ATD Kuwait Summit

About ATD Kuwait Summit
Under the theme of “Reinvent the Rules of Learning. Shape the Future of Work” , ATD Kuwait Summit is coming back for the second year in a row on October 16 - 17, 2023.

Following the success of the inaugural summit in 2022, the ATD Kuwait summit will bring together HR, talent, and learning and development professionals to meet and discuss key trends, insights, innovations, and challenges facing their profession.

The summit consists of two full days of thought leadership, panel and debate discussions, presentations, and networking sessions providing attendees with a platform to gain knowledge and skills, build important business relationships, and solve their latest business challenges.

The summit will also feature three globally accredited ATD certificate programs on October 15 & 18 – 19, 2023.

ATD Kuwait Summit will bring together regional and global experts to present, discuss and debate key trends and challenges facing the L&D community, including strategic HR planning, employee learning and development, diversity, equity & inclusion, leadership development, HR technology, and many more.

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Dr. Corrie Block

Leadership Expert, Business Strategist,
Organizational Behaiviorist, International Author & Speaker

Dr. Corrie Block is a globally recognized business strategist, author, speaker, and Professor of Strategic Management at Monarch Business School, with over 25 years experience working on more than 150 companies.

A highly sought after expert in leadership and organizational behaviour, Dr. Corrie has provided strategic consulting for the Council of Europe and World Bank, tech start-ups, multinationals and governments, across 30 countries. He’s founded 5 successful businesses in Europe and MENA and received awards for his product innovations.

As both an academic and practitioner, he completed all of his post-grad studies while working full time. He holds Masters degrees in both Leadership and Business, a UK PhD and a Swiss DBA, as well as certifications in Artificial Intelligence from MIT and Finance from Harvard. Author of Spartan CEO: Six Pillars of Executive Performance, Dr. Corrie has also been published in Gulf Business, Forbes, CEO Magazine, Entrepreneur, MEED, Oxford Journals, and Routledge Academic.

As an international speaker, Dr. Corrie speaks on stages around the world. He delivers workshops and deep insights on employee engagement, meaningful management, AI, culture, tech, innovation and the organization of the future. Dr. Corrie believes that “business is personal” and runs a leading, regional podcast featuring panels of experts.

Dr. Corrie is an addicted learner, an avid reader, and he enjoys yoga, biking and Spartan racing.

Hamza Taqi

Chief Excitement Officer
Knowledge Consulting Company

Hamza Taqi, MPC
Hamza is a seasoned Team Coach, Master Performance Consultant, Contributing Author, Chartered Marketer, and Electrical Engineer with over 30 years of experience in Banking, Telecom, and Talent Development. Hamza’s expertise lies in developing the businesses of multinational brands, where he found his passion and life purpose through the marketing mix, specifically the PEOPLE element.

Since 2008, as the Chief Excitement Officer for Knowledge Consulting Co, Hamza has dedicated his life to developing PEOPLE, firmly believing that they can do wonders if they are able and willing. His favorite quote, “What a man can do, another can,” has inspired thousands of individuals throughout his workshops, keynotes, and interventions.

With his Master Trainer Designation and Master Instructional Design certifications from the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Hamza has also gained expertise in Coaching, Consulting, Change Management, and Facilitation in Synchronous Learning. He is a Certified Facilitator for The Fish Philosophy and an accredited Situational Leadership II Facilitator by Ken Blanchard.

Hamza’s passion for learning and growth is evident from his early days as a trainer at the Institute of Banking Studies in 1992 to his current role as a people development specialist. His skills and knowledge have enabled him to make a positive impact on individuals and organizations alike, helping them realize their potential and achieve success.

Dr. Thilo Eckardt

Chief Inspiration Officer & Founder
MyLearningBoutique Sàrl

Thilo holds a Master in Business Management and a Ph.D. in cross-cultural Marketing Strategies from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). Since more than 20 years he occupies multiple senior positions with international responsibilities in the international talent development, consulting and learning industry. In 2012 he founded “MyLearningBoutique”, a Swiss-based consulting company focusing on organizational change, transformation, and talent development in an international environment.

Acting as the “Chief Inspiration Officer” of the company, he is initiating new thoughts and practices and guides international clients from various industries, like for example Areva, DSV, Lombard Odier, Medela, Nespresso, Piaget and Wago through their strategy implementation as well as their transformation and change implementation.

