University invites nominations for awards
Dubai, October 24, 2011
Dubai-based Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) has announced that it is accepting nominations for Feigenbaum Leadership Excellence Award 2012 and Kano Excellence Leaders Medal 2012.
The deadline for nominations is November 30.
The winners of both awards will be honoured during the Virtual Executive Club (VEC) special ceremony, a high-profile event which takes place during the Annual Congress 2012, which will be held from January 30 to February 2, 2012, in Dubai.
The two awards are being organised by the e-TQM Institute at HBMeU, whose mission is to guide and support organisations and professionals in the public and private sectors across the Arab world by implementing quality management and e-learning through specialised consultancy services, capacity building programs, and cutting-edge knowledge transfer products, a statement from the university said.
The institute also manages the VEC, which specialises in providing various activities and programs for members to advance their personal and professional skills.
The institute organises two annual awards sponsored by two of the world’s most prominent masters of leadership and quality: ‘Feigenbaum Leadership Excellence Award’ and ‘Kano Medal: Excellence Catalyst’.
The Feigenbaum Leadership Excellence Award is established in honor of Dr Armand Val Feigenbaum, president and CEO of General Systems Company, whose considerable experience in the field of leadership and management has led to the design, installation and implementation of proprietary management operating systems, the statement said.
The award comprises four leadership categories including rising stars, accomplished leaders, women leaders and exceptional leaders. It is dedicated to honour Arabs for their exemplary leadership in driving their organisations to fulfill their role in business and society.
The Kano Medal is awarded in honor of the incessant work of Professor Noriaki Kano in the fields of quality and scientific research and to recognise his unique and significant contribution in enabling quality to grow in both the public and private sectors worldwide.
It encourages managers and heads of quality departments in establishments around the world to adhere to accepted standards of quality and excellence and elevate organisational performance to higher levels, it said.
Dr Mansoor Al Awar, chancellor of HBMeU, pointed out that the awards reaffirm the scientific and academic leadership of the university, while realising the vision and directives of H H Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of the university, to promote excellence among individuals, corporations and the entire community.
"The launch of these two annual awards is in line with the vision we share with VEC, which is to promote a culture of quality and e-learning in the Arab world and to encourage personal and professional development and attainment of leadership and corporate excellence,” Al Awar said.
“VEC has always been a great contributor in the realisation of our vision through applied research, and we are pleased to continue our cooperation with VEC in raising awareness about quality and excellence in the Arab world, especially as our collaboration has resulted in positive results in developing human skills and improvement of corporate performance of leading public and private institutions in the UAE and across the region," he added. – TradeArabia News Service