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PDI Conducts Project Management Professional Training Course for REACH Organization in Sulaimani

  As part of its continuous efforts to support professional capacity development in the region, the Professional Development Institute (PDI) at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) delivered a tailored one-week Project Management Professional (PMP) training course for employees of REACH Organization in Sulaimani. The course took place at AUIS from March 13 – 17, 2022.    The program provided both academic and practical knowledge on project management skills. The course’s stated learning objectives included explaining the elements of PMP and their impact on organizational effectiveness and success; in addition to outlining the key tools and practices relating to Project Management in organizations/businesses and essential project management knowledge areas. Participants gained experience in using project management techniques for real-life projects, and said they found the program to be highly useful.   PDI seeks to identify and provide value-adding programs and services to develop individuals’ knowledge and skills necessary for achieving personal and professional goals. For more information about PDI and its courses, please visit https://auis.edu.krd/PDI-Home

PDI Delivers Webinar on Managing Successful Events featuring Linda Nilsson-Aro

  As part of its continuous efforts to support professional capacity development in the region, the Professional Development Institute (PDI) at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) delivered a  a webinar titled “How to Manage a Successful Event: A Webinar by Linda Nilsson-Aro” on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 to participants from the private sector, local organizations, and the public.    Ms. Nilsson-Aro is head of international sales at Liveto, an event sales platform based in Finland. She spoke to the online audience about fundamentals of successful event management and explained how the story behind an event can affect its success. She also touched upon the importance of knowing an event’s target audience to maximize effectiveness, in addition to a list of 10 points to successfully organize an event.   PDI seeks to identify and provide value-adding programs and services to develop individuals’ knowledge and skills necessary for achieving personal and professional goals. For more information about PDI and its courses, please visit https://auis.edu.krd/PDI-Home.

PDI Offers Private English Classes for Tasluja Cement Employees in Sulaimani

  As part of its continuous efforts to support professional capacity development in the region, the Professional Development Institute (PDI) at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) has begun delivering a tailored, on-site English as a Second Language (ESL) course and English Language Assessment Test for employees of the Tasluja Cement Company, a part of Faruk Investment Group.   From January 18 through March 6, 2022, the program will provide students with comprehensive academic and practical knowledge of the English language and help participants to develop their skills and improve their ability to communicate effectively.   ***   PDI seeks to identify and provide value-adding programs and services to develop individuals’ knowledge and skills necessary for achieving personal and professional goals. For more information about PDI and its courses, please visit https://auis.edu.krd/PDI-Home.      

PDI Delivers Mini-MBA Program for Private Sector Companies and Individuals in Sulaimani

  As part of its continuous efforts to support professional capacity development in the region, the Professional Development Institute (PDI) at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) delivered a two-week Mini-MBA course for private sector companies and individuals November 14-28, 2021. The program consisted of five main modules: Human Resources, Leadership, Sales & Marketing, Financial Management, and Project Management.     The course aimed to explain the philosophy and elements of Human Resources Management (HRM) and its impact on company effectiveness and success; communicate the key concepts, theories, and practices of Leadership in organizations/businesses; and identify the differences between management and leadership, as well as different leadership styles.    Participating students were provided with information about essential marketing concepts and tools and their application in organizations, as well as the steps of the professional selling process. They also learned strategic selling techniques to increase sales. Subsequent modules covered how to apply financial concepts in managerial decisions and how to perform financial analysis; acquiring knowledge and techniques for managing projects successfully; and gaining experience in using project management techniques that can be applied to real-life projects. Participants reported they found the program highly useful as well as very practical.   The Professional Development Institute (PDI) seeks to identify and provide value-adding programs and services to develop individuals´ knowledge and skills necessary for achieving personal and professional goals. For more information about PDI and its courses, please visit https://auis.edu.krd/PDI-Home

PDI Conducts Public Relations Workshop for Private Sector Companies and Individuals in Sulaimani

