February 18, 2015 02:00 AM
At American Fidelity, we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice and a great place to work. But what makes a workplace great? We think it requires more than just amazing benefits, company parties and the occasional free lunch. Even though we love all of that stuff (especially lunch!), AFA looks to the deeper issues affecting the greatness of a workplace. We believe that greatness is achieved through giving our Colleagues the resources and continuous training needed to develop leadership skills within their own careers and across the Company as a whole. As such, AFA is dedicated to providing its Colleagues with constant training and leadership development opportunities that instill our Colleagues with the confidence, knowledge and tools necessary to grow professionally. One important tool is American Fidelity’s Leadership and Management Program (LAMP), a certification program that strives to create well balanced leaders who understand the AFA culture and have strong business skills to meet the demands of today and tomorrow. Being involved in LAMP not only broadens participants' knowledge and skill sets, but is also a great networking opportunity. Participants meet and create lasting relationships with Colleagues from various departments throughout American Fidelity. Programs like LAMP embolden a stronger work environment by allowing participants to gain a broader understanding of how AFA works, increase proactivity, improve best practices and processes and tackle performance issues. To put it another way, training stronger, more informed, leaders promotes a happier, more efficient workplace. Now that’s what I call great! For more information on how AFA is empowering leadership, make sure to read this post about the 2014 Leadership Summit. Tell us why and how you think training and leadership development is important to the workplace in the comments section. We want to hear from you!