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BTS and Repsol Honored by EFMD for “Excellence in Practice” in Organizational Development

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | Category :
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BTS, a leading strategy implementation firm, and Repsol, an integrated global energy company, have received an honor from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) for “Excellence in Practice” in organizational development.  Repsol’s PRISMA initiative for Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), developed with BTS was selected as a highly commended case for 2013. The esteemed EFMD award program recognizes outstanding and impactful learning and development partnerships in areas of leadership, professional, talent, and organizational development.

Repsol partnered with BTS on the PRISMA initiative to accelerate execution of their HSE vision by aligning leaders to the strategy and building the capabilities and mindset required for strategy execution. Together, the companies created a customized learning and execution journey aimed at changing the convictions, attitudes and behaviors of 2,400 Repsol leaders chosen to spearhead the company’s HSE cultural change. 

"This course is just what we need to make the "click" required to execute! As soon as I get back to my office, I will have 14 members of my team take part in this course," commented a Repsol participant. “Thanks to the ongoing, close cooperation of Repsol personnel in every country, we have achieved a programme that closely reflects the real situation in all business units worldwide. We all feel very much involved in it”.

As a result of the workshop, participants developed the skills and capabilities needed to lead effectively and gained a clear and practical understanding of the current strategy and how they were responsible for contributing to it.

“BTS is proud of Repsol’s accomplishments and of being viewed as a trusted partner in helping to develop and integrate custom learning initiatives to execute strategic priorities,” said Marta Zaragoza, Senior Vice President Iberia & Latam, BTS. “We’re happy to see the results on building alignment, mindset and capabilities to execute Repsol’s strategy.”

The EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards (EiP) recognize outstanding and impactful Learning & Development (L&D) partnerships in the domains of Leadership, Professional, Talent and Organization Development. For more information on the awards process, visit:

About BTS

BTS is a leading global strategy execution consultancy dedicated to building alignment, mindset and capabilities that accelerate business results for clients. The company leverages customized business simulations and high-impact experiential learning initiatives that drive commitment and capability around strategic priorities. BTS adds long-term value to clients through the following practice areas: Strategy Execution, Business Acumen, Sales Transformation and Leadership & Management.

About Repsol

Repsol is a worldwide energy giant, traded on the IBEX 35 and operating in over 30 different countries with a workforce of over 25,000 people. With ample experience in the hydrocarbons sector, the company has a number of business lines: exploration, production, transport, oil and gas refinery, marketing, and new energy sources. It also manufactures, distributes and sells petroleum products, petrochemical products, liquid gas and natural gas.

About EFMD

EFMD – the European Foundation for Management Development is a global, membership driven organization, based in Brussels. As the largest international network association in the field of management development, the EFMD network includes over 800 institutional members and reaches over 25,000 management development professionals from academia, business, public service and consultancy across 80 countries worldwide. EFMD is a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development. 


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