  As part of its continuous efforts to support professional capacity development in the region, the Professional Development Institute (PDI) at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) delivered a one-day workshop on October 6, 2021 the role of public relations in organizations and developing effective PR plans for private- and public-sector businesses in Sulaimani. The workshop was delivered by AUIS Director of Communications, Ms. Delawit Mesfin.   Attendees received a comprehensive, yet condensed overview of the foundations of PR from both an academic and practical perspective, in addition to essential tools to create effective PR plans. Moreover the workshop presented a way for attendees to strengthen the role of PR processes in their organizations to further strategic goals and objectives.    PDI seeks to identify and provide value-adding programs and services to develop individuals´ knowledge and skills necessary for achieving personal and professional goals. For more information about PDI and its courses, please visit https://auis.edu.krd/PDI-Home  

PDI Delivers Sales Workshop for Private-Sector Companies in Sulaimani

  As part of its continuous efforts to support professional capacity development in the region, the Professional Development Institute (PDI) at AUIS delivered a one-day sales workshop for professionals from a group of private-sector companies in Sulaimani on June 30, 2021. The workshop was taught by Dr. Ranj Hussein.   Participating companies included Qaiwan Group, Halabja Group, Alsard Fiber, Bestun Group, Moonline Travel and Trade, Jazeera Paints, and Network Marketing. The program began with welcome remarks and a presentation by PDI Business Development Manager Rawand Abas and Coordinator Hanar Hemn, followed by the workshop titled "The Selling Process" and a Q&A session.    The workshop provided a comprehensive, both academic and practical, overview of essential skills and techniques for effective sales. More precisely, the workshop focused on Sales Prospecting as a critical part of a successful sales process. Participants found the workshop highly useful as well as very practical. They were also taught that the learned skills could be practiced in real life and lead to better sales results.      PDI seeks to identify and provide value-adding programs and services to develop individuals’ knowledge and skills that are necessary for achieving personal and professional goals. For more information about PDI and its courses, please visit https://auis.edu.krd/PDI-Home

PDI conducts organizational development workshops for Mercy Corps

  The Professional Development Institute (PDI) at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) facilitated two organizational development workshops in financial management and human resources (HR) for Mercy Corps´s INNOVATE program in Sulaimani. The workshops took place on June 17 – 20, 2019 (Financial Management) and June 26 – 27, 2019 (HR) and were taught by Mr. Soran Sadiq and Ms. Rava Khorshid. The objective of the workshops was to build the sustainability of Mercy Corps’ local partners through capacity building. The INNOVATE program is itself implemented through a partnership with local NGOs.   The PDI workshops were part of the INNOVATE project initiated by Mercy Corps to reduce the vulnerability of conflict-affected youth through increased livelihood outcomes utilizing an approach that fosters psychosocial wellbeing. The workshops provided a comprehensive view of financial management and HR principles and strategies as well as an introduction to different tools for managing their processes. The program also focused on understanding long-term thinking in financial management and HR as well as techniques for developing various policies, procedures and guidelines within both fields. The scope of the program also involved a follow up period by the trainers to measure the outcomes for the workshop and to support the NGOs in applying the learning in their daily work.     The Professional Development Institute (PDI) seeks to identify and provide value-adding programs and services to develop individuals´ knowledge and skills necessary for achieving personal and professional goals. For more information about PDI and its courses, please visit https://auis.edu.krd/PDI-Home.

Human Resources Management (HRM) Training with PDI

  The Professional Development Institute (PDI) at AUIS delivered a comprehensive Human Resources Management (HRM) training for a group of professionals from the oil and gas; recruitment and training; international trade and development; as well as NGO sectors on May 5-9, 2019.   Taught by Dr. Helmut Dreesmann, the training focused on explaining various elements and the philosophy behind HRM, as well as its impact on company effectiveness and success. The training provided a comprehensive view of theoretical basics and practical instruments to manage human resources in organizations. The most important elements of HRM practices were treated in case studies and simulations and all training elements are directly applicable to students’ daily work. Following this outcome-driven training, participants will be able to apply learnings to their work practices.   The Professional Development Institute (PDI) at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) seeks to identify and provide value-adding programs and services that develop individuals´ knowledge and necessary skills for achieving personal and professional goals. For more information about PDI and its courses, please visit https://auis.edu.krd/PDI-Home.

