significant increase, as compared to the first half of 2010, is largely due to
the fact that the number of study programs offered has greatly expanded. The
experts at the CFT Training Center have begun a number of corporate business training
projects aimed at developing the personal, professional, and business skills of
the company’s employees.
now built a unique team of trained specialists,’ says the CFT Group’s Chairman of the Board, Andrei
Visyashchev, ‘which includes people with significant expertise in the
Russian market. These are professionals working on the cutting edge of modern
IT, and significant amounts of money have been invested in their training. Our
job is to allow the team to continue growing and developing. We spare no
resources on the training of our employees, because we know that as their
professional skills increase, the overall intellectual capitalization of the
company increases as well.’
first half of this year, the center held two special corporate education
programs, Mastering External Communications and Mastering Negotiations, in
which more than 160 of CFT’s employees participated. The center also conducted
training in corporate technology and IT, and an entire series of training
sessions for specific professional groups. One important event for the company
was its launch of an ambitious project to train CFT’s employees in project
management, which was based on the program of international Project Management
Institute (PMI PMBOK).
of this area of corporate training reflects the position that CFT recognizes
the urgency of project management skills for its executives. Competent project
management can significantly improve those skills substantially. CFT’s
employees who receive training and certification in this area can also improve
their professional status. About 200 employees took part in this program during
the first half of the year, including 89 who successfully completed a basic Project
Management course, 9 who completed more intensive courses, and more than 70 who
participated in business games in Novosibirsk and Moscow. Currently, there are
120 employees enrolled in the program.
A total of
932 people received corporate training during this period, which is 62% of all
of CFT’s employees.
six-month period 63 professional education projects were conducted for the
staff of CFT’s customer banks. A total of 593 employees were trained, which is
almost twice as many as during the same period in 2010. Classroom training
comprised 49% of the services that were provided, and another 51% was distance
ambitious projects were launched during this period, including the training of
employees from multi-branch banks, as well as the large-scale training of
users. One of the biggest projects was the training of hundreds of employees
from Rossiya bank and the Moscow Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
these major projects into operation, the CFT Training Center showed its
willingness to organize and conduct large-scale training encompassing many
branches. The Training Center has everything it needs to meet this challenge: a
professional electronic system to manage the educational process, online course
development tools that meet international standards, a staff of highly
qualified professionals, and the experience of implementing training projects
for the Russian leading banks.
When speaking of the future plans, the Training Center’s Director, Natalia Aleksandrova, explains, ‘By the end of the year, over 100 projects will have been launched with our partner banks, and a major project with one of the largest Russian banks is almost ready to go. We are developing a package of new, specially designed, corporate education programs: a time-management program and a two-tiered program aimed at developing the management skills of both beginning and experienced executives. Soon we’ll be able to offer our partner banks new project management programs and business courses. We’re using our analysis of the effectiveness of the projects already in place to help us develop new programs in such a way that new projects correspond to our customers’ specific needs as closely as possible.’