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Mannaz receives prestigious EFMD award for rebuilding profitability in COWI


Business schools, companies and competitors were gathered at the EFMD executive development conference in Barcelona on 14 to 16 October 2015. The purpose of the conference is to award best in class cases within talent, executive, organisational, and professional development.

Mannaz and COWI received the EFMD excellence in practice GOLD 2015 award in the professional development category. INSEAD was awarded silver in the same category. Jan Ginneberge from EFMD motivates the decision as follows: “Mannaz and COWI won the Gold Award, because the partnership tackled a serious business problem that had significant personnel and financial implications for COWI.

Turning engineers into genuine project managers capable of facing complex scenarios, having endurance while dealing with frequent scope changes and sudden turnovers, and having increased awareness and control on the project budgets and customer relationships, significantly boosted skills-levels as well as efficiency, relationships and impact.” mannaz-and-cowi-receives-efmd-award

“Besides receiving the award at the conference, it was particularly motivating to hear that both companies and business schools recognised Mannaz for being a frontrunner not only in terms of designing innovative and high quality learning processes but also when it comes to measuring learning and business impact”, says Client Director Dorthe Thyrri Rasmussen.

If you want to know more about the case and the results of the Project Management Academy at COWI, you can be inspired by the article published by EFMD. Read more: The COWI case and the results of the Project Management Academy at COWI Press release: New approach to project management boosts bottom line significantly European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) represents more than 25,000 management specialists from over 80 countries.

EFMD is a globally recognised accreditation body, which among others assesses the quality of management education and technology supported learning programs.

Contact details:

Mannaz A/S: Client Director Henrik Bjerrgaard Nielsen, tel. +45 4517 6259

COWI A/S: Head of Global Media Relations, Ursula Taylor Rechnagel, tel. +45 42 31 66 20

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