Career Development

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Reaching Your Career Potential

Every year, we make significant investments toward increasing our employees' skills and developing their potential.

Rising Star Mentoring Program

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The Rising Star Mentoring Program provides self-nominated, eager employees with a formal, structured, six-month commitment to work with a Kaman leader. During the mentoring process, mentees develop and progress their career plans, assess and improve career readiness, and bolster their professional skills.

Participants are selected for the program based on their applications, references, and demonstration of potential and commitment to their careers and the business. Individuals who perceive themselves as potential future leaders of Kaman are encouraged to apply.

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Kaman Leadership Development Program (KLDP)

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The Kaman Leadership Development Program recognizes and cultivates talented individuals from all divisions of the company who not only have made significant contributions to Kaman but also are seen as future leaders. In addition to having an undergraduate degree, selection criteria include excellent communication and interpersonal abilities as well as a commitment to self-development and ongoing learning.

Participants in the program meet regularly with senior management and take on projects that complement their individual career aspirations. They also create individual development plans with senior leadership in the Human Resources Department.

As they gain a broader understanding of the strategic direction of Kaman Corporation, participants also develop closer working relationships across the company. Working sessions build relationships and develop key areas, including finance, project management and leadership skills.

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Managing & Leading with Impact

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Managing with Impact is a two-day, in-person program designed for all levels of Kaman management.

Leading with Impact introduces Managers, Senior Managers, Directors, and Senior Directors to a behavior-based leadership model, and includes a six-month commitment to participate in the Rising Star Mentoring Program as a mentor.

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Online Learning Tools

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All Kaman employees are able to access a full suite of online learning tools. Courses include:

  • Change Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Decision Making
  • Effective Meetings
  • Leadership Basics
  • Microsoft Office
  • Negotiations
  • Presentations
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