Now in its sixth year, the 2012 winners include: BAE Systems, Goldman Sachs (Foundation), Leeds University Business School, Lonza, Merck, Saïd Business School, Siemens & Siemens Learning Campus, the Wharton School, University of St. Gallen.
There were also highly commended cases coming fromBSH Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group & Axialent Europe, Nexus & Newcastle Business School, Airbus & AirBusiness Academy & The Open University Business School, DTEK & DTEK Academy & Kyiv-Mohyla Business School (KMBS), UBS & UBS Business University and Novartis International & Novartis Corporate Learning.
"Developing people, enhancing skills and providing a learning environment are essential components for any company and all of the winning cases and highly coommended cases show that investing in people is not a luxury; it is a key asset for business success if done well," said Dr. Richard Straub, Director of Development at EFMD.
The 5 winners were short-listed by an international jury-panel and the winning partnerships will be presented during EFMD's Executive Education conference hosted by the Instituto Internacional San Telmo in Seville, Spain on the 3-5 of October.
Excellence in Practice Award Winners 2012
Category: Organisational Development
Lonza AG & University of St. Gallen (Executive School of Management, Technology & Law)
“Business Unit Strategy at Lonza - Linking Executive Education and Strategy Development”
Category: Executive Development
Merck & Co., Inc. & The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania)
“Merck Global Human Health Executive Development Programme”
Category: Talent Development
BAE Systems Inc & Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
“Trusted, Innovative, Bold - Building Global Mindsets for a Global Future”
Category: Professional Development
Siemens AG & Siemens Learning Campus
“Senior Siemens Production System (SPS) Expert Program”
Goldman Sachs (Foundation) & Leeds University Business School
“Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses in Yorkshire & Humberside”