The corporate Management Academy has held an autumn training session for 20 high-potential EkoNiva employees from Voronezh, Kaluga, Ryazan, Novosibirsk oblasts, Tatarstan and Bashkortostan on the premises of Shchuchye dairy farm.
For the entire week, the participants were learning how to develop management thinking and attain economic objectives.
The Management Academy was launched in 2019 as a programme of key specialist training for managing positions to ensure comprehensive succession planning. The admission criteria are the age over 27 and working for EkoNiva Group for at least 2 years.
‘The students at the Management Academy today are those who are going to manage different EkoNiva business units tomorrow. Our goal is to prepare them properly for those responsibilities’, says Boris Morev, Manager of EkoNiva corporate Academy.
Yevgeniy Vavilin joined the ranks of EkoNiva when he was 45. In three years, his career path led him from a chief herd manager to a director of a farming enterprise.
‘Succession Pipeline Course, which I did at the Academy in 2019, helped me to enhance my professional skills. The programme took 8 months and included in-class trainings and on-farm workshops in Voronezh and Novosibirsk oblasts. At the end of the course, I prepared and presented my paper on Survivability of Calves on New Dairy Farms’, says Yevgeniy Vavilin, Director of Kaluzhskaya Niva – West operation.
Throughout the three years, over 80 specialists completed training courses at the Management Academy. The next sessions are scheduled for December 2021 and February 2022 to take place in Kaluga and Ryazan oblasts.