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CDM Smith Investing More Than $1 Million a Year in Leadership Development  

January 14, 2020
New Leadership Academy offers development tracks for all employees 
Tim Wall LA

BOSTON – CDM Smith has launched a new, industry-leading internal Leadership Academy with development tracks for every member of the firm, as well as specialty programs for people leaders and succession prep.

“This is an investment in all employees, from young new leaders to seasoned senior leaders and everyone in between,” notes Chairman and CEO Tim Wall. “CDM Smith has always been a learning organization. We established our internal, IACET* accredited CDM Smith University almost 30 years ago as a resource to advance technical skills and maintain professional certifications and registrations. Our new Leadership Academy is a natural progression of growing our people.”

Built on a philosophy that leadership is a set of behaviors and skills learned over a lifetime rather than a job category, CDM Smith’s new Leadership Academy offers an approach to development planning that can be customized based on where an individual is along his or her career journey.

Wall adds, “When you are committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented staff in the industry, you have to offer them rewarding and enriching careers not just jobs. Our new Leadership Academy is a reflection of that commitment.”

*International Association for Continuing Education and Training.


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