The Annual Global Forum / Robert L. (Lex) Dilworth Award

certifica printSince 2009, the Global Forum community has honoured individuals who have made a major contribution to executive and management education by bestowing on them the Global Forum/Robert “Lex”  Dilworth Award for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Executive Learning.

The Award is in named in honour of the late Robert “Lex” Dilworth (1936-2009). He was a Global Forum community member, a Brigadier General in the U.S. Army, a Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a consultant to many companies and organizations.
Lex cared passionately about people and was always helpful to all. He was a leading practitioner and major author in the field of Action Learning. For more on Lex and his life please see the article by Verna J. Willis in Action Learning and Its Applications, edited by Robert Dilworth and Yury Boshyk. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2010.

Tribute to Lex Dilworth by Verna Willis  PDF-Download

award winners


The Global Forum honours individuals at its annual meeting.

  • 2019:  Thierry Bonetto (France), Chantal Fleuret (France), Paul K. Nieminen (USA), Nicolas Rolland (France)
  • 2018:  Dr. Andrew Johnson (South Africa) | Mohan Lal P Menon (India) | Dr. Mrityunjay Srivastava (India)
  • 2017:  George Boulden (UK) | Ian Hall (UK) | Grazyna Lesniak-Lebkowska (Poland) | Danica Purg (Slovenia)
  • 2016:  Pia Anderberg (Sweden) | Geert Egger (Denmark) | Gunar George (Sweden) | Åke Reinholdsson (Sweden)
  • 2015:  Bob Garratt (UK) | Tom Gorrie (USA) | Pierre Guillon (Chile-France) | Mike Pedler (UK) and posthumously to Ali Baquer (India-UK) and Janet Craig (UK)
  • 2014:  Otmar Donnenberg (Germany) | Charles Margerison (Australia)
  • 2013:  Fernando Lanzer Pereira de Souza (Netherlands/Brazil) | Victoria Marsick (USA)
  • 2012:  Lars Cederholm (Sweden) | Nina Nijs (France, China) | K.R. Yoon (South Korea)
  • 2011:  K.A. Chang (Singapore)
  • 2010:  Dr. Filippo Martino (Italy) | Lennart Rohlin (Sweden)
  • 2009:  Robert L. Dilworth (posthumously / USA) | Stephen R. Mercer (USA) | Verna J. Willis (USA)
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