Thilo is a frequent speaker and moderator at international conferences (amongst them, for several time at ATD). In addition to his Consulting work, he keeps a strong connection as well to academia, being an Associated Marketing Professor for master students at the prestigious Swiss Universities UNIL/HEC (since 2009) and EPFL (since 2014). Living in Lausanne, Switzerland, he works and delivers in English, French and his German mother tongue.

 

Emad Ahmad Al-Ablani

Head of Group Human Resources
NBK

Emad Ahmad Al-Ablani General Manager – Head, Group Human Resources.
Emad joined the National Bank of Kuwait on March 2003 where he started his career as a Manager heading the Recruitment Department. Moreover, he headed the HR Operations and then deputized for the General Manager of Group Human Resources. He has been officially appointed as Head of Group Human Resources for NBK on a General Manager level reporting to the Chief Executive Officer since October 2014. Before joining NBK, Emad has been appointed in several managerial roles at Kuwait University and Qualitynet, among others.
Furthermore, Emad is a member of various management and leadership committees at NBK, including but not limited to Information Security Governance, IT Board, Remuneration and Talent Management Committee.
Emad is a member of the Executive Committee that is in charge of bank wide key decisions and strategy and he is a member of the CBA Advisory Board (AACSB, MBA) at Gulf University for Science and Technology-GUST on January 2016.
Emad is an alumni from both Harvard Business School and American University of Beirut (AUB) after completing the General Management Program (GMP) at HBS and an Executive MBA at AUB respectively. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Educational Psychology from Kuwait University.

Eng. Suha Isaac AlAwadhi

Head of Training Dept. at Kuwait institute of banking studies
Certified EQ coach from ICF , ATD Master Trainer

With More than 20 years experience in banking, with extensive 15 years’ experience in the Talent Development & Specialized in developing and shaping future leaders by enhancing their toolbox and unleashing their potentials.

My career started in the banking and investment field as a Financial Analyst, eventually reaching the position of Senior Manager in the Private Equity Unit in one of the investment companies in Kuwait. Back in 2007- 2008 I shifted my career path to pure training and human development as I joined KIBS as Senior Trainer then developed my skills as well as the portfolio of programs/projects I am responsible on till efforts ends up heading the Training & Development Dept. in KIBS.

Among my certificates and professional education I hold an MBA in International Business Strategies from Kuwait Maastricht Business School. I am also a Certified Master Trainer from ATD, and certified EQ coach with a Bachelor degree of Industrial and Management System Engineer from Engineering & Petroleum Collage in Kuwait University

Fatima Sultan Al-Kuwari

Group Chief Human Resource Officer
Ooredoo Group

Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari is Ooredoo Group’s Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) since April 2021 and the Chairperson of Ooredoo Maldives since December 2021. 

She is an experienced telecommunications executive, with more than 16 years of experience in commercial, marketing, product development, digital transformation, vendor-relationship management and brand & communication. She is also the first woman in the history of Ooredoo Kuwait to be appointed as a Board member of the company. 

Before taking-up her role as the Group’s CHRO, Fatima was Ooredoo Qatar’s Chief Consumer Officer. Previously, she was Ooredoo’s Acting Group Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). 

In her current position, Fatima is leading the company’s strategic human resources management and transformation, and working on creating a more modern, efficient and agile way of work. 

Fatima joined Ooredoo in 2006 and served in a number of senior roles, including Ooredoo Group’s Executive Director of Marketing and Ooredoo Qatar’s Director of Public Relations and CSR. 

She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Qatar, an Executive Masters in Leadership from Georgetown University, USA and an MBA (specialising in Marketing) from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. 

Abdulaziz Al-Roomi

Head of Learning & Talent - Boubyan Bank
Amazon Best Selling Author, and Executive Coach

#1 Amazon Best-Selling Author, Executive Coach, Mentor, and Speaker

A visionary HR Leader and Executive Coach with 17+ years of professional cross-industry experience covering retail, petrochemical, engineering, oil and gas, logistics, IT, F&B, banking, and other sectors.

Has a demonstrated history in managing HR departments for global organizations, developing leaders of the future, supervising multi-million Dollars financial budgets for strategic business transformation initiatives and adding efficiency to complex organizational processes.

