Career Development

Raven places a high priority on the continual professional and personal development of its team members.

Reaching Your Full Potential

We believe each team member should have the opportunity to perform to one’s full potential. Experience has shown us that when we do it allows us to better serve our customers, our communities, our fellow team members, and ourselves. As an employer, we believe it is our responsibility to help our team members find opportunities for continuous improvement and ongoing success.

Raven University

Raven U is a one-stop shop to discover the available training and development opportunities available to Raven team members. Raven U offers numerous educational classes, programs, and activities that focus on leadership development, functional skills, compliance, volunteerism, and personal development of our mind, body, and purpose. In 2016, over 14,000 learning sessions were experienced in classrooms, workshops, conferences, and online by our team members. Here is a sample of some learning opportunity topics:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Time Management & Prioritization
  • Cooking for Life
  • Financial Training for Non-Financial Team Members
  • Cultural Appreciation Panel Discussions
  • Self-Defense Class
  • Stressing for a Purpose
  • Healthy Aging
  • Introduction in Meditation

The Raven Emerging Leaders Program took me on a journey of self-reflection I never thought possible. Throughout the course, I was challenged to think differently about leadership. I took away valuable lessons on holding myself accountable, not making excuses, and being more aware of my and others’ emotions in the workplace. Intriguing dialogue from peers also added immense value by applying what we learned to real-world scenarios.

— Raven U Program Participant

Leadership Immersion Program

Our Leadership Immersion Program is geared toward high-performance, high-potential senior team members to deepen their business acumen specific to Raven. Through executive level conversations, on- and off-site tours, and critical thinking assignments, our Leadership Immersion Program is providing rich context for strategic and operational aspects of the company.

Raven Ambassador Program

The Raven Ambassador Program is a group of highly engaged team members from across the company who exemplify Raven’s purpose, values, and interests at all levels of the organization. Internally, Ambassadors foster an atmosphere that generates positivity, open communication, excitement for company initiatives, and team spirit. For those outside the company, the Raven Ambassadors help to strengthen and grow relationships within our communities.

Opportunities Outside of Raven

Beyond our own offerings, team members have the opportunity and are encouraged to participate in training and development activities outside of Raven. Whether it is a sponsored leadership program or a financial training course, several team members are involved in non-Raven program and trainings. Outside offerings include:

  • Leadership South Dakota
  • Leadership Sioux Falls
  • Sioux Falls EmBe’s Women’s Leadership Program
  • American Management Association
  • Dale Carnegie Leadership Training
  • Leadercast
  • Udemy

Peak Time

Knowing time can be a barrier to accomplishing personal and professional development goals, Raven offers the gift of time to team members. Each year, team members receive 12 hours of paid Peak Time to use to assist with and encourage an exploration of techniques to improve one’s mind, body, and spirit. Team members use this time to explore Raven resources, engage in a stretch activity, or embrace a healthy lifestyle change.

Using Raven's Peak Time benefit, I started looking at ways to volunteer by helping children other than my own learn the benefits of being active and how being in any type of organized activity can help you grow to be a better person. I found a program that allowed me to coach youth on something I really enjoy, running, but it also allowed me to guide the boys toward being better people and teammates.

— Jeff Walls, Process Development Manager

Reach Your Full Potential at Raven

Ready to join our team? Check out our current job openings and apply today.