2023 Excellence in Practice Silver Award Winners

2023 Excellence in Practice Silver Award Winners

EFMD is delighted to announce the 2023 EFMD Excellence in Practice Silver Award Winners.

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

The 2023 Silver Award Winners in the following five categories are:

Organisational Development

Daimler Truck & Coverdale & Dorten & Macaw
“DTR0CKs” – Forming of a new company “Greenfield on Brownfield”

Miriam Lozano Aviles, Head of Learning Academy Daimler Truck Group commented on the award, ‘All who were engaged in co-creating ‘DTR0CKs’ at Daimler Truck are delighted and humbled to be one of the Silver Award winners of the EFMD’s EiP Award. Already in our first year as an independent company we aim to foster the deep learning required to shape the transformation of our industry – and learned how essential reimagining Learning & Development is.’

On behalf of all the Coverdale colleagues having been involved in this process, I can say that we feel deeply honoured by the award. It is amazing to see what great results can be achieved thru true collaboration that is flagged by mutual trust, respect and honesty,’ stated Ulrike Boehm, Partner, Coverdale Deutschland GmbH.

Alex Schmidtke, Partner, Dorten GmbH, said, ‘We at Dorten GmbH are very proud to be part of this success story. We are delighted by this great result, which is based above all on trusting teamwork – full of honesty, respect and with heart and soul.’

‘We applaud Daimler Truck on their entrepreneurial initiative to boost their culture and leadership. Growth and strength comes with continuous learning and development. As Macaw, we are proud to support them with the realization of DTROCKs Power App to achieve sustainable impact. We are thrilled with the award; a fantastic acknowledgement of great work,’ added Uli Wolter, Managing Director at Macaw Germany.

Talent Development

Ministry of Planning and Economic Development in Egypt & School of Business Executive Education and School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at The American University In Cairo & King’s Business School, King’s College London
“A Tripartite Partnership – Building Egypt’s Government Leadership Cadres”

‘LEP is an example of SDG 17 in action. Receiving the EFMD Excellence in Practice Award is not only recognition of the hard work but also a motivation to continue to deliver together this gender-sensitive co-designed program which contributes to a shift in mindsets, modernization and change of government machinery for effective public service delivery,’ commented Sherifa Sherif, PhD, Executive Director, National Institute of Governance and Sustainable Development Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, Egypt.

Mohamed Abdelsalam, Executive Director of AUC School of Business Executive Education, said this about the award, ‘At the AUC School of Business, human capital development is at the core of everything we do, so receiving this recognition for our revolutionary tripartite Leadership for Government Excellence Programme (LEP), which aims to hone the skills of civil servants to realize Egypt’s Vision 2030 is incredibly gratifying.’

‘We were delighted to be selected to work with AUC on this important programme for the Egyptian Ministry of Planning, Monitoring, and Administrative Reform; the programme demonstrated ambition, not only in the learning outcomes required but also in the real and practical change in behaviours they required of the participants as they went about this major transformation,’ said Dr Tim Sellick, Director of Custom Programmes, King’s Business School, King’s College London.

Leadership Development

Orion Corporation & University of St. Gallen
“Horizon – Leading with both Hands”

Susanna Sevon-Laakso, Head of Talent & Learning, Orion Corporation, commented, ‘We want to offer our key leaders an exciting growth journey with innovative learning solutions that has real impact on our business. The Horizon program combines experiential learning in teams and academic guidance combined with support from our top management, and the focus is equally on hands-on experiences and reflection. Orion Horizon program gathers colleagues from all parts of the organization to collaborate, network and deliver new ideas and innovations to support Orion’s growth strategy.  The learning journeys have always created a strong team spirit and friendship between the participants and evoked real benefits not only for Orion, but also for our customers. Highlights over the years were business-case exercises as, for example, a real-world VUCA experience in rural India in Udaipur.’

‘Partnering with Orion for the Horizon program has been a very rewarding journey for us as well. The mutual trust between the two partners allowed us to be creative, daring and unconventional in our didactical design, and we are extremely pleased to see how it has paid off in terms of lasting impact not only for the participants but also for Orion’s business and the strategic growth and innovation agenda,’ noted Dr Simon Stoepfgeshoff, Director of Corporate Programs, Executive School of Management, Technology and Law, University of St. Gallen.

