Leoron Professional Development Institute

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Built upon the strong experience in the manufacturing sector, which its founders developed in Sweden during the 90’s global expansion, LEORON evolved into a comprehensive training institute, offering training and development solutions in all strategic corporate functions, including corporate finance, HR, SCM, operations, and engineering.” With strategic distribution of our offices in leading locations, such as Skopje, Accra, Dubai, Jonkoping, Riyadh and Almaty, our team of experts delivers approximately 500 courses annually, and roughly 4000 professionals are equipped with appropriate education and the latest insights in a wide assortment of industries across the EMEA region. LEORON’s mission is to help our worldwide clients increase their competitiveness by improving the competency levels of their employees, through top quality training and development solutions delivered by unrivaled global experts and facilitated by the best training managers in the industry. Whether our clients are facing difficulties re-organizing their brand, equipping their workforce with an extra set of skills or aiming to assess competencies within an existing structure, our development planning is a great solution.

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APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional

Campus Full time 5 days May 2017 Kuwait Kuwait City

The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) course is an educational and certification program created to meet the rapidly changing needs of the supply chain management field. [+]

The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) course is an educational and certification program created to meet the rapidly changing needs of the supply chain management field. The instructor-led version of the program offers delegates the opportunity to review the content presented in the text and web-based study tools in a classroom setting. COURSE KEY TAKEAWAYS 1. Manage horizontal flows in their businesses when companies are organised vertically 2. Understand the importance of aligning the company’s corporate strategy with their supply chain strategy 3. Understand the importance of using the right technology to enable the supply chain 4. The core of supply chain management is excellent supplier and customer relationship management 5. Continuous improvement, flexibility and agility of their supply chains will be rewarded with ongoing success and ROI. BENEFITS OF ATTENDING Delegates who complete the instructor-led course and complete the APICS CSCP Learning System will: 1. Learn how to boost productivity, collaboration, and innovation 2. Discover how to positively affect lead times, inventory productivity, and bottom-line profitability 3. Understand how to manage the integration and co- ordination of activities to achieve reduced costs and increase efficiencies and customer service. 4. Gain the knowledge in effectively and efficiently manage worldwide supply chain activities 5. Achieve greater confidence and peer and industry recognition 6. Enjoy the potential for career advancement and increased earnings. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? The instructor-led course is designed for persons intending to earn their APICS CSCP designation. To be eligible for the APICS CSCP exam, a candidate must meet one of the following criteria: Bachelor’s degree or International equivalent Hold an active CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, CPM, CSM, OR CPSM credential Three years of related business experience Delegates not meeting the exam criteria may still enroll in the course for professional development. In this case, you may need additional study and work experience to meet the above exam eligible criteria. Typical supply chain professionals that would benefit from the instructor-led course and in obtaining the CSCP designation: Supply Chain Managers Procurement Managers Transportation, Logistics, Distribution and Ware- house Managers Supplier Managers Distributor Managers Inventory Managers Manufacturing Managers Planning and Inventory Management Managers And, other professionals with responsibilities for supply chain [-]

Best Practices in Maintenance & Reliability (CMRP exam)

Campus Full time 5 days May 2017 Saudi Arabia Jubail

This course was designed for maintenance and reliability professionals at all levels. Known Best Practices will be explained, demonstrated, and attendees will work in groups on real world issues in each functional area in maintenance and reliability allowing learning from the instructor and fellow attendees. [+]

This course was designed for maintenance and reliability professionals at all levels. Known Best Practices will be explained, demonstrated, and attendees will work in groups on real world issues in each functional area in maintenance and reliability allowing learning from the instructor and fellow attendees. The Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (CMRP) will be offered on the last day of this program. COURSE KEY TAKEAWAYS 1. Known Best Practices in Maintenance and Reliability” from around the world will be explained and discussed 2. Explanation and Discussion of Best Practices in Maintenance Strategy Development, Modification, and the PF Curve 3. Proven World Class Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Best Practices and how to change from current state to Best Practices 4. Barriers and Solutions to Effective Work Execution – Change Management 5. Leading and Lagging KPIs for Proactive Maintenance and Reliability Work Processes & sit for the Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Exam (CMRP) WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Production/Operations Professionals Senior Managers BENEFITS OF ATTENDING Clearer direction for career development and education Improved visibility and recognition within your current organization Differentiated pay scales Portable job skills and knowledge between plants and companies Assists in job promotion Greater job effectiveness Fewer frustrations with gaps in knowledge Improved ability to differentiate between candidates in the hiring and promotion process Improved on-the-job training and outside training effectiveness. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR CMRP The CMRP exam is available to any maintenance and reliability professional, regardless of education background or work experience. The only requirement to sit for the exam is to complete and submit an application. Applicants are required to sign a code of ethics statement, which attest to the fact that they have not taken the exam within the last six months and have not been convicted of a felony or other crime of moral turpitude under international, national, federal or state law in any matter related to maintenance and reliability [-]

