ŠKODA ACADEMY is an entity that manages all the education of our employees.
They carry the responsibility for strengthening the company culture, and diversity
is part of that. The main goal for 2019 was to drive the company's culture to bigger
openness, loosen the traditional hierarchy barriers, and improve collaboration in ŠKODA
ACADEMY's teams and across the company.
ROLE MODEL PROGRAM 2.0
RMP 2.0 is a program introduced in 2019, offering leaders inspiration to improve the
atmosphere and team collaboration. A catalog with suggestions of activities, which are
strengthening values anchored in our VW Group Essentials like trust and openness, is
available to the leaders across the company, giving them ideas on how to improve the
ways of team cooperation.
Some activities are Culture for Breakfast, Book your Boss, Happy Meetings, and more.
From a diversity point of view, the most interesting activities included can be Jr. Talk and
Meet the Others, which are both focusing on keeping our minds open towards the views
of others. All the RMP measures lead to improving the trust, honesty, ways in which
teams cooperate, and also to downsizing traditional hierarchy distances. This shift in our
corporate culture represents a fundamental condition for us as a company to be able
to fulfill our strategical goals in the future, which are aligned. If we want to get there,
everyone needs to participate actively.
MANAGEMENT ADVANCED PROGRAM
MAP is a newly formed program dedicated to future MK managers to prepare talents
to deal with strategic tasks in an often changing environment, to help them initiate new
changes and help build company culture.
The program has three stages - first, is Strategy and Innovation. Second, Integrity and
Diversity, Third, Controlling, and Corporate Processes. Each training also includes the
specialist or expert for the topic who explains the theory on a real case study from the
Absolving this program is required if the talent wants to become an MK level Manager.