Infant at Work—our most rewarding program
In our very earliest years, while working on a deadline developing a product, Founding Associate Pat Zigarmi brought her infant daughter to work with her. The positive effect of having a baby at work was a big discovery. Many years and many babies later, we call it the ultimate stress buster. Blanchard babies become socialized and at ease with people. It is a huge plus for baby, parent, and everyone around. It’s not uncommon for someone to look away from a computer and say, “I need to see the baby for a moment.”
Blanchard parents bring their baby to work for the first 5 months, where an atmosphere just perfect for them is arranged.
Believe in the importance of sharing the success of our organization with others and investing time in the improvement and appreciation of the communities in which we live and do business. The Blanchard Ambassador Program provides opportunities for Blanchard associates to perform meaningful services to the community utilizing their talents and dedication in order to enhance the lives of the people around them. All Blanchard associates are encouraged to spend 40 hours, during business hours, in service to others. A list of community service agencies available includes the following categories:
- Service to youth
- Quality and enrichment of life
- Service to senior citizens
- Health and safety
- Environmental and historical preservation
- Arts and culture
Blanchard Student Leadership
Blanchard Student Leadership teaches young leaders how to understand what motivates them every day whether in school, at work, or in the community. Among young people with this level of knowledge, self-confidence and motivation grow and good judgment is applied to decision making. Students learn to make good decisions even when they are not in charge, take initiative to get the direction they need, and diagnose their own skills and motivation without waiting for someone to tell them what they need. Communication skills improve, goals are set and achieved, problem solving becomes easier, and they begin to take responsibility for themselves. Blanchard Student Leadership has been used in schools and organizations across the country for more than 10 years. Blanchard provides this program to many organizations with at-risk young leaders. This is an annual program for the children of all Blanchard Associates.
Blanchard offers our internal training programs (the same programs we deliver to our clients) free of charge to employees through our IntelligenceQuest University (IQU). In addition, many training programs, books, videotapes, and audiotapes are available for employees to attend or check out for their own personal growth.
Employees and immediate family members are eligible to receive a 60% tuition reduction when they pursue online education through Grand Canyon University as well as a $100 reimbursement from Blanchard for every class they complete with at least a B average. Blanchard also provides up to four scholarships per year that cover all tuition costs for Blanchard associates to attend Grand Canyon University. Further, the organization offers Blanchard employees scholarships or discounted tuition to the Master of Science in Executive Leadership (MSEL) at the University of San Diego. We also have a tuition reimbursement program that pays up to $700 per employee for qualified educational costs.