The Emirates Group and the Anwar Gargash Academy of Diplomacy (AGDA) will partner to launch a training program for the airline’s UAE Country Manager.
The innovative program aims to improve the diplomatic skills of executives based around the world and forms part of the Group’s new Business Ambassador leadership programme.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was attended by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Airline and Group, and Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Cultural Advisor to the President of the UAE. ) signing ceremony with members of the Board of Directors of the United Arab Emirates University and AGDA, as well as senior managers and representatives of both organizations.
The MoU was signed by Amira Al Falasi, Emirates Group Vice President Human Resources, Learning and Talent.
AGDA’s 5-day course will give UAE Country Managers a thorough understanding of the diplomatic skills needed to effectively represent the Emirates Group abroad and achieve its business and commercial objectives. A series of tailor-made practical training courses will also serve as a platform for knowledge exchange and enrich the capabilities of UAE managers in the aviation sector.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed said: “The Emirates Group is a global company headquartered in Dubai. We are proud to represent the aviation industry in the UAE and we are committed to Promote the UAE in all 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 UAE managers to represent our brand globally. This will enable them to Emirati values and opportunities are more effectively promoted across our global network.”
Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh said: “The UAE’s thriving aviation industry reflects the success of the country’s foreign policy. AGDA’s partnership with the Emirates Group provides a great opportunity to highlight the important role of diplomacy in all areas. Through our partnership, we It will provide Emirates Group executives with the knowledge and skills needed to strengthen the UAE’s global reputation and position in aviation.”
The innovative Business Ambassador leadership program demonstrates the Emirates Group’s strong commitment to its Emirati talent. It was developed in collaboration between the group’s in-house team and several UAE organisations. It focuses on developing the leadership skills of UAE country managers and their effectiveness in four key areas:
• International agreements and global trends
• media skills
• People involvement and management
The program supports Emiratis who join the Emirates Group’s national commercial outpost programme. This allows ambitious and talented Emiratis to take on strategic roles in the Group’s global markets, gaining wider exposure, expanding networks and becoming accomplished leaders. In these roles, they are responsible for advancing commercial objectives and enriching relationships with key local partners and regulators. They work with communities, the public sector and businesses to facilitate strategic linkages of trade, tourism and business activities between the UAE and its local markets.
The Anwar Gargash Academy of Diplomacy (AGDA) is a globally recognized center of diplomatic excellence located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It offers accredited academic programs and high-impact executive training to develop future diplomats as well as future government and business leaders. – trade arab news agency