October 17th 2012, Dubai, UAE
The GPCA’s (Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association) Human Capital Convention had opened its annual event this year with an engaging energy fuelled workshop on the topic of “Leading Change for Operational Excellence” delivered by Hala Alturki, Partner and Sr. Leadership Trainer at the Altaaat Leadership Development Institute. The workshop took its more than eighty participants through a fun journey of exploring the meaning of operational excellence, the meaning of change and the process and requirements of effectively leading such change. Participants many of whom had initially claimed to be comfortable with both accepting and leading change had been put through an engaging and fun range of activities that had proven things to be more complex than what many had assumed them to be.
Topping it all of, had been the energizing opening keynote speech delivered the following day of the conference by the CEO of Omantel, Dr. Amer Bin Awadh Alrawas, exemplifying in that and through the illustration of Omantel’s success story and change journey the lessons delivered in the workshop around “Leading Change”.
Furthermore, and throughout the two-day convention, a wide range of experts and recognized industry professionals had come to share their valuable experiences and lessons with participants.
The Human Capital Convention, organized by the GPCA is an event that will surely be long talked about and through which many important lessons had been delivered. Lessons that are expected to penetrate and prove to be of great value add to the organizations and individuals that had taken part in the convention.
About the GPCA Human Capital Convention
The GPCA Human Capital Convention is an annual event that brings leading Petrochemical and Chemical organizations in the Gulf region together to discuss and explore latest concepts in Human Capital development. Organizations that have had an active presence in these events include Sabic, Saudi Aramco, Petrorabigh, Tasnee, Equate, Kuwait PIC, Burouge, and a number of others.
About the GPCA (Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association
Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) represents a powerful segment of the Gulf region economy. Its industries contributes a significant share to the non-oil GDP of the Gulf as major providers of jobs and the source of vital raw material for a wide range of downstream industries. GPCA was the first trade association formed in the Gulf region in 2006 by its eight visionary founding members: SABIC, Tasnee, Qapco, QVC, Borouge, GPIC, PIC, and Equate. The FoundingMembers’ vision foresaw the need for a voluntary and non-profit association focused on providing the resources, aid and technical assistance, needed by the petrochemicals and chemicals industry of the Gulf. This early insight proved to be accurate, enabling GPCA to come into existence speedily and be immediately accepted in the Gulf.
Today it is the Gulf’s sole trade association, respected and recognized as the collective voice of the petrochemicals and chemicals industries on regional and international issues of common interest. It is also the trusted source of authoritative data on the Gulf region’s petrochemicals and chemicals industries, and has steadily expanded its influence and membership base to offer multiple platforms for stakeholders to network and share best practice.
Omantel is the pioneer of total communications solutions in the Sultanate of Oman. Omantel has offered the full spectrum of telecommunications solutions to the people and businesses of Oman since 1970. Over the years, as the pioneering telecommunications supplier, Omantel have striven to connect even the most remote communities to each other and to the rest of the world.
As a pillar of the Omani economy, Omantel has been a leading player in Oman’s progress and development.
About Altaaat Leadership Development Institute
The Altaaat Leadership Development Institute started out from Abu Dhabi and is currently serving clients across the Gulf region. Altaaat’s service offerings include the formulating of leadership development strategies, the delivery of bespoke individual and group leadership development programs and the publishing of local current and historical leadership case studies; all targeting the GCC region’s governments, public entities, businesses in the various sectors, and local educational bodies.
The Arabic word ‘’Altaaat” is a term we recently invented as a way by which to construct methodologies for achieving a particular goal and that by outlining the steps required for achieving that goal through the use of verbs that start with the Arabic letter ”ta” and which ”Altaaat” implies the plural of.
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