Insight Dubai Global Leadership Conference
Insight Dubai is an annual event for young women from around the world who are interested in expanding their knowledge on Arabic leadership and governance, as well as various women’s issues affecting women globally. The Conference aims at dispelling cultural myths about women through debates, open mike sessions and interactive meetings with renowned women from the region. Our guest speakers have included the late Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Her Highness Sheikha Lubna bin Khalid Al Qassimi, Minister of Foreign Trade, Her Excellency Maryam Khalfan Al Roomi, the UAE Minister for Social Affairs, journalists, doctors, lawyers and many more. The Conference offers an insight into the Emirati culture through various events and entertainment, such as visit to the Federal National Council, a tour of Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and a dhow cruise. It is an incredible opportunity for all to increase their global awareness and establish lasting friendships and networks.
“I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful " Insight Dubai 2008" week ...I had so much fun and learnt a lot about the UAE culture, made friends and acquaintances who I will cherish forever. I learnt a great deal about myself too. The Conference was everything I hoped it would be and much more. Thank you once again so much for giving me an opportunity to experience one of the most enriching experiences of my life." -Sajan, participant from Nepal.
Link to Insight Dubai Conference web site
Higher Colleges of Technology - Dubai College Bazaar
HCT - Dubai Bazaar, held at the Women’s Campus is one of the highlights of the academic year and a great example of student entrepreneurship in action. Over the course of three days, students are involved in running a business of their choice at the College campus. The main objective is to make profit, as well as apply learning from the classroom. Students are responsible for all aspects of business set-up including purchase, production, pricing, promotion and customer service, which translates to students practicing skills in finance, marketing, and managing employees and customers. Other HCT - Dubai Departments run non-profit businesses to benefit the local community. For example, Health Sciences students offer free health checks and organize blood drives to benefit Dubai hospitals, and Education students run special learning activities for young children who come as visitors with their parents. During the Bazaar, students compete for awards in entrepreneurship and innovation. Once the Bazaar finishes, students reflect and report on their successes and failures in order to improve in the future.
An important part of HCT - Dubai’s aim of educating the whole student is hosting conferences that initiate important discussions about real-world problems. In 2009, HCT - Dubai students organized a conference Re-thinking Human Resources (HR) in the Current Financial Crisis. The Conference featured industry and student speakers who discussed HR issues related to the current world financial crisis and especially its effect on businesses in the UAE. It was noted that, during the economic crisis, the HR role has become much more complex. It now has an important function of helping businesses adapt to the new circumstances, through managing, maintaining, and increasing the skill level of employees. The Conference addressed in a deeper and more critical manner the challenges that HR faces. Students improved their research and presentation skills by participating in the Conference.