates’ capabilities, and increasing awareness of the company’s diverse service offerings to facilitate cross-selling.
The daytime portion of the event took place at the Boston office and was divided into two distinct sessions. The morning session was tailored to junior employees, those with 0-6 years of experience. It featured panel discussions led by leaders from various service lines and projects. In contrast, the afternoon session was open to all staff members and featured presentations on a wide range of topics. The format of the event was “choose your own adventure,” allowing attendees to select specific tracks or move between presentations based on their individual interests.
Transitioning into the evening, the event continued at a nearby meeting and conference venue. The evening activities included a poster social session complemented by hors d’oeuvres. The poster session featured over 15 display boards showcasing a diverse array of projects. This provided a tangible representation of MCA’s extensive capabilities and its involvement in various market sectors. Following the poster session, attendees watched Ted Talk-style presentations from four Kleinfelder thought leaders.
One of the event’s key achievements was the convergence of different service line teams, fostering a deeper comprehension of the MCA’s extensive capabilities and illustrating how each individual’s contributions contribute to the larger organizational framework. This enhanced understanding of the Area’s services and capabilities serves as a catalyst for cross-collaboration, benefiting ongoing projects and paving the way for future growth opportunities.
“With its focus on education and professional development, Learning Day was an effective way to connect staff with MCA’s core practices and disciplines,” commented MCA Area Manager Becky Weig. “In addition to providing information that will help staff navigate their careers, the event furthered MCA’s culture of collaboration and promoted a sense of unity among our teams. It was truly inspiring to witness the enthusiasm and engagement of our staff throughout the day.”