Develop International Talents to Expand Globally

Xiao Wang
60-Minute Session
with Baoli Jiao

Develop International Talents to Expand Globally

SGCC is the largest utility company in the world and is ranked second on the Fortune Global 500 in 2016. As one of the super-size enterprises, SGCC undertakes the country’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) strategy. Going global has become one of the top missions since 2013. The company has been investing heavily in purchasing and establishing overseas operations. However, because power supply has been a traditional industry, SGCC did not have a reliable and competent international talent reserve. Therefore, to train highly competent overseas managers has become a top priority. Throughout the past three-year integrated and comprehensive training program, trainees have become the backbone of overseas operations and international expansions. During the past three years, SGCC developed a comprehensive and concentrated curriculum based on actual business needs of overseas positions. SGCC relied on a blended learning method to deliver these courses, and the average training cycle has decreased from six months of face-to-face training on English to only six to eight weeks of the blended learning each year, which effectively decreased the cost involved and resulted in long-term positive influence. The total number of courses SGCC has developed reached 180 over the past three years, and each year a student is engaged in 350+ learning hours. Since its implementation, the program has saved more than $1.04 million per year, and the accumulated return-on-investment between 2012 and August 2015 is over 1,100%. This session will focus on SGCC’s ways and approaches to foster competent managers to send overseas. By winning the ISPI award in April 2016, SGCC was greatly encouraged to share our successful experiences and lessons learned to ISPI members.

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