Unlocking Success: We won the 2024 EFMD Excellence in Practice Silver Award in the category “Professional Development”

The EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards honor outstanding partnerships in the fields of leadership, professional, talent, and organizational development. Together with our partner TÜV SÜD, we are delighted to have won the Silver Award in Professional Development. The Award recognizes this extraordinary partnership with learning & development impact.

Combining top level research and technology development

Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus

“We are delighted about this award as this program exemplifies our combination of grounding in top level research and technology development as well as entrepreneurial spirit together with TÜV SÜD’s practical expertise, which has led to this exceptional, international program in a co-creation process,” states Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus, Senior Vice President for Talent Management and Diversity, and founding director of the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning.

Customized professional program for the specific needs of TÜV SÜD

The internationalization and the growing portfolio of TÜV SÜD led to the need for expanded requirements for the technical experts within the company. Technical experts with the ability to work in an international context play a crucial role to reach the strategic goals regarding further globalization and technological leadership. In order to build the necessary competencies and mindset from within, this targeted group of technical experts was trained through a customized program – the TÜV SÜD Global Expert Development Program – co-created with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to meet the needs of TÜV SÜD.

Within three modules, the experts’ skills were developed to drive innovation, keep a better monitoreye on customer orientation and sales, and support change processes and anas well as an open knowledge culture. Additionally, participants developedgained an internal network and acquired as well as a broader understanding of the TÜV SÜD product and location portfolio.

Over the last 10 years, 185 participants from 27 countries were trained in 11 runs of the Global Expert Development Program. The impact of the program on the international experts as well as on TÜV SÜD’s business manifested in great results:

Impact of the program with TÜV SÜD

The training program was established through the collaboration of two unique partners and can be deemed a true success story that is continuing to unfold.

About EFMD and the EFMD Excellence in Practice Award

EFMD, headquartered in Brussels, is a leading global organization driven by membership. With over 950 member organizations and a reach of 30,000 management development professionals worldwide, spanning academia, business, public service, and consultancy, it stands as the largest international network association in its field. Renowned for its role as a forum for information, research, networking, and debate on management development innovation and best practices, EFMD serves as a unique platform. Globally recognized for its accreditation services, EFMD ensures quality and impact assessment for business schools, business school programs, corporate universities, and online courses.

The EFMD Excellence in Practice (EiP) Awards were launched in 2007. The EiP Awards were created to highlight exceptional L&D partnerships, aiming to establish itself as a premier global awards program showcasing collaborative practices in executive education. Over the past 17 years, the awards have significantly gained prestige and global recognition, attracting participation from distinguished companies, business schools, and providers.

The criteria to win one of the EiP Awards

The criteria are transparent when it comes to finding the best business cases for future winning partners. We are delighted that we have checked all the boxes with our professional program in partnership with TÜV SÜD:

– Handing in a well-documented business challenge

– Delivering an appropriate Learning & Development initiative with our partner TÜV SÜD

–  Showing the effectiveness of the “commitment”

–  Having a real impact on the people and organization through this professional program


We want to thank everyone involved in this lifelong learning journey with us and TÜV SÜD.


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