HEC Paris in Qatar organises training program at King Faisal hospital

Doha, Qatar - June 9, 2013: HEC Paris in Qatar - the region's leading hub for Executive Education, offering a complete portfolio of management programs including the first ever international Executive MBA (EMBA) in Qatar - is to provide a bespoke management training program for the top 150 executives of King Faisal Hospital in Saudi Arabia.

This program, within the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2012 between the two organisations, demonstrates the commitment of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSHRC) to invest in its employees and maintain levels of excellence across the board. It is testament to the reputation that HEC Paris in Qatar enjoys beyond its Doha base that it has been chosen to assist KFSHRC in its goal of continuous improvement.

The custom-designed program, entitled 'Keep the Lead', begins in March of this year and concludes in May 2014. Over this period, 90 days of training will take place for three categories of participants: Executive Directors, Medical Chairmen, and Directors. The ultimate goal of the program is to continue to promote the hospital's culture of operational excellence, foster a sense of commitment to the organisation, and achieve high performance.

The program developed by HEC Paris in Qatar is built around three main areas: Leadership,   Performance Management, and Strategy. These include two overlapping sub-themes of Change Management, and Decision Making Excellence. The program will include monitoring of the learning via assessment, mentorship and project work.  HEC Paris in Qatar will conduct an annual assessment of the KFSHRC leadership culture, and shifts in organizational culture.

The overall purpose of the program is to improve proficiency within each area of the KFSHRC Leadership Competency Model in order to develop leaders who can lead in a competitive and ever-changing environment; to release the best in themselves and others.  As leaders within KFSHRC the participants will understand the organizational strategy and be able to communicate it to their teams and lead the implementation of the hospital's strategy.

Key faculty members from HEC Paris, Professors Corey Phelps and Rick Gilkey, have been instrumental in the design of the program, and their input will be felt in the program's delivery.

HEC Paris in Qatar's Chief Operating Officer, Joshua Kobb, commented:  "King Faisal Hospital is highly prestigious, and clearly committed to developing leadership within the organization. We are very much looking forward to the commencement of the program, and interacting with executives within the Hospital, helping them adapt to the many changes they now face.  This partnership also demonstrates the commitment of HEC Paris in Qatar to building talent not only in Qatar, but also throughout the region."

With close to 13,000 employees (Riyadh and Jeddah), KFSHRC is a leader in healthcare, education and research in the region.  Renowned for its centres of excellence in Cancer, Heart, Organ Transplant, Children's Cancer and Research, KFSHRC's commitment to continuous innovation has secured its position as a trusted partner to its clients from around the world.

HEC Paris was ranked number one in the world for Executive Education in 2013 by the influential UK-based Financial Times media group.


HEC Paris in Qatar
HEC Paris joined Qatar Foundation in June 2010, bringing world-class Executive Education programs and research activity to Doha and the region. Qatar's first international EMBA was launched by HEC Paris in Qatar in February 2011. The HEC Executive MBA (EMBA) is a part-time program which provides executives with a set of fundamental skills to expand their knowledge and leadership capabilities. The course is taught in English, and is offered in five different locations, including Doha. In addition to the EMBA, HEC Paris in Qatar provides a Specialized Master Degree in Strategic Business Unit Management. The institution also offers non-degree management programs for executives, in the form of open enrolment programs as well as custom-designed programs for individual companies. HEC Paris in Qatar's programs and research activities build corporate competitiveness within the global economy and are fully aligned with Qatar National Vision 2030 to support the transformation of Qatar into an advanced, competitive and knowledge-based economy. HEC Paris was ranked number one in the world for Executive Education in 2013 by the influential UK-based Financial Times media group.

HEC Paris
A leader in Europe, HEC Paris specializes in management education and research. HEC Paris offers a full, unique range of courses to the leaders of tomorrow: Masters Degrees, MBA, PhD, Executive MBA and Trium Global Executive MBA. Founded in 1881, HEC Paris has a permanent faculty of 109 professors, 4000 students on its campus (40% of whom are foreign) and over 8500 managers and executives trained in executive education programs each year. HEC Paris was ranked number one in the world for Executive Education in 2013 by the influential UK-based Financial Times media group.

Qatar Foundation
Founded in 1995 by decree of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, Qatar Foundation is a non-profit organization focusing on education, scientific research and community development. Under Qatar Foundation's umbrella are Education City which comprises elite universities, academic and training programmes and Qatar Science and Technology Park which boasts more than 26 world-class companies involved in scientific research and development. Chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, Qatar Foundation also aims to enhance lives through community development initiatives including Doha Debates, Reach out To Asia and Al Jazeera Children's Channel.  Joint venture partnerships in the areas of design, ICT, telecommunications, policy studies and event management contribute to fulfilling the objectives of the Qatar Foundation.

Media inquiries:
Salwa Ghorayeb
Account Manager, Action Qatar
Tel: 00974 44361499

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