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This five-day course was aimed at building awareness among Qatari government officials who may have encountered this issue in their line of work. The training was held in collaboration between the Executive Education Center (EEC), the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Washington, Attorney General Alliance and Stanford University and took place on the latter’s premises in California.
This program was delivered to the Police Training Institute (PTI) and looked at the importance of the role of security in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic. A discussion on the important role of public health and security in facing the pandemic in Qatar, and an overview of a number of key challenges facing the Qatari authorities in their quest to move forward in the light of the pandemic.
Continuing education courses offer great value for local working professionals, and Texas A&M at Qatar and our partners at HBKU are uniquely positioned to offer this advanced training to enhance the workforce in Qatar. Through continuing education courses such as the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity program, industry professionals can apply their newly gained knowledge and skills immediately on the job and increase their value to their employers.Dr. César O. Malavé, Dean of Texas A&M at QatarAbout the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity certificate program, 25 March-19 April 2018
We were unsure how much we could accomplish in one week but everyone involved, especially the participants, was clearly committed to this project. The 15 members of the QOC we had the pleasure to work with last week were attentive, interactive and displayed passion both for learning new material and applying it to their mission at the QOC. We believe this first step with HBKU and the Qatar Olympic Committee has laid the groundwork for real transformation within their organization.Dr. Brendan Dwyer, visiting faculty member from the VCU Center for Sport LeadershipAbout the Sports Leadership course, November 2017
We have benefited greatly from the course, especially from the American experiences in this field, and particularly since the course was delivered by US specialists, academics, professionals and prosecutors. Statistics, data and appropriate ways to deal with such issues were also presented, as well as indicators of the problem, best practices and ways to deal with it..Ms. Aisha Khalid Al-Saad, Diwan AmiriAbout the Anti-Human Trafficking Course, 8-12 November 2021
Specialized training programs assist RACA in providing continuous support to the charitable organizations who benefit from our services. We are delighted to work with HBKU’s EEC to build important leadership skills that will strengthen institutional governance and raise the level of efficiency and effectiveness of charitable and humanitarian work in Qatar, which is part of our mandate.Ms. Maryam Issa Al-Fadala, Head of Administrative and Financial Affairs at the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA)About the Specialized Leadership within the context of Charity Sector Course, 5-6 December 2021
The Executive Education Center (EEC) was founded in 2010 as part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) with the aim of expanding the latter’s impact as a graduate institution in Qatar and abroad serving as its continuing education and executive development arm.
To that end, and in-line with Qatar National Vision 2030 that stipulates `providing citizens with excellent training opportunities to develop their potential, preparing them for success in a changing world with increasingly complex technical requirements`; EEC specializes in professional development and capacity building for executives through providing forward-thinking courses in niche areas.
The center prides itself in contributing to the Qatari community by creating professional training and development opportunities for all, thereby enhancing the culture of continuous learning.
We achieve this noble goal by drawing on the expertise of our outstanding faculty- as well as that of other prominent higher education institutions in Qatar and abroad- in addition to our strategic worldwide partnerships with specialized institutions.
The services offered by EEC to its clients - individuals or organizations include
We believe in interactive team-spirited services where every aspect of your training will be discussed and every request met.
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Welcome to HBKU's Executive Education Center (EEC) where aspirations for continual professional development are met through world-class learning opportunities. We aim to address the challenges posed to executives in our fast-paced ever evolving world. To achieve this goal- as well as the farsighted vision of Qatar's leadership that wisely put education and continuous learning at the heart of the country's progression; we deliver high quality, future-oriented, specialized training that equips executives with in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of niche topics.
We carefully choose by far the best Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from HBKU leading faculty and around the world to deliver these trainings from the most notable and leading institutions so your training provides a balance between solid academic knowledge, hands-on experience, and professional relevance.
We, at EEC, believe that attaining knowledge is a quest that never ceases; one that enlightens, empowers, enriches, resolves, and achieves.
Qatar is an extremely dynamic and ambitious place that, in addition to the challenges shared with the international community, has its own major challenges to tackle such as economic diversification, food & water security, environmental considerations & renewable energy, to mention a few.
Additionally, it has a young, educated, progressive population that opened its eyes to a country and leadership with limitless reach.
To support the nation and community through this critical time, we play our part by empowering and enabling executives with the knowledge they need to lead our institutions.
We build on Qatar’s spirit of diversity, unlimited reach, and a committed pursuit of success. We stand out because we are part of this progressive community; and we are enthusiastic to share our exceptional expertise, unwavering support, and boundless services to the institutions of this country in its outstanding journey.
Aphrodite Samir Hammad is the Executive Director of Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU’s) Executive Education Center (EEC).
Aphrodite has over 20 years of diverse experience in the field of education. Her career in the field started at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). She has since held several senior positions with multiple institutions, most notably Georgetown University and Texas A&M University.
Aphrodite holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from two universities, Georgetown McDonough School of Business in Washington and ESADE Business School in Spain. She graduated from the highly prestigious GEMBA program and holds several degrees and certificates in business and banking. She also holds a Higher Education Management Certification from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and INCAE Business School in Costa Rica.
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Since 2015, Hayfa Al-Naimi has held the position of Program Coordinator at the Executive Education Center (EEC) of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU). Prior to that, she worked as an Administration Officer at Qatar Faculty for Islamic Studies QFIS in Qatar Foundation (HBKU college of Islamic Studies now).
Hayfa holds a BA in History from Qatar University.
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