Emirates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA) to launch a training programme to enhance the skillset of its Emirati Country Managers.
As part of the Group’s new Commercial Ambassador Leadership Programme, this novel initiative aims to improve the diplomatic abilities of managers working in various regions of the world.
Emirati Country Managers will gain a thorough understanding of the diplomatic skills necessary to represent the Emirates Group abroad and to realize their economic and commercial goals through the AGDA’s 5-day curriculum.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, His Excellency Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Cultural Advisor to the President of the UAE, Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University, and Member of the Board of Trustees at AGDA, along with senior executives and representatives of both organizations, attended a ceremony to celebrate the signing of the MoU at the Emirates Group headquarters.
Amira Al Falasi, Vice President of Human Resources, Learning, and Talent for Emirates Group, and Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Al Dhaheri, Deputy Director General of AGDA, signed the MOU.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed said,
“The Emirates Group is a global company based in Dubai. We are proud to represent the UAE’s aviation sector and we work to promote the UAE in all the markets in which we operate. In AGDA we have found a like-minded partner, and we believe our collaboration will further develop and empower our team of Emirati managers to represent our brand across the world. It will enable them to promote more effectively the values and opportunities of the UAE throughout our global network.”
The Emirates Group’s innovative Commercial Ambassador Leadership Programme exemplifies the company’s dedication to its Emirati talent pool. The Group’s in-house developers worked closely with numerous entities in the UAE to create this.
His Excellency Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh said,
“The UAE’s flourishing aviation sector reflects the success of the nation’s foreign policy. The AGDA’s partnership with the Emirates Group provides a wonderful opportunity to highlight the important role of diplomacy in all domains. Through our collaboration, we will equip Emirates Group’s managers with the knowledge and skills they need to consolidate the UAE’s global reputation and position in the aviation sector.”
Emirates Training Programme Synopsis
The Programme is intended to improve the leadership abilities and efficiency in four key areas of UAE National Country Managers:
- International Protocol and Global Trends
- Media Skills
- People Engagement and Management
Program participants are Emiratis who have enrolled in the National Commercial Outstation Programme offered by Emirates Group. To help ambitious and talented Emiratis achieve their full potential as leaders, the Group places them in key positions across the Group’s global markets.
In these positions, they are accountable for advancing business goals and strengthening ties with influential local partners and authorities. In order to strengthen commercial ties between the United Arab Emirates and its local markets, the UAE government actively engages with local communities, public agencies, and private firms.
About Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA)
The Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is a globally renowned hub of diplomatic excellence. It provides accredited academic programmes and high-impact executive training to cultivate future diplomats, government officials, and business executives.
Together, the members of AGDA represent the diplomatic, academic, and scientific communities as a whole, facilitating to network with one another. AGDA is a leading and constantly developing regional think tank that contributes to UAE foreign policy goals through the advancement of knowledge and capacities.
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