Welcome to MEKEI

The mission of the MEKEI research institute is to use research and education to help transform the countries of the Middle East and North Africa to advanced, knowledge-based societies led by sustainable innovation and social advance.


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Program Overview


  • Arrival refreshment and registration
  • Welcome and overview
  • General introduction to leadership
  • Strategic leadership and planning
  • Difference between leadership and management
  • Leadership skills and tactics
  • Group exercise and personal reflection


  • Arrival Refreshment and reflection on day one
  • Understanding the problem in your organisation
  • Aspects of the transforming learning and knowledge
  • Effective leadership
  • Lessons learned from great leaders
  • Speaking in public places and become an aspiring leader
  • Discussion and reflection – next steps

Workshop structure

  • For each session there is an activity or set of activities. These are designed to help you engage with the introduction to the theories explored within the workshop.
  • Your tutor will be on hand to guide you through the course and will expect you to bring to bear personal experience and reflection on the topics covered.
  • Group work will be required for participants to engage in the workshop. Such activity allows participants to embed the new knowledge within their experience through active discussion and challenge.