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7th CIBAFI – Ivey Business School joint executive programme was launched to hone future-ready leaders

November 1, 2021
islamic finance

The General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI), the global umbrella of Islamic financial institutions, and Ivey Business School at Western University, Canada, continue their productive collaboration and successfully convened their seventh edition of the joint Executive Programme. This year’s programme is themed “Strategic Agility, Leadership Style and Character, and Effective Team Management and Organizational Culture”. The programme will run for four days.

Following the successful execution of their joint Executive Programmes, this 2021 Executive Programme is a very timely edition to address leadership concerns in a period of fast-evolving environments with disruptive technologies and continuing spread of COVID – 19 to be the major contributors of concerns in many parts of the world.

To respond to these challenges and disruptions, through the unique learning method of this programme, participants will be exposed to practical deep dive on leadership style and character and how to utilise these to enable successful strategies as well as assess potential “game changers” relevant to the industry.

Senior Executives of Islamic banks as well as regulatory authorities have gathered to take part in this world-class and highly interactive learning experience that facilitates a deeper reflection and exposition on how executives need to re-engineer their mindset and transform the way they lead their organizations forward.

Amid the challenges of the new normal, leaders must also understand the impact they have on their employee well-being and the health of communities. The participants of the programme will be exposed to different workshops and case studies to provide practical insights into how leaders should engage and motivate team members and facilitate effective talent grooming through difficult conversations and constructive feedback and mentoring. Overall, the participants will learn how to properly manage internal and external stakeholders to create value.

As a leading international organisation, CIBAFI continually supports the Islamic financial industry through specific activities and initiatives which promote growth, uphold ethical practices and Islamic finance values in all financial dealings and transactions. CIBAFI is committed to facilitating cooperation between members and institutions of common interest as well as in providing platforms to discuss emerging issues and sharing knowledge through specialized publications and comprehensive training programmes.

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