Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU), a leader in the field of e-Learning and quality management in the Arab World, has announced that outstanding men and women leaders in the Arab World will be honoured during the Virtual Executive Club's (VEC) annual event, which will serve as one of the highlights of the HBMeU Annual Congress 2011, to be held from January 31 to February 3, 2011, at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai.
The VEC annual event will feature the 2011 edition of the Feigenbaum Leadership Excellence Award (FLEA), which will recognise excellence in leadership in four categories: Exceptional Leaders, Accomplished Leaders, Women Leaders and Rising Stars. The Annual Congress Exhibition, which will gather over 600 delegates from the Middle East region and beyond, and the Post-Conference Workshops also serve as the other major activities of the HBMeU Annual Congress.
Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMeU, said: "The Virtual Executive Club shares HBMeU's passion for excellence in leadership and has been a key supporter of our efforts to advance the personal and professional skills of leaders in the Arab World. Moreover, our continuing collaboration has already benefited hundreds of professionals from different organisations in the private and public sector in the UAE and across the region. HBMeU is therefore pleased to support VEC in organising its 2011 annual event as well as the Feigenbaum Leadership Excellence Award. VEC's participation at the HBMeU Annual Congress will definitely help further strengthen our strategic alliance and create more opportunities for joint initiatives in the future."
VEC mirrors HBMeU's commitment to promote personal and professional development programs in the society by organising various executive development programs and online resources designed for executives looking to enhance their skills in total quality management. One of its key programs is the FLEA, which has been organised in honour of Dr. Armand Val Feigenbaum, the "Father of Total Quality Control" who is the originator of Total Quality Management.
The Annual Congress Exhibition, on the other hand, provides a cost-effective venue for suppliers to test new products and services and promote brand awareness among target audiences in the region. Several companies have already confirmed their attendance to showcase and demonstrate technology solutions that drive excellence and innovation in various fields of expertise.
The Post-Conference Workshops will feature high-profile speakers leading discussions about critical issues related to e-Learning, e-Health and Quality. The topics to be covered by the workshops include "Excellence in Education and Intangible Assets", "Six Sigma Foundations", "Practical Tips for Using Social Networking and Mobiles Devices in Learning and Teaching", "Quality and e-Learning", "Leadership in the XXIst Century School", "Taking OER beyond the OER Community", "Environmental Health Risk Communication", "Managing your Carbon Footprint /Greenhouse Gases Calculation Portal for Cities", "e-Health Introduction to Case Mix System", and "Global Health from ‘’e’’ Perspectives/ Healthcare Improvements by Quality Measures".
HBMeU is the first e-learning institute in the Arab World that was established with the vision to develop a new learning process through the implementation of learning practices characterised by flexibility, quality and diversity to strengthen self-leadership among learners and prepare them socially and academically for a future career through integration in the job market. HBMeU’s philosophy is based on vital methods that have been developed through extensive research and development by specialists from all over the world. These methods include offering high quality programs, supporting the pursuit of lifelong learning, promoting the freedom of information, reinforcing the culture of excellence and innovation and providing education for everyone in line with the highest standards of comprehensiveness and credibility. The university seeks to constantly identify knowledge needs, support research and development programs and create an outstanding environment for e-learning.