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BÉRES PHARMACEUTICALS

"While expanding abroad, Béres Gyógyszergyár (Béres Pharmaceuticals) had to discover that cooperating with foreign cultures and management styles can bring up a vast array of unforeseen difficulties which can significantly hinder operation and management, but also the bilateral transfer of knowledge. We have learnt valuable lesson from Concordia’s corporate diagnosis. It unearthed problems which made it clear on both sides just where we needed to change, so that our common efforts yield positive results instead of tensions."

Mr. Ferenc Major

CEO

Budapesti Erőmű Zrt.

"We commissioned Concordia to develop a program that would, instead of developing general leadership skills, refresh the existing leadership skills set of our team of leaders with decades of experience, and thereby endow them with a healthier leadership approach and skills that are also well suited for managing current leadership challenges. The 18-month program was made all the more exciting by the fact that the company was transferred to new ownership before the program was completed. Building on their existing leadership experience Concordia managed to fully involve our managers in the program, and to reform the corporate leadership credo by focusing on questions and issued already brought to the surface by the changing environment. The program left ample space for the topics and situations suggested by the participants, and Concordia managed to maintain all frameworks and close off individual sections as required by the overall objective, regardless of the degree of emotional involvement.

All in all it was a well thought out, comprehensive program. We would especially like to thank Mr. Tamás Szilágyi who, by virtue of his calmness and coaching techniques, sometimes provided support for the organisers, too."

Attila Néda

Head of Human Services

 

 

 

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE HUNGARY KFT.

"In August 2013 it was officially announced that as of September I would be taking a new assignment in Germany. Looking back at the past six and a half years we have achieved some extraordinary results in the Budapest factory. I am especially proud of the Himalaya project. Supported by Concordia, we have created a new corporate culture and executive training program in order to ensure our further development and to learn how to successfully cooperate within teams, and also with different manufacturing units and central areas. There has been significant progress since the 2011 start of this project, and the results are clearly visible in our everyday work."

Luc Quisthoudt

Factory Director

EGIS PHARMACEUTICALS PLC.

"As a pharmaceutical company, health is our main focus and concern every minute of the day. With that in mind, we also wanted to do something for the health of our company. It was through a corporate health check that we were acquainted with Concordia. The best way to improve your own health is to know your organisation, and Concordia has proven to be an indispensable help in learning about ourselves and in discovering the areas where intervention was necessary to maintain or restore health. Such a process could never be completed without proper skills and an innate sense of empathy. Concordia has both. Egis is now a healthy company, thanks to you!"

Dr. Katalin Szemerédi

Director of Human Resources

FESTO-AM LTD.

"The partnership between Festo-AM and Concordia began in early 2005 when I took part in their executive program ‘Healthy Organization’. The way they put together and ran the training, their philosophy and approach made a lasting impression on me. From then on Concordia have been delivering management skills development and team building trainings for our company.Concordia trainers, with their excellent theoretical expertise and practical experience, have done a lot to ensure that our team meets all challenges in this ever-changing economic environment. I can wholeheartedly recommend them to any corporation that seeks to become successful and remain so in the long term."

Mr. Barnabás Bertalan

General Manager

GE-BUDAPEST BANK

"A long-term relationship is based on mutual understanding, continuous attention to the other, and unceasing renewal. This is the kind of relationship that Budapest Bank and Concordia have been enjoying since 1997. We jointly developed leadership skills development programs held by Concordia’s trainers. We adapted foreign trainings, aligned to the needs of our parent company General Electric. Concordia members acted as consultants in our organization development programs and thereby gained a first hand knowledge of our organizational challenges as well as our colleagues ‘in the line of fire’. We could count on them, they can count on us."

János Vecsenyi

Training and Development Manager

ING INSURANCE PLC.

"Our cooperation with Concordia commenced in 2013. We launched a three-stage training program for our sales organisers, comprising of team building / team management, individual development and efficient meeting management. The experts and trainers from Concordia displayed profound and substantial professionalism in the course of preparing the programs and administering the initial trainings. Our cooperation also included the training of our own in-house trainer partners. This was undertaken by Bea Busch, Tamás Szilágyi and Balázs Kosztra who proved to be exceedingly supportive, flexible and helpful. I can highly recommend Concordia to anyone looking for both practical solutions that can be readily deployed and solid theoretical foundations with reliable empirical backing."

Bálint Mezőffy

Training consultant, trainer

K&H GROUP

"Considering the situation I am in now, I could not have picked a more useful training. What I really liked about it was the great balance between theory and practice, which meant I learnt about a good deal of specific things that I had not paid attention to, at least not consciously. I am definitely going to change that. I warmly recommend this training to everyone.

It was a well-constructed training with solid proportions giving ample emphasis to both a theoretical basis and practical applications. I think it would be useful for those about to embark on leadership tasks, as well as for practising leaders. The three days we spent together were also beneficial for team cohesion.

I have recently participated in Leadership Training 2 which was hugely helpful in developing my leadership thinking, and gave me ideas about how important it was to organise coaching meetings aimed at developing my colleagues, as well as about how to construct these meetings. My primary takeaway from the training was processing the opinion my subordinates formulated about my managerial efforts, as well as the coaching talk situational game, the learnings from which I can incorporate into actual trainings I conduct for my colleagues. I had a great time at the training, not the least because we had a highly competent and professional trainer (Mr. Tamás Szilágyi) who made sure everyone was actively participating all the time.

