Muscat: During a festive ceremony, Alizz Islamic Bank launched their 2nd Batch for the innovative “Ruwad Alizz” Program, in collaboration with, Harvard Manage Mentor, the on-line learning platform and a subsidiary of Harvard University, one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
With the launch of the 2nd Batch, Alizz Islamic Bank continues with their mission to develop Leadership to suit the “Future of Work” by steering a holistic and an accelerated development journey to its potential future leaders. Based on the belief that there is immense opportunity in collaborative learning and exchanging ideas in the new age of digital and automated business environment. The learner group includes delegates with potential from different industries in Oman alongside the AlIzz delegates . It would make the learner experience more enriching while also being conducive in nurturing alliances, for the future business ecosystems will need communities of interconnected individuals, organizations and industries that work in tandem in a complex environment, where members play roles of leaders, innovators, and most importantly, entrepreneurs who will be able to develop commercial allies across industries.
The event was attended by, Mr. Sulaiman bin Hamad Al Harthy, Chief Executive Officer, members of senior management along with the internal and external delegates of the latest batch as well as the pilot batch. The event was also graced by the Line Mangers of the delegates, Dr. Aju Samuel from the Performance Factory – the training partner for Ruwad AlIzz, and Dr. Yasmin Al Balushi (Project Manager of The National Program for Developing Leaders and Future Forsight at Royal Academy of Management) as the Guest Speaker for the event.
Mr. Sulaiman bin Hamad Al Harthy, Chief Executive Officer addressing the invitees stated that the new age leaders face different challenges in a global setting where technology leads evolution. He further stated that he sees potential in the Oman’s youth which needs to be leveraged in an objective manner to suit the “Future of Work” and that he and his team in AlIzz Islamic Bank are proud to be a positive force behind the pursuit in developing young Omani leaders who would shoulder the country’s growth in future.
Welcoming the guests, Mohammed Al Balushi, Chief Human Resources Officer at Alizz Islamic Bank, stated that they wish to continue with this initiative with many future batches.
Al Balushi added that the pilot batch launched in May 2022 was a huge success while the programme outline had been adjusted to the better based on their feedback and thus the experience of Batch two is expected to be even better.
He further elaborated that the program follows a blended delivery methodology with the aim to cater to multiple learning styles, and thus the activities will include self-study using learning materials of Harvard Manage Mentor through their on-line learning platform followed by class-room assimilation to discuss bi-weekly topics covered in the e-learning modules. The classroom assimilation sessions will continue to be conducted by the Oman wing of the Performance Factory, a leading consultancy firm renowned for their work in Management Consulting & Organisation Development. The delegates will also be subject to several assignments and assessments to measure effectiveness in learning.
In addition, participants will get the opportunity to join several Leadership Exchange sessions by connecting with Thought Leaders across different walks of life. The Leadership Exchanges aim to provide them with a glimpse into business topics and careers which focuses on education out of the classroom, and through positive social interactions about their professional journeys in transforming people or organisations, or new ideas or ways of thinking about business.
Adding further variety to the program, the delegates will join field visits to various Industry floors with a vision of enriching themselves with the practical insights of different companies. Another objective in organizing these industrial visits is for the delegates to get a first-hand experience of the issues and experiences of the manpower working in real industrial scenario. By interacting with the key persons, the delegates also will come to know the solutions, which are many times outside the purview of the text book syllabus.
The learning journey concludes with the delegates joining in for a Team Building day followed by a Group based Action Learning Projects (ALP) to address a selected real life specific problem in their organization, with a deadline of two months to collaborate and submit the proposal.
A ceremony will be held to honor graduates who manage to meet the criteria for the certification and they will be awarded with a joint certificate from AlIzz Islamic Bank and Harvard Manage Mentor.