Scana Corporation is older than 150 years and started as the Charleston Gas & Light Corporation. Once they became Scana, all of the business areas continued to possess very unique culture areas from the Nuclear culture to the Power Plant culture to the Pipeline culture; each area is very territorial about what they do and how they run their training.
When Dina Wilson, Director of Employee Development, came into the company 11 years ago, there were different leadership programs all over the country. There was no consistency on how training was tracked, and no overall philosophy of learning and development. About 2 years ago, Scana felt the Corporate University structure would help to align all those functions.
Scana launched their Corporate University in late 2005. There are several business drivers that played a key role:
“I’m grateful to be in this network. The calls I had with other members gave me the information I needed to move my project forward.”Annette RollsLeadership Development Program Designer, Boeing
“We were able to realize almost immediate value—in terms of definitively quantifiable savings—by implementing the concepts introduced during this [Art of Negotiation] program.”Ken MurphyEVP of Sales and Operations, Mattress Firm
“In my particular case, I certainly care about the HR functions, but that’s not why I wake up every day. I care about advancing the ball down the field with our people’s professional development skills and knowledge. You guys focus 100% on the learning piece, and that’s what I like.”Jim StewartCLO, Teradata