TRENDS Center launches new training programs in 2023
TRENDS Research and Advisory launched a package of new
and specialized training programs targeting university students and employees.
The new programs were launched as part of TRENDS training vision for the year
2023. The Center celebrated the
graduation of a new batch of trainees that includes university students.
These courses were tailored to the areas of research,
strategic report writing, analysis and foresight. Moreover, there was a
training program for TRENDS employees entitled "Derayah" or
Knowledge. The program falls in line with TRENDS vision of spreading knowledge
at the global level and preparing qualified human cadres to deal with various
developments, changes and challenges.
A number of trainees from universities, institutions and other
entities received these courses, offered by a group of TRENDS’ experts and
researchers. The program was conducted under the supervision of the Training
Derayah targets TRENDS employees who possess distinctive
skills in various fields to share with the rest of their colleagues in the
interest of working at the center.
TRENDS celebrated the graduation of Mohammed Aman
Siddiqui, a student specializing in international relations at the American
University of Sharjah, who completed a training course at TRENDS. His course
was related to the requirements of his university, focused on scientific
research, reporting and analysis, while students from other universities
continue their training.
Mr. Saqr Al-Sharif, Director of the Training and
Development Department at TRENDS Center, said that some of these courses last
for two months. They were designed in line with the Center’s vision of the
importance of training and the use of research in empowering university
students and work teams in institutions through training programs. The training
package includes specialized courses and workshops. TRENDS provide the highest
international training and development standards with the aim of developing the
skills and enabling trainees to possess work tools. Trainees learn theoretical
or applied scientific research tools.
Al-Sharif stressed that TRENDS Center empowers and qualifies
young people with robust training programs that help them in their prospective
The "Derayah" program aims to refine and
enhance the skills of employees with additional expertise (knowledge,
administrative, technical). It raises awareness and provide an opportunity to exchange
ideas, scientific and share administrative experiences. The
Director of Training Department said that the duration of the program shall be
three months, starting this June and ending in December 2023.
It is noteworthy that TRENDS' training and development
programs include five main areas; the first is the research field, which
includes the political analysis program, reports writing and situation assessment.
Other subjects include the necessary tools to conduct research and field
studies. The program enables the trainees to foresee the future and build
analytic scenarios through research and conduct of field studies.
The second area includes media training, which was
recently introduced. It includes television presentation programs, television
interviews, training of moderators and presenters and media and digital
monitoring. The training includes the art of public speaking, language skills.
The third area covers administrative training, which includes courses in
etiquette and diplomatic protocol, building a comprehensive diplomatic
personality, global developments and their impact on human resource management
and development. There is a training session on leading work groups, developing
creative teams, strategic goals and policies.
The fourth module deals with specialized training. It includes
specialized courses and programs designed for a specific segment. This one
train the candidates on new skills and knowledge, in line with their own
objectives and skills. They consist of training on comprehensive political
analyses preparation, specialized political negotiation skills, opinion polls,
questionnaire design and analysis, crisis management, decision-making skills
support and strategic planning skills. The fifth part is on-demand training.
This module fulfils the objectives of the concerned entity. The program can be
delivered on physical attendance basis or through virtual video communication.
The continuous training and development sector at TRENDS contributes to the
process of developing individuals, work teams and institutions.