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Professional Fellows Program

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Are you an entrepreneur or a social innovator?

Do you own or manage a small or medium business and are investing in innovative socially conscious products and programs?

Are you working in an NGO dedicated to workforce training and development, increasing the role of marginalized populations in the economy, building financial literacy, training in technology and other efforts?

Are you working at a university incubator, accelerator, job-readiness program or in economic development?

Do you work for a government agency, ministry, national policy office, or a think tank? 

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is a fully-funded fellowship in the U.S. to develop your skills and learn:

  • Effective practices in business management;
  • Principles of social entrepreneurship;
  • Best practices from American colleagues in workforce development;
  • Increase the ability to think “outside of the box,” and spark creative, innovative approaches to problems, products, and marketplaces;
  • Acquire new strategies to engage effectively with policymakers and government officials; and
  • Form new strategic partnerships.

PFP is a six-week program, including two weeks of intensive training and four weeks of fellowship placement at an organization in Washington D.C.

Who is eligible?

Eligible candidates:

Agile Project Management

Agile Project Management Workshop

This 2-day workshop covers the difference between agile and traditional waterfall project management, while introducing the agile principles considered in the PMBOK® guide along with their practical applications. 

It provides trainees with the knowledge and understanding of fundamental Agile values, principles, and practices. 

The workshop also highlights the agile methodologies and their usage, combined agile and predictive approaches, and the importance of servant leadership and the team composition when creating and agile environment.  

Who should attend?

Project Managers, project team and project professionals who want to learn more about Agile Project Management and its usage in their projects.

By the end of this workshop, trainees will be able to:

  • Differentiate between traditional project work and the new Agile iterative and incremental techniques
  • Understand the major components that form the Agile and its implications for project work
  • Understand how Agile techniques depend on all participants (product owner, scrum master, development team, etc.) for effective functioning
  • Describe the basis activities of the sprint or iteration
  • Realize the requirement for the presence of self-organizing and self-directed teams
  • Understand the benefit of combining Agile and predictive approaches

Workshop Details:

Venue:       AMIDEAST Training Center
Cost:          $350  (Includes training fees, materials, and refreshments)

For more information or registration, please contact Raya Kalash at +961-1-989901 ext. 132 or at rkalash@amideast.org

Presentation Skills

    Presentation Skills Workshop

Speaking in public is becoming more and more required in our business world and daily life. Working professionals in all fields and positions are often required to prepare and deliver presentations during team or company meetings. Effective presentation skills have become vital for advancing professionals in their careers, as managers place a high value on employees’ ability to present ideas clearly and captivatingly. 

Mastering techniques for delivering your ideas and dealing with the fear of public speaking are skills that can be learned through this workshop, where you will develop your presentation skills by learning the principles of presenting, practicing tested techniques, and utilizing the technological resources available.

People forget over 80% of what they hear… make your presentations memorable!

After completing Presentation Skills, the trainees will be able to:

  • Assess personal weaknesses and fears in public speaking
  • Understand the basic principles and elements of successful public speaking
  • Get familiar with the presentation tools that can be used 
  • Use body language and voice for an optimal impact
  • Gain confidence and mental strength to deal with any audience
  • Practice public speaking in a safe and positive mindset

Workshop Details:

Cost:          $300 (includes training fees, materials, & coffee breaks)

Presentation Skills

Presentation Skills

Speaking in public is becoming more and more crucial for success in our business world and daily life. Mastering techniques in presenting and delivering your ideas is a crucial skill that you can acquire. Effective presentation skills have also become vital for advancing professionals in their careers, as managers place a high value on employees’ ability to present ideas clearly and captivatingly. 

Through our workshop, you will develop your presentation skills by learning the principles of presenting, practicing tested techniques, and utilizing the technological resources available.

People forget over 80% of what they hear… make your presentations memorable! 

 

After completing Presentation Skills, you will be able to:

  • Structure and deliver a presentation or talk
  • Master the fear of public speaking
  • Properly use visual aids and support
  • Get awareness on our body language and voice
  • Self-assessment and observation of presentation skills and improvement tips

Workshop Details:

Schedule:   March 7 and 12, 2018 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Quality Instruction towards Access and Basic Education Improvement (QITABI)

About QITABI

The USAID-funded Quality Instruction towards Access and Basic Education Improvement (QITABI, September 2014–September 2018) aims to expand equitable access and improve learning outcomes for vulnerable students in Lebanese public schools. The QITABI project is implemented by four partners: World Learning, Ana Aqra’, AMIDEAST, and Management Systems International (MSI).

