Dublin, Ireland, 3 November, 2017
The Business Excellence Institute is delighted to announce the successful candidates, elected to the Excellence Hall of Fame for 2018. The Induction Ceremony is a Black Tie Gala Dinner with a “fireside chat” that will take place in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday, 19 April, 2018. Our congratulations to:
Julia Chang Bloch – Former U.S. Ambassador & Founder, US-China Education Trust
Julia was the first Asian-American to serve as an ambassador for the United States. She had a distinguished career as a public servant before being appointed U.S. Ambassador to Nepal – where she served during its transition from monarchy to democracy – and later working in the corporate and non-profit sectors. She serves on several boards and has been a visiting Professor in both Peking University and Fudan University. You can learn more about her here.
Marie Lindsay – Principal, St. Mary’s College (Derry, Northern Ireland)
Marie is the Principal of a state school in Northern Ireland which serves a community that faces numerous barriers to learning including poor economic conditions and the challenges of rebuilding a society after 30 years of conflict. Under Marie’s leadership, students from the school are now earning entrance to Universities including Oxford and the school has won numerous international accolades. You can learn more about her here.
Raomal Perera – Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD
Raomal is an engineer turned entrepreneur, turned educator. He was co-founder of ISOCOR that was listed on the NASDAQ in 1996 and later founded the mobile commerce software company Network365 (now part of Intel) which was listed by Time Magazine as one of Europe’s to Hottest Tech firms in 2001 and 2002 and which won the Wall Street Journal Innovation Gold Award for business. He was appointed an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD in 2007. You can learn more about him here.
About The Business Excellence Institute
The Business Excellence Institute is a membership body that works to help its members – be they individuals or organizations – deliver outstanding results for all their stakeholders. It promotes business excellence as a multi-disciplinary profession, excellence in management, and the use of innovative approaches to personal and organizational development. It has members on 5 continents and while predominantly practitioner focused, it also has academic members. It offers a range of executive education courses, its own Management Learning Game “APEX”, and runs the annual International Business Learning Games Competition.
To purchase tickets for the Induction Ceremony Gala Dinner, contact us here or call: +353-(0)1-5134500
The 2017 Results are in, and the winners are…
Other finalists were:
- The Supply Chain Game, Eirill Bø, BI Norwegian Business School (Norway)
- The Connector Innovation Game, Connector (Ireland)
- The Competence Game, Pracownia Gier (Poland)
Congratulations to the games that have made the finals of the Annual International Business Learning Games Competition!
See you in Lisbon on October 2.
We are delighted to announce that Riëtta Klijn (the Netherlands) and Pere Juarez Vives (Spain) have been elected as Fellows of the Institute.
Riëtta is a business excellence professional with experience working in Europe and Asia. She began her career as an Environmental Coordinator with Ricoh Europe before moving to Mondo Minerals (the world’s 2nd largest talc producer). She later returned to Ricoh Europe to become their Group Excellence Manager. In 2007, she moved to the French electronics company Thales Land and Joint Systems and subsequently to Philips before starting her own consultancy Help 2 Improve. Since 2008, she has conducted many “Recognised for Excellence” and European Excellence award assessments for the EFQM. She has also served, as part of Help 2 Improve’s service provision, as the EFQM’s Learning & Development Officer.
Riëtta holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Management Sciences, both from Hogeschool Twente (Twente University of Applied Sciences). She is a European Excellence Assessor, a Licensed EFQM Trainer, a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Lego® Serious Play Facilitator.
Pere is a scholarly management-practitioner who started his career with Philips in 1990 before joining the French company Transiciel Sysdata (now Capgemini) and, later, the consulting firm Soluziona. In 2005, he moved to Itera after which he went independent for a while. At the start of 2010, he started working with medical device company K2M and also worked on the European Commission’s Competitiveness for Catalonia initiative (ACC10). In 2012, he joined the social-profit organisation Seminario Cinc to help them for a few months and also moved into education. In 2013, he established Educhallenges to run creativity and innovation seminars and became Chair of Entrepreneurship at the University of Barcelona. He currently lectures there – and in LATAM Business School – on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Project Management and Creativity. He has also been a visiting Professor at IESE and ESERP Business Schools in Madrid.
Pere holds a BSc in Physics (University of Barcelona) a Masters in IT Management (University Politècnica Catalunya) and a PhD in Educational Innovation (University of Barcelona). He is a European Excellence Assessor and a Lego® Serious Play Facilitator and has been an Excellence Assessor for the Dubai Government.
Hear what some of our members and others have to say about the UAE’s Government Excellence System, in this video from the United Arab Emirates Prime Minister’s Office.
To encourage innovation and as part of our commitment to best practice, the Institute runs the annual International Business Learning Games Competition. Entries for 2017 are now being accepted (closing date 31 May) and the finals will be held in Lisbon on October 2.
Best practice in learning has long since moved from lecture style approaches with a “sage on a stage” who talks at people to active participation approaches such as problem based, cooperative, and social learning. Learning games are powerful tools that can be very effective – they shift the focus from “being taught” to “learning”, facilitating learning for everyone from children to seasoned executives.
The increased use of learning games, will help organizations attract, develop, and retain talent, assisting them to achieve their strategic goals. In the public and non-profit sector this will also translate into positive social impact.
The objective of the competition is to attract entrants from different industries and sectors from around the world, recognize their achievements, acknowledge the best games in the field, and inspire others to develop new innovative learning games for business.
If you have a learning game of any type that helps people learn about business or a discipline that directly applies to business, management or work check out the Competition website
|Entry Submission Deadline
||31 May 2017
|2017 IBLGC Finals, Games Showcase & Awards
||2 October 2017