fe Awards 2005 - Training Programme of the year

DEXIA FUND SERVICES - MARCO POLO PROGRAMME Dexia's Marco Polo training programme impressed the judges this year. The Marco Polo training programme is dedicated to talented young professionals aged less than 30 for men and 35 for women.
  Contenders for the Marco Polo programme must convince one of Dexia's CEOs why they should be chosen for the programme in a face-to-face meeting. The CEO initially involved in the interview process will mentor applicants that are selected. Counsellors assist the new Marco Polo members to finalize their personal development programme.
  The programme lasts 18 months and includes the opportunity to discover and build a new network of contacts from all over Europe. Members meet every two months for compulsory or optional training courses. Compulsory courses include project management, working in an intercultural environment, innovation and change management. Optional courses include management, coaching and feedback, public speaking, beyond conflict and emotional intelligence.
  The Marco Polo programme concludes with a six-month internship at one of Dexia's subsidiaries.

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