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du celebrates as first 153 du staff complete Harvard ManageMentor leadership development programme

April 14, 2014 1:16 pm

du celebrated as 153 staff members successfully completed the prestigious Harvard ManageMentor leadership development programme, during a recently-held ceremony. The participants under the programme, delivered in partnership with Harvard Business Publishing, represented the first cohort to complete the course, which was delivered through the state-of-the-art online learning and collaboration tool from one of foremost leadership development companies.

The event was attended by Osman Sultan, CEO, du, and Ibrahim Nassir, Chief Human Resources & Shared Services Officer, Yaser Obaid, Senior Vice President Human Resources and Joshua Kobb, Relationship Director for Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) Middle East.

“The strength of our colleagues’ abilities reflects upon our capabilities as an organisation, and as such we continuously invest in our people, by adopting the latest programmes and techniques,” said Yaser Obaid.

“There is a strong commitment towards the advancement of learning through technology amongst our colleagues. I commend this attitude, and the dedication of the graduates in the first cohort; their resolve to improving their management and leadership skills sets them apart as solid candidates to lead our company into a sustainable future.”

“du’s commitment to talent and leader development, and the way in which the company adopts and leverages technology-enabled learning, is exemplary,” said Kobb.

“Harvard ManageMentor, our flagship management support system, was widely embraced by du and its managers. It has been a privilege for HBP to have worked with one of the region’s leading telecom providers throughout this initiative.”

As part of its commitment to its employees, du continuously invests in people through the adoption of the latest learning programmes and techniques. This training strategy is in line with Dubai’s Smart City vision, and brings to the UAE the best in international electronic training programmes.

Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning partners with clients to create world-class leadership development solutions for managers at all levels. It leverages the management insight, thought leadership, and expertise of Harvard Business School faculty and authors from Harvard Business Review to create tailored leadership development solutions.

With more than 20 years of practical experience, HBP innovative, technology-enabled solutions drive meaningful and lasting business results.

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