Professional Development

Interbank & UCIC (Intercorp Corporate University)
“Interbank Learning Programme: Regulatory Bus”

‘We seek the best experience for our employees. That’s why we work together with UCIC on Regulatory Courses, renewing the route with shorter and gamified courses with the Bus theme. For the first time, we achieved 100% compliance and increased 60 points in NPS, reaching 80%. We’re going for more!’ says María Chloé Garrido-Lecca, Head of Learning, Interbank.

‘We improved Interbank’s Regulatory Courses through the Regulatory Bus, using Gamification and Microlearning to enhance learning. Over 7000 employees benefited from an 80% ROI, thanks to reduced follow-up hours and avoided fines. This year we aim for a superior experience,’ added Luis Carlos Jimenez, Inconsulting Business Manager, UCIC (Intercorp Corporate University).

Ecosystem Development

E4Impact Foundation & Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore & E4Impact Alliance
“The Global MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship: A successful partnership programme”

Prof. Franco Anelli, Rector, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, commented, ‘Sharing knowledge and contributing to the development of the African continent is one of the traits that define the mission of the Università Cattolica. We are glad that this effort carried out with the support of E4Impact and many African partner universities, has received this important recognition.’

‘E4Impact was established to contribute to the creation and development of impact businesses in Africa. From the beginning, the method has been “to partner with” local universities and this collaboration has allowed us to learn and innovate together, offering a program that responds to the concrete needs of African entrepreneurs,’ stated Prof. Mario Molteni, CEO, E4Impact Foundation.

Prof. Patrick Edrin Kyamanywa, Vice Chancellor, Uganda Martyrs University (member of the E4Impact Alliance), noted, ‘Speaking on behalf of Uganda Martyrs University and the other members of the E4Impact African University Alliance, we are honoured to receive this award. It reflects not only the efficacy of our collaboration but also on the achievements and impact of the many African entrepreneurs trained through the program.’

Ecosystem Development

Favela Fundos & Central Única das Favelas (CUFA) & Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC)
“Favela Business School”

Ana Flávia Rezende, Professor, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (formerly a professor at FDC), commented, ‘The Favela Business School is an initiative that emerged to break through the challenge of accessing peripheral territories and build a solid content that adheres to the reality, the language and the characteristics of favela entrepreneurship. Through partnerships between FDC, CUFA and Favela Fundos, the school has become an ecosystem for boosting peripheral and favela entrepreneurship, which seeks to transform the reality of Brazilian favelas and peripheries. Despite the stigmas and prejudices based on negative stereotypes, the school emerges with a perspective of recognizing the favela as a potency, a place propelling creativity, resilience, and innovative capacity. With access to opportunities, it is possible to build a fairer and less unequal society.’

‘The favela has a voice; it just needs to be amplified. The Favela Business School provides the tools for entrepreneurs from this territory to leverage their business, through entrepreneurial training, mentoring with experienced professionals, access to capital, and access to the market,’ added Cleo Santana, Relationship & Ecosystem Director, Favela Fundos.

Congratulations and thank you from EFMD

Eric Cornuel, President of EFMD, congratulated all the EiP Award winners, ‘I am delighted to congratulate the 2023 Excellence in Practice Award winners. These organisations exemplify the highest standards of partnership and collaboration in executive development. They have showcased effective approaches, measurable impact and a commitment to driving transformative change in organisations. We applaud their achievements and celebrate their invaluable contributions to shaping the future of management education.’

‘This year, again, applicants challenged the juries with their excellent and inspiring input in the respective clusters. The EiP mobilised a wide range of professionals to formalise, share and review impactful practices. Thanks to the engagement of many, we were able to provide the examples of these happy few as input for further reflection and debate. Congratulations to all, and as always, already looking forward to the exchanges at the next Executive Development Conference in St. Gallen.’ 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 on 4-6 October 2023.

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

Next submission deadline: March 2024

For submission guidelines and expressions of interest, please visit our website. If you have any questions or would like further information on the EiP awards, you can find out more in the EiP Overview Brief, or please contact Florence Gregoire.