Learning & Development at Dow

Development of our diverse workforce is a key pillar of Dow's People Vision of having the world’s best people, working together to make a difference. Dow's employee development model reflects a cycle of continuous learning embedded in everyday work, workplace relationships and structured learning.

Dow invests in employees to keep them at the forefront of their respective fields. Opportunities range from daily on-the-job learning, participation in global cross-functional project teams, mentoring, classroom training, cultural training, online learning, and participation in employee networks.

Dow’s global scale and breadth offer the flexibility to seek multiple careers within one company. Our employees experience career growth through development moves, stretch goals, special projects, cross-functional projects or expanded responsibilities. Opportunities are provided to move within and across functions and businesses as part of our employee development process.  Employees are encouraged to use our internal job application system to search and apply for jobs of interest.

Dow’s Leadership in Action initiative is an example of developing future leaders through a unique skills-based learning experience.  Since 2013, we have sent some of Dow's promising leaders to emerging geographies, such as Ghana, Ethiopia, and Indonesia to build their leadership skills while providing innovative solutions to address pressing community needs.

Learn more about this unique twist on leader development:

Leadership In Action (PDF 3.37MB) Leadership In Action Overview (PDF 3.11MB)