IED in Abu Dhabi to foster economic development

ABU DHABI — The Institute for Enterprise Development (IED) will be inaugurated in Abu Dhabi next month, under the directions of His Highness Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Abu Dhabi University’s Board of Trustees. First of its kind in the Middle East, the institute will specialise in executive education, professional development and applied research.

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Published: Wed 8 Mar 2006, 9:57 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:27 PM

Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of the Executive Board of Governors of Abu Dhabi University, stated that “IED aims at contributing to national capacity building and economic development through meeting the existing and emerging management development needs of both public and private sector enterprises in the UAE and the region.” He further added: “IED helps organisations maximise performance through best practices that have been adapted to suit the UAE environment.”

Professor Reynold Macpherson, Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University, stated: “In order to maximise the benefit from this project and ensure continuous alertness towards changing market needs, IED will work closely with the private and public sectors by establishing a network of private/public enterprises with the aim of developing effective solutions that meet the various management development and training needs.”

Dr Gene Crozier, IED’s director pointed out that “IED’s main activities include developing and implementing executive training courses to support organisational development and to build the competencies and skills of their executives and senior managers, providing management consultancy and training and development solutions, developing and offering internationally-accredited professional qualification programmes, and conducting applied research and creating specialised centres of excellence and research to serve specific industries and business clusters, create a substantial knowledge base on the UAE and the region, and contribute to the international body of knowledge in management theory and best business practices."

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