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Project Management Professional PMP® Preparation

Why the PMP® Certification?

The PMP® certification recognizes demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams.  It provides project managers with a solid foundation of experience, education and competency to successfully lead and direct projects that will have a positive impact on a company's bottom line results. This course gives you the knowledge and skills to ensure that your projects are completed on time and on budget while giving your client the agreed upon product. It uses presentations, exercises, and discussions of industry-specific examples.

  • Internationally recognized credential across an array of industries that employ project managers
  • Unique competitive advantage
  • Increased marketability
  • Higher salaries compared with non-credentialed peers.

Who Should Attend?

  • Project Managers
  • Project Leaders
  • Project Team Members
  • Managers (Directors, General Managers)
  • Professionals interested in applying for the PMP® exam

According to the PMI, the main pre-requisites for taking the PMP® exam are:

  • Bachelor’s university degree (or the global equivalent)
  • At least 4,500 hours of project management experience
  • 36 non-overlapping months of project management experience within the previous 6 years
  • 35 hours of training in project management

Course Information

This course provides an overview of the project environment, life-cycle and organization. It provides detailed coverage of the ten knowledge areas defined in "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2018 ":

  1. Integration Management
  2. Scope Management
  3. Schedule Management
  4. Cost Management
  5. Quality Management
  6. Resource Management
  7. Communications Management
  8. Risk Management
  9. Procurement Management
  10. Stakeholder Management

Course Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand projects and project management disciplines
  • Learn the project management processes described in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition
  • Work out more practice questions to greatly improve their chance of passing the test
  • Discover tricks and hints on how to answer the exam questions

Test Preparation Course Calendar: 

DatesDurationSchedule
January 29 - February 2, 2018 5 full days8:30 am - 5:00 pm
April 16 - 27, 201810 evening classes5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
June 25 - 29, 20185 full days8:30 am - 5:00 pm
July 30 - August 10, 201810 evening classes5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
September 24 - 28, 2018 5 full days8:30 am - 5:00 pm
October 29 - November 9, 201810 evening classes5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
December 10 - 14, 2018 5 full days8:30 am - 5:00 p

Course Fees and Duration:

  • Fees: $930 (including the book, materials and refreshments)
  • Duration: 35 hours​

For more information or registration, please contact Raya Kalash at +961-1-989901 ext. 132 or at rkalash@amideast.org

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo, PMP®, and PMBOK® Guide, are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Project Management Professional PMP® Preparation

Why the PMP® Certification?

The PMP® certification recognizes demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams.  It provides project managers with a solid foundation of experience, education and competency to successfully lead and direct projects that will have a positive impact on a company's bottom line results. This course gives you the knowledge and skills to ensure that your projects are completed on time and on budget while giving your client the agreed upon product. It uses presentations, exercises, and discussions of industry-specific examples.

  • Internationally recognized credential across an array of industries that employ project managers
  • Unique competitive advantage
  • Increased marketability
  • Higher salaries compared with non-credentialed peers.

Who Should Attend?

  • Project Managers
  • Project Leaders
  • Project Team Members
  • Managers (Directors, General Managers)
  • Professionals interested in applying for the PMP® exam

According to the PMI, the main pre-requisites for taking the PMP® exam are:

  • Bachelor’s university degree (or the global equivalent)
  • At least 4,500 hours of project management experience
  • 36 non-overlapping months of project management experience within the previous 6 years
  • 35 hours of training in project management

Course Information

This course provides an overview of the project environment, life-cycle and organization. It provides detailed coverage of the ten knowledge areas defined in "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2018 ":

  1. Integration Management
  2. Scope Management
  3. Schedule Management
  4. Cost Management
  5. Quality Management
  6. Resource Management
  7. Communications Management
  8. Risk Management
  9. Procurement Management
  10. Stakeholder Management

Test Preparation Course Calendar: 

DatesDurationSchedule
January 29 - February 2, 2018 5 full days8:30 am - 5:00 pm
April 16 - 27, 201810 evening classes5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
June 25 - 29, 20185 full days8:30 am - 5:00 pm
July 30 - August 10, 201810 evening classes5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
September 24 - 28, 2018 5 full days8:30 am - 5:00 pm
October 29 - November 9, 201810 evening classes5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
December 10 - 14, 2018 5 full days8:30 am - 5:00 p

Course Fees and Duration:

  • Fees: $930 (including the book, materials and refreshments)
  • Duration: 35 hours​

 

For more information or registration, please contact Raya Kalash at +961-1-989901 ext. 132 or at rkalash@amideast.org

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo, PMP®, and PMBOK® Guide, are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

EducationUSA Competitive College Club

What is the EducationUSA Competitive College Club? 