I learnt several techniques at Concordia’s training. The program has allowed me to be more assertive and more open when speaking to an audience. Me and my colleagues have gotten much closer together during the group activities, often our presence alone could help the others complete the tasks. The training has sown new seeds in me, awakened new thoughts and put me into a different perspective. All in all, the training provided by Tamás worked perfectly both as team building and as a personality building program. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone because you need to leave your comfort zone to allow for your personal development.

Feedback from Participants

As an HR specialist and supporter of participants in various career and talent management programs, over the last few years I have had the privilege of participating in several management trainings provided by Concordia, mostly facilitated by Tamás Szilágyi. It has been a highly positive experience going through the training with various groups, because while the topics were similar, the discussion of an abundance of real life situations and the sharing of personal experiences made these programs highly varied. At the beginning of our cooperation we developed the topics and structure of the trainings together with Tamás, and as feedback were received we kept fine tuning the content and the structure over the years. The flexibility and professionalism of Tamás made working together easy; he was very receptive to reactions from participants during the trainings. It is good to see how much of the learnings and lessons former participants have incorporated in their daily operations."

Mirjam Géczi

Senior HR Consultant

LUFTHANSA TECHNIK BUDAPEST Co. LTD.

"We started working with Concordia in 2008 when we set out to develop a company-wide leadership training program. They proved to be the perfect partners. They quickly and fully integrated into our everyday life, which gave them a thorough understanding of our needs and allowed for the development and running of a highly efficient and fully tailored program."

János Fáy

Director of Human Resources

MOL GROUP

"The first time I met Concordia and their team was in 1999. I was attending a vision building workshop which ended up serving as the springboard for a process that transformed an oversized, inert, state-owned, socialist firm into a competitive, dynamically growing and highly successful international company.

Two years later, in 2001, I was a major player participating at subsequent, now legendary workshops. One of them, titled “How to reduce our stock to 700 000 tonnes”, is now considered a legend in its own right because it was a milestone that enabled a company wide optimalisation of corporate operations within the fields of mineral oil processing and sales.

Therefore in 2008, when as top tier managers we decided on the reorganisation and modernisation of the company, and on clarifying the vision of the organisation, I had absolutely no doubts that we would be doing this with no other than Imre Lövey and Concordia. Yet, despite our previous experience, they still managed to surprise us with new concepts. Their proprietary theory of Healthy Organisation and the attached  questionnaire was hugely helpful in showing us the current position of the company but no less importantly enabled most of our colleagues to understand the necessity of change.

…they never settled for just doing things. They have always wanted to get things done, and they still do like pros…."

Béla Kelemen

Director of Refining

VISTEON HUNGARY LTD.

"Our company was launched in Hungary as a green field investment. Concordia had a definitive role in creating a corporate management system and a corporate culture based on empowerment and on the operation of autonomous work groups, which are fundamental to our successful operations. I thank Concordia for their efforts."

Sándor Erdei

Director of Human Resources

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K&H GROUP

"Considering the situation I am in now, I could not have picked a more useful training. What I really liked about it was the great balance between theory and practice, which meant I learnt about a good deal of specific things that I had not paid attention to, at least not consciously. I am definitely going to change that. I warmly recommend this training to everyone.

It was a well-constructed training with solid proportions giving ample emphasis to both a theoretical basis and practical applications. I think it would be useful for those about to embark on leadership tasks, as well as for practising leaders. The three days we spent together were also beneficial for team cohesion.

I have recently participated in Leadership Training 2 which was hugely helpful in developing my leadership thinking, and gave me ideas about how important it was to organise coaching meetings aimed at developing my colleagues, as well as about how to construct these meetings. My primary takeaway from the training was processing the opinion my subordinates formulated about my managerial efforts, as well as the coaching talk situational game, the learnings from which I can incorporate into actual trainings I conduct for my colleagues. I had a great time at the training, not the least because we had a highly competent and professional trainer (Mr. Tamás Szilágyi) who made sure everyone was actively participating all the time.

I learnt several techniques at Concordia’s training. The program has allowed me to be more assertive and more open when speaking to an audience. Me and my colleagues have gotten much closer together during the group activities, often our presence alone could help the others complete the tasks. The training has sown new seeds in me, awakened new thoughts and put me into a different perspective. All in all, the training provided by Tamás worked perfectly both as team building and as a personality building program. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone because you need to leave your comfort zone to allow for your personal development.

Feedback from Participants

As an HR specialist and supporter of participants in various career and talent management programs, over the last few years I have had the privilege of participating in several management trainings provided by Concordia, mostly facilitated by Tamás Szilágyi. It has been a highly positive experience going through the training with various groups, because while the topics were similar, the discussion of an abundance of real life situations and the sharing of personal experiences made these programs highly varied. At the beginning of our cooperation we developed the topics and structure of the trainings together with Tamás, and as feedback were received we kept fine tuning the content and the structure over the years. The flexibility and professionalism of Tamás made working together easy; he was very receptive to reactions from participants during the trainings. It is good to see how much of the learnings and lessons former participants have incorporated in their daily operations."

Mirjam Géczi

Senior HR Consultant

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