The goal of Al-Saleh Institute for Human Development Support Project (AISPY) is to equip young people from the rural governorates of Marib, al-Jawf, and Shabwa, with the fundamental English language skills and experience needed to secure gainful employment. In developing this six-month, USAID-funded English Language Training (ELT) Program, AMIDEAST combines its thirty years of experience in Yemen with contemporary English language training methodology to prepare AISPY participants to advance into a competitive workforce. The AISPY ELT Program builds on AMIDEAST’s ELT outreach, ELT for vocational purposes, and employability skills training experiences while coordinating with AISPY and complementing USAID-funded livelihoods initiatives.
After completing the Team Building workshop, you will be able to:
Caroole is a co-founder and managing partner of Cre8mania, an interactive agency specialized in building online communication strategies, designing, and developing new media materials and planning and executing online marketing campaigns. Since its inception in 2002, Cre8mania’s portfolio includes some of the regions largest corporations, nonprofit organizations, and leading brands.
Carole is a certified Cisco Entrepreneur Institute facilitator after successfully completing the Institute Program Manager and Facilitator training in July 2009. She holds a Master degree in Private Law from La Sagesse University as well as an executive-level MBA from Emory University in Atlanta.
AMIDEAST West Bank is pleased to offer the following Professional Training Seminars:
Catherine Chikhani is a highly experienced management consultant and trainer who has worked in Lebanon, United States of America, Belgium, Bahrain and the UAE for more than 20 years. During this time, she has worked for a number of educational institutions of global presence, such as AMIDEAST, Harvard Overseas Executive Programs and Berlitz Language Center. Ms. Chikhani offers management coaching and group training programs tailored to the requirements of foreign and local companies operating in the region. She excels at tackling management change issues, business development challenges and difficulties revolving around cultural differences. Ms. Chikhani is a certified NLP Master Coach and holds an MBA degree with concentration in organizational behavior and change management from the American University in Dubai.
Joy Gumz brings a unique perspective to her training and consulting work by combining the fields of project management, information technology, accounting, and auditing. She has consulted with numerous Global 2000 organizations, including Novartis, Chevron, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Ashland Oil, Credit Suisse, Wolseley, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, the United Nations, SAP AG, and Siemens. She has taught project management and auditing courses at KPMG UK, Takreer Refinery, the Majid Al Futtaim Group, DHS, Parker-Hannifin, Cal State University and the University of California, as well as other global organizations. Ms. Gumz has published numerous papers in project management and is an international speaker. She is a member of the Project Management Institute’s Technology Member Advisory Group, a 10-member board that provides advice on information technology.
While some projects are done using only internal resources, these are only small projects. The majority of projects are completed using outside resources and contractors.
This makes the procurement process and contract management critical to successful completion of projects. A poor selection of contractors will lead to cost overruns, schedule delays, poor quality, and a final result that is not acceptable. Writing the wrong type of contract can lead to cost overruns, schedule delays, claims and litigation, and lost income. Poor contract management processes will end up with the owners not getting the results they want and no ability to recover damages.
This 3 day course will provide participants with a good understanding of the procurement process in the context to project management. different types of contracts that can be written, how to write the right contract for individual industries, and how to manage the contracts so that the work is completed successfully. Because contracts have legal implications, they must include the appropriate clauses for the specific industry and be administered correctly to avoid legal delays and problems.
Make your contracting process more successful by:
In "Megaprojects and Risk," the author studies multibillion-dollar construction projects woldwide, finding about nine out of 10 went over budget, with many running 40 percent over original estimates. The author, a professor of development and planning at a university in Denmark, concludes that sponsors of such projects systematically underestimate costs and environmental impacts, and overestimates revenues to win approval for their projects.
So what are organizations to do? The answer may lie in better and earlier oversight. Project audits are sometimes done near or after the project end. This is especially true for government agencies, and constitutes what may be seen as coming in after the battle is over and bayoneting the wounded. Studies performed on public works investments in Norway show that quality assurance needs to be done at the beginning of the project and then performed periodically to be most effective.
The course uses presentation, team exercises, articles, and case studies.
At the end of this 3-day course, attendees will be able to:
The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute is a global initiative by Cisco® and supports entrepreneurs worldwide by working with local governments and business organizations to foster the creation and success of small- and medium-sized businesses. The Institute provides practical business insights for entrepreneurs, facilitates knowledge sharing with local business leaders, and shows participants how to take advantage of technology to speed business growth.
The Institute offers state-of-the-art training, networking, and business resources, and was created to help entrepreneurs improve their skills and enhance business development opportunities. It also provides a forum for owners of small and medium-sized businesses to collaborate and share business expertise.