Careers : Learning and Professional Development

Learning and Professional Development

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Learning Organization

AES is a learning organization committed to creating a sustainable learning environment for all staff whereby each member of the team may have an opportunity to enjoy lifelong learning and the satisfaction of new professional contribution and reward. 

Continuous Improvement

We seek to continuously improve in all that we do. AES people are encouraged to express good-faith opinions about how AES can improve performance, and we will take active steps to share strategies and lessons learnt across the organization.

The learning programs are specially designed based on identified company and individual needs, and develop core competencies, skills and knowledge to support the business strategy of the company. We apply a variety of learning and professional development tools:

Classroom trainings

Classroom trainings is a discounting work training method that attempts to provide a space where learning can take place uninterrupted by other distractions. It allows employees to learn by socialization, visualization, imitation and case studies.

E-learning

E-learning includes multimedia learning, computer-based training, internet-based training, web-based training, online education, virtual education and learning  called also learning platforms and m-learning or mobile learning. It includes numerous types of media that deliver text, audio, images, animation, and streaming video, including technology applications and processes. E-learning can occur in or out of the classroom as online delivery of the educational content. It can be self-paced, or may be instructor-led. This type of studying is suited to gain knowledge from distance, but it can also be used in conjunction with face-to-face teaching.

Job shadowing

Job shadowing is a popular on-the-job learning, career development and leadership development intervention. Essentially, job shadowing involves working with another employee who might have a different job in hand, might have something to teach or can help the person shadowing him or her to learn new aspects related to the job, organization, certain behaviors or competencies.

Job rotation

Job rotation is a management technique that assigns employees to various jobs and departments over a period of a few years. Job rotation is also a control to detect errors or frauds and reduces the risk of collusion between individuals. It helps in business continuity as multiple people are equally equipped to perform a job function. This method attempts to keep the work efficiency in case that an employee is not available and gives opportunity to all involved to best apply their knowledge, abilities and interests.

Involvement in various projects

Involvement in various projects is a management and leadership philosophy about how people are most enabled to contribute to continuous improvement and the ongoing success in their work area. Involvement of the employees in various projects gives them an opportunity for personal and professional development as well as motivation to accelerate their performance.
This type of development is creating an environment in which people have an impact on decisions and actions that affect their jobs. The purpose is to involve employees as much as possible in all aspects of work decisions and planning in different areas where they can contribute with knowledge and experience. This method increases ownership and commitment, fosters an environment in which people choose to be motivated and contributing and gives them broader professional experience and knowledge.

Coaching and mentoring

Coaching and mentoring
Coaching is a development process via which an individual is supported while achieving a specific personal or professional competence result or goal. Coaching may be applied to an informal relationship between two individuals where one has greater experience and expertise than the other and offers advice and guidance as the other goes through a learning process, but coaching differs from mentoring by focusing upon competence specifics, as opposed to general overall development. Mentoring is more than just answering occasional questions or providing ad hoc help, it is a personal developmental relationship about ongoing learning, dialogue and challenges. It is a partnership between two people (mentor and mentee) normally working in a similar field or sharing similar experiences.