Results of SKOLKOVO Trend Award: Best Corporate and Governmental Development Projects in 2016


Moscow, December 1, 2016. – At the Campus of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, the best examples of projects in the field of human capital development, improving competitiveness and change management implemented by the business school’s corporate and government partners were named.

SKOLKOVO: Results of SKOLKOVO Trend Award: Best Corporate and Governmental Development Projects in 2016

The SKOLKOVO Business School held the second annual business case festival, which was attended by Russian and international companies and public corporations. They presented their best practices—implemented in collaboration with the SKOLKOVO Business School—for developing management teams and implementing major change projects and innovative management models.

The contribution of the leading Russian companies and institutions in the development of business education in Russia was celebrated with a special award. As part of the SKOLKOVO Trend Award ceremony, nine companies and government institutions were awarded with commemorative tokens by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Arkady Dvorkovich:

  1. PJSC Gazprom Neft: implementation of the programme “Business Optimisation with Prospects for Future Growth” for the oil and gas industry leaders
  2. International Paper: contribution to the support of the SKOLKOVO MBA programme and to the development of a new generation of leaders in Russia
  3. SPLAT COSMETICS: systemic development of the strategic change leadership team within the company
  4. OJSC Russian Railways: implementation of the key executive pool development programme and contribution to the professional training of the railroad industry specialists
  5. State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS and the United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC): development of the rocket and space strategic talent pool and systemic training of highly skilled managers for the strategic industry
  6. VimpelCom: the transformation leaders development programme for VimpelCom maintenance unit
  7. The Republic of Bashkortostan: innovative approach to the formation of a strategy for the region
  8. Vladimir Potanin Foundation: implementation of the programme “Strategy for the creation and development of endowment funds”
  9. National Research Tomsk State University. systemic development of the Tomsk State University talent pool as part of the university’s strategic development programme

“Corporate programmes are a big part of the School’s activities. Over these 10 years, we have worked with approximately 100 Russian and international companies, including Russian Railways, Beeline, and Evraz. We attach great value to the fact that our customers are satisfied with the results of their training and are eager to come back to us again and again. The result of the training is measured not by the number of hours spent in classrooms but by the effectiveness of the projects implemented as part of the companies’ operating activities. I’d like to extend special congratulations to the winners—these awards are well earned. These are the projects that benefit and inspire our participants, undoubtedly influences their employees’ attitude to work and to themselves and encourages them to change the world around them,” said Andrei Sharonov, President of the SKOLKOVO Business School.

The purpose of the business case festival and SKOLKOVO Trend Award is to identify and distinguish success stories and exceptional projects. The first award ceremony took place in 2015 with the participation of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev: back then, seven companies and government institutions received statuettes and certificates of appreciation.

The business case festival and the SKOLKOVO Trend Award ceremony were held as part of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. This anniversary year, it was timed to coincide with ReForum, the largest annual business forum revolving around the development of human capital and talent capacity in Russia and uniting more than 700 managers.

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