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Executive Education bespoke programme scoops prestigious continental recognition

The Think Forward Leadership Experience, an executive education programme run jointly by LBS and the Core Leadership Institute (CLI) to accelerate leadership transformation across banking group ING, has won silver in the Organisational Development category of the 2019 EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) Excellence in Practice awards.

The programme was designed to build a strong performance structure across ING to help it create a differentiated experience for customers, and to enable staff to place greater emphasis on self-awareness and personal purpose, personal ownership, collaboration and experimentation. It involved a mix of face-to-face and online learning, rolled out to cohorts of 96 managers across a 16-week period. The result was a unique partnership which delivered a large scale, blended learning journey.

The faculty team for the programme was led by Costas Markides, Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Kathleen O’Connor, Visiting Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Andrew McLennan, Visiting Lecturer of Strategy.

Julian Birkinshaw, Deputy Dean Executive Education commented on the award. “The Think Forward Leadership Experience is an example of collaboration at its very best and it has been wonderful to see the impact that the programme has had on its participants and ING as a whole. We are extremely proud of this collaboration and the relationship that we have built with ING and CLI,”

This is the second year running that the School has been honoured by the EFMD awards, having also won silver last year for its custom executive education programme for A.T. Kearney.

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