Dr. Hussein El Kazzaz, Managing Director, SKOPOS
SKOPOS Consulting Group, a leading provider of customized Organization Development (OD) solutions to companies in the Middle East and Africa, is joining a select group of human resource (HR) firms in discussing issues affecting employment of women in the GCC during the 3rd Annual Women in Leadership Forum (WIL) being held from November 23 to 24, 2011 at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Initiatives such as the WIL are helping drive women employment in different industries across the region.
Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Shamsa Bint Suhail, Wife of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Forum is organized in conjunction with the Shamsa Bint Suhail Award for Creative Women. SKOPOS, a Sponsor and Knowledge Partner of the event, will be represented at the Forum by Dr. Hussein El Kazzaz, Managing Director; Marwa Farouq Al-Hefnawi, Partner Consultant; and Ahmad El Nashar, General Manager.
Dr. El Kazzaz is a panel member in two panel sessions on the topic, “How are the government, business councils and other organizations actively supporting the Middle East’s women in business? Understanding the importance of networking and connecting with key advocates can help take your career or new business venture to new heights”. Ms. Al-Hefnawi and Mr. El Nashar will be conducting two workshops titled “Values-Driven Leadership”, which will emphasize the importance of aligning organizational values through leadership.
“SKOPOS’ participation in the event is driven by our passion to support the development of leaders in the Middle East. Women will continue to play a more significant role as leaders in the region and we are interested in supporting this trend by offering development tools that can help women enhance their leadership abilities. We are seeing huge progress in efforts to increase women employment levels throughout the region. The Forum will definitely serve as a great platform to identify more opportunities to enhance women employment and create more exciting career prospects for women in the GCC,” said Dr. Hussein El-Kazzaz, Managing Director of SKOPOS Consulting Group.
The 3rd Annual Women in Leadership Forum covers key women issues and features five main topics: “The changing face of leadership in the Middle East”, “Women breaking barriers in ‘men only’ environments”, “The impact of innovation on company competitiveness”, “Womenomics: Leveraging your value in the workplace” and “Boardroom confidential: What’s next once I’ve reached the top?”
More than 300 delegates including high-profile dignitaries will attend the Forum, which will host the Shamsa Bint Suhail Award for Creative Women as well as various conference and panel sessions led by renowned international experts, the Women in Leadership Achievement Awards, interactive discussion groups, VIP networking functions and exclusive product and service demonstrations. More event details are available at http://www.wilforum.com/.
SKOPOS Consulting Group is leading provider of organizational development, leadership development, advanced executive coaching, corporate team development, soft and hard skills development solutions across the MEA region. It was founded in 1991 in San Jose, California, USA but then moved to the Middle East in 2002 to focus on delivering high-quality Organization Development solutions to the region. SKOPOS has offices in Dubai, Cairo and Bahrain.