February 04, 2015 08:00 ET

EFMD Awards CLIP Accreditation to Mazars University

The Corporate Learning Improvement Process (CLIP) is a unique accreditation run by EFMD that focuses on identifying the key factors that determine quality in the design and functioning of corporate universities and learning organisations

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwired - Feb. 4, 2015) - EFMD is delighted to announce that Mazars University has recently received CLIP (Corporate Learning Improvement Process) accreditation and joins the CLIP community which also includes: Akademie Deutscher Genossenschaften ADG; Alcatel-Lucent; Allianz SE; ArcelorMittal; BBVA - Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria; EDF Group; Gas Natural Fenosa; GDF SUEZ University; Grupo Santander; MLP Finanzdienstleistungen AG; Novartis International AG; PSA Peugeot Citroën; Siemens AG; Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd & UniCredit Group.

"The CLIP Accreditation process is an incredibly insightful consulting experience, yet at a very ethical price. It is a unique occasion to position global learning at the heart of the organization's strategy, and a powerful internal team-building experience amongst our key stakeholders. We were thrilled to be a pioneer of a different type of corporate university, as an organization that is smaller but highly internationalized, we are happy to know that CLIP is not only for large corporates," said Laurent Choain, Chief People & Communications Officer, Mazars.

"The CLIP adventure has been demanding, but extremely valuable right from the start. The self-assessment is at once a thorough process of introspection and analysis, as well as a lightning rod for internal visibility and recognition. As for the peer review, it is a rare occasion to have four seasoned professionals steeped in your reality for three full days. Once again, though a challenging experience, their incisive insights and advice have been very helpful in establishing our priorities and roadmap forward," added Tyra Malzy, Chief Learning Officer, Mazars.

The CLIP assessment process covers all the essential dimensions of the corporate university's deployment within the company. The initiative draws extensively on EFMD's successful EQUIS accreditation scheme for business schools and universities and starts with an internal self-assessment against a set of rigorous standards that have drawn up by leading members of the corporate learning community, followed by an external review by experienced peers.

Richard Straub, Director of Corporate Services who leads the CLIP process at EFMD believes the whole experience delivers a great deal of added value to an organisation. "In the past corporate universities and training centres have either flourished or failed because of how they are perceived internally. Gaining CLIP accreditation has helped to establish the credibility and internal recognition of the corporate university and gives a corporate university something tangible it can show to its board."

For more information on the CLIP process visit - www.efmd.org/clip

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