Learning and Development at Spectra Logic

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Culture is key to Spectra Logic’s ongoing success, and learning and development (L&D) is part of Spectra’s continuous efforts to foster a corporate culture of growth and innovation.

Spectra Learning and Development

Spectra employees attend a company-wide training at the Boulder, CO headquarters

Spectra invests in its team by offering training in both soft and hard skills. For the past several years, the company has focused its learning curriculum on management training and development programs. These have been attended by both experienced and new managers, as well as non-manager employees. These classes have improved communication and boosted employee morale, while enabling associates to effectively manage their people and projects. Spectra also offers hard skills training in the areas of time management, desktop applications and project management. Some examples of current and recent trainings are listed below.

  • Monday Morning Trainings and Friday Morning Trainings – dubbed MMTs and FMTs, these are internal online trainings that help keep sales, professional services and marketing up to date on pertinent sales, technology and partner news.
  • SpectraU – The Spectra University fosters individual and organizational learning and knowledge through a variety of weekly offerings, including a number of classes presented by employees for employees.
    • Monthly Company Podcast
    • Project Management
    • Fierce Conversations
    • Graphic design, photography, chess
    • Time Management (Getting Things Done)
    • Mindset, Emotional Intelligence, Skill-Will

Another key training platform is our product and hands-on solution training. Employees are encouraged to learn more about our products via ongoing specific product and solution training. These regular training sessions help our associates become familiar with and understand our technology and its place in the industry.

Occasionally, Spectra also provides hard skills trainings in a range of subjects from GoLang programming to Java, Networking and Lean Principles. The recent ‘Intro to Lean’ training, for instance, paved the way for a number of lean initiatives in departments like Distribution and Operations, driving notable improvements in the flow of work processes for these teams. Furthermore, managers at Spectra are able to provide select individuals with access to the LinkedIn Learning online platform, where these associates can take advantage of over 13,000 video courses in business, technology and creative topics.

Spectra associates attend the 2018 WILD Summit, a conference for leadership development

The goal behind Spectra’s L&D strategy is to grow individual skills and help to support and inspire company initiatives, but also give employees opportunities to gain knowledge and skills that they can take anywhere. Spectra’s L&D team is always open to suggestions for topics, calling on employees to envision their future and help build the learning program that will enable their growth.

Interested in learning more about Spectra Logic’s culture, perks and employee benefits? Visit our career page for additional information. Also, make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook at @SpectraLogic for all the latest company news, and keep an eye out for the hashtags #SpectraPerks and #SpectraCulture.