Signature areas of expertise include Talent Management, HR excellence, business transformation programs, budget and finance management and coaching and mentoring.

Abdulaziz’s professional venture entails currently working as the Head of learning, leading the talents & culture of Boubyan Bank, and previously being the CHRO for ABYAT Megastore, a leading finishing and retail company. In his roles, Abdulaziz has been managing HR for 2000+ employees.

Has progressed on an upwards trajectory through his career, other roles Abdulaziz has undertaken include Sr HR Specialist in Leadership and Organizational Development, HR Supervisor, IT Trainer and entrepreneur.

Abdulaziz has also worked for EQUATE for over 9 years, where he has left a strong legacy of his success entailing significant efficiency improvements within HR and financial processes.

Academically holds a prestigious Master’s degree, awarded by a leading European academic institution, as well as world class certifications in leadership and HR.

Takes pride in professional development and coaching professionals, Abdulaziz has also featured in national TV and radio shows, university lectures and international training programs to provide insights on professional development concepts to audiences from various backgrounds.

Prevail, Amazon’s #1 bestseller book, was written by Abdulaziz based on his professional experiences in leadership.

This book is the guide to becoming a successful and memorable leader in your career.

Nader Bechini

ATD Master Trainer, Regional Director MENA
ROI Institute

Nader Bechini is the director of ROI Institute in the MENA region, and international expert in Measurement & Evaluation. He is passionate about assisting Human capital professionals and organizations improve and maximize their performance and effectiveness. His life mission is to support others to strengthen their abilities to inspire, influence and create an impact.

For more than 20 years, Nader facilitated workshops, managed talent development programs, consulted with public, private, and non-profit organizations in more than 30 countries in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Major organizations he has served: Meta, Microsoft, NOAA, KPMG, IDEXX, Lululemon, 211sandiego, Alamo College, IBA University Germany, University of Dubai, Omantel, STC, Saudi Aramco, Bank of Georgia, to name a few.


Nader has received several awards for his achievements. On three occasions, ROI Institute awarded him for the best international implementation of the ROI Methodology 2015, 2019 & 2020. The Moroccan Society for Human Resource presented him an award for the best African HR expert in 2019. His articles in learning and development have been translated to Korean, Russian, Chinese, French, Arabic and Spanish. He has been interviewed by several radio, TV programs and HR Magazines in Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, France, Egypt, Russia, and Algeria. Nader is an accredited certified coach and SME from the International Coaching Federation and a Master Trainer from Association of Talent Development.


Nader holds a master’s degree in marketing from University of Tunis Elmanar and Leadership Development certificate from INSEAD Executive Education in France.

Peter Kelly

Executive Vice President HR
Kuwait Financial Centre - Markaz

Peter Kelly, Executive Vice President Human Resources,

Kuwait Financial Centre, Markaz.

 

Peter Kelly joined Markaz, one of Kuwait’s leading Investment houses, in 2018, as Executive Vice President, Head of Human Resources. He has over 30 years’ experience across multiple geographies and industries, predominantly based in the Middle East, covering the wider region (Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan) as well as expansion and operations in the UK, the US, Europe, and several APAC countries.

 

He has worked, as a leader and as a consultant, in Oil & Gas, Engineering, Procurement & Construction, Retail, Telecoms, Family-Owned Conglomerates and Banking & Financial Services, including the Kuwait Oil Sector, as well as high-profile Kuwait businesses such as MH Alshaya, Kharafi National and Alghanim Industries.

 

Regionally and Internationally, his other significant roles were in Al Jaber Group and ADCB in the UAE, and globally with Chiyoda Corporation, Japan.

 

His consistent focus has been structuring organisations to deliver business results through their people and people systems. Peter is a Fellow of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, and has a Master’s in HR from the University of Westminster.

Saleh Al Anazi

Talent Management Director
Ma'aden

Brief about Saleh Al Anazi:

  • Talent Management Director in Maaden (the giant Saudi Mining Company).
  • 23 years’ experience in HR management and development.
  • Master Degree in Strategic HR Management.
  • Certified ICF coach.
  • Certified CIPD instructor.
  • Certified Birkman Consultant (Business & Personal Assessment).
  • Certified and licensed Consultant by Ministry of Commerce.
  • Certified ILM professional Leader.
  • Certified PEAK Leader by Cambridge.
  • Certified KPIs practitioner.
  • Certified HR development consultant in Government and Private Sectors.

