Dubai Maritime City Training Program

Monday, March 30, 2009

Dubai Maritime City (DMC) has announced the launch of an internal training program for its employees. “Ta’aleem Mutabadal,” which translates into “shared learning,” is the first of its kind and aims at enhancing employees’ skills and knowledge by utilizing the company’s different internal experts. The program features a variety of topics related to both the employees’ professional and personal knowledge.

Ali Al Daboos, Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Maritime City, spoke about the role creativity plays in the success of any program by saying: “Many companies invest significant amounts of money on the training of their employees, with most of the sessions being conducted by external experts. At Dubai Maritime City, we have always put focus on employee development and that is clearly demonstrated with the launch of this innovative program.”

“The ‘Ta’aleem Mutabadal’ program also helps builds the knowledge base of participants as it gives them the opportunity to learn about different areas of expertise and various areas of business.”

The program covers various maritime and business related topics, including, “Invaders from the Sea” which was conducted by Mr. Jams Walsh – Director of Special Projects at Dubai Maritime City, who has an over than 30 years of experience in the global maritime sector. The seminar was about the affects of discharging grey water and ballast water. Moreover, Abdulla Galadari from the engineering department had another seminar discussing the economic situation with an explanation of how it influenced the global market. Another seminar, which was conducted by Nawfal Al-Jourani CMO – DMC named “Marketing in Recession,” which highlighted the impact the global economic situation is posing on businesses and the importance of maintaining a brand’s presence and communication with its audiences. According to the presenter, successful companies are those that sustain their presence within the market despite challenging times.

In addition, Ta’aleem Mutabadal also included seminars on topics that related to employees’ well-being, which included a session titled “Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle,” where the importance of maintaining healthy lifestyles and abandoning any activities that might be the cause of stress in their life was highlighted.

Furthermore, employees’ feedback is taken into consideration at the end of each session with the aim of improving both content and quality of future sessions as well as adopting new ideas and topics that could be incorporated in the program.


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