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Announcing the Winners of the 2012 EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards

The Awards recognise outstanding partnerships in learning and development.

    BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, June 25, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Now in its sixth year, the 2012 winners include: BAE Systems, Goldman Sachs (Foundation), Leeds University Business School, Lonza AG, Merck & Co., Said Business School, Siemens & Siemens Learning Campus, the Wharton School, University of St. Gallen.

There were also highly commended cases coming from BSH 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 commended 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 & Said 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"

Category: Others
Goldman Sachs (Foundation) & Leeds University Business School
"Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses in Yorkshire & Humberside"

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EFMD advances excellence in management development in Europe and worldwide by building links between leading business schools and companies, creating and disseminating knowledge on best practices and changing trends and providing access to benchmarking tools and accreditations (EQUIS, EPAS, CEL, CLIP). With more than 780 member organizations from academia, business, public service and consultancy in 82 countries, EFMD provides a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development.


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