Sales & Marketing Training: Professional Development Institute collaborates with Al-Mouyasser Company

The Professional Development Institute (PDI) at AUIS delivered an intensive one-week sales & marketing training for professionals at the Al-Mouyasser company in Erbil November 11-15, 2018. Al-Mouyasser, operating under the Fattal Group, is a Lebanese-Iraqi joint venture providing FMCG and home appliances. The training provided a comprehensive view of marketing principles and strategies as well as sales management and processes. Following the completion of the program, participants are be able to understand the importance of marketing as one of the central functions of the organization and focus on product development, pricing strategies, and branding. The program also focused on understanding long-term thinking in sales as well as principles and practices involved in selling processes. As sales and marketing skills are becoming increasingly vital in today's competitive and challenging business environment, mastering these in-demand skills will create potentials for business growth. The Professional Development Institute (PDI) seeks to identify and provide value-adding programs and services to develop individuals' knowledge and skills necessary for achieving personal and professional goals. For more information about PDI and its courses, please visit https://auis.edu.krd/PDI-Home.

PDI Offers Extensive Mini-MBA Workshop for Asiacell Staff

The workshop was offered to three separate groups over three weeks. Over the course of each week, five different business fields were covered by distinguished AUIS professors. The topics included telecom technology and management, sales and marketing, finance, leadership and management, and lastly, strategy and business environment. The workshop was conducted exclusively for 44 senior employees and managers from Asiacell, and through highly interactive sessions and exercises with the participants. The workshop aimed at further advancing the participants' professional and management skills. “It was a great pleasure to organize and deliver for the second time in the past 12 months a Mini MBA program for over 40 Asiacell employees. The curriculum was designed in collaboration with Asiacell and it was expertly delivered by 4 different AUIS professors” said Mr. Anwar Ibrahim, PDI Director and one of the instructors of the program, “the feedback from participants and instructors was excellent. We are very pleased to have contributed to the skills enhancement of such a fantastic group of professionals.” Dr. Firend Rasch, another instructor of this workshop, added to this by saying “This course brought together employees of various departments [of Asiacell] to assess and evaluate their organizations and benchmark it against the latest theories and managerial concepts. Brainstorming solutions allowed attendees to see the full picture, have a better understanding of future potentials and possibilities, and better understand trends in their industry.” Participants expressed their desire to see a continuation of such partnership in the future. “The training course, including the topics presented and discussed, will enhance my information which will serve my work progress and achievements.” Commented Mr. Ranj Jamal, Training & Development Expert at Asiacell and one of the participants of the workshop, “In addition, the subjects delivered by AUIS" respectful instructors helped in developing our management, finance & marketing knowledge and make them comply with international standards”.    PDI has frequently worked with private companies, NGOs, and the public sector in the past to deliver highly customized trainings and consulting services to support them in building skills and knowledge in specific areas to achieve their goals. In August, in partnership with World Food Program (WFP), PDI offered a Skills Development Pilot Program for Syrian refugees who currently reside in Kurdistan Region. Last year, PDI had offered another Mini-MBA workshop to Asiacell staff as well, and also, in June 2016, PDI delivered a Crisis and Strategic Management training in Sulaimani to senior employees of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Education. The Professional Development Institute (PDI) complements the educational objectives of the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani by providing opportunities for life-long learning through programs and services that enable participants to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve personal and professional goals, improve the productivity of organizations, and provide leadership and service to their communities. Working collaboratively with individuals, businesses and both government and non-governmental organizations, PDI seeks to identify and develop value-adding programs and services. PDI firmly believes that by providing consistent, ethical and quality programs and services it can play an important role in human capacity development for the community. Click here to find out how PDI can support you or your organization in achieving your professional goals.

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