Embracing the Pioneering Spirit Through Education at Bishop-Wisecarver
One of the reasons Bishop-Wisecarver has remained successful for nearly 70 years is the company’s focus on four core values. These values guide everything from the design and manufacturing of products to the Signature Experience provided to customers and the positive work environment for employees. “Embrace the pioneering spirit”, one of the core values, encourages creativity, unconventional thinking and continuous education for all employees.

And all means all. Pamela Kan, President of Bishop-Wisecarver, recently graduated with a certificate from the Owner/President Management Program (OPM) at Harvard Business School. OPM is a rigorous, nine-week Executive Education program held over a three-year period, for executives with at least 10 years of management experience and who hold a major equity stake in their company. Kan received a scholarship from the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and the Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) to help pay for the OPM tuition and expenses

In a recent press release about the achievement, Pamela said: “In today’s rapidly evolving workplace, effective leadership requires continual learning to make sure you always have the latest tools and skills to guide your company’s long-term success. What I learned during the Harvard Business School program has already led to new ideas, collaborations and process that have generated revenue and quantifiable benefits for me, my employees and our customers.”

Garth Reynolds, Engineering Director at Bishop-Wisecarver, recently completed the UC Davis Executive Leadership Program that develops strategic insight and leadership capacity in senior managers by exploring leading research on organizational effectiveness, case studies, self-assessments and coaching to prepare leaders to take their organizations to a higher level.

With his team of engineers, Garth focuses on helping design and deliver custom engineered solutions to Bishop-Wisecarver customers. This leadership program helped him develop practical techniques and strategies he is already applying on the job.

And going beyond mere encouragement, Bishop-Wisecarver has a well-established Tuition Reimbursement Program that pays up to 75% of educational classes for employees. The company also started a Student Loan Assistance Program that helps employees with up to $10,000 of student debt.

Congratulations to Pamela, Garth, and other Bishop-Wisecarver team members, currently embracing the pioneering spirit to make a difference for themselves, the company and customers.