HBKU’s EEC to partner with global institutions
25 Jan 2018 - 3:52
Doha: In its drive to provide top executive education modules across a myriad of industries, Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) Executive Education Center (EEC) will be expanding its scope of cooperation with international educational institutions in 2018.
EEC’s growing partnerships with leading education providers stem from its organisational objectives to create world-class learning opportunities for professionals from all sectors of the skilled workforce in Qatar. Slated to be held in the first half of this year, an extensive list of public courses has been already planned in collaboration with EEC’s partners. Topics cover a diverse range of professional disciplines.
In collaboration with Texas A&M University at Qatar, EEC will be organising an in-depth course on cybersecurity addressing mechanisms that ensure secure and reliable operations at all levels of interconnected computing and networking systems in Spring 2018. In March, EEC will invite renowned public policy expert Leslie A. Pal to deliver a two-day specialised training program on Performance Management in the Public Sector.
Also EEC will be delivering a short course on corporate governance for Qatar Foundation’s board management members. The center will be customizing an exclusive training program on the management of organizational rules, best practices and processes, based on the foundation’s unique interests and commitments to its stakeholders. Rodolphe A. Boughaba, executive director of EEC, said, “By practicing HBKU’s core value of building synergetic relationships, we aim to partner with premier academic institutions around the world to build progressive education models.”
EEC’s endeavors to introduce quality executive education in Qatar through international partnerships come against a backdrop of past successes.
In November 2017, EEC partnered with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Center for Sport Leadership on a week-long sports management and strategies seminar. Held at the Qatar Olympic Academy, the theme of the collaborative educational program was chosen in line with Qatar’s itinerary to host several major sporting events in the coming years, including the IAAF World Championships in 2019 and the 2022 World Cup.