As part of its ongoing commitment to encourage life-long learning and personal development among the wider community, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) has opened the registration for three community courses.

The courses, offered every year to promote personal and professional enrichment, are conducted in collaboration with well-established experts, each highly-informed and experienced in their respective areas.

Professional Skills (for women and Arabic speakers only) will be held from 6 to 8 October, and aimed to provide participants with valuable insights into the power and effect of words. Sessions will cover effective communication, presentation delivery and enhanced listening.

Better communication is also at the heart of Life Skills for Success, from 13 to 15 October. This course will provide participants with skills to become effective team members in the workplace, and will be helpful in getting them to achieve their goals through communication.

The third course, Master the Art of Public Speaking, will be from 21 to 28 October, and will give participants the confidence to speak to larger audiences. The course will offer practical insights on how to develop core messages and ideas, as well as tips on using body language as a tool to communicate clearly and effectively.

According to Maryam Al Mannai, Vice President of Student Affairs at HBKU, the school – HBKU – was founded with human potential at its epicentre.

Our community classes aim to empower individuals to thrive in their personal and professional lives, and our fall programme of courses is no exception. Key to our success is the involvement of our subject matter experts as they offer their perspectives and add to an all-encompassing learning experience. We are pleased to offer these opportunities to interested learners across Qatar, and hope to be able to provide them with valuable experiences that support their chosen career paths.’

HBKU Student Affairs has a core mandate of ensuring an inclusive environment for students and members of the community at-large. It seeks to instil core values and strengthen the fabric of the community by promoting the principles of lifelong learning and embracing diversity.

To register to any one of HBKU’s fall 2019 community classes, visit