KPMG in Bermuda to work with The Berkeley Institute on talent development and succession planning

Working with the community is at the heart of KPMG in Bermuda (KPMG) and our Impact Plan. KPMG has long had a focus on the education and youth sectors in the communities in which we live and we are thrilled to announce that we will be collaborating with The Berkeley Institute in the area of professional development and succession planning. This initative will be led by KPMG’s Learning & Development team.

Key focus areas for this collaboration include:

  • providing support in building the School’s talent development and succession plan for all teaching and non-teaching, high performing and high potential staff. This will include the creation of a three year professional development plan; and
  • working with The Berkeley Institute’s Signature School Transition Committee and its Workforce/ Collaboration and Curriculum sub-committees, as the School prepares to become one of the two first senior signature schools in Bermuda beginning in September 2022.

Adam Smith stated, “Educational and social initiatives are embedded in KPMG’s Impact Plan, which focuses on four key areas: Planet, People, Prosperity and Governance, which aligns directly with the our ESG goals. Embedding education into our strategy ensures we are tied to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),

People are the foundation of any organisation. KPMG has built a robust learning and development program which allows us to assist The Berkeley Institute with their talent development and succession planning areas of focus.”

The Berkeley Board of Governors enthusatically reacted to the news of the new relationship stating, “At the Berkeley Institute, one of our Core Values is Excellence in Teaching. Excellence in teaching methods and in our faculty members are key inputs into the successful delivery of a quality education to our students. Teacher excellence in all our faculty, also builds a collegiate environment, in which all our teachers can continue to challenge, develop and support each other and the overall programming of the school.

Colloborating with an organisation like KPMG, where your success also depends on the quality of your people, and where continuous learning and professional development is fundamental to its success, will be invaluable for The Berkley Institute. We will benefit greatly from KPMG sharing its knowledge and experience in developing great professionals.”

KPMG has a particular focus on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education. Each year, we publish our  Corporate Citizenship report, highlighting our local impact  throughout the year. Additionally, KPMG has a committee which oversees our corporate citizenship initiatives. If any organisation is in need of support, please email, and a member of the committee will be in touch with you to see how we can assist.