In 2020, FTI Consulting’s Talent Development team planned on training more than 1,400 employees globally through multiday, in-person talent development programs. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic evolving rapidly, we quickly realized that in addition to the changes we had to make to serve our clients remotely, we also needed to redesign our in-person talent development programs to adapt to a virtual format.
With COVID-19 declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization in March of 2020, our Talent Development team swiftly pivoted to an all-virtual platform, which included redesigning our in-person milestone programs, launching FTI University via a new online platform and supporting the virtualization of our onboarding process, key internal conferences and segment-specific trainings to position our people to meet critical client needs arising from the pandemic.
In 2020, we successfully held 595 live webinar training sessions that were attended by 5,000 employees. Our average number of training hours per employee of 13.0 hours, compared to 7.1 hours in 2019.
“In about a months’ time, we prepared and hosted two ‘Bankruptcy 101’ trainings for hundreds of FTI Consulting professionals. These sessions covered bankruptcy strategy, legal basics and the specific roles and services that we perform for our clients. With the unprecedented surge of bankruptcy filings in the first half of 2020, these trainings allowed our professionals to immediately provide value to our clients as they faced financial distress in the face of the pandemic.”Daniel Brosious
Managing Director, Corporate Finance & Restructuring
“Our Talent Development team took the COVID-19 challenge to deliver training virtually and turned it into an opportunity to leap years forward in developing and delivering customized, business-driven content for FTI Consulting’s segments and practices.”Debbie Dobson
Senior Director, Global Talent Development