To ensure that the best and the brightest students in Lebanon have a chance at a U.S. university, we have developed the Competitive College Club (CCC). CCC is open to all students in Lebanon- of any nationality, ethnicity, and economic background. Appreciation of diversity is a fundamental value on a U.S. campus and integration starts at home.

Who can join?

CCC is open to students in grades 9-12 (12th graders must join by June before the 12th grade) who are in the top 10 percent of their class. The only other requirement is commitment. Students must attend all meetings- bi monthly during the school year and daily during the summer. Absences must be requested from and approved by the educational adviser. Students will sign a contract detailing their responsibilities and confirming they have indeed understood them.

From grades 9-11, CCC will organize a number of activities including study groups, community service activities, reading assignments and lectures. From the beginning, students will be preparing for the SAT Subject tests as these provide a U.S. university with a quantitative measure hold up to school grades.

Unfortunately, there are no guarantees that CCC students will be accepted to a U.S. university but this intensive group advising guarantees the best possible chance. The Educational Adviser will also work with the student to have an alternative plan in the event if the application process did not turn successful.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students in grade 10 and 11
  • Students in the top 10% of their class for the last three years in school (not less than an average of 80/100)
  • Students committed to pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the U.S.
  • Students active in sports, community projects and/or the arts are preferred
  • Students who are mature, flexible and can adapt to academic life in the U.S.

How to apply:

  • Complete the application and submit it to EducationUSA.
  • Submit official school transcripts for the last three years.
  • Submit copies of certificates of awards, honors, volunteering, etc.
  • Write and submit two essays in English to answer the application essay questions
  • Submit a copy of the data/photo pages of your ID
  • Submit a current passport-sized photo
  • Applicants can submit the application online to dsaleh@amideast.org, deliver it in person to AMIDEAST, or mail the application to the following address:

           EducationUSA, AMIDEAST
           PO BOX 11-2190
           Beirut 1107 2100

 

We are currently accepting grade 10 and 11 students for CCC.

 

To apply or for more information please email dsaleh@amideast.org or call: 01-989901 ext.: 161

 

Asfari - Skills for Success: Employability & Entrepreneurship

AMIDEAST is recruiting 40 unemployed young men and women, aged 18 - 30, for a nine-month intensive training program that will enable them to either find a job or start their own business. Participants will benefit from more than 275 hours of training, divided into three phases.

توفر أمديست تدريبا مكثفا لأربعين شاباً وشابة من العاطلين عن العمل تتراوح أعمارهم بين 18 و30 عاماً في برنامج تدريب لمدة تسعة أشهر لتمكنهم من الحصول على وظيفة مناسبة أو تأسيس عمل خاص بهم.  للمزيد من المعلومات، اقرأ المزيد.

Phase 1 - Personal & Professional Skills

This training focuses on critical personal and professional skills relevant to most career paths:

  • 170 hours of English language, focused on communication for the workplace
  • 40 hours of computer and IT skills
  • 35 hours of workplace readiness skills, such as customer service and decision-making

Phase 2 - Employability & Entrepreneurship Tracks

Participants will follow either the employability or entrepreneurship track.

Employability Track: Participants will receive 30 hours of training on job search skills, preparing them to pursue jobs based on their past experience, abilities and market demand in their local areas.

 
Entrepreneurship Track: Participants will receive 45 hours of training on starting their own businesses. By the end of the training, they will develop business plans, validate business ideas and identify financing options.

Phase 3 - Pay-it-Forward Activity

Participants will also be prepared to deliver self-development sessions to youth in their communities.

 

Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for this training opportunity, applicants should be:

  • Lebanese, Syrian or Palestinian nationals residing in Lebanon
  • young people experiencing difficult financial circumstances
  • 18 - 30 years old
  • currently unemployed and serious about finding a job or establishing a business
  • able to fully commit to all phases of this intensive training program

Shortlisted candidates will be required to do a placement test and an interview before finalists are selected.

For more information, contact AMIDEAST:

Phone: 01-989 901 ext. 234 or 236

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