Public Joint Stock “Novolipetsk Steel: NLMK Group organizes the first corporate training forum in Russia

NLMK Group, a global steel company, organized the first corporate training forum in Russia in partnership with the Higher School of Economics Graduate School of Business. More than 300 managers and experts from the country’s leading corporate universities and business schools, heads of HR departments and Edtech companies gathered to discuss current challenges in employee training and development in a changing environment.

The forum was held on the new campus of NLMK Corporate University in Lipetsk. Participants exchanged best practices, discussed current company needs and desires for employee training, advanced formats for staff development, and ways to evaluate the effectiveness of corporate training.

Experts named key trends, which include the growing role of corporate universities in business transformation, the development of a unified leadership culture and skills for working in an ever-changing environment, and the creation a development ecosystem that encompasses company employees and their business partners and customers.

Valentina Satarova, director of the NLMK corporate universitysaid: “Our main task and our mission is to be at the side of our company and to support it in the development of our employees. We have achieved a lot and are ready to face the future with great energy! We look forward to collaborate with our colleagues within the community of leading corporate universities in Russia on this journey.”

Valery Katkalo, Senior Vice-Rector at HSEsaid: “The development of corporate education is a priority for the HSE Graduate School of Business. We are committed to creating a platform for the Russian corporate university community together with NLMK and a number of other companies which have made great progress over the past 15 years and are currently on par with the corporate universities of the world’s largest companies in their professional maturity.”

About NLMK Group

NLMK Corporate University was founded in 2016. It employs the Leaders train leaders approach: by involving managers and experts in the training process, the company prepares future leaders ready to take up ambitious challenges in a rapidly changing world. Currently, 400 internal trainers are engaged in the training process, involved in 160 trainings. In 2021, 96% of employees followed internal training programs at NLMK Group, i.e. nearly 60 hours of training per employee.

In 2021, NLMK Corporate University was recognized as the best in Russia, receiving the Grand Prix du Corporate University of the Year candidacy for the Crystal Pyramid 2021 awards for achievements in human resource management.

About NLMK Group

The NLMK group is the largest steelmaker in Russia and one of the most efficient in the world.

NLMK Group’s steel products are used in a variety of industries, from construction and machine building to the manufacture of power generation equipment and offshore wind turbines.

NLMK operates production facilities in Russia, Europe and the United States. The Company’s steel production capacity exceeds 18 million tons per year.

For more information about NLMK Group, please visit our website.

Melvin B. Baillie