The Administrative Research Institute (AFF) at the Norwegian School of Economics
AFF offers a wide range of programs and services within the field of leadership and organizational development. Our portfolio of programs ranges from open-enrollment executive programs, mentoring programs to in-house programs tailored to company needs. Improving team and leader-team performance has become one of our main areas of expertise. Consulting and executive coaching also represent a major part of our products. Increasingly our capacities enabling leaders to develop healthy organizations are in demand.
Private corporations, government ministries, agencies and non-governmental organizations have benefited from the expertise and experience of our consultants for more than 60 years.
Since 2008 Financial Times has annually rated AFF and our partner NHH, among the top open-enrollment program providers in the world. Delivering value for money, high skills and learning, excellent course design and outstanding program facilities are considered to be our trademark among our customers. Approximately 5.000 participants have completed our executive management and mentoring programs.
Over the last twenty years AFF has completed a number of large-scale tailored programs for multinational companies. Intensive training sessions have been organized in most European countries, as well as in Asia and the Americas. Telecommunications, petroleum, manufacturing, shipping, aquaculture, finance and construction are among the industries we specialize in.
Our consultants, locations and & facilities
Our highly qualified consultants integrate state of the art principles and the latest research results with practical, hands-on business experience. Most of our staff have leadership experience. With our benchmarking capacities, consultants team up with customers to support company goals and strategies. Most of us have worked with global participants and have international training and work experience. Our offices are located in Bergen and Oslo.
AFF has been cooperating with the Solstrand Hotel and Spa outside Bergen for more than 60 years. Together we have shaped an outstanding centre for leadership development activities. Today this unique venue is used for most of our open-enrolment programs and several other AFF activities.
To meet the needs of our international clients we work with consultants and specialists across organizational and cultural borders. AFF has an extensive network and has in particular worked with consultants and specialists from Ashridge Business School, London Business School, ETH in Zürich, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), University of Bergen and Norwegian Business School (BI).
Through our NHH relationship we are also linked to the Community of European Business Schools (CEMS) and Partnership in International Management (PIM)