Noor Islamic launches new leadership program
Dubai, April 29, 2010
Noor Islamic Bank (NIB) has announced the launch of its Leadership Excellence and Accelerated Development (LEAD) program.
The program, being implemented in association with Gallup, one of the world leading experts in human capital and customer management consultancy, is in support of NIB’s continued investment in its people, the bank said.
Lead, is a customised program that sets the stage to drive higher levels of performance and growth, said the statement.
It is an integrated leadership program that brings the best of Gallup’s 70-plus years of research and leadership development methodologies to NIB’s potential, next-generation leaders, it said.
The two-year program includes integrated learning modules that incorporate various Gallup propriety psychometric assessments, industry leading customer and employee research, hands-on coursework, individualised coaching sessions, and on the job assignments to bring maximum learning experiences to the participants.
Galal Kulaib, CEO, Noor Islamic Bank, said: “This program is different from any other we have seen in the region. Gallup’s overall concept and design of the program is unique in that it allows our potential future leaders to drive growth through the application of human science and behavioral economics, whether it is directed at themselves, their team, or our valued customers.
"In our continued efforts to enhance the caliber of our human capital and Emiratisation initiatives, we have chosen to partner with Gallup to help us expand our leadership capacity and to continue with our mission of becoming the centre of excellence for leadership development. “
The Lead program is designed to be intensive and becomes more demanding as the leader progresses and his/her capacity expands.
Katayoun Rezaiamiri, associate partner in charge of developing Gallup’s business in the UAE, said: “A key challenge for organisations in the region is finding the right program to help nationals and non-nationals who are identified with having leadership potential make the leap to become successful in leadership positions.
“We have created the Lead Program with Noor to provide that solid bridge between potential and outcomes. We have taken what we know about world’s best leaders and the best of Gallup learning modules of behavioral economics and devised a customised program that acts as springboard for building leadership capacity and fueling performance.” –TradeArabia News Service