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Communicaid has shown a high interest in understanding exactly our needs and in adapting flexibly the training to them. Communicaid laid the foundations for our four months training programme and we are very happy with the results we have achieved.Judith Eberl, Managerial Education, Generali Group Innovation Academy
As part of its expansion plans for China, the Generali Group launched a management development programme to train the future leaders of its new Chinese operation.This venture was formed on the back of the part-acquisition of one of China’s national energy providers. This organisation, China National Petroleum Corporation, provided Generali with a ready–made business infrastructure and a supply of potential future leaders.
Generali selected Communicaid, along with the Chartered Insurance Institute and other internal and external training providers to design an integrated four month management development programme, the first stage of which was tailor-made specialist language training.
The Generali Group is one of the most significant players in the global insurance and financial products market. The Group is leader in Italy and Assicurazioni Generali, founded in 1831 in Trieste, is the Group’s Parent and principal operating Company.
Characterised from the very outset by a strong international outlook and now present in more than 60 Countries, Generali has consolidated its position among the world’s leading insurance operators, with significant market shares in western Europe – its main area of activity – and particularly in Germany, France, Austria, Spain, Switzerland and Central and Eastern Europe.
The Group has, over the last decade, set up offices in the main markets of the Far East among which India and China; in particular, in China, just after few years of operation, it has become the leader among the insurance companies with foreign equity interests.
The key requirements of the training were to:
The main challenges were seen as:
In partnership with the former Generali Group School (now Generali Group Innovation Academy) and a consortium of internal and external training providers, Communicaid devised an intensive schedule with the goal of creating a full immersion programme.
The participants completed the training with sufficient knowledge to ensure they would benefit fully from the following stages in the management development programme and give them the long- term skills for their future roles at Generali China.
“Communicaid has shown a high interest in understanding exactly our needs and in adapting flexibly the training to them. Communicaid laid the foundations for our four months training programme and we are very happy with the results we have achieved.” Judith Eberl, Managerial Education, Generali Group Innovation Academy