L.E.K. has a long history of promoting from within, and invests significant time and resources in professional development programs throughout an employee’s time at the firm. In particular, we have many programs to prepare our senior staff to become Partners. Our senior staff professional development initiatives focus on combining four key learning areas that are essential to becoming a successful Partner in the firm:
- Delivering exceptional and impactful solutions to client problems
- Managing and coaching internal teams
- Building strong relationships with business contacts
- Building the firm through local and firm leadership (e.g. social, community, recruiting, thought leadership and publishing)
Our senior staff development program provides senior consulting staff with various opportunities to enrich their experiences and build the relevant skill sets to reach the point of Partner promotion. The program comprises four components:
Career Development Coach (CDC): Each senior consulting staff member has a CDC who is a Partner and meets with him/her at least once a month. The objective of these meetings is to share experiences, provide tailored advice and offer neutral feedback outside of casework.
Global Horizons: The objective of this program is to encourage case-related overseas travel, rotations of people among L.E.K. offices, (especially after promotion to manager), and to allow permanent transfer between regions.
Business Insights: Secondments and corporate time out are encouraged and facilitated to help Consultants and Managers enrich their work experience.
Advanced Learning Program: In addition to training that is focused on consulting skills and sector expertise, we are open to providing financial support for individuals who want to strengthen their knowledge in a specific area that is relevant for L.E.K. such as finance, marketing, management accounting or relationship development.