We recognize the essential role that leaders play in bringing out the
best in their teams. That’s why we provide a suite of resources
focused entirely on leadership development.
Leadership programs at the manager, director, and executive levels
help to advance the skills of current leaders and prepare future ones.
Specialized programs such as Women’s Leadership Journey and
the Executive Diversity Mentoring Program focus on building and
advancing a diverse leadership team.
We also provide resources for the learning and development of all
We believe that most learning and development happens through
real experience, on the job. We build learning into our annual
goal-setting and evaluation process, with all employees encouraged to
set a learning objective annually. Performance and development
feedback is provided throughout the year with formal discussions
occurring at least twice a year.
Learn.Develop.Perform is our signature global development
program. Open to all employees, it is an annual weeklong series of
live, interactive learning events. Employees choose topics that meet
their needs and interests. Webinars are made available for replay on
demand, so our library of resources is always growing.
In 2018, more than 16,000 employees – more than half our global
workforce – voluntarily participated in this program.
Building connections helps our employees identify others at
AbbVie who can help them develop. Talent Link, our internal
professional networking platform, helps employees connect with
colleagues with particular skills or interests and find mentors.
Departments and teams offer specialized learning and
development programming focused on their unique areas of responsibility.