Silver Winners of 2017 Excellence in Practice Awards

EFMD is delighted to announce the 2017 EFMD Excellence in Practice Silver Award Winners.

“Once again, the EIP Awards have drawn out some outstanding cases that illustrate the value and impact of successful partnerships in Learning & Development. Providing an environment that helps to engage and develop people and enhances skills is an essential component for any company. All of the winning cases clearly show that investing in human and organisational development is a key strategic asset for business success,” commented Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO of EFMD.

The 2017 Silver Award Winners in the following five categories are:

Talent Development

PricewaterhouseCoopers & PWC My Way
“PwC: My Way – Choose to Go Further” 

PwC and all My Way stakeholders are delighted and honoured by the recognition awarded by EFMD. The My Way programme, a transformational leadership development programme with business impact, has welcomed 1,800 key talent delegates from 23 EMEA territories since 2005,” commented Christine Hazard, My Way Programme Lead, EMEA Learning and Development at PwC“Delegates define how to become valuable leaders who are able to grow business sustainably and deliver on their values and purpose; they also reflect how they can confidently deliver value and excellence, while being resilient and astutely navigating our complex, uncertain and changing environments. On return to the business, participants receive ongoing support from tutors, internal partner coaches and peers to help them apply the learned for direct business impact,” she added.

Organisational Development
ANZ & University of South Australia Business School
“Developing Leaders of Growth Companies”

ANZ’s General Manager, Business Banking, Tania Motton, said: “The clinics and programs have proven to deliver significant positive impacts on participating businesses. Our collaboration with the UniSA Business School has delivered valuable insights that have informed our strategic activities and the development of products and services to better support business owners with their growth ambitions, in both domestic and international markets. This partnership encourages a growth mindset among our customers and provides them with the tools to evolve their businesses, ensuring their long term success.”

UniSA’s Pro Vice Chancellor (Business and Law), Marie Wilson, added: “The award acknowledges UniSA’s standing as Australia’s University of Enterprise. This award recognises an excellent partnership that has transformed small business clients of ANZ and developed the bank’s capacity to foster innovation. The award also demonstrates the ANZ bank’s ability to embrace and execute new ideas, to foster a culture of business growth, and to leverage the expertise of the Centre for Business Growth and our Business School.”

Professional Development
Capgemini & Capgemini University
“The Engagement Management Transformation Journey”

“It’s a real honour to receive this award from the EFMD. In our role as a tool for Group alignment and acceleration, Capgemini University is committed to developing key employee populations such as Engagement Managers. The Engagement Management Transformation Journey is an excellent example of how we are developing our people’s skills and capabilities to deliver the best solutions for our clients and drive real business results for Capgemini,” commented Steven Smith, Executive Vice President & Capgemini University Director.

“This programme aligns our delivery professionals under one curriculum and competency-based framework, recognizes their skills through certification, supports their personal growth and delivers value for our clients. Thanks to this program, we have empowered our Engagement Managers with the relevant skills and competitive edge to manage the many different types of engagements that Capgemini delivers, and created one of the largest and strongest internal communities within Capgemini,” completed Jaap van de Ree, Executive Vice President at Capgemini Group Delivery.

Executive Development
Old Mutual Wealth & Accelerance
“Enabling Positive Futures at Old Mutual Wealth”

“At Old Mutual Wealth, we recognise the impact our Leaders have on our progress and success as we have transformed and grown our business. The Enabling Positive Futures programme has been an important element of our transformation and has delivered measurable business benefit. It has challenged our leaders to think differently and incorporate our purpose, strategy, priorities and values in the way they lead,” said Tracey Hahn, HR Director at Old Mutual Wealth“Our trust based partnership with Accelerance is one we value and we are pleased to be recognised with this Silver Award in the Executive Development category,” she added.

“Working in close partnership with our clients to develop high-impact development solutions is a core value of Accelerance. The Enabling Positive Futures Programme (EPF) is a powerful example of the impact organisations can achieve through a “trust-based partnership” that challenges assumptions, identifies what needs to change, and is open to developing innovative learning solutions. Accelerance is honoured to be recognised with a Silver Award for the strong and collaborative partnership we forged with Old Mutual Wealth to accelerate their strategic transformation,” added Michael Maffucci, Partner and Mark Jenner, Associate at Accelerance.

Ecosystem Development
 (Special Category)
Norwegian Armed Forces Study Center & BI Norwegian Business School
“The Story of how a Business School got involved in Working with National Security”

“The Norwegian Armed Forces Study Center has worked with procuring education programmes the last 20 years, but never have we met a team so dedicated to using education as a tool to improve our society as the BI Corporate team with Kjell Eliassen, Tom Lindtein and Rikke Keim. This case is an excellent example of how the academic world can cooperate with public and private sector to create value and impact, in this case to national security,” commented Per Audun Bech, President, The Norwegian Armed Forces Study Center.

“As a non-for-profit foundation devoted to improving our society, BI is honoured to receive the EiP Silver Award for the work within the field of national security. We are especially grateful for the close cooperation with Per Audun Bech, President of the Armed Forces Study Center and the international support from Jason Wiseman, General Secretary of the Atlantic Treaty Organisation (ATA),” added Tom Lindtein, Business Development Director, BI Corporate.

EFMD is eager to provide visibility and support to all professionals in the L&D sector. The Gold and Silver Winners will be awarded during the next EFMD Executive Development Conference which will be held in Milan, Italy, on 18 – 20 October.

We would like to thank all of the applicants as well as the jury members for their successful cooperation and hope to receive more exciting cases next year. We are pleased to take note of the continuously growing quality of applications. As well as the Gold Award winners there were Gold Award winners and also Finalists selected from all of the entries.

Next submission deadline: 1 March 2018

For submission guidelines & expression of interest, please visit

If you have any questions or would like further information on the EIP awards you can find out more via this EIP Overview Brief or please contact Florence Gregoire.