Certified IFRS Specialist

Campus Full time 5 days May 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The IFRS standards are being developed on an ongoing basis and accounting professionals need to be aware of the introduction of new standards and the modifications to the existing standards. This program is designed to provide an understanding of the way the standards have come into existence, their importance in the standard- ization of reporting systems throughout the world, and the road to convergence for those countries that have not yet adopted the IFRS. [+]

The IFRS standards are being developed on an ongoing basis and accounting professionals need to be aware of the introduction of new standards and the modifications to the existing standards. This program is designed to provide an understanding of the way the standards have come into existence, their importance in the standard- ization of reporting systems throughout the world, and the road to convergence for those countries that have not yet adopted the IFRS. In the past two years there have been some very significant changes to the IFRS. This program is designed to con- sider all of the key changes that have occurred and new programs that have been introduced. Most recently IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers and IFRS 9 Financial Instruments have been released and these may have a major impact on reporters that have long term future contracts in terms of revenue recognition. These new standard will be considered with working examples as part of this program and we look at the lead time that may be needed for implementation. The program also contains an analysis of the IFRS for Small to Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs). These standards have been developed specifically for the SME sector which represents 90+% of all entities. They are currently being sanctioned by most IFRS adopting countries COURSE KEY TAKEAWAYS 1. Improved knowledge and understanding of the global trends for International Financial Reporting Standards 2. Practical application of IFRS standards 3. Understanding of recent changes in IFRS and practicalities of their application 4. Practical understanding the transition challenges and approaches in moving to Internationally accepted reporting norms of IFRS 5. IFRS changes on the horizon and their impact in Financial Reporting WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Chief Accountants Group Finance Directors Heads of Finance Finance Managers Financial Controllers Accountants Management Accountants Executive Directors of Finance Heads of Accounting and Administration Finance and Information Systems Managers Financial Analysts Auditors BENEFITS OF ATTENDING Successful completion of this course makes you a CIFRSSTM Certified IFRS Specialist. You can use the designation CIFRSSTM on your business card and resume. Up to 18 months membership to the IABFM professional body Completion of a program fully endorsed by a panel of industry Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) Access to the IABFM network and body of information Preferred access to education centres in USA, UK, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Latin America Access to the IABFM journal published online. Gold Embossed Certifcate with your name and designation as MIABFM (Member of the International Academy of Business and Financial Management [-]

Certified Internal Auditor

Campus Full time 5 days May 2017 Qatar Doha

The IIA’s CIA Learning System Program is designed to expand your internal audit knowledge, build confidence for addressing today’s internal audit challenges, and prepare you for the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam. The program, consisting of three courses, utilizes The Institute of Internal Auditors CIA Learning System. This certificate program will provide you with an in-depth review of the global CIA exam syllabus and materials included in The IIA’s CIA Learning System. [+]

The IIA’s CIA Learning System Program is designed to expand your internal audit knowledge, build confidence for addressing today’s internal audit challenges, and prepare you for the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam. The program, consisting of three courses, utilizes The Institute of Internal Auditors CIA Learning System. This certificate program will provide you with an in-depth review of the global CIA exam syllabus and materials included in The IIA’s CIA Learning System. The IIA’s CIA Learning System is a premier quality CIA review course designed to meet the unique needs of busy internal audit professionals. Developed under the guidance of CIA-certified subject matter experts, this program will provide you with the tools necessary to successfully prepare for the CIA exam in the time frame that best suits you. COURSE KEY TAKEAWAYS 1. Build a solid foundation. 2. Increase your earning potential by as much as 40% 3. Significant opportunity in career growth 4. Improve your internal audit skills and knowledge 5. Build confidence in your knowledge of the profession WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Earning the CIA designation is a valuable accomplishment and a professional advantage for auditors at all stages of their careers, including: chief audit executives, audit managers audit staff risk management staff WHY BECOME A CIA? Distinguish you from your peers. Demonstrate your proficiency with internal staff and external clients. Develop your knowledge of best practices in the industry. Demonstrate your proficiency and professionalism. Lay a foundation for continued improvement and advancement. [-]

