Leadership that makes the difference.
Now and in the future.
Exceptional people drive exceptional results. In 2012, we launched our High Potential (HiPo) program, a 3-years comprehensive global learning and development program that provides young talents with the ability, organizational commitment, and motivation all they need to become future leaders or specialists, and help secure Kendrion’s long-term success.
Modules covered in this three-year program include topics such as personal agenda setting, self-management, teamwork, finance, team management, conflict management and leadership. As this program develops from year to year, additional modules such as sustainability, diversity and strategy can be added when appropriate.
Requirements for the participants
- Proposal/nomination by the responsible Business Group Director
- The employee should have been employed by Kendrion for at least 2 years
- Fluent English is a main requirement (as the modules are held in English)
- Proven success / commitment in current project / special tasks
Marketing & Communications | Industrial Actuators & Control
My HiPo group started in spring 2023, virtually. Lots of new faces; people that I hadn’t met or worked with before. I'm really looking forward to the modules because that’s when I’ll finally meet my HiPo colleagues in person! As our CEO Joep said in the first call: 'One of the most important parts of the program is networking'. Let’s do it!
Head of Operations Support I Industrial Brakes
I'm really looking forward to our final module in Amsterdam. The three years have gone by so fast, but it has been great to see how we've all grown, step by step. And, looking at former HiPos, it's great to see where the program, commitment and solid work can take you.
Quality Engineer | Automotive
All the modules I and my group worked on contained some new and valuable information that we can use in business and our personal life. My favorite module so far is Conflict Management. This included a case that showed that in certain conflict situations, people's behavior reflects that of animals. Since this module, every time I see some kind of conflict, I view people as a Lion, a Rabbit or a Doe (a female deer). It's funny, but it's also useful!
Global Operations Director I Industrial Brakes
When I started with my master thesis at Kendrion many years ago, I never dreamt I would get this far. For instance, the HiPo program helped me get where I am today (personally and with methodical tools). As Global Operations Director for Business Group IB I’m responsible for running our production sites. Many challenges but also lots of fun.