Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU), has announced that nominations are now being accepted for the "Feigenbaum Leadership Excellence Award 2013" and "Kano Medal: Excellent Catalyst 2013" until October 14, 2012. The prestigious awards recognize outstanding leaders and quality professionals in the Arab world and serve as a platform to encourage different organizations in the region to achieve growth and development through quality and excellence. The winners of the 2013 edition of the Awards will be announced during Virtual Executive Club annual event on February 5, 2013 in Dubai.
The two awards bear the names of two global leaders in the fields of quality management and leadership. Both awards complement the continuing thrust of HBMeU to promote the sustainable growth of the society through scientific and academic excellence, in line with the vision and directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of the University.
Dr. Ibrahim Mahmood Bin Abdelrahman, Vice Chancellor, HBMeU, said: “As the Arab world continues to move forward in its pursuit of socioeconomic growth and development, it is critically important to develop leaders and professionals who are driven by excellence and a commitment to deliver positive changes in the society. The Feigenbaum Leadership Excellence Award and the Kano Medal: Excellent Catalyst honour such outstanding personalities. Through this initiative, we have seen truly amazing leaders and quality professionals who are not only successful in their respective domains, but also serve as role models and an inspiration to their peers in the rest of the Arab world. HBMeU is fully committed to support these awards as they complement our pursuit of lifelong learning and scientific and academic excellence, which we believe are among the strong foundations of any successful society.”
The Feigenbaum Leadership Excellence Award is open to men and women throughout the Arab world from small or large organizations in the public and private sectors. It comprises four leadership categories: Exceptional Leaders, Accomplished Leaders, Women Leaders and Rising Stars. All nominations must be based on merit rather than seniority and on individual contributions rather than types of organizations. Applicants must show mature and effective professional skills, leadership ability, and vision. Not more than three applications from the same organization can be submitted for a given year.
Those nominated for the Kano Medal must reside in the Arab world or have made a major contribution that affected one of the Arab countries. Candidates should be nominated by their current employer organizations. The award is open to men and women from the public and the private sectors.
The two awards are being organized by the VEC of the e-TQM Institute at HBMeU. The mission of e-TQM Institute is to guide and support organizations and professionals in the public and private sectors across the Arab World with implementing quality management and e-learning through specialized consultancy services, capacity building programs, and cutting-edge knowledge transfer products. The Institute is the custodian of the Virtual Executive Club that was established to help nurture and develop Executive Managers in the Arab World through offering leadership development programs and serving as a platform for networking and executive development.
The Feigenbaum Leadership Excellence Award is established in honour of Dr. Armand Val Feigenbaum, President and CEO of General Systems Company, whose considerable experience in the field of leadership and management has led to the design, installation, and implementation of proprietary management operating systems.
The Kano Medal is awarded in honour of the incessant work of Professor Noriaki Kano in the fields of quality and scientific research and to recognize his unique and significant contribution in enabling quality to grow in both the public and private sectors worldwide. The medal encourages managers and heads of quality departments in establishments around the world to adhere to accepted standards of quality and excellence and elevate organizational performance to higher levels.
The previous year’s winners of the Feigenbaum Leadership Excellence Award for the Accomplished Leaders category were Major General Nasser Salem Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of Deputy Prime Minister, Ministry of Interior; while Lieutenant Huda Mohammed Al Muaini, Head of Policy Section in the Strategy and Performance Development at the Abu Dhabi Police – Ministry of Interior won in the Women Leaders category; and Mr. Khalifa Ahmed Rabba, Vice President & Deputy Head of Operations Division, Dubai Financial Market won in the Rising Stars category. Colonel Mohammed Dalmooj Al Dhaheri, Director General of Strategy & Performance Development in the Ministry of Interior won the Kano Medal for the year 2012.