Learning And Teaching
The number one responsibility of our tribal leaders is to share knowledge and inspire ongoing learning.
Creating a Learning Culture
WD-40 Company is committed to the ongoing development of its tribe. We strongly believe in strengthening our tribe from within. Building a deep bench of great talent and future leaders is one of our strategic drivers and it’s critical to our continued success. All tribe members interested in learning and growing have access to comprehensive development and training programs, formal educational support, and coaching.
The Learning Moment
What keeps people in organizations from wanting to learn? They look at mistakes as career-damaging events rather than opportunities to learn. At WD-40 Company when things go wrong, we don’t call them “mistakes”; we call them learning moments. We applaud the opportunity to openly discuss, learn, rectify, grow from our learning moments and share with others to avoid repeated learning moments.
The Learning Laboratory is our ecosystem for professional development.
Through our labs, we create and deliver relevant learning to equip our global tribe members with the skills and experiential learning essential for success. The Learning Laboratory encompasses programs that develop leadership, general competencies and internal faculty who teach these programs. Technical product knowledge is provided through Tribology University and Commercial Academy to develop world class selling skills that lead to operational excellence.
A robust and progressive series of courses designed to provoke critical thinking about leadership, putting theory into action. Emphasizes “learning by doing” and the WD-40 Company approach
to servant leadership.
A learning track of subject-specific topics separate from leadership courses such as presentation skills, project management, behaviors of trust, etc. Most courses are taught by tribe members, all with a deep expertise in their topic and a passion for sharing and teaching.
Designed to support the growing number of tribe members joining the leadership and competency lab faculty. Based on
the principles of adult learning, this Lab ensures a consistent level of skill amongst the faculty, and is also open to tribe members responsible for, or passionate about, teaching/training.
WD-40 Company Tribology University
Technically speaking, tribology is the study and application of the principles of friction, lubrication and wear. Tribology University offers our global tribe members comprehensive online and face-to-face curricula on our products. We believe product education is a critical element of professional growth, innovation and success.
WD-40 Commercial Academy
The WD-40 Commercial Academy exists to develop commercial excellence within our sales tribe aimed at delivering the best possible customer experience.