Trinity Business School, daa win global award for executive education

Posted on: 21 May 2020

A bespoke and customised innovation leadership programme developed by Trinity Business School in conjunction with daa has won the Silver award in the Global 2020 EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards. 

The EFMD Awards recognise excellence in the executive education space, in which programmes are designed and customised for organisations to facilitate transformation of both people and the organisation itself. 

Trinity and daa’s Future Factory programme took the international award in the “Organisational Development” category. Designed as a catalyst to embed a culture of innovation throughout daa, the programme serves as both a leadership development scheme and a platform for organisational change, particularly in the area of innovation. Three innovation projects spun out of the programme are now actively in development with a potential estimated earning value of €1.2 million. Over 40% of the daa innovators from the 2019 scheme have achieved promotions and/or new roles.  

Michael Flynn, Director of Executive Education, Trinity Business School, said: 

“Trinity Business School are delighted, together with our partners, daa, to receive the EiP Silver Award for Organisational Development from EFMD recognising the extraordinary results of our co-created, bespoke and innovative executive education programme. This achievement clearly shows that investing in people and a culture of innovation is a key asset for business success. We are proud, together with daa, to have reached the ambitious strategic objectives set out for the programme and to facilitate individuals and teams to unlock their potential within this highly innovative organisation.” 

Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said “We are honoured that our Future Factory initiative, and our collaboration with Trinity Business School has received the EiP Silver Award for Organisational Development from EFMD.   This partnership between our two organisations exemplifies how we are fostering a culture of innovation by stimulating the hearts and minds of our colleagues through this customised programme.  The Future Factory, which creates and tests new projects around the airport’s campus, has produced a range of initiatives enhancing the passenger journey through Dublin Airport.  Its new challenge is to explore what initiatives can be developed to reflect this new COVID-19 era.”



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