Calamos offers an entrepreneurial environment where employees can collaborate with some of the industry's most extraordinary individuals. Calamos takes pride in our integrity, professionalism and relentless focus on putting our clients first. At Calamos we are passionate about what we do and are committed to excellence.
Calamos places a high priority on the development of its associates. We provide quality learning opportunities to support the development of associates and the achievement of the strategic goals and values of the firm. At Calamos we strive to expand associate's skill set expertise, develop leadership and an execution-driven culture and support continuous learning and the sharing of knowledge across the organization.
Programs such as our Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) ensure that associates develop the skills they need to be successful, advance their careers, and meet the challenges of our growing organization. The ELP incorporates 360 feedback, individual development plans, experiential assignments, action learning assignments, a mentoring program, and workshops to provide our leaders with the strategies, knowledge and skills required for their current and future roles.
The Calamos Academy is a strategic commitment to the long-term success of the company and its associates. It supports the mission of making Calamos a learning organization with a focus on excellent client service and continuous improvement.
Calamos Academy provides a multitude of resources for the development of Calamos associates including instructor-led and eLearning courses as well as educational whitepapers, videos, etc. We recently introduced a new online learning center for Associates – The Calamos Academy Virtual Campus. This online platform provides learning resources to assist associates with the development of their skills and knowledge of the industry, investments fundamentals, business skills, leadership development and more.
Naperville Wine Festival
Calamos was a lead sponsor and host of the 2013 Naperville Wine Festival, held August 23-24, 2013 at CityGate Centre. A portion of the proceeds from the Naperville Wine Festival are donated to the Naperville Area Humane Society. View 2013 Wine Festival Video
Calamos Cares is the company's community volunteering program, which provides opportunities for associates to share their time and talents with local and national non-profit organizations. The program also allows associates to create stronger relationships with each other outside of the workplace. Recently, the Calamos Cares team volunteered at the Northern Illinois Food Bank and participated in both the March of Dimes March for Babies and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
Calamos has been a member of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce since 1994. The company sponsors the Chamber's annual Economic Forecast Breakfast and the organization's Inaugural Gala where past board members are thanked for their service to the community and current board members are introduced, including a representative from Calamos.
Toys for Tots
Calamos Investments, Hotel Arista, and other CityGate Centre entities sponsor an annual Toys for Tots Holiday Party in cooperation with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots charitable initiative. Through the event, hundreds of toys are collected for needy children in the Naperville area.
360 Youth Services Spring Ahead Run
For the sixth year in a row, Calamos was the presenting sponsor and host of the 360 Youth Services Annual Spring Ahead Run. The event took place Sunday, April 14, 2013 at CityGate Centre. Proceeds benefit 360 Youth Services.
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Calamos participates in the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, which helps bring children into the workplace to understand their parents' daily activities, as well as explore personal career choices.