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Presentation Skills

    Presentation Skills Workshop

March 7 & 12, 2018

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:

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

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

Citi - Skills for Success (مهارات النجاح)

Looking for a job or want to start a business? 

AMIDEAST and the Citi Foundation will train 72 youth on finding a job or starting their own business. Participants will benefit from 275 hours of training over a 10-month period, divided into three phases.

 

  هل تبحث عن عمل أو تريد إنشاء مشروعك الخاص؟

تقدم أمديست ومؤسسة سيتي تدريباً الى 72 شاباً وشابة لتساعدهم على إيجاد وظيفة أو تأسيس مشروع خاص بهم لمدة عشرة أشهر ويستفيد المشاركون فيه من أكثر من 275 ساعة تدريب على مراحل ثلاث. تعرف إلى مضمون البرنامج وشروطه باللغتين العربية و الإنكليزية.

 
Phase 1: Personal & Professional Skills

In this phase, you will grow critical personal and professional skills relevant to most careers, divided per the following: 

  • 150 hours of English language communication for the workplace
  • 40 hours of computer and IT skills
  • 35 hours of workplace readiness skills and entrepreneurial mindset
  • 10 hours of personal development and decision-making

Phase 2: Employability & Entrepreneurship Tracks

Based on your qualifications and goals, you will receive training in either employability or entrepreneurship skills.

For the employability track, participants will practice their skills in an internship and receive 40 hours of training on job search skills to pursue entry-level jobs. As for those participants on the entrepreneurship track, participants will receive 45 hours of training on starting a business plus group-based and individual mentoring and coaching.

Phase 3: Pay-It-Forward

To share what they have learned with others and maximize the impact of the program on the community, participants from both tracks will be prepared to deliver self-development sessions to youth in their communities.

 

Who should apply?

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

  • Lebanese youth aged 20-24 with a university or equivalent vocational degree
  • Young people experiencing difficult financial circumstances
  • Currently unemployed and serious about finding a job or establishing a business
  • Able to fully commit to all phases of this intensive training program

The deadline to apply for this program is January 31, 2018

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®

Why the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification?

The CAPM® certification is one of the best ways to advance project assignment responsibilities or to advance your career. This credential can go a long way toward enhancing your employment and/or project assignment responsibilities and getting you recognized in the workplace.

Who Should Attend?

The course is recommended for project team members and entry-level or junior project managers, as well as qualified undergraduate and graduate students, who want a credential to recognize their value to project team performance. The main pre-requisites for taking the CAPM® exam according to PMI®:

  • High School diploma, Associate Degree (or global equivalent)
  • 1,500 hours of work on a project team
  • 23 hours of formal education in Project Management

Course Information

The course and program materials will be in English. The duration of the course is 23 hours to cover knowledge areas defined by the Project Management Institute. This includes understanding the management of integration, scope, schedule, cost, quality, resources, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholders.

Individuals who have attained the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential are not eligible to take the CAPM® examination or to receive the CAPM® credential.

Course Schedule 

Dates

Duration

 March 12 - 14 & 19 - 21, 2018 6 weekday evenings

Registration is done on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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

CAPM® is a registered certification mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

 

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