June 24, 2013 02:00 ET

EFMD Announce 2013 Excellence in Practice Award Winners

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwired - June 24, 2013) - The EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards (EIP) recognise outstanding Learning & Development partnerships. The Winners and Highly Commended Cases have just been announced.

"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 and highly commended cases clearly show that investing in people is not a luxury; it is a key strategic asset for business success if done well," said Dr. Richard Straub, Director of Corporate Services at EFMD.

EIP Winners 2013

Category: Executive Development
Groupe Danone & London Business School
"Danone Leading Edge Program - A Leadership Odyssey" Thierry Bonetto (Groupe Danone) and Linda Irwin (London Business School)
Category: Talent Development
Atos & HEC Paris
"Developing Atos Future Leaders? GOLD, a Tailor-made Curriculum"
Valérie Caillaud (Atos) and Christine Baldy Ngayo (HEC Paris)
Category: Professional Development
Danske Bank Sweden & Stockholm School of Economics IFL Executive Education
"Pathway to Premium - Creating Investment Advisors at Danske Bank"
Lisa Nyberg (Danske Bank) and Kristina Nilsson (SSE IFL)
Category: Organisational Development
EDF & Toulouse School of Economics
"Corporate Turnaround: Focusing, Aligning and Building for Success",
David Jestaz (EDF Corporate University for Management) and Thomas-Olivier Leautier (Toulouse School of Economics)
Category: Special - Network Partnership
Galician Automotive Cluster (CEAGA) & CEAGA's Corporate University
"Management & Development of New Products Programme -Training for Change on the Automotive Sector"
Pedro Pineiro (CEAGA´s Corporate University) and Alberto Cominges (Fundación CEAGA)

There were also highly commended cases from DB Schenker Logistics & Ashridge; Royal DSM & The Wharton School; Airbus Military & IESE Business School; IBM & Northeastern University; Repsol & BTS; Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce & Lancaster University Management School.

The winning partnerships will be presented during EFMD's Executive Development Conference hosted by the Stockholm School of Economics IFL Executive Education, Stockholm, Sweden on the 9-11 of October.

For more information please visit www.efmd.org/eip.

About EFMD

EFMD is a leading international network of business schools and companies (810 members / 82 countries) at the forefront or raising the standards of management education and development globally. EFMD runs the EQUIS and EPAS accreditation systems as well as the Corporate Learning Improvement Process (CLIP) and is one of the key reference points for management education worldwide. www.efmd.org

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