EY teams with Development Dimensions International (DDI) to Build Tomorrow's Leaders

New alliance to deliver sophisticated services and tools to build leadership capability and capacity at all levels.

Feb 16, 2016, 10:20 ET from EY

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EY and Development Dimensions International (DDI) announced today a strategic alliance to offer professional services for building a stronger cadre of business leaders.

The alliance combines DDI's deep knowledge and experience in leadership consulting, assessment and development solutions with EY's focus on business and organizational performance and leadership effectiveness.  As a result, the two organizations will be able to create a differentiated set of services and solutions helping a company's leaders to drive their business strategy in a rapidly changing work environment.

"We are excited to collaborate with the DDI team to define the next generation of leaders," said George Brooks, Principal, Ernst & Young LLP, and EY Americas Leader for People Advisory Services.  "DDI is known for delivering innovative, business-focused solutions to companies focused on their leaders.  Together, we will build a powerful global platform for developing leaders today and in the future."   

The alliance supports EY's purpose of building a better working world with services customized for specific industries and sectors, helping more businesses develop leaders who will be ready to meet their current and future business challenges.

"The EY and DDI alliance is a major opportunity for our clients to refine the way they approach leadership development," said Tacy Byham, Ph.D., DDI's CEO. "Our collaboration will help companies align their talent with their business strategy and rethink their existing approaches to unlock growth and innovation throughout their organizations."

"The alliance between EY and DDI brings together two world class brands in the global market for strategic HR consulting services with particular strength in leadership development consulting," said Liz DeVito, Associate Director and Lead for HR Consulting Research, ALM Intelligence. "The combination of DDI's solid portfolio of intellectual property and thought leadership with EY's People Advisory Services creates a fully integrated service offering that addresses all stages and requirements of the leadership development continuum. With this alliance, EY and DDI join the handful of consultancies capable of delivering truly global leadership development consulting services."

EY People Advisory Services currently offers a suite of services and offerings addressing transformational agendas, holistic employee lifecycles, the strategic deployment of talent, gaining value from evolving workforces, and the changing role of HR in support of business strategy. EY professionals ask better questions and work with clients to create holistic, innovative approaches to their issues.

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About Development Dimensions International (DDI)
DDI is a global human resources consultancy specializing in leadership assessment and development.  We help companies transform the way they hire, promote and develop their leaders at every organizational level. Clients include half of the Fortune 500 and multinationals doing business across a vast array of industries from Berlin to Bangalore. We serve clients from 42 offices. www.ddiworld.com.

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