Seema Nagrath Menon​

Talent Development Architect at CALM Worldwide
ATD Master Facilitator, and MGSC Leadership Coach | UAE

Seema Nagrath Menon is an International Speaker, ATD Master Facilitator, Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach and Senior Learning & Development Specialist based in Dubai. As a Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP®) and a qualified COTU-BPS (Level A & B) from Cambridge University, she have been working internationally in the fields of leadership development, learning strategy and instructional design for over 20 years. Currently, she is the head of CALM Worldwide (Center for Action in Learning Management), a professional and dynamic UAE based Management & Learning Consultancy whose niche is to powerfully add value to people & organizations, focusing on highly effective leadership, management and L&D practices that enables maximum potential and growth. She has also trained as a Leadership and Emotional Intelligence specialist, at Yale University and Case Western Reserve University. Her principal area of experience and expertise has been in research, innovation, designing and managing delivery of interactive developmental learning programs, aimed at facilitating the enhancement of targeted skills in her clientele. She is also an expert in the Neuroscience of Learning.

Dr. Rania AlGhamdi

Director of HR Service
Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

Dr. Rania AlGhamdi is the HR Services Director at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare overseeing daily HRoperations, building talent acquisition strategies, and enabling key initiatives that focus on enhancingemployee experience.

Rania has also served as the Director of Talent learning & Potential where she was responsible for strategizing, developing, and implementing employee engagement and leadership development program and other key functions such as Performance Management, Career Management, Succession Planning, and wellbeing Programs to name a few. She contributed in multiple organizational initiatives in support of D&I, learning, and person-centered care.

Rania has participated as a speaker locally and internationally in many HR and T&D events. She has completed several certification programs and is a Certified Knowledge Specialist, Certified Employee Performance Management Professional, Certified Leadership Coach Practitioner, and a Certified Career Services Provider.

Rania holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development from Texas A&M University, USA and has completed her Doctorate Degree from the University of Leicester focusing on the knowledge transfer Practices in Healthcare.

Dr. Yasmin Al Bulushi

Senior Advisor
Royal Academy of Management - RAM

Dr. Yasmin Al Bulushi, the first female dean in the private higher education in the Sultanate. She was the dean of Muscat College, prior to that she was the Assistant dean for Academic Support and Students’ Affairs in the College of Banking and Financial Studies, Oman. She is an educationalist who is passionate about making change in people’s life through education. She has been recently selected as the “Chairperson” of the award winning knowledge platform – Knowledge Oman.
Dr Yasmin is currently a senior advisor in the Royal Academy of Management (RAM), she is leading the leadership development center in RAM. The center develops and leads the National programs for leadership in the sultanate of Oman.
Dr Yasmin is the founder and owner of “The Pause consultancies” which provides consultancies in developing human capacity and enhancing quality systems. Dr Yasmin got her PhD from Leeds University, UK. Over the past 25 years, she has played different leadership roles herself. Besides her responsibilities as a senior management , Dr. Yasmin has been involved in different trainings including Women leadership, Communication skills, Work life balance, Stress management, organization culture and emotional intelligence (EQ). She is a certified EQ trainer, assessor and a coach by Six Seconds, USA
Dr Yasmeen is:

  • Co-Founder of “The Pause Consultancies”, Oman.
  • Chairwomen, Knowledge Oman
  • Jury member – Happiness at work award (UAE)- since 2018
  • Jury member- Omani Society of Human Resources (OSHRM) Awards
  • Member of the University Board- UTAS (University of Technology
    and Applied Sciences)
  • Member of the Board of Trustee- International College of Engineering & Management (ICEM)
  • External Reviewer for Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • External Reviewer for the Ministry of Higher Education to participate in the reviewing process of academic programs.
  • Country (Oman) leader for Emotional Intelligence by Six seconds, USA.
  • Executive trainer for London Speaker Bureau (LSB).

André Viegas

Learning & Development Manager
Jazeera Airways

André Viegas is a seasoned Human Resources professional with 10 years’ experience in Learning & Development. He has dedicated his tenure in this field to empowering individuals and organizations to create impactful and meaningful experiences to all stakeholders. Unlocking potential and leaving a legacy of consistent diligence through learning and development activities has been at the heart of his grit towards success.

