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Upcoming training

Forthcoming training events and workshops include:

Strategic Leadership, Organization Transformation and Knowledge Management
Strategic Leadership, Organization Transformation and Knowledge Management
This workshop has been designed to introduce a variety of perspectives on strategic leadership, organization transformation and knowledge management (KM) in the public and private sectors. The course aims to enable leaders and decision makers to introduce fit-for-purpose leadership styles and KM approaches to their organizations effective transformation. The workshop will be facilitated two of the world renowned experts in knowledge and technology management, Allam Ahmed and Mohamed Elhag (Founders of SMART KM MODEL: An Integrated Knowledge Management Framework for Organizational Excellence) based in the United Kingdom. Allam and Mohamed led the implementation of the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Knowledge Management Framework (KMF) Musharaka which focuses on empowering employees, enabling them to improve the quality and efficiency of services provided to residents. During the workshop, participants will learn about the ‘Smart KM Model’ which offers insight into KM processes, the challenges in introducing effective KM regime, and offers the ‘Smart KM Model’ as a tool to overcome challenges. SMART KM model aimed at managers of corporations and government policy makers providing an effective tool to help ensure KM becomes part of organizational culture. Drawing on MEKEI’s own research and synthesizing the work of others in the KM area, the model will help to facilitate the process of managing knowledge within organizations including the creation, acquisition, transfer and use of knowledge, both within and between organizations. At the end of the course attendees should be able to acquire a comprehensive knowledge and practical experience about KM and leadership styles and approaches in alignment with the local needs and capabilities. Moreover, after competition of the course, attendees to write a report, supported by the tutor, of what they have learnt and what is particularly relevant to their employers. A focus to be one aspect of the course which has implications for the way they will improve their professional practice when they return to their employers. This will help reassure the employers of the benefits of the programme and help consolidate the understanding of the manager.

Executive leadership, Bahrain, 19 February 2018
Executive leadership and performance improvement in the public and private sector
This two-days workshop has been designed to introduce a variety of perspectives on leadership in the public and private sectors. The workshop aims to enable leaders and decision makers to introduce fit-for-purpose leadership styles and approaches to their organisations. At the end of the workshop attendees should be able to acquire a comprehensive knowledge and practical experience about leadership styles and approaches in alignment with the local needs and capabilities. Moreover, after competition of the workshop, attendees to write a report, supported by the tutor, of what they have learnt and what is particularly relevant to their employers. A focus to be one aspect of the workshop which has implications for the way they will improve their professional practice when they return to their employers. This will help reassure the employers of the benefits of the programme and help consolidate the understanding of the manager.
19th-20th February 2018
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Entrepreneurship, Bahrain, 21 February 2018
Global Business Environments and Entrepreneurship
This two-days workshop has been designed to introduce a variety of perspectives on global business environments and entrepreneurship. The focus of the workshop has implications for the way participants will improve their professional practice when they return to their employers. At the end of the workshop attendees should be able to acquire a comprehensive knowledge and practical experience about global business environments and entrepreneurship in alignment with the local needs and capabilities. Moreover, after competition of the workshop, attendees to write a report, supported by the tutor, of what they have learnt and what is particularly relevant to their employers. A focus to be one aspect of the workshop which has implications for the way they will improve their professional practice when they return to their employers. This will help reassure the employers of the benefits of the programme and help consolidate the understanding of the manager.
21st-22nd February 2018
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain