Besides its core facilities in Toulouse, the Leadership University consists of a global hub system to provide tailored development and learning solutions for the Group's current and future leaders – from all functions and all levels, from top management to production. On an annual basis, more than 20,000 employees have access to a broad portfolio of development programmes, courses, conferences, team workshops and events to enhance their leadership and team development skills. The company’s aspiration is to reach out to every employee within the Group.
The university’s development programmes encourage transversal collaboration and open innovation, involving entrepreneurs and start-ups in the development of its leaders. Linking leadership and innovation, partnerships with other companies, universities around the world ensures that leaders stay connected with the latest business practices and industry trends.
Tom Enders, Airbus Group CEO, commented: “We are preparing the future by developing our current and prospective leaders for the changing world and that means being fast, digital and innovative. We expect our leaders to be ready ‘for what’s next’. We want them to be more connected, inspired and inspiring, open-minded, curious as well as leading and developing their teams to collective success. With the Leadership University, we are creating an integrated and harmonised corporate culture of engagement, innovation and performance across the Group.”
Thierry Baril, Airbus and Airbus Group chief human resources officer, added: “The Airbus Group Leadership University is a creative hub where employees are encouraged to think outside the box and generate ideas that drive change. The university creates opportunities for the employees to develop, connect and share, reflect and learn, innovate and support a culture of collaboration within Airbus Group.”