Ghada El-Kadi

Executive Manager - L&T Development
Burgan Bank

Ghada has more than 20 years’ experience in the field of Employee Engagement through L&D. She started her career in learning from within the training room, impacting behavioral transformation in several Power Skills areas especially around Management and Leadership Skills. Ghada moved gradually into leading the learning function, building focused strategies, and utilizing her understanding and passion for growth to create learning cultures where employees value and own their development.

She has a very motivating and engaging communicative approach and believes the most important element of a leadership role is developing people and coaching them for increased resilience and adaptability in a fast-transforming reality. Her master’s in education from the American University of Beirut, Executive Coaching certificate, CM, ILM, NLP Trainer certificate, and CPTD (Certified Professional in Talent Development) certifications are helping her build a stronger career in the realm of developing human potential.

Ghada was nominated as finalist for “The Learning Performance Awards 2020” in the UK for “Learning Professional of the Year” Category. She also completed CIPD Level 7 Advanced certificate and The International Masterclass in L&D Leadership (IE Business school Executive Education and Nyenrode Business University)

Hilal Al Jadidi

Chief Human Capital Officer
OMRAN Group

Hilal is a seasoned professional with extensive expertise in Human Capital Management, specializing in consulting, business development, HR strategic planning, organization development & design, project management, and Human Resources policies and rewards. Currently serving as the Chief Human Capital Officer  at OMRAN group ( leading Tourism Development Company in Oman) , he is responsible for directing the development and management of the organization’s human capital, implementing a robust human resources strategy to align with OMRAN Group’s overall business plan and strategic direction.

 

With nearly a decade of experience, Hilal has held various key roles within the Human Capital function during his tenure at Takatuf. He has successfully contributed to succession planning, talent management, change management, and organizational performance improvement initiatives.

 

Throughout his career, Hilal has worked with both local and global companies in industries such as Oil & Gas, Telecom, and Leadership roles in Consulting business , gaining valuable insights and expertise.

 

Hilal holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in management from Sultan Qaboos University. Additionally, he has achieved a Post Graduate Certificate in Research Management from Edinburgh Business School. Hilal is a distinguished professional, holding the Senior Certified Professional (SCP- SHRM) certification from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Senior Professional in Human Resources International (SPHRi) certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). Furthermore, he has made significant contributions to the field by serving as a global item writer in the SHRM certification program for two consecutive cycles.”

Angie Safi

Global HR Director
GE Digital

Strategically focused Human Resources professional offering a progressive career, acquired through 15 years of experience in diverse industries. Rich HR generalist experience crosses environments in multiple geographies.

Successful in launching new HR departments from the ground floor, slashing HR costs, negotiating and building “best practices” and aligning HR plans to exceed business goals.

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Currently, she is a Global HR Business Partner at GE Digital. Prior to that as a HR Director for EMEA FireEye and tenure with Nokia APAC as a HR Leader for Customer Solutions/System Engineers divisions.

Her aim is to partner with stakeholders to enable them to better manage the most important capital – Human Capital.  Based in Dubai, 2 kiddos and a lover of coffee.

Vas Theocharides

Associate Director
ATD Global

Vassilis (Vas) Theocharides is the Associate Director at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) the largest talent development association in the world, overlooking Latin America, Middle East, India, Africa, and Europe. In his tenure, he has launched five major conferences in Latin America, Africa, the  Middle East and Europe. Vas looks after strategic partnerships in the defined regions  with the purpose of increasing the impact of ATD.

Dr. Scott Pezanowski

President at BrightWorld Labs,
The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Scott Pezanowski is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Geospatial Technologies expert with a Ph.D. in Informatics from The Pennsylvania State University, USA. He is the President of BrightWorld Labs (BWL), a high-tech AI and geospatial consulting and training company based in the USA and Kuwait. BWL catalyzes digital transformation, focusing on the strategic application of AI, Geospatial, and Data Analysis technologies. They offer a comprehensive approach to enablement through workshops, consulting, and C-suite coaching. Dr. Scott was previously a Research Professor at The Pennsylvania State University and worked with industry-leading USA computer technology companies before that. He has coordinated and implemented projects for funding agencies involved in health, security, national intelligence, and oil & gas, among others. In addition, he has a strong publication record with over 30 academic research articles in top international journals and conferences. His extensive contributions were recognized through recent awards from The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). He is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) by the Association of Talent Development (ATD).

