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23 Feb 2016

ADUKG’s Knowledge Seminars 2016 programme kicks off with an expert-led focus on Emirati Succession Planning

 

Abu Dhabi University Knowledge Group (ADUKG) has opened its brand-new Knowledge Seminars 2016 series with an in-depth focus on Emirati Succession Planning.

 

Abu Dhabi University Knowledge Group (ADUKG) has opened its brand-new Knowledge Seminars 2016 series with an in-depth focus on Emirati Succession Planning. Held on the morning of Monday 22 February 2016 at Abu Dhabi’s Park Rotana hotel, the complimentary seminar hosted approximately 35 senior guests from around the UAE, who engaged in an interactive discussion led by Etihad Airways’ Wissam Hachem, VP of Learning & Development, and ADUKG Executive Director Rabei Wazzeh.

 

Among the topics discussed was a consideration of how succession planning can best be approached to forecast the future demand and supply of people, as well as how an organisation can identify and assess possible candidates for their leadership potential. Wissam Hachem considered some of the key challenges Etihad Airways faces in its particular industry, and shared some wider lessons gained from his company’s Emirati succession initiatives.

 

The topic was enthusiastically engaged with by the delegates, who represented senior positions from the UAE’s public and private sectors.

 

“We are very excited to have launched our exclusive Knowledge Seminars 2016 programme, which once again demonstrates ADUKG’s commitment to bringing the best regional and international experts to discuss topics of genuine importance to our community. Since we announced this new seminar series, we have had an overwhelmingly positive response from across the region, and this focus on Emirati Succession Planning has certainly proven to be a very strong opening for the forthcoming seminars,” said Dr. Ahmad Badr, Chief Executive Officer of ADUKG.

 

The Knowledge Seminars 2016 are set to play host to a series of engaging speakers and industry leaders from around the world, bringing unique perspectives and expertise on areas of critical importance to the MENA region. The complimentary programme, which is aimed at senior professionals, will tackle a range of organisational issues and business topics. Attendees will be able to engage in discussion through an open-forum format, as well as being able to network with a select group of regional experts. Upcoming events include next Monday 29 February’s “Developing the Next Generation of School Leaders” and “The Leader in 2025”, set to be held on 14 March.