“There are many misconceptions out there about leaders and leadership” said Dr. Michel S. Chalhoub, who will lead the programme, “We hope that the application of leadership traits, style, and skills, will bridge the gap between theory and practice.”
The first set of events will be held with participants from industry sectors including banking, manufacturing, and agriculture.
The executives come from diverse corporate cultures as they include NGOs, public agencies, and private companies.
Dr. Nemati, ISIS Board member and Professor at the University of Washington, encourages such programmes in academia as well to bridge the gap between real life corporate practice and universities.
Chalhoub will emphasize Transformational Leadership, a subject in which he created programmes that were adopted by local universities.
The human needs assessment conducted by ISIS in the Middle East has shown that while the region has a pool of highly qualified technical, quantitative human resources, it truly needs to build capacity in management and leadership, which would be particularly needed in times of uncertainty and fast moving political events and turmoil – as the region has been witnessing over the last decade.
Chalhoub, a University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University graduate, launched similar programmes in the USA and Europe.
“Such programmes are needed mostly in corporations,” commented Paul Torchia, CEO of ProsumerCorp, USA, “especially when it comes to corporate culture and organization, two pillars that are essential to corporate performance.”
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