By Jola Chudy
Every leader knows that learning is a lifelong journey. The IMD Business School Orchestrating Winning Performance programme offers the full breadth of business topics needed to stay successfully ahead, says Dr. Hischam El Agamy, IMD Delegate to Africa, Middle East, South & Central Asia and Turkey
Can seasoned leaders benefit from IMD’s OWP programme, as well as those aspiring to leadership?
Most definitely, IMD’s OWP’s programme allows leaders at all level to customise learning according to their needs and the needs of business. Starting the day with insight sessions, followed by daily learning from our multiple streams that are targeted to different business challenges and trends. The streams could either be an update on an area that participants are familiar with, or an opportunity to learn about the critical factors in an area that is new to them. Leaders will benefit even more if they are clear about the challenges their business is facing as well their business imperatives in the future. OWP allows leaders to design a learning experience that will achieve those challenges and help them develop an action plan to accelerate and move to next level.
What are some of the topics covered?
The sessions at OWP Dubai cover 35+ hot topics and trends including – but not limited to – innovation, AI & analytics, leadership, agile organisations, digital transformation, business models and values creations, corporate governance and more. As government has proven to be a successful enabler to businesses, OWP will also offer streams on digital transformation in the public sector and will study cases from around the world with a focus on success stories from the UAE and Saudi.
Two keynote speakers are from the region, while one is from Africa – what was the thinking behind the selection?
Our South African speaker Lindiwe Matlali’s has an amazing journey as a woman in technology in Africa. She successfully launched Africa Teen Geeks, an NGO that teaches kids to code, whilst also building a for-profit VR agency, Apodytes. Inspired her experience of being orphaned at a young age, she created Africa Teen Geeks to help disadvantaged communities in pursuing science, technology, engineering and math.
Our second speaker His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, AI, will discuss how UAE is a global model in adopting AI in government work, as well as in its future strategies. Our third speaker Omran Sharaf, responsible for the Emirates Mars Mission will discuss how humanity can benefit from going to Mars.
Topics such as digital transformation and leadership will resonate for many CEOs – how are these structured so that attendees go away having gained not only insights from listening, but actionable learning points?
IMD business school brings the latest business knowledge and our Faculty’s world-class research and teaching; we are committed to “Real Learning, Real Impact”. Our executives go through learning experience that expose them to best practices from around the world, understanding their own leadership as well as business challenges, how to bring learning to their own real environment, and to drive the transformation of their businesses.
OWP Dubai takes place between November 17-21.
For more informations visit imd.com/owp