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KPMG teams up with Berkeley to give professional training

KPMG is working with The Berkeley Institute on a professional development programme (File image)

Business advice firm KPMG is working on a professional development plan for staff at The Berkeley Institute ahead of the school becoming one of the island’s first two signature schools.

Working with The Berkeley Institute’s Signature School Transition Committee as well as its Workforce/Collaboration and Curriculum sub-committees, KPMG has built a “robust” learning programme to help the school staff in the areas of talent development and succession planning.

The partnership aims to provide support in building the plan for all teaching and non-teaching, high performing and high potential staff, and includes the creation of a three-year professional development plan.

Adam Smith of KPMG said: “Educational and social initiatives are embedded in KPMG’s Impact Plan, which focuses on four key areas: Planet, People, Prosperity and Governance, which aligns directly with the our Environment Social and Governance goals. Embedding education into our strategy ensures we are tied to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.”

The Berkeley Board of Governors said that one of the school’s core values is excellence in teaching. They said in a statement: “Excellence in teaching methods and in our faculty members are key inputs into the successful delivery of a quality education to our students.

“Teacher excellence in all our faculty, also builds a collegiate environment, in which all our teachers can continue to challenge, develop and support each other and the overall programming of the school.

“Collaborating with an organisation like KPMG, where your success also depends on the quality of your people, and where continuous learning and professional development is fundamental to its success, will be invaluable for The Berkeley Institute.

“We will benefit greatly from KPMG sharing its knowledge and experience in developing great professionals.”

As part of its corporate citizenship initiative, KPMG, a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services, invited organisations in need of support to e-mail info@kpmg.bm

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Published August 04, 2021 at 7:46 am (Updated August 03, 2021 at 10:54 pm)

KPMG teams up with Berkeley to give professional training

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