Josoor to launch new training and development programmes

DOHA: Josoor Institute, a centre of excellence for the sports and events industries, inspired and developed by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), is launching a new set of training and development programmes. The new programmes which will be delivered in partnership with Leaders, a global event, publishing and consultancy business in sport, will focus on strategic management and advanced leadership.  The new offerings will enable delegates to combine best practice from the global world of sport with business insight and academic rigor.


The training and development programmes include five sets of offerings that will run from September to December. These programmes include the ‘Advance Leadership Programme’, targeted at senior executives, the ‘Professional Development Workshops’ and the ‘Masterclass’ that are open to professionals in the sports and events industries. The new programmes also include ‘Executive Networking’ sessions targeted at senior leaders in the sports and events industries, in addition to ‘Outreach’ sessions dedicated to university students. The programmes will focus on leadership, sports and events marketing, commercial best practice and venue & stadium management among others. Delegates can register for more than one type of programme of the same theme to gain deeper knowledge and understanding of the presented topics.


The newly introduced programmes offer flexible learning and development opportunities and will be delivered by renowned industry experts including Simon Bazalgette, Group Chief Executive Officer of The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing and the UK’s second highest spectator sport; Jonathan Ford, Chief Executive, Football Association of Wales a founding member of both FIFA, UEFA and key member of the International Football Association Board that decides upon the rules of the game globally, and Simon Crouch, Chief Operating Officer of TEAM Marketing, UEFA’s record marketing company. Also speaking at the workshops are Benjamin Morel, Managing Director SVP EMEA of NBA and Damien Comolli, Sporting Director with extensive scouting experience across Europe, most recently oversaw the signings of Suarez and Jordan Henderson at Liverpool FC.


Speaking about Josoor Institute’s new offerings, Mushtaq Al Waeli, Executive Director (acting) of Josoor Institute said: “The launch of the new training and development programmes come in line with our efforts of growing and developing the industry’s human capital that will enable the MENA region to become a top choice destination for sports and mega events. The new set of programmes delivered in partnership with Leaders have been designed to fit the needs and knowledge gaps of the region’s sports and events industries. I am confident that delegates will find tangible value that will help them advance their careers.  Our partnership with Leaders enables us to deliver cutting-edge knowledge with their experience in delivering conferences that are widely recognised and receptive in sports and events industries across the globe.”


The first batch of the programmes is set to take place between 26 and 29 September.


The first workshop of the Advanced Leadership Programme focuses on developing leadership and management capabilities for sports business leaders in the MENA region.  This explores personal purpose and leadership philosophy, neuroscience of leadership, managing talent, coaching others, building high performance teams, creating a high performance culture and leading organisational change.


The September Professional Development Workshop, titled ‘Strategic Management for Sport Organisations’ will equip delegates with the means of leading project teams and analysing markets to develop strategy and implementation plans.  The workshop will run from 26 to 28 September.


The first session of the Masterclass will examine a different aspect of ‘Strategic Management’. The session is due to take place on the 27 September and will focus on how to develop an organisational purpose, and how to effectively implement a strategy.


The Executive Networking session on ‘Leading Sports and Events Organisations’ will help delegates to improve their team management skills, and give them an opportunity to meet senior level peers from the sports and events industry.  The Executive Networking session is due to take place on 26 September. 


The Outreach session titled ‘Leadership Lessons from Sport’ taking place on 28 September focuses on establishing a personal leadership philosophy and developing coaching skills.  Delegates will explore in-depth the latest leadership theory and practices.


Interested delegates are encouraged to visit Josoor Institute’s website to learn more and register for the programmes. Additionally, they may contact [email protected] for more information.

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