Silver Winners of 2017 Excellence in Practice Awards

EiP Winners Silver2017 homepageEFMD is delighted to announce the 2017 EFMD Excellence in Practice Silver Award Winners.

"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 clearly show that investing in human and organisational development is a key strategic asset for business success,” commented Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO of EFMD. 

The 2017 Silver Award Winners in the following five categories are:

Talent Development

PricewaterhouseCoopers & PWC My Way
“PwC: My Way - Choose to Go Further”

PwC and all My Way stakeholders are delighted and honoured by the recognition awarded by EFMD. The My Way programme, a transformational leadership development programme with business impact, has welcomed 1,800 key talent delegates from 23 EMEA territories since 2005,” commented Christine Hazard, My Way Programme Lead, EMEA Learning and Development at PwC“Delegates define how to become valuable leaders who are able to grow business sustainably and deliver on their values and purpose; they also reflect how they can confidently deliver value and excellence, while being resilient and astutely navigating our complex, uncertain and changing environments. On return to the business, participants receive ongoing support from tutors, internal partner coaches and peers to help them apply the learned for direct business impact,” she added.

Organisational Development
ANZ & University of South Australia Business School
“Developing Leaders of Growth Companies”

ANZ’s General Manager, Business Banking, Tania Motton, said: “The clinics and programs have proven to deliver significant positive impacts on participating businesses. Our collaboration with the UniSA Business School has delivered valuable insights that have informed our strategic activities and the development of products and services to better support business owners with their growth ambitions, in both domestic and international markets. This partnership encourages a growth mindset among our customers and provides them with the tools to evolve their businesses, ensuring their long term success."

UniSA’s Pro Vice Chancellor (Business and Law), Marie Wilson, added: “The award acknowledges UniSA’s standing as Australia’s University of Enterprise. This award recognises an excellent partnership that has transformed small business clients of ANZ and developed the bank's capacity to foster innovation. The award also demonstrates the ANZ bank’s ability to embrace and execute new ideas, to foster a culture of business growth, and to leverage the expertise of the Centre for Business Growth and our Business School.”

Professional Development
Capgemini & Capgemini University
“The Engagement Management Transformation Journey”

“It’s a real honour to receive this award from the EFMD. In our role as a tool for Group alignment and acceleration, Capgemini University is committed to developing key employee populations such as Engagement Managers. The Engagement Management Transformation Journey is an excellent example of how we are developing our people’s skills and capabilities to deliver the best solutions for our clients and drive real business results for Capgemini,” commented Steven Smith, Executive Vice President & Capgemini University Director.

“This programme aligns our delivery professionals under one curriculum and competency-based framework, recognizes their skills through certification, supports their personal growth and delivers value for our clients. Thanks to this program, we have empowered our Engagement Managers with the relevant skills and competitive edge to manage the many different types of engagements that Capgemini delivers, and created one of the largest and strongest internal communities within Capgemini,” completed Jaap van de Ree, Executive Vice President at Capgemini Group Delivery.

Executive Development
Old Mutual Wealth & Accelerance
“Enabling Positive Futures at Old Mutual Wealth”

“At Old Mutual Wealth, we recognise the impact our Leaders have on our progress and success as we have transformed and grown our business. The Enabling Positive Futures programme has been an important element of our transformation and has delivered measurable business benefit. It has challenged our leaders to think differently and incorporate our purpose, strategy, priorities and values in the way they lead,” said Tracey Hahn, HR Director at Old Mutual Wealth. “Our trust based partnership with Accelerance is one we value and we are pleased to be recognised with this Silver Award in the Executive Development category,” she added.

“Working in close partnership with our clients to develop high-impact development solutions is a core value of Accelerance. The Enabling Positive Futures Programme (EPF) is a powerful example of the impact organisations can achieve through a “trust-based partnership” that challenges assumptions, identifies what needs to change, and is open to developing innovative learning solutions. Accelerance is honoured to be recognised with a Silver Award for the strong and collaborative partnership we forged with Old Mutual Wealth to accelerate their strategic transformation,” added Michael Maffucci, Partner and Mark Jenner, Associate at Accelerance.

Ecosystem Development
 (Special Category)
Norwegian Armed Forces Study Center & BI Norwegian Business School
“The Story of how a Business School got involved in Working with National Security”

“The Norwegian Armed Forces Study Center has worked with procuring education programmes the last 20 years, but never have we met a team so dedicated to using education as a tool to improve our society as the BI Corporate team with Kjell Eliassen, Tom Lindtein and Rikke Keim. This case is an excellent example of how the academic world can cooperate with public and private sector to create value and impact, in this case to national security,” commented Per Audun Bech, President, The Norwegian Armed Forces Study Center.

“As a non-for-profit foundation devoted to improving our society, BI is honoured to receive the EiP Silver Award for the work within the field of national security. We are especially grateful for the close cooperation with Per Audun Bech, President of the Armed Forces Study Center and the international support from Jason Wiseman, General Secretary of the Atlantic Treaty Organisation (ATA),” added Tom Lindtein, Business Development Director, BI Corporate.

