BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) -

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EFMD is delighted to announce the 2016 Excellence in Practice Gold Award winners.

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

NHS Leadership Academy & Alliance Manchester Business School, KPMG, LEO Learning, University of Birmingham, National Voices, Unspun, Cumberlege Eden & Partners and others won the Gold EiP Award in the category of Talent Development with "Changing the Leadership Culture in the English National Health Service: Building Care and Compassion into the Leadership DNA."

In the category of Executive Development, BG Group (now part of Royal Dutch Shell plc) & Cranfield School of Management succeeded with their case "Exploring Leadership."

Swarovski & Ashridge Executive Education won the Organisational Development category with their intervention "Addressing Live, Organisational Issues to Ensure Swarovski's Future Success."

Finally, the winners of the Professional Development category are Microsoft & INSEAD with their project "Microsoft-INSEAD Customised Online Programme: An Innovative Solution for Global Transformation."

"Once again the EiP Awards have attracted outstanding cases from all over the world. This year's winners clearly show that Learning & Development must be closely linked to organisational strategy, involve a partnership model in design and execution, measure and show impact, and have a strong focus on the personal growth, values and behaviours of individuals taking part," said prof. Eric Cornuel, CEO & Director General of EFMD.

The Gold and Silver winning cases will be presented during the upcoming EFMD Executive Development Conference which will be hosted by Católica Porto Business School on 12 - 14 October 2016.

We would like to thank all of the applicants as well as the jury members for their successful cooperation and hope to receive equally fascinating and innovative cases next year. The continuously growing quality of entries ensures that the level of competition is very high.

As well as the Gold Award winners, there were Silver Award winners and Finalists selected from all of the applications. The 2016 Silver Awards went to Telstra & LIW; Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation & Moscow School for Management Skolkovo; and finally, Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) & Université Paris-Dauphine.

Learn more about the results and discover what the Gold Winners said about the Awards here.

Next Deadline for submission of full papers is 20 March 2017.

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