Dr. Abdelbasit Ayoub

leadership trainer & executive coach
Downstream Development Academy

Dr. Abdelbasit Ayoub is a leadership trainer and an executive coach. Currently working in Downstream Development Academy. He is passionate about developing leaders for Saudi Aramco through facilitating workshops and providing coaching. His mission in life is develop Aramco leader’s one leader at a time. Dr. Ayoub holds a Master degree in Human Resource Management from Newcastle University in Sydney – Australia and a PhD Degree from Victoria University of Wellington – New Zealand. He is a certified executive leadership coach. In addition to that he is certified master trainer.

Dr. Ayoub has special interest in positive psychology and leadership neuroscience. He uses positive psychology principles to design and deliver his workshops. He developed Aramco Care Series for Employees (14 Courses) to help employees cope with the stress, anxiety, worries, and depression. Moreover, he developed and delivered Leadership Agility series (12 Courses) for Aramco leaders to help them lead their employees during this challenging time.

Dr. Ayoub is proactive, resourceful and intuitive with a passion for helping people to help themselves. He has deep enthusiasm for teaching of people from different cultural backgrounds and levels of businesses.

Randa Diab-Bahman

Senior Lecturer, Author
Kuwait Technical College

Dr. Diab-Bahman is a Lecturer with a research focus in applied psychology, society & social policy, as well as social responsibility & reputation. She authored four books which explore differences amongst cultures and their impact on business environments. She is also a newspaper columnist, with a dedicated column specializing in addressing the need for change towards sustainable development. Dr. Diab-Bahman received her first Doctorate from France and is currently in her final year of a PhD in Marketing & Reputation from the University of Reading (UK). She has recently received the prestigious ‘Pandemic Hero’ award for her academic & social efforts throughout the COVID-19 crises, given to distinguished members of the society by the British Council and the Amiri Diwan in Kuwait.

Abdullah Binsulaiman

Head of Leadership Development
Channels by STC

Eng. Abdullah Binsulaiman is a dynamic and visionary HR professional passionate about talent and organizational development. With a Human Resources Diploma and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, He has crafted an impressive career spanning over 11 years.

Currently serving as the Senior Manager of Leadership Development at channels by stc, a subsidiary of stc Group in Saudi Arabia. Eng. Abdullah leads leadership development programs, and talent growth strategy. He plays a key role in aligning corporate practices across group companies, implementing succession management programs, and driving talent analytics and solutions.

Prior to that, Eng. Abdullah held positions such as Manager of the Assessment and Career Centre at TAHAKOM, where he established and executed career management services and played a significant role in talent analytics and career development programs.

As Program Manager for Career Transformation at Kawader Ltd., Eng. Abdullah built career management frameworks and managed the establishment of a government training institute while developing multi-career path programs

Eng. Abdullah’s extensive experience includes being a Director of Operations & Business Development. He co-founded new revenue streams and ensured smooth business operations in a company that works in Education and HR Advisory Services. Additionally, as a Customer Success Partner at Kawader Ltd. He excelled in relationship management and contributed to the growth of HR and business consultancy services.

Eng. Abdullah’s commitment to continuous learning is evident through his educational achievements. Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Engineering Management with a focus on decision support systems applied to HR, he holds many professional and leadership certificates related to HRD, Occupational Assessment, and Career Consulting.

Eng. Binsulaiman is a highly accomplished professional with a track record of success in talent and organizational development. His dedication to growth, diverse skill set, and expertise makes him an invaluable asset in the talent management industry.

Valeria Cardillo Piccolino

Senior Behavioural Scientist
Coachhub

Valeria Cardillo Piccolino, Senior Behavioral Scientist for the Middle East & South Europe, at CoachHub, The digital coaching company. Organizational psychologist and leadership business coach. +10 years spent consulting HR and facilitating learning & development interventions with managers and leaders across geographies and industries (from the Inter Governmental  Organizations agencies to large corporates of banking, pharma, retail, luxury, FMCG, etc.). As a continuous learner herself, she adopts coaching, hybrid workshop delivery, and learning nudges as her favorite facilitation tools.