EFMD is eager to provide visibility and support to all professionals in the L&D sector. The Gold and Silver Winners will be awarded during the next EFMD Executive Development Conference which will be held in Milan, Italy, on 18 - 20 October.

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

Next submission deadline: 1 March 2018

For submission guidelines & expression of interest, please visit www.efmd.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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ArcelorMittal University Re-accredited by CLIP

EFMD Blog header CLIP accreditation ArcelorMittalThe 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.

We are delighted to announce that ArcelorMittal University has been successfully re-accredited by CLIP.

“ArcelorMittal is very proud of having received a full 5-year re-accreditation. We are happy with the recognition of the strengths of ArcelorMittal University, its functional academies and regional campuses.  We are equally happy with the identification of the points we can further improve, fully in line with the CLIP philosphy. The process has shown its value again and we in particular appreciate the quality of the review process by colleagues that are experienced experts in learning and development in a truly global company,” commented Christian Standaert, General Manager at the ArcelorMittal University.

Martin Moehrle, Associate Director, Corporate Services, who leads the CLIP process at EFMD, added: “EFMD is very pleased that ArcelorMittal University (AMU) has successfully gone through CLIP re-accreditation. We were particularly impressed by ArcelorMittal’s dedication and excellence in managing its talent pipeline and AMU’s contribution to accelerate its growth, by AMU’s resilience in difficult times, by its ability to engage a highly-fragmented community of learning professionals, by the quality and the management of its external partners, and the quality of participant selection and management. We congratulate AMU for this achievement and look forward to their continued contribution to the CLIP community.”

ArcelorMittal University is part of the community of CLIP accredited organisations which also include:

Akademie Deutscher Genossenschaften ADGBBVA - Banco Bilbao Vizcaya ArgentariaCapgemini UniversityEDF GroupEDP - Energy of Portugal, ENGIEGas Natural FenosaGrupo SantanderMazarsMLP Finanzdienstleistungen AGOCP, PertaminaPSA Peugeot CitroënRepsolSberbank Corporate UniversitySiemens AGSwiss Reinsurance Company Ltd. and UniCredit Group.

The CLIP assessment process covers all the essential dimensions of the corporate university’s deployment within the company: the alignment of its mission and operational objectives with corporate strategy, the effectiveness of its governance and internal management systems, its ability to address key issues of concern to the business units, the programme design process, the overall coherence of the programme portfolio, the quality of delivery and the impact of the corporate university’s activities upon individual and organisational learning.

Internal self assessment against a set of rigorous standards drawn up by leading members of the corporate learning community is combined with external review by experienced peers.

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

Siemens Global Learning Campus Re-accredited by CLIP

CLIP Reaccreditation to SIEMENS
We are delighted to announce that Siemens Global Learning Campus has been recently reaccredited by CLIP.

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. The CLIP commutiny includes:

Dr. Kai-Holger Liebert, Head of Global Learning Campus, Siemens AG, Germany, said: “I am very pleased to report that after having earned our first accreditation in 2010, we have once again received the CLIP Award. I see this as proof that as a learning organization within Siemens, we are on the right track and have been working on the right levers over the past few years. Of course, the requirements of our Siemens business units have contributed to the changes in our learning organization, but the scrutiny of the EFMD as a benchmarking authority made up of learning experts has enabled us to take a neutral yet professional perspective regarding our activities.  We have therefore taken very seriously the points that were rated during our 2010 accreditation as needing improvement. We have worked on them, and these efforts have paid off. Not only because we’ve been accredited once again, but also because our position within the company is much stronger today, and we serve as a partner to the business units for changes and the resulting new challenges. During the accreditation, the way in which we have globally organized learning was emphasized as a point of excellence. We have done this with our own approach, taking a path that is consistent with Siemens’ corporate culture. We have combined the individual, independent learning organizations in the Siemens countries into a single integrated organization which operates under the name “Global Learning Campus.” This name represents a shared goal but also leaves plenty of room for local ways of reaching this goal. We are putting “shared governance” into practice by establishing a common, global leadership circle. The involvement of the German headquarters contributes the company perspective while the individual countries represent their regional requirements. Our maxim is to act globally as much as possible in order to utilize synergies and communicate corporate content, while at the same time permitting local distinctiveness to the necessary extent. It has been a long process to set up this integrated organization, and our work is never finished. Mutual trust is the basic requirement for the success of this kind of organization in which the units operate under separate disciplinary authority. Another success factor is our closeness to the Siemens business units. We are fully networked so that we can translate business challenges into skills requirements and then into learning products. We involve the business units and central offices in the product development process. As a result, we can use strategies and support and drive them forward as a global network within the company. In addition to this logistical expertise as a global organization, our core competency lies in using the most effective learning methods for this mission-critical content. In the future, we will be facing many new challenges as well as opportunities that will emerge from the digitalization of our society. New forms of e-learning are, of course, a suitable way to quickly disseminate content, particularly in a global corporation. But social media platforms and video platforms with user-generated content must also be part of an employee’s learning portfolio in the future. Increasingly, it is becoming our job to provide orientation and to act as a “content curator,” in order to guarantee effective learning. I’m looking forward to these challenges in the coming years!

