This year, LCI Education is joining the ranks in a circle of prestige, as Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $50 million.
This distinction is awarded to companies that have demonstrated their leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth. The judging panel also recognized LCI Education’s overall performance and sustained growth, which together will enable the company to double in size by 2025.
LCI Education has its roots in LaSalle College, founded in 1959 in Montréal, and today boasts 23 higher education institutions on five continents. In 1989, LaSalle College ventured overseas with the opening of its first campus in Morocco. Although it has expanded globally, the family organization has successfully maintained its agility and its intrapreneurial culture.
“At LCI Education, our talent is our greatest strength and everyone has a chance to be heard. We capitalize on our network and our teams positioned across the globe to maximize our strengths, our business intelligence, and the development of our expertise, for both our operations and our growth,” emphasizes Claude Marchand, President and CEO of the LCI Education network.
“As a network of higher education institutions, we firmly believe in the continuous development of our staff and we encourage them to update their skills, to anticipate to new trends, to adapt to changes in the industry, and to develop solid technical skills,” he adds.
“It has become increasingly important for businesses to foster collaborative workplaces where employees are empowered to make valuable contributions to their organizations,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “This year’s Best Managed winners embraced a people-first mentality, enabling employees to cultivate important capabilities and integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives into their core strategy. By prioritizing employee wellbeing and championing professional development, these companies have been able to harness an engaged talent pool to explore new ventures and set the course for continuous improvement and growth.”
LCI Education takes considerable pride in its innovation and boldness. From FLEX rooms that allow classroom and distance learning to take place together, to new campuses under construction in Vancouver and Barcelona that emphasize technology, active learning, and social commitment, to international master classes given by recognized experts in their fields, LCI Education is leaning on new technologies to transform education and the student experience.
The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce, and TMX Group.