Certified International Change Manager

Campus Full time 5 days May 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

Change is the one constant in organisational life and an understanding of change management is a necessity not a nice-to-have. This course, facilitated by best-selling change management author, trainer and consultant, guides you through the essentials of managing change. [+]

Change is the one constant in organisational life and an understanding of change management is a necessity not a nice-to-have. This course, facilitated by best-selling change management author, trainer and consultant, guides you through the essentials of managing change. It identifies why change fails and how to ready the organisation and its people for change. It introduces a number of frameworks for change and five key approaches that will enable you to manage change more effectively and equip you with a variety of tools and techniques. The CICM course looks at how to organise and implement change; how to identify and mobilize stakeholders and to support people through the roller coaster of change. It introduces coaching, influencing & facilitation skills and how to manage resistance to change. It highlights the importance of leadership, the leadership roles and styles required and the essential qualities needed to be a change agent. The course concludes with how you can evaluate the change and the change process itself and ensure an integration of the changes into the fabric of the organisation. COURSE KEY TAKEAWAYS 1. Understand the key principles of effective Change Management for driving the business improvements defined by your strategic corporate policy 2. Build and deliver a detailed Change Management Process 3. Delivery change objectives and the realisation of benefits 4. Adapt the organisation to meet ever changing and demanding stakeholder expectations 5. Understand the essential qualities of the change agent and be able to step into your change leadership roles WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for: Business Owners / Managing Directors Change and Project Management Professionals Change Directors Financial Managers Operational / Production Managers Senior Management Risk Managers Procurement Managers Strategy Makers Customer Service Managers Project and Programme Managers Human Resources Team Leaders Implementers of Organizational Change or New IT Systems Business Process Improvements Professionals Continuing Excellence Consultant Coordinators of Company Reorganization and Mergers PLUS anyone who is responsible for / involved in Performance Improvement and Change Management, or anticipates being involved in future Change Projects/li> BENEFITS OF ATTENDING The ability to use the designation CICMTM on your business card and resume Access to the ASIPM network and body of information online Access to ASIPM journal published online Gold embossed CICMTM Certificate with your name and designation as MASIPM (Member of the Association of Senior International Project Managers) The CICMTM shows that you have completed graduate level change management education and that you have the skills and experience to manage change management programmes on a national, regional and global level. [-]

Certified Private Equity Specialist

Campus Full time 5 days May 2017 United Kingdom London

The course covers private equity in depth, starting with the strategic framework, proceeding to evaluation of targets, company valuation and financing, the legal and regulatory framework, and the deal execution process. It concludes with assessment of post-investment value creation, and utilizes a number of real life case studies, including many in which the instructor has had personal involvement. Exercises are conducted in excel and group discussion. [+]

The course covers private equity in depth, starting with the strategic framework, proceeding to evaluation of targets, company valuation and financing, the legal and regulatory framework, and the deal execution process. It concludes with assessment of post-investment value creation, and utilizes a number of real life case studies, including many in which the instructor has had personal involvement. Exercises are conducted in excel and group discussion. This Program is worth 35 NASBA CPE credits COURSE KEY TAKEAWAYS 1. Formulating and implementing the optimal business strategy to make a private equity investment succeed 2. Cultivating management traits endowing the skills and expertise to run the business successfully 3. Evaluating the best options using appropriate decision making criteria including financial tools, such as appraisal techniques, relevant models, tax considerations, deal execution and value creation 4. Utilizing optimal methods of negotiating investment opportunities, deal structures and exit strategies 5. Constructing and funding an optimal private equity portfolio, considering investment allocation, returns and benchmarking WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Corporate analysts, private equity firms, bankers and financiers, accounting and advisory firms, government bodies, family owned businesses, legal and regulatory consultants, originators of debt and equity funding, investment professionals. LEARNING OUTCOMES Development of a profound understanding of the rationales for private equity investment, underlying strategies, participants and processes. Students will gain a thorough appreciation of the drivers behind private equity, as it translates into value creation (or not), through strategies and efficiencies. Crafting of financial forecasts and scenarios will impart real life experience to students. [-]