The CLIP assessment process covers all the essential dimensions of the corporate university’s deployment within the company: the alignment of its mission and operational objectives with corporate strategy, the effectiveness of its governance and internal management systems, its ability to address key issues of concern to the business units, the programme design process, the overall coherence of the programme portfolio, the quality of delivery and the impact of the corporate university’s activities upon individual and organisational learning.

The CLIP initiative draws extensively on EFMD’s successful EQUIS accreditation scheme for business schools and universities. Internal self assessment against a set of rigorous standards drawn up by leading members of the corporate learning community is combined with external review by experienced peers.

Dr. Martin Moehrle, Associate Director, Corporate Services, who leads the CLIP process at EFMD, added: “When corporate learning functions have achieved adequate maturity in their portfolio of programmes and in their global reach, going through CLIP is an effective tool in identifying options and areas of focus for the next phase of their evolution.

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

Announcing the 2014 EFMD Excellence in Practice Gold Award Winners

EIP Gold Award 2014

EFMD is delighted to announce the 2014 Excellence in Practice Gold Award Winners.


"The applications to this year's EIP Awards were again of a very high level and exemplified the growing demand to show the impact of Learning & Development initiatives. Every single finalist represents an excellent investment case, based on solid partnerships." said Dr. Richard Straub, Director of Corporate Services at EFMD.

EFMD wants to provide visibility and support to all professionals in the L&D sector. The Gold cases will be showcased during the next EFMD Executive Development Conference which will be hosted by St. Gallen University on 1-3 October. 

The 2014 Gold Award Winners include:

Category: Talent Development
FrieslandCampina & Ashridge Business School
“Developing Talent for 2020”

Category: Executive Development
Promsvyazbank (PSB) & Chicago Booth School of Business
“PSB & Chicago Booth NewEXperienceTime”

Category: Organisational Development
Stora Enso & IMD
“Stora Enso & IMD – A Pathbreaking Partnership”

Category: Professional Development
University Medical Center Groningen & Amsterdam Business School
“An Industry Approach Transforms Healthcare: A 7 Year Journey”

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. The continuously growing quality of applications has led to the decision to give visibility to more cases as of this year. As well as the Gold Award winners there were Silver Award winners and also Finalists selected from all of the entries.

More information on the full result can be found via 2014 EFMD Excellence in Practice Award Winners.

Quotes from the 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

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EFMD Awards CLIP Accreditation to ArcelorMittal, BBVA & PSA

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EFMD Awards CLIP Accreditation

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.

We are delighted to announce that ArcelorMittal, BBVA - Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and PSA Peugeot Citroën have recently received CLIP accreditation and join the CLIP community which also includes:

The CLIP accreditation was an important achievement given the complexity of our organization. We are proud of the official recognition for the quality of our work so far, which will also strengthen our position internally. At the same time the peer review report gives also clear indications on the way forward, how to further improve and bring more structure into our learning landscape. The CLIP accreditation has certainly given a new momentum to the global roll out of ArcelorMittal University.Christian Standaert, General Manager, ArcelorMittal University

CLIP will help us to be positioned on the same level of excellence as other global organizations that like BBVA have long-standing learning models, with high standards of quality and rigorous, dynamic and high impact organizational learning management models. Organizations that are CLIP certified reflect excellence in its learning model and meet the quality standards in the more rigorous learning management values. Therefore, it is an honor for Campus BBVA to have obtained this certification and to have been recognized as a best-practice reference in the learning industry. The accreditation process has given us the opportunity to conduct a rigorous internal analysis,  that has pointed out not only our strengths but also  the areas for improvement that we must promote as a unit that supports our business in the achievement of its goals and our professionals in their development. This is the recognition of a sustained continuous effort of many people in the last years; people that are aligned with BBVA’s values that have committed firmly to the people as the center of the organization, and to their learning and development as differential elements.
Ignacio de La Vega Garcia, Chief Learning Officer, BBVA

The assessment process covers all the essential dimensions of the corporate university’s deployment within the company: the alignment of its mission and operational objectives with corporate strategy, the effectiveness of its governance and internal management systems, its ability to address key issues of concern to the business units, the programme design process, the overall coherence of the programme portfolio, the quality of delivery and the impact of the corporate university’s activities upon individual and organisational learning.

The CLIP initiative draws extensively on EFMD’s successful EQUIS accreditation scheme for business schools and universities. Internal self assessment against a set of rigorous standards drawn up by leading members of the corporate learning community is combined with 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