EiP 2016 Webinar – Swarovski & Ashridge

Hosted by: EFMD

The event will start on: 08 Dec 16 13:00
And will end on: 08 Dec 16 14:30

Location: web-based,

From 1:00pm to 2:30pm CET (Paris time).
If not familiar with Webex, please make sure you connect 15 minutes prior to the session.

Addressing Live, Organisational Issues to Ensure Swarovski’s Future Success


In this session, Swarovski and Ashridge will share the successes and challenges of creating a large-scale leadership and organisation development process which addressed critical challenges at Swarovski.

We would love you to join to learn more about the initiative which is:

  • expanding leadership capability
  • developing organisational agility
  • triggering lasting culture change
  • delivering deep impact in both anticipated and unexpected ways, and
  • helping to secure Swarovski’s future as a much loved, autonomous family business.

Ashridge and Swarovski’s successful collaboration resulted in being award GOLD at the EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards 2016.

The webinar will outline how the partnership created a new highly respected Leadership Academy and a set of eight live-business interventions to directly address emerging organisational issues.

The changes affected through the Ashridge-Swarovski partnership include:

  • Establishing greater accountability, entrepreneurship and innovation across the leadership pipeline
  • Changing the leadership focus to what’s right for all Swarovski businesses and markets – not just the individuals or individual businesses which make up Swarovski
  • Generating significant improvements in performance, retention and promotion
  • Supporting the implementation of structural changes
  • Addressing slow, complicated and ineffective decision-making
  • Deepening the Corporate Social Responsibility story
  • Strengthening Swarovski’s internal expertise on key topics
  • Exploring key gender issues and opportunities
  • Strengthening relationships and collaboration across the organisation

As well as the strong and trusting relationship between Swarovski and Ashridge at all levels of the organisation, the success of the initiative is the result of unusually high levels of top leadership buy-in and an approach framed by a deep knowledge of organisational as well as leadership development.

Following reading are available prior to the webinar: Full Case and Global Focus article.

EIP gold 2016 logoSwarovski & Ashridge Executive Education were granted the Gold Award in the EFMD Excellence in Practice Award 2016 in the category of ‘Organisational Development’’.  


This session will be moderated by Jan Ginneberge.

Target group:
This webinar is dedicated to both companies and L&D providers (Business Schools, Executive Education Centers / Consultancies).

Attendance is free but requires registration. Number of participants is limited. Priority will be offered to EFMD member organisations. Follow the registration process (under “upcoming” live sessions).

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