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Campus Full time 5 days May 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course will advance the skills and knowledge of professionals who, through practical experience, have demonstrated their basic mastery of the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) process and by previously attaining Six Sigma Green Belt status. [+]

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course will advance the skills and knowledge of professionals who, through practical experience, have demonstrated their basic mastery of the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) process and by previously attaining Six Sigma Green Belt status. The application of a critical thinking using the data acquired through the DMAIC methodology to support company pro- cess improvement efforts will be major focus of the discus- sions and in-class activities. COURSE KEY TAKEAWAYS 1. Apply the Six Sigma Black Belt project responsibilities and team roles for deploying Six Sigma within the organization for improving project results. 2. Select appropriate project management and quality tools to manage Six Sigma projects. 3. Develop a business case (project charter and team performance) for Six Sigma project success in a specific process related to the participant’s company. 4. Implement a data gathering procedure based upon the business case for the project. 5. Analyze the Six Sigma project results in a strategic business perspective and communicate these results appropriately to all levels of an organization. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Professionals in a decision-making capacity for their company who have the basic Green Belt knowledge of the DMAIC process or have advanced experience utilizing a mature quality management system which involves data-intensive decision making. Managers requiring the skills necessary to make fact- based decisions related to operational business issues as a basis for improvement will benefit from this training program. LEARNING OBJECTIVES The goal of this advanced Six Sigma Black Belt course is to prepare Quality Assurance professionals in the manufacturing or service industries to improve their the Six Sigma process methodology to support continuous improvement and attain improved project results in support of their organization’s strategic goals and objectives. Participants will be prepared for the ASQ CSSBB examination. BENEFITS OF ATTENDING Attendees of this Six Sigma Black Belt training class will further develop their practical knowledge of the DMAIC process as it directly relates to supporting continuous process improvement. The ability to formally develop a project and to provide a critical analysis of process elements in relation to the operations and strategic goals of organizations will be a skill gained by successful participants in this course. Participants will be prepared for the ASQ certification examination experience by experiencing practice exams and analyzing the test question structures. [-]

Senior International Project Manager

Campus Full time 5 days May 2017 Saudi Arabia Riyadh

SIPM is a fast moving and engaging seminar, focusing on a pragmatic approach and applying a series of processes that are regarded as first-class practices within project management. This course seeks to equip the participants with a clear method to manage projects, with practical tools and techniques designed to make the classic project tasks easy to handle. [+]

SIPM is a fast moving and engaging seminar, focusing on a pragmatic approach and applying a series of processes that are regarded as first-class practices within project management. This course seeks to equip the participants with a clear method to manage projects, with practical tools and techniques designed to make the classic project tasks easy to handle. During the seminar, participants will undertake fifteen exercises in small groups given them the opportunities to apply the theory blocks and reinforce the learning. The training course on Managing International Project & Programs for the Senior Project Manager addresses the processes of modern project management, in particular, the aspects of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and the close-out of multi-facet/multi-disciplinary programs. The course affords the attendees the opportunity to apply modern project management tools and the current techniques for improved project planning, execution and control of international projects. Further, the course allows the attendees to participate in small group and full class discussions on the current issues and professional topics addressed in the course and the broader issues and concerns of the international program management arena. COURSE KEY TAKEAWAYS 1. Appreciate the high-performing organizations support project management though standardized practices and by aligning projects to a clearly defined strategy. 2. Understand how high-performing organizations fully understand the value of project management and are creating a project management mind set. 3. Realise that high-performing organizations focus on HR talent management, where technical skills are enhanced by leadership, strategy and management strengths. 4. Appreciate why unsuccessful projects fail to meet goals due to poor requirement, communication, quality and risk management and how proper application of these practices can lead to success. 5. Realise that in the 21st century business success is achieved by addressing international business culture, the dynamic pace of projects delivery and remote working practices. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Project managers wishing to formalize and extend their existing knowledge from a project competency perspective whilst building on best international practices based on knowledge areas and processes Any senior project stakeholder moving into an international environment wishing to understand the challenges around achieving successful international projects and programs Senior managers/directors who would like to develop their strategic skills for the selection and successful management of projects and programs Team leaders working in an international project environment that would like to broaden their understanding of the different perspectives of project management including theories/eponymous laws such as agency theory, stewardship theory, Parkinson’s law and student syndrome and how these impact project success Team members looking to develop their awareness of international project management and how they can best support their project managers Sponsors of projects, who would like to learn more about how international projects are setup and managed as well as many tips on their role and how to be an excellent and supportive sponsor [-]

