Case Studies

Custom Programs with Impact

Arcadis

Arcadis

Custom Program

A ‘happily married’ partnership between Arcadis and Ashridge Executive Education in which participants experience an innovatively led blended learning program providing them the skills and confidence to lead more effectively.

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Heineken

Heineken

Custom program

Accelerating Leadership Program: Developing muscle-memory and taking people willingly “to the edge” in preparation for the challenges of the future are significant components of this unique program. 

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FrieslandCampina

FrieslandCampina

Leadership Development

An ambitious and strategically important initiative for the world’s second largest dairy co-operative.

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SABMiller

SABMiller

Custom Program

“This is leadership development that creates strong business impact and is an incubator for real-time learning."

Samantha Rockey, Learning Development Manager Europe, SABMIller

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DB Schenker

DB Schenker

Custom Program

This transformational program has been changing not only the lives of individual managers for 14 years, but also the leadership culture at DB Schenker Logistics. An independent evaluation study shows that  the program delivers “an impressive and unusual level of impact”.

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Towergate Insurance

Towergate Insurance

Custom Program

“The knowledge and skills go directly back into the organization via group assignments which focus specifically on developing future business ideas for Towergate.”

Fiona Andrews, Group Head of HR and People Development, Towergate Group
 

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Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval

Custom and Consulting project

“This program displays value adding elements: the speed with which Ashridge mobilizes resources and develops innovative solutions and the focus on activities that deliver tangible business benefits for organizations.”

Mike Malmgren, Ashridge Client Director for Alfa Laval

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BNP Paribas Fortis

BNP Paribas Fortis

Custom Program

"It is providing broader perspectives, increased self-awareness and the tools to make subtle but significant changes in the way they work, which ultimately has a positive impact on their teams and performance."

Bart Hendrickx, Head of Career Development & Mobility, BNP Paribas Fortis

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Amplifon

Amplifon

‘You can copy the company, but not the DNA.’

Amplifon Group helps millions of people regain the joy of hearing, as the world’s leading provider of hearing aid solutions.

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Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young

New Frontiers for Ernst and Young

The New Frontiers program offers partners a chance to pause and renew their thinking about their leadership role and their personal contribution to Ernst & Young and its staff.

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A top global retailer

A top global retailer

Custom Program

Our Leadership Experience simulation, which is featured in this case study, won the UNICON award for innovation. It was also described as “radical and pioneering” by The Sunday Times.

Lynn Lilley, Ashridge client director, describes the program objectives, design and impact.

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Abu Dhabi Police

Abu Dhabi Police

Custom Program

Our goal is to be one of the most operationally effective police forces in the world. Ashridge is helping us achieve this.

Major General Mohammed Al Menhali, Director of Police Operations and Human Resources, Abu Dhabi Police.

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Bayer

Bayer

Custom Program

“The impact is far reaching – changing internal perceptions of marketing, increasing our commercial effectiveness and skills in capturing value, and supporting the evolution of a common Marketing culture in Bayer CropScience.”

Friedrich Gruber, Bayer CropScience

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An International Premium Brand

An International Premium Brand

Leadership Development

Using in-depth inquiry to create a clearly articulated, highly practical and applied leadership architecture. 

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Catlin Group Limited

Catlin Group Limited

Custom Program

Catlin chose to work with Ashridge because “it is flexible, intellectually robust and one of the best business schools in the world” comments Paul Jardine, Chief Operating Officer. “Without question the program represents a fantastic return.

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Coca-Cola Sabco

Coca-Cola Sabco

Custom Program

“The emphasis on building ‘amazing relationships’  has been a significant take-out of the program. It has really helped to connect teams and build relationships across the organization, leading to bigger performances all round.”

Cathy Albertyn, HR Director, Coca-Cola Sabco

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Daimler

Daimler

Custom Program

“Leaders have re-thought about the way they connect with their future, younger customers – this is influencing the company’s strategy.”

Markus Rettich, Leadership Development, Daimler AG
 

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Electrolux

Electrolux

Custom Program

“The program supports and develops managers as they execute our strategy, focusing on personal development, brand, lower cost and growth.” 

Hans Stråberg, CEO, Electrolux

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Sinopec

Sinopec

Custom Program

“Developing a combination of local and Western knowledge and behaviors provide a unique competitive advantage in global markets.”

Barbara Wang, Ashridge representative in China.

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NHS London

NHS London

Next Generation Directors' Program

A partnership between Ashridge, Manchester Business School and Unipart was chosen to deliver a five module program for a carefully selected cohort of Next Generation Directors.

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Royal DSM

Royal DSM

Program for Experienced Managers

Royal DSM, the global science based company, has invested in developing and supporting the often forgotten, backbone of organizations – experienced, middle managers – underpinning one of its key strategic goals: organizational agility.

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Time Warner

Time Warner

Custom Program

“Building networks and maximizing the talent within the Time Warner Group.”

Hamish Scott, Ashridge Client Director for Time Warner
 

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