Paving the way for continued community learning, five business and self-development modules will be on offer this fall

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) announced the rollout of its Fall 2018 community courses, which are now open for public registration. The courses aims to deepen local capacity-building in the areas of leadership, co-active coaching, entrepreneurship and public speaking.

HBKU will provide local and international expert resources to deliver the courses set to take place in September and October.

Commenting on the re-launch of the popular community offerings, Vice President of Student Affairs at HBKU Maryam Al Mannai said:

Since its conception, the programme has encouraged lifelong learning through community engagement while complementing HBKU’s wide range of postgraduate programmes and fostering a culture of innovative thought among people of all age groups, genders, and professional backgrounds. We welcome a cross-section of Qatar’s diverse community to enroll in HBKU’s community classes and supplement their existing professional competencies with a new skill, or simply engage in a unique personal development opportunity.’

The Leadership Through Self-Discovery course, which will run from 17-26 September, is an opportunity to re-discover leadership potential through an interactive four-part workshop that draws on the principle of garnering personal strengths to succeed within a competitive, business-driven environment.

The How to Start Your Venture module will offer participants practical tips on entrepreneurship, prototyping and revenue models in preparation for future business endeavors. This four-part course will also run from 17 – 26 September.

One of HBKU’s most popular courses, Co-Active Coaching, will be offered in both Arabic and English from 30 September to 16 October, and from 1 to 17 October respectively. This transformative six-part course focuses on drafting life purpose statements to gain perspective and draw maximised meaning from all dimensions of everyday living including family, friends, career, money and health.

In the Master Public Speaking and Overcome the Fear of Speaking in Public module, participants will acquire and hone their public speaking and presentation skills – a vital component of effective communication of core ideas – leaving them confident and resourceful in their approach to professional presentations. The five-part module will run between 30 September and 14 October.

Finally, the How to Become a Social Entrepreneur course, scheduled for 1 to 17 October, will use case study examination to discern this modern dimension of entrepreneurship with a focus on social and economic value creation in areas of human development, education, energy, health and sustainability. When placed within the regional and global context of contemporary market dynamics, this skillset can effectively advance new business models that transcend conventional models through an innovative approach.

Applicants for all courses are eligible for a 30% discount if they register before 9 September 2018. To learn more about the course contents, schedules and registration procedures, visit