Catering to both a local pool of self-driven professionals and local corporations alike, the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Executive Education Centre (EEC) is adopting a number of courses that seek to advance Qatar’s continuing education sector with a growing range of executive trainings to be launched in Fall 2018 through Spring 2019.

The courses will include subjects on executive leadership, policy leadership and law, basic training for corporate secretaries, creativity and innovation accelerator training, transformational leadership and innovation training, information and records management in public service and private corporations, digital forensics, cybersecurity, and food security.

EEC delivers training courses that are designed to address the specific needs of partner organisations and business clients. Recently, EEC has worked with the Board Management Office of Qatar Foundation (QF) and added another recent highlight to its growing list of professional offerings – the Board Secretary Basics training.

Speaking of the specially-tailored course, EEC Executive Director Rodolphe Boughaba said that an effective board secretary is ultimately vital as custodian of an organisation’s accurate documentation records.

This is why we made sure to cover a full range of topics from compliance issues to common concerns and practices that the participants can expect to face in their professional lives. This high-level programme sets the stage for subsequent programmes with detailed focus on each of the covered topics.’

Owing to its successful pilot round, EEC is now planning to re-launch the course in 2019, making it available to self-driven individuals as well as local businesses and organisations interested in an exclusive course delivery for their employees.

Collaborative Training Programme

The courses follow the successful conclusion of its recent executive training programme, held in partnership with Texas A&M University in Qatar (TAMUQ), in Spring 2018. EEC and TAMUQ opened an intensive, four-module course on the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity to the public.

Boughaba said that cybersecurity has gained traction as a key academic discipline due to its real-life applicability. Beyond national security, cybersecurity’s growing economic importance as a field is evidenced by the gradual shift in corporate asset structures. With a global emphasis towards digitalisation, intellectual property (IP) and other intangibles on average now make up a company’s majority volume. As a result, Qatar’s market economics are projected to increasingly depend on current intellectual, educational, and financial investments in cybersecurity.

Since its conception, EEC has managed to assemble a pool of world-class educators and create a list of unique learning programmes that fit within the specific requirements of Qatar’s business world. EEC’s institutional mandate constitutes tailor-made courses that address topics that are relevant to Qatar.

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