Each of Merck’s three main divisions—research and development, sales and marketing, and manufacturing—as well as major support functions, such as finance and global services—have established training organizations to build the required functional and technical skills.
To support these organizations, we sponsor a curriculum that builds leadership and management skills for all levels of employees globally. This curriculum includes:
The iLead website houses approximately 7,000 learning resources that employees at all levels can use to develop their leadership skills. Resources are available in the following formats: “On-Demand” web-based modules, classroom programs, on-the-job development suggestions, articles, tools and video podcasts.
This is a comprehensive program that focuses on building the core, common and critical knowledge and skills for new managers. Using a variety of learning methods, new managers focus on what they will need to know and do to be effective in their role, and to gain the knowledge and skills to manage others.
There is a suite of programs for team development and team building, ranging from formal learning experiences to “action learning”-based activities that help teams develop skills and competencies as they pursue real business goals.
This course aims to help employees early in their careers align personal and professional objectives with practical strategies for achieving both.
Based on the Six-Sigma approach, this course is designed to simplify processes, maximize efficiency, reduce errors and minimize risks. Merck conducts regular Lean Six-Sigma and change management training courses for employees, which lead to “Yellow Belt,” “Green Belt,” “Black Belt,” “Executive Belt” and “Change Execution” certification in Merck Sigma tools and methods.
Merck’s U.S. Educational Assistance program encourages employees to learn more for their current assignments and/or to help them prepare for new assignments. The program includes financial assistance for relevant undergraduate and graduate education.