Accenture, ISB launch Mgmt Devp Academy

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Hyderabad, Apr 21: Accenture and the Indian School of Business (ISB) launched the Accenture Management Development Academy (AMDE) in India, an online, classroom and on-the-job training programme designed to develop and nurture leaders from Accenture's mid-level management in India.

A statement here today said AMDE, a unique and innovative career-development opportunity for Accenture employees, is designed to help instill best practices from academia, Industry and would also bring additional focus to the critical delivery-management skills of its professionals, focused on systems integration, technology consulting and outsourcing services.

The Centre for Executive Education and the Centre for IT and Networked Economies (CITNE) at the ISB in partnership with Accenture would develop curriculum for the academy, with CITNE bringing its cutting-edge research to enrich the programme.

The academy would offer 18 to 24 months programmes for the first three levels of Accenture middle management in India, i.e., team lead, associate manager and manager.

The curriculum for each programme would cover strategic and tactical aspects of management and had been designed to enable Accenture employees to develop a strong foundation in key delivery management skills, as they work on career advancement. Employees, who complete the programme will be awarded a certificate for excellence in delivery management.

''Attracting, developing and retaining top talent is a critical component of Accenture's high-performance strategy and critical to our ability to deliver exceptional client service,'' Accenture's Chief Executive (Systems Integration, Technology and Delivery) Karl-Heinz Floether said.

''We are excited to have the opportunity to work with the ISB to provide this innovative programme to our people.'' ISB's Associate Dean of Executive Education Deepak Chandra said, ''The Centre for Executive Education at the ISB has been conducting customised programmes for large companies, developing leaders at every level. We are committed to reaching out to different sections of society to develop leadership talent that will have a positive impact on emerging economies. Our collaboration with Accenture is a step in the right direction, especially in the IT sector.'' Sandeep Arora, Managing Director of Accenture Delivery Centre for Technology in India, said, ''Our collaboration with the ISB had resulted in a powerful programme that will allow us to accelerate the development of delivery management capability of our mid-management workforce through on-the-job work experience, formal classroom-based training and self-initiated study.''


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