Ahmad Rajab

Senior Group Director - HR
ACICO Group

  1. Ahmad Rajab has 20 years’ experience in the private sector, he worked in different industries such as Petrochemical, Banking, and Telecom, he is currently the Senior Group Director – Human Resources, at ACICO Group, which is a market-leader in the manufacturing of building materials, as well as providing construction and engineering services.

 

  1. Together with his HR team, they work with all employees aiming to increase their engagement, loyalty, performance, productivity, and job satisfaction, simultaneously aiming to increase efficiency and cost optimization.

  2. Ahmad, In addition to his responsibility of leading the Human Resources Function at ACICO Group, has decided to teach HRM at GUST to pay back the community, support the youth and add value to their lives in any way he can. his classes are always in the evening to accommodate his busy morning schedule, and they are always full.

 

  1. Moreover, he teaches Business Etiquette among other soft skills to organizations, and he has been doing so for the part 7 years.

  2. Ahmad completed two Executive Training programs from University of Cambridge, and University of Chicago Booth.

  3. Ahmad holds an Industrial Engineering Degree from Florida International University – USA, and MBA from Maastricht Business School.

Abdullah AlSalamah

Chief Human Capital Officer
Alinma Bank

He is the chief human capital officer in Alinma bank Since 2019, member of many board committees in governmental and private sectors. He holds a master’s degree in information systems From King Saud University in 2004. He holds certificate In career guidance from culture at work Approved by ILM.

Summit Agenda

Certificate Programs

15 October 2023

Fundamentals of Training & Facilitation Certificate (Arabic)

Deliver outcome-based training.

Overview: A professional, engaging, and effective training and delivery professional understands the science behind learning, the impact of learner needs and preferences on learning outcomes, and the techniques needed to align the learning environment, modality, and materials to evoke the desired learning outcomes in formal settings.    The Trainer or Facilitator serves as a catalyst for learning by understanding the learner’s needs, creating the right environment for learning, building rapport among participants, and using the appropriate delivery options to make learning engaging, effective, relevant, and applicable. Intentional delivery leads to the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills on the job, which positively affects organizational results.    Aligned to the Training Delivery & Facilitation Capability of the Talent Development Capability Model, this certificate program will provide you with a proven model for delivering outcome-based training programs and ATD-exclusive tools and templates. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your techniques in a skills practice where you will receive feedback and guidance from both peers and an experienced ATD Facilitator.

Objectives:

  • Select the appropriate mix of learning modalities to support specific contexts, learners, and learning objectives in formal learning settings.
  • Recognize that planning is an essential component in the preparation of a successful learner-centered event.
  • Apply brain science to delivery strategies that address various learner preferences and cognitive needs in the learning environment.
  • Select learning methods to support a variety of learning preferences to reach the desired learning outcomes.
    Demonstrate adult learning principles and effective facilitation techniques to assess and ensure a safe, comfortable, and supportive learning environment.
  • Utilize a variety of facilitation techniques to create an engaging learning experience.

Course Facilitator

Nader Bechini

Nader Bechini, Regional Director Middle East North Africa, ROI Institute – Co-founder & Managing Director, Growship , and international expert in Measurement & Evaluation. He is passionate about assisting Human capital professionals and organizations improve and maximize their performance and effectiveness. His life mission is to support others to strengthen their abilities to inspire, influence and create an impact.

For more than 20 years, Nader facilitated workshops, managed talent development programs, consulted with public, private and non-profit organizations in more than 30 countries in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Major organizations he has served: Meta, Microsoft, NOAA, KPMG, IDEXX, Lululemon,

18 -19 October 2023

Coaching Certificate

Help others develop, take action, and reach their goals

Coaching for individuals, teams, and organizations works. Evidence shows that it’s a powerful development approach that leads to positive change and results. Earning your ATD Coaching Certificate improves your ability to help clients develop rapidly, produce better results, and improve others’ ability to set and achieve goals and take action. This coaching certificate program lets you practice foundational coaching competencies through role plays, group exercises, and case studies. Learning the behaviors of a successful coach amplifies your ability to help employees succeed by using their own natural strengths.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Practice core coaching competencies and hone your ability to apply them to coaching conversations.
  • Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of data and make interpretations that help clients achieve agreed-upon results.
  • Develop and maintain an effective coaching plan with clients, manage ongoing progress, hold clients accountable for actions, highlight and celebrate successes, and adjourn the coaching process.

