The Learning and Development department at Glidewell was created in recognition of the vital role our employees play in the company’s success and continued growth. This high-impact department manages, innovates, improves and implements learning activities for employees in accordance with the company’s commitment to improving individual and organizational performance. With a focus on leadership and managerial competencies, the department’s members develop and maintain a leadership-based curriculum and several business management programs for eligible employees. Notable among these is the LEAD (Leadership Experience and Development) Program, an eight-month program for selected Glidewell managers, supervisors and team leads designed to help them become exceptional leaders within their fields by providing additional learning experiences for leadership and management growth. Other programs include the High Potential Program, a four-month program held at the Glidewell Clinical Education Training Center that offers nonmanagerial and nonsupervisory employees the education, tools and ability to lead, supervise, and manage to enhance their ability to move up in the company; and the Glidewell Institute of Management, which equips eligible employees with tools to increase their productivity, financial literacy and ability to manage confidently. Members of our Learning and Development department have experience and/or specialized training in organizational/training development, adult learning/training, instructional design, and related fields.