The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), a regional leader in banking & finance education and training, has partnered with Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, to design a two-week executive development program to upskill managers in the finance sector.
This partnership is aimed at enhancing the EIBFS Leadership Development Program, which facilitates the growth and development of leaders in the banking and finance industry. The Institute has designed an eight-day program that focuses on relevant topics including disruption, change and strategic thinking.
The program covers three over-arching themes – industry disruption, mind of a strategist and leading self and others. These themes create a holistic learning and development experience that is expected to elevate the knowledge of industry professionals.
The first half of the program, “Mind of the strategist in a disrupted industry”, includes sessions that focus on strategic competence of leaders such as strategic alignment, understanding of technological disruption and balancing competing strategic demands. It also includes sessions that are directly relevant to financial services. There are also in-depth sessions on strategic thinking and decision-making competencies of leaders. The program will also lay emphasis on building emotional resilience and leadership body language. The theme of disruption will run as an underlying theme across all sessions.
The program is designed to build the leadership and to equip them with the right skills and knowledge for their growth and also the growth of their organisations.
Jamal Al Jassmi, General Manager at EIBFS, said: “We are pleased to partner with Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. We need the working leadership to be updated on the latest trends and also to build their own self-knowledge so that they can be the best version of themselves while navigating their teams through successes and day-to-day challenges. Such collaborative efforts only create a better and brighter future for the industry.”
“EIBFS is determined to help the UAE banking and finance workforce in their growth. Through our partnerships and comprehensive courses and trainings we are confident of success for the industry. Over the years, EIBFS has tied up with various international partners, enabling us in providing the best-in-class education to out trainees,” he added. Dr. Loizos T Heracleous, Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School and Programme Director, said, “EIBFS is an important partner in our work to improve the performance of individuals and organisations so that they can play a part in addressing the system issues that will alter the world for future generations. Our collaborative efforts will ensure a deep-rooted partnership in building the workforce and making the financial workforce the leaders of tomorrow. We aim to provide the best of practical and theoretical skills to all attendees which will help them in achieving success.”
Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford blends the best of new and old. It is a vibrant and innovative business school, but deeply embedded in an 800-year-old world-class university. It creates programmes and ideas that have global impact. It educates people for successful business careers, and as a community seeks to tackle world-scale problems.
With its comprehensive training courses in the field of finance and banking, including Islamic finance, EIBFS is at the forefront of advanced financial education and capacity-building. The institute has partnered with specialist training and technology solutions providers in the USA and Europe to equip finance professionals with the latest expertise.