Wasl launches training programmes
Dubai, February 22, 2009
wasl, the asset management group owned by Dubai Real Estate Corporation, has launched two programmes aimed at developing management skills.
The group launched Ajial and the Graduate Trainee Programme (GTP) for UAE nationals to develop their leadership and management skills with the support of industry leaders and talent development experts.
While the GTP targets university and college graduates, the Ajial initiative is aimed at high-school graduates.
“Our goal is to ensure wasl continues to provide individuals with higher exposure to advanced training initiatives for capacity building, while preparing the trainees for more challenging mandates in the future,” said Jassem Al Jassmi, acting head of human resources, wasl. “As we look to expand our business, the development of human resources, especially indigenous talent, gains top priority.
“Ajial and the GTP are meticulously designed to support the professional development of Emiratis and grooming them for future leadership roles. Through these programmes, we aim to create a broad talent pool in the region, which in turn will not only contribute to the UAE’s growth, but also the development of the asset management and real estate sectors in general.”
The training programmes prioritise the development of communication and presentation skills, an understanding of cultural differences, business etiquette and ethics, as well as customer focus, team building, time management and planning, decision making, and management skills.
Ajial is an intensive six-month programme that will allow high-school graduates to deepen their understanding of the asset management and real estate sectors. It will cover the technical, developmental and practical aspects of on-the-job training. Apart from a sharp focus on technical areas, Ajial seeks to build on achievement orientation, customer service orientation, interpersonal skills and other related capabilities critical to achieving success in a modern business organisation.
The GTP focuses on the development of leadership and management skills of Emiratis looking forward to shape a career for themselves. Its curriculum has been designed to meet the demanding market conditions, as well as help fulfill young professionals’ career aspirations.
The second batch of the GTP commencing in April will focus on developing students specialized in the field of engineering, information technology, architecture, finance and business administration. – TradeArabia News Service