Senior Professional in HR - International

Campus Full time 5 days May 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

Why HRCI Certification? The HR Certification Institute offers a comprehensive portfolio of advanced professional credentials for HR professionals worldwide. Through the combination of formal education and experience, adherence to high ethical Standards, demonstrated knowledge and achievement through exam and a renewed commitment to continuing professional development, certified HR professionals enhance their credibility and the organizations they serve. 120,000+HR professionals worldwide proudly maintain the HR Certification Institute’s credentials as a mark of high professional distinction. [+]

Why HRCI Certification? The HR Certification Institute offers a comprehensive portfolio of advanced professional credentials for HR professionals worldwide. Through the combination of formal education and experience, adherence to high ethical Standards, demonstrated knowledge and achievement through exam and a renewed commitment to continuing professional development, certified HR professionals enhance their credibility and the organizations they serve. 120,000+HR professionals worldwide proudly maintain the HR Certification Institute’s credentials as a mark of high professional distinction. COURSE KEY TAKEAWAYS 1. Participate actively in the development of the organization’s HR strategy 2. Integrate local and global HR practices 3. Knowledge of organizational development methods, problem-solving techniques, change management processes and techniques and leadership concepts and applications 4. Identify industry trends in HR 5. Establish and review results of an employee performance management system WHO SHOULD TAKE THE SPHRI? Human Resource Professionals/ Practitioners around the Globe that meet the following eligibility requirements: A minimum of 4 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a Master’s degree or global equivalent A minimum of 5 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent A minimum of 7 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a high school diploma or global equivalent [-]

Supplier Relationship Management Practitioner

Campus Full time 5 days May 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

Businesses are increasingly reliant on their supply partners. Learn how to focus on the suppliers who can help your organization move into the future. Take advantage of this extensive learning program, delving deep into the ‘source-to-exit’ relationship governance of your supply base. Learn about tools that will develop your skills and enhance your capabilities. Be able to make greater contributions to drive forward your corporate goals and objectives and drive smarter behaviors from your internal clients. [+]

Businesses are increasingly reliant on their supply partners. Learn how to focus on the suppliers who can help your organization move into the future. Take advantage of this extensive learning program, delving deep into the ‘source-to-exit’ relationship governance of your supply base. Learn about tools that will develop your skills and enhance your capabilities. Be able to make greater contributions to drive forward your corporate goals and objectives and drive smarter behaviors from your internal clients. Learn how to create an atmosphere where your suppliers become more than just a supplier; where they develop the ability to be a ‘responsible supplier’ treating you as a ‘customer of choice’; where they become a true business partner and a strategic asset to your organization focused on long term mutual goals. This course is a mix of both theory and practice. There are short lectures, group discussions and numerous interactive exercises, all designed to develop new ideas and gain full understanding of how and where we can choose to drive better supplier relationships. COURSE KEY TAKEWAYS 1. Build effective governance structures for managing suppliers 2. Educate others in the design of a successful contractual arrangement 3. Identify, engage and influence key stakeholders and executive management 4. Create a positive approach to change 5. Design and implement a communications plan WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for: Supplier Relationship Managers Contract Managers / Engineers / Specialists Local Content Development Managers Procurement Managers / Coordinators Business Relationship Managers Business Unit Managers Anybody directly interfacing with the supply chain LEARNING OUTCOMES Build effective governance structures for managing suppliers Educate others in the design of a successful contractual arrangement Identify, engage and influence key stakeholders and executive management Create a positive approach to change Design and implement a communications plan Resolve conflicts and issues collaboratively BENEFITS OF ATTENDING IACCM eLearning Resources (12 months access) eBook of the Operational Guide, the core reference work for contract and commercial practitioners Access to insights and tools for a full year Certified candidates become members of IACCM and gain access to global content and advice provided by expert contributors in induct [-]