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Top Leadership Development Programs Revealed by EFMD: MBA News

By QS Contributor

Updated June 15, 2014 Updated June 15, 2014
The European Foundation for Management and Development (EFMD), which also accredits MBA programs and business schools, has announced what it considers the top leadership development programs through its Excellence in Practice Award.
Executive leadership development programs are one of many examples of business schools and the corporate world working together in order to benefit each other. Corporations gain through superior training, in many cases tailored specifically for them, while the business schools gain through funding and insight into the challenges faced by the business community.
EFMD publishes the top leadership development programs through five categories, plus a series of highly commended cases in each category. The Excellence in Practice Awards 2013 went to the following companies and business schools:
•    Executive Development: Groupe Danone and London Business School, for 'Danone Leading Edge Program - A Leadership Odyssey', by Thierry Bonetto (Groupe Danone) and Linda Irwin (London Business School).
•    Talent Development: Atos and HEC Paris, for 'Developing Atos Future Leaders? GOLD, a Tailor-made Curriculum', by Valérie Caillaud (Atos) and Christine Baldy Ngayo (HEC Paris).
•    Professional Development: Danske Bank Sweden and Stockholm School of Economics IFL Executive Education, for 'Pathway to Premium - Creating Investment Advisors at Danske Bank', by Lisa Nyberg (Danske Bank) and Kristina Nilsson (SSE IFL).
•    Organisational Development: EDF and Toulouse School of Economics, for 'Corporate Turnaround: Focusing, Aligning and Building for Success', by David Jestaz (EDF Corporate University for Management) and Thomas-Olivier Leautier (Toulouse School of Economics).
•    Price for Network Partnership: Galician Automotive Cluster (CEAGA) and CEAGA’s Corporate University, for 'Management and Development of New Products Program - Training for Change on the Automotive Sector', by Pedro Pineiro (CEAGA´s Corporate University) and Alberto Cominges (Fundación CEAGA).

Highly Commended Executive Leadership Development Programs

Alongside the winning executive leadership development programs, EFMD also publishes the programs it deems to be highly commendable:
•    Executive Development: DB Schenker Logistics and Ashridge Business School, for 'Transforming Individual Lives and Organisational Culture for a Sustainable Future', by Monica Behrens (DB Schenker Logistics) and Stefan Wills (Ashridge Business School).
•    Executive Development: Royal DSM and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, for 'Royal DSM Executive Leadership Program', by Marcin Skarbon and Chris Van Steenbergen (Royal DSM) and Catherine L Hawkes and Jane H Farran (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania).
•    Talent Development: Airbus Military and IESE Business School, for 'Empowering Internal Talent to Innovate', by Javier Matallanos and María Jesús Navarro Veroz (Airbus Military) and Marta Elvira, Alfonso Sanz and Ana Vinambres (IESE Business school).
•    Professional Development: IBM & Northeastern University, for 'X-SELLerate: A Professional Development Program for IBM Client-facing Professionals', by
Berverly Ward (IBM) and David Abdow (D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University).
•    Organisational Development: Repsol and BTS, for 'PRISMA – Health, Safety and Environment Leadership', by Celia Gallego Queipo (Repsol) and Marta Zaragoza (BTS).
•    Price for Network Partnership: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce & Lancaster University Management School, for 'Lancaster LEAD: Transforming Leadership and Management in UK SME’s', by Clive Memmott (Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce) and Eleanor Hamilton (Lancaster University Management School).

This article was originally published in July 2013 . It was last updated in June 2014

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