2019 Excellence in Practice Silver Award Winners

EFMD is delighted to announce the 2019 EFMD Excellence in Practice Silver Award Winners.

Since 2007, the EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards (EiP) have recognised outstanding and impactful Learning & Development partnerships in the domains of Leadership, Professional, Talent, Organisational and Ecosystem Development.

The 2019 Silver Award Winners in the following five categories are:

Organisational Development

Santander Group & Opinno & Mind the Gap & Fraile y Blanco & Open Waters
“Santander Leaders Academy Experience”

“The Leaders Academy Experience (LAEX) has changed the mindsets of the people at the top of the business. We are seeing people are more aligned with the changing business, and we are experiencing our people doing things in a more collaborative, innovative, accountable way,” commented Elisabetta Galli, Global Head of Knowledge and Development at Grupo Santander.

ING Bank & London Business School & Core Leadership Institute
Accelerating Leadership Transformation at ING”

“We are delighted to have won the 2019 EFMD Excellence in Practice Silver Award in the category ‘Organisational Development’. It is a wonderful recognition of our programme and our team. At ING we know that leadership is one of the distinctive people capabilities that will enable us to live our purpose and deliver the Think Forward strategy. We strongly believe that investing in leadership development is essential to building this capability across our organisation. The collaboration with London Business School and the Core Leadership Institute has been at the heart of delivering this global programme,” said Lesley Wilkinson, Global Head of Talent and Learning at ING Bank.

Louise Croft, Executive Director, Custom Solutions at London Business School also commented: “We are delighted to have been awarded silver in the organisational development category of the 2019 EFMD Excellence in Practice awards. The Think Forward Leadership Experience is an example of collaboration at its very best and it has been wonderful to see the impact that the programme has had on its participants and ING as a whole. We are extremely proud of this collaboration and the relationship that we have built with ING and CLI.”

“We are honoured to have been awarded, in partnership with ING and LBS, EFMD’s Silver Excellence in Practice Award for Organisational Development. CLI’s purpose is to wake up those who will wake up the many. We are grateful to ING and LBS for making this possible. Working together, we redefined an approach to leadership development at ING by helping individuals unlock their purposes and lead authentically,” said Nick Craig, President of Core Leadership Institute.

Talent Development
Oracle & IESE Business School & University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
“Accelerate Executive Insight – A Unique Executive Education Experience for Exceptional Leaders”

“We are very proud of Accelerate Executive Insight (AEI) program and are committed to this executive education experience as a key driver of strategic thinking and authentic leadership as we continue our transformation to a cloud services company. We are thrilled to be awarded this Excellence in Practice award in recognition of the impact AEI is having on the business,” commented Jo Tilson, Senior Director, Top Talent Development Centre Global at Oracle.

Kip Meyer, Managing Director of Custom Partnerships at IESE Business School and Cheri Alexander, Chief Innovation Officer at Ross School of Business both commented on the award: “For the IESE-Michigan Ross team, receiving this award is a true honour and a testament to the enriching partnership we’ve been fortunate to forge with Oracle. Without a doubt, it inspires us to continue our efforts toward making a positive impact among Oracle’s top talent.”

Executive Development
Schneider Electric & INSEAD
“Purposeful Leadership in a Digital World”

“I greatly appreciate this recognition for the work done in partnership between INSEAD and Schneider Electric. This award is further motivation to keep learning and changing together, and to keep sharing the process and results,” said Gianpiero Petriglieri, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Academic Director, Initiative for Learning Innovation and Teaching Excellence at INSEAD.

Professional Development
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG & University of St. Gallen, Executive School of Management Technology and Law
“Accelerated Excellence – The International Dealer Academy and its Impact on Porsche’s Retail Network and Dealer Personalities”

Julia Lesser, Project Manager Sales Qualification (VCQ) at Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG and Andreas Löhmer, Director of Corporate Programs, University of St-Gallen, Executive School of Management, Technology and Law said: “The Porsche International Dealer Academy offers Porsche Centre principals from all over the world a state-of-the-art learning programme tailored to their specific needs and challenges. The EIP Award underlines the uniqueness of this programme and proves the great collaboration between Porsche AG and the University of St. Gallen.”

Ecosystem Development
Government Savings Bank (GSB) & Thammasat Business School & Community Partnership Association (CPA)
“The Thammasat Model: Sustainable Community Enterprises”

“We’re happy to share with you Thammasat Model, demonstrating how a triparty collaboration creates an ecosystem of learning for students, business executives and community leaders while resulting in concrete business practices for community businesses,” commented Pipop Udorn, Ph.D., Dean of Thammasat Business School.

Finally, Prof. Eric Cornuel, Director General and CEO of EFMD, congratulated all the winners on the EiP Silver Awards: “We are delighted to continue recognising the strength of partnerships which enhance the Learning & Development within an organisation. This year, we came across many exceptional cases illustrating the assets of investing in human and organisational 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.

“The 2019 edition of the Excellence in Practice Awards has proven an impressive one: a wide variety of cases both by origin and purpose have made the award decisions challenging but above all inspiring. As from here the sharing and exchange can start. Thanks to all applicants and congratulations to the winners!” added Jan Ginneberge, Senior Advisor at EFMD Corporate Services.

EFMD is eager to provide visibility and support to all professionals in the L&D sector. The Winners will be awarded during the next EFMD Executive Development Conference which will be held at IESE in Spain on 11-13 November 2019.

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 Silver Award winners there were Gold Award winners and also Finalists selected from all of the entries.

Next submission deadline: 15 March 2020

For submission guidelines & expression of interest, please visit www.efmdglobal.org/EIP

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.