Professional Development

Networking and Powerful Communication

In this rapidly changing economy, it is more important than ever before to be an effective networker.  Networking is about building and maintaining relationships that provide access to people, resources, and opportunities. In this workshop, learn how to step away from just handing out business cards and start building and maintaining authentic relationships that get results.

 

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Arab Women's Entrepreneurship Project

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In partnership with Citi Foundation—Citi’s philanthropic arm, AMIDEAST is implementing the new Arab Women’s Entrepreneurship Project (AWEP) initiative to provide 80 women entrepreneurs from underserved backgrounds with training and support that will help them start a new business or expand an existing one. AWEP will help women in Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, and the UAE make tangible advances in their own economic productivity and potential. 

In an initial 13-day training, participants will be introduced to the basic business skills required to succeed as an entrepreneur as well as the local requirements for registering and operating a business. Topics covered will include the fundamentals of customer service, sales, accounting for small businesses, risk and feasibility assessment, and strategic planning. Site visits will be made to selected small businesses started and run by women. This portion of the program will culminate in the development of a business plan.
 

Introduction to Project Management (CAPM Exam Preparation)

Course Overview

This course provides the ground work for the organization's execution team to start applying PMI methodology. In addition, it clears the road for delegates to prepare for the CAPM certification examination.

Course Duration

By the end of the course, attendees will:

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Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Preparation

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In these competitive times, certification sets Project Management Professionals apart from the crowd. The internationally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP)® cerfitication demonstrates to current and potential employers that you possess a solid foundation of experience and education in project management, which can have a positive impact on bottom-line results.
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Professional Skills Training: Time Management Workshop

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In the hectic global workplace, every minute counts… and both managers and employees need to be organized and effective at all times. This also means that personal time has taken on increased value. How can one manage to fulfill both work and family obligations, to have a productive career while also having leisure time to recharge?
 
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Professional Skills Training: Report Writing Workshop

General Description
 
The purpose of this course is to introduce effective business writing skills for producing a variety of documents. Participants will analyze writing samples; plan, draft, edit and format communications materials; and engage in peer review. 
 
Learning Objectives
 
  • Analyze the purpose and application of written business communications;
  • Produce examples of business materials that are relevant and clearly organized;
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Professional Skills Training: Negotiation Skills Workshop

General Description
 
In this workshop, participants will learn to negotiate creatively, using a ‘win-win’ approach that fosters business relationships and maximizes outcomes for all the parties involved. Participants will also gain skills in preparing for and conducting successful negotiations, applying the behaviors of superior negotiators. Finally, they will work on assessing and broadening their negotiation style, as well as using and responding to commonly used negotiation tactics.
 
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Professional Skills Training: Presentation Skills Workshop

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This workshop is designed to enhance presentation skills by covering four major skills areas: planning content, using effective delivery techniques, designing powerful visual aids, and gaining control of external factors that can impact on the presentation process. This is achieved by having the participants prepare and deliver a presentation, evaluate it, and apply new skills and techniques to improve it.
 
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