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Royal Greenland Academy

We wish to attract and retain qualified employees through ongoing relevant competence development

The Academy coordinates initiatives that will contribute to a good workplace culture, where well-being and job satisfaction are key aspects, just as a large number of statutory courses are also administered via Royal Greenland Academy.

Risks and opportunities 

Competence and motivation are important aspects of the day-to-day work. A lack of skills would present both a financial and professional risk for the company. 

Royal Greenland Academy has been active for many years and is still important in building up employees’ skills and competences on a broad basis. Royal Greenland Academy gives employees opportunities for professional and personal development via tailored courses.  

The Academy offers ambitious training and further training initiatives to ensure that the Group is continuously developing skilled new managers, and which motivate individual employees to continue to do their best for the company. 

Actions and results 2022 

After the year of Covid-19 restrictions, training started up again in 2022, and many good courses were held. Our goal was for 20% of the workforce, equivalent to 273 employees, to attend Royal Greenland Academy. In 2022, the number of attendees was 245, which is slightly below the objective.  


In 2022, a total of four Sulisa+ courses were held in Greenland: two of these were Sulisa+ follow-ups for Sisimiut and Nuuk, respectively, while the processing plants in Upernavik and Ilulissat were involved for the first time. At the end of 2022, all of Royal Greenland's largest processing plants had taken Sulisa+, so that the company achieved its goal in 2022. 

When Sulisa+ is held, both managers and employees complete a programme focusing on personal development and trauma therapy, after which managers take a separate course in management and setting values and objectives for the processing plant. Finally, both employees and managers gather for a couple of 'value days', whereby the individual processing plants themselves define which values they will work by and be known for.  

Bootcamp for Royal Greenland’s trainees held in Nuuk 

Bootcamp is an annual physical gathering of Royal Greenland’s trainees in Greenland. The programme for the three-day bootcamp consisted of presentations by the HR department’s development and training unit, teambuilding, group work, individual reflection, and social events such as shared meals and a film evening.  

Internship supervisors gathered for the second consecutive year 

A course was held for internship supervisors of which the purpose was to prepare the individual participants for the role of internship supervisor and to gather input for a coming internship supervisor’s handbook. In total, the course was attended by 11 internship supervisors from different parts of Greenland. The three days of the course were spent on presentations by the development and training department, group work, discussion of challenges and opportunities as a internship supervisor, discussion and points of attention going forward regarding the individual's responsibility for trainees. 

Goals and achievement of the goals 2019-2022 


  • Completion of Sulisa+ management development at selected processing plants and trawlers in Greenland. 
  • A minimum of 20% of the employees annually attend Royal Greenland Academy courses. 
  • Courses for local fishermen among Royal Greenland's suppliers in a minimum of five towns. 

Achievement of the goal: 

Royal Greenland Academy is a learning platform for Royal Greenland employees. It has existed for more than 20 years and many employees have attended these training activities. Sulisa+ is the latest programme developed, and has received good feedback. The programme was run at a number of processing plants, and the course will be held more and more regularly, just as other processing plants will be offered an updated version. 

2021 was one of the few years without any courses, due to the challenges to Royal Greenland Academy presented by the Covid-19 restrictions. The restrictions made several planned programmes impossible and the number of participants was reduced to a third.  

Our goal for local fishermen to attend our courses was not achieved. But this is being planned, and is expected to be launched during 2023. 

Ambitions for 2030: 

  • Management development takes place within a fixed system. 
  • A minimum of 20% of the employees annually attend Royal Greenland Academy courses. 
  • Courses for local fishermen are a fixed programme as part of Royal Greenland Academy. 

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