NBAD's Academy partnership with ILM, one of the world's leading providers of professional qualifications, will enable NBAD's employees to benefit from excellent leadership training to progress their careers.
NBAD's ILM-certified leadership course, Leadership Journey, developed and conducted by biz-ability, provides a blend of theoretical and vocational training that is relevant to the needs of NBAD managers and their working environments. The course qualification is designed to help managers improve staff performance and ensure that business units achieve an optimum level of productivity. NBAD Academy, launched officially last year, aims to deliver the professional training programmes in banking and finance across the region. To meet this objective, NBAD Academy has forged strategic partnerships with leading international institutions and educational establishments to deliver a world class curriculum.
Ranked as one of the top 50 safest banks in the world, NBAD currently operates across thirteen countries on four continents. The bank has one of the largest branch and ATM networks in the UAE and the largest overseas network of all the UAE banks. It employs more than 4000 employees of more than 50 nationalities, with many multi talented, highly gifted and qualified people. The partnership reflects NBAD's commitment to continuously develop the skills of its talents and maximize their potential to ensure that best products and services are delivered by the best banking professionals to the bank's esteemed customers.
"We are delighted to be working with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) to deliver our leadership programmes. This relationship brings together a global leader in professional education and Abu Dhabi's foremost financial services provider, and marks a real milestone for both institutions," said Ms. Penny de Valk, Chief Executive of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Board Director of the City & Guilds Group. "We've already been working with businesses in the region for several years, so in a sense this is only one more way for us to cement our relationship with employers and learners alike in UAE and Gulf States. In the Middle East there's a strong regional emphasis on workforce development, and we're very pleased indeed to be able to support this by helping businesses and learners to develop the skills that they need," she added.
Commenting on the partnership with NBAD Hazel Cowling, biz-ability's programme director said: "We have been working with NBAD since 2009 to develop a tailored and accredited leadership program for their training academy and applaud their ongoing efforts with our partner ILM. Accredited courses that are specifically tailored for an organisation's environment have a higher track record of increasing organisational success during implementation because employees are more motivated to apply what they have learnt when it has relevance and applicability to their specific workplace."
"We are very pleased to team up with The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). NBAD is constantly looking to attract, develop, and retain the brightest banking professionals and this partnership will ensure that our talents will be given every opportunity to develop our staff leadership capablities,' said Ehab Anis Hassan, NBAD's Group Chief Human Resources Officer. "Continuous learning and development is one of the core values of NBAD's corporate culture since it enables the staff to contribute effectively to developing innovative, efficient and secure products & services to allow our customers enjoy the most convenient banking experience. Pursuing this approach has confirmed our leading position as an employer of choice and made NBAD an award winning leader in the UAE and the Middle East financial services industry," he added.
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