We believe that as our associates grow, develop and take on new experiences, Zurn grows, too. 

That’s why we make it possible for every associate to power their own development and career at Zurn. Passion in expanding one’s skillset really contributes to the advancement of individual and team goals. By offering self-directed learning, and on-the-job experiences that complement, we actively encourage associates to further expand their toolkit.

Our Manager Development program, which is offered globally each year, has three levels: 

  • Build: Participants learn skills such as leading through conflict, emotional intelligence and understanding working styles, and setting and managing priorities.
  • Grow: Participants learn skills such as influencing others, critical thinking, behavioral interviewing and change leadership.
  • Accelerate: Participants learn skills such as leading innovation, having crucial conversations, leading across cultures and leading virtually.

Each level is a three-month time commitment and requires about four hours a week. While the learning is self-directed, groups of associates participate in the program together to support shared learning experiences among a cohort of colleagues.

Learning on the Job, Together

The program follows a learn-reflect-do-share methodology. Associates learn a new skill, consider what they’ve learned, complete a homework assignment that is designed to occur within their everyday work, and then have a touchpoint meeting with other program participants to share insights they’ve gained and learn from each other.  

Having touchpoints with other participants is another unique feature of Zurn’s manager development training. We recognize how it helps associates more deeply understand learnings as they explain them to others and share key takeaways for the future.

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