EiP - Excellence in Practice Awards

Congratulations to the EFMD Excellence in Practice Award 2014 Winners

The Gold Awards Winners were awarded in October 2014 during the EFMD Executive Development Conference (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland).

The winning cases (Gold & Silver) will be presented in a series of upcoming webinars this Autumn.

EIP gold2014-LRTalent-Development  Executive-Development  Organisational-Development  Professional-Development
Next Deadline for Submission of Full Papers: 30 March 2015
Expression of interest to address to: Mrs. Florence Gregoire

The EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards (EiP) recognise outstanding and impactful Learning & Development partnerships in the domains of Leadership, Professional, Talent and Organisation Development.

The L&D programme can be deployed by an organisation either together with its in-house Learning & Development unit or with external L&D providers. All partners must act as a team and contribute to the case study to ensure a balanced view. Award winning cases must demonstrate strong business impact, excellent programme management and operational excellence.

How to submit a case study?
Time Frame
  • January-March:Information Sessions webinars for Potential Participants
  • 30 March: Deadline for Submission (EiP 2015)
  • 30 June: Announcement of Winners and Finalists
  • October: Award Ceremony during the 2015 EFMD Executive Development Conference
  • November-December: Winning Cases Webinars - Free Participation

Quotes from the 2014 Winners

“The Amsterdam Business School and University Medical Center Groningen are very proud that they have won the prestigious EFMD best case award in the category professional development. It is a recognition of the dedication and focus of everyone involved in this project and we hope it will provide best practice and inspiration for other organizations to effectively implement operational excellence.”
Prof.dr. Ronald J.M.M. Does, Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam

"To receive this award is immensely encouraging for FrieslandCampina. Since we stated our ambition to be the most successful, professional and attractive dairy company we have worked really hard to unleash talent in the company and make talent management an integral part of our business strategy. The programme we have created with Ashridge is really helping our key talents to be our leaders for the future. The leadership mindset created in the programme is working well, and we are currently bringing it alive in the whole company. We still have many great challenges ahead to realise our ambition, so we are grateful for the extra energy this award gives us."
Willem der Lee, Corporate Director of Talent, FrieslandCampina

"We are immensely proud to be working with FrieslandCampina on such a powerful programme of personal and organisational development, and for the quality of this work to have been recognised. This is a testament to our strong and trusting partnership. It also shows that - with clarity, focus and imagination - an incredible amount of change can be achieved over a very short timeframe. We are absolutely thrilled with this achievement and that the FrieslandCampina programme has won a highly coveted EFMD Excellence in Practice award.”
Lindsey Masson, Executive Director, Corporate Business, Ashridge Business School

“Speaking for all the Booth faculty that participated in the NEXT PSB program, we are delighted to win the EFMD gold medal award. The success of the program, and the resulting award is confirmation of the formula for success in customized leadership programs: high quality faculty, a dedicated executive education staff, and a customer who is highly engaged and committed to creating the context necessary for successful leadership development in their organization."
Marc Knez, Faculty Director, Chicago Booth School of Business

"We are happy and proud that EFMD has recognized our NEXT program with such a high award among other well-known international companies. Recognition of our project as one of the best is confirmation that together with our partner Chicago Booth School of Business we have managed to find creative, and most importantly, effective solutions to our challenges. The program became a powerful tool for further business development and strategic goals achievement, and this award inspires our Corporate University to continue forming a new leadership culture and contribute to the development of the next generation of PSB leaders."
Oxana Martynova, Head of Corporate University, Promsvyazbank

“It was our distinct privilege to work with the inquisitive and passionate PSB leaders. Without doubt they made the learning journey at Chicago Booth an insightful, refreshing and impactful experience. Their willingness to think critically and collaboratively about their shared leadership challenges and to engage with our faculty in a robust dialogue is the foundation of a very open and fruitful collaboration with PSB. We are grateful and proud to have been granted this special award. We trust that this recognition will help maintain the desire and ambition to learn and explore new ways to bring success to PSB.”
Eugenia Patriniche, Programme Director, Chicago Booth School of Business

“It’s a great honor and confirmation of our work with Stora Enso to have received this award. The Pathbuilder journey shows the immense strategic impact that educational programs can have both on the individual but also the organization level.”
Albrecht Enders, Professor of Strategy and Innovation, IMD