Course Facilitator

Nader Bechini

Nader Bechini, Regional Director Middle East North Africa, ROI Institute – Co-founder & Managing Director, Growship , and international expert in Measurement & Evaluation. He is passionate about assisting Human capital professionals and organizations improve and maximize their performance and effectiveness. His life mission is to support others to strengthen their abilities to inspire, influence and create an impact.

For more than 20 years, Nader facilitated workshops, managed talent development programs, consulted with public, private and non-profit organizations in more than 30 countries in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Major organizations he has served: Meta, Microsoft, NOAA, KPMG, IDEXX, Lululemon,

18 -19 October 2023

Creating Leadership Development Programs Certificate

Develop impactful programs that will develop your future superstars

As you earn your leadership certificate you can access ATD’s exclusive model for creating transformative leadership development programs. You’ll be introduced to a unique process for demonstrating the business value of your leadership development programs.

Equipped with the resources you need to drive maximum results, use data from your organization to apply what you learn immediately to your own leadership training. Evaluate leadership competencies and behaviors and their relation to your organizational and workforce needs. Analyze various assessment models that can support your leadership initiative. Learn to evaluate both your organization’s program and off-the-shelf offerings.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Discover the components you need to design best-in-class leadership development.
  • Gain the latest information and trends on the state of leadership development and the opportunity to compare best practices against your organization.
  • Access a toolkit of more than 100 activities to use beyond the classroom. Explore ideas to engage leaders within your organization and dozens of comprehensive, ready-to-use tools.

Course Facilitator

Seema Nagrath Menon

Seema Nagrath Menon is an International Speaker, ATD Master Facilitator, Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach and Senior Learning & Development Specialist based in Dubai. As a Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP®) and a qualified COTU-BPS (Level A & B) from Cambridge University, she have been working internationally in the fields of leadership development, learning strategy and instructional design for over 20 years.

Currently, she is the head of CALM Worldwide (Center for Action in Learning Management), a professional and dynamic UAE based Management & Learning Consultancy whose niche is to powerfully add value to people & organizations, focusing on highly effective leadership, management and L&D practices that enables maximum potential and growth.

She has also trained as a Leadership and Emotional Intelligence specialist, at Yale University and Case Western Reserve University. Her principal area of experience and expertise has been in research, innovation, designing and managing delivery of interactive developmental learning programs, aimed at facilitating the enhancement of targeted skills in her clientele. She is also an expert in the Neuroscience of Learning.

Who Should Attend?

ATD Kuwait Summit unites the entire training, HR, learning and talent development community, including:

Talent / Career Development / Leadership / Coaching / Employee Development / Learning / Learning and Development / Organisational Development / People Development / Training Programme / E-Learning / Talent Development / Technical Training / Trainer / Training / Capability / Competency / Skills / Change Management / Assessment / Nationalisation / Learning Technology / HR / Facilitator / Gamification / VR & AR

CLO / Director / Heads / Senior Manager / Manager / Executive / Coordinator / Administrator / Officer

Government and Public Sector / Healthcare / Education / Oil and Gas / Banking / Financial Services / Petrochemicals / Pharmaceuticals / Retail / FMCG / Professional Services / Technology

 

Pricing

Package Price KWD
Platinum (5 days)
1-day ATD Certificate Program + Summit + 2-day ATD Certificate Program
15 - 19 October 2023
KWD 1040
Gold (4 days)
Summit + 2-day ATD Certificate Program
16 - 19 October 2023
KWD 815
Silver (3 days)
1-day ATD Certificate Program + Summit
15 - 17 October 2023
KWD 575
Bronze (2 days)
Summit
16 - 17 October 2023
KWD 350
  • ATD’s Programs will run full days from 8.30 to 16.30 every day on 15 & 18 – 19 October 2023.

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SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES

Strengthen your position as a key player in the region & showcase your solutions to Kuwait’s talent development, learning and HR leaders and practitioners. Our tailored sponsorship and exhibition packages will help you connect with your target audience.

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Venue & Time

Date: October 16th to 19th, 2023
Time: 09:00 – 16:30
Location:  Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait

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