Posted on November 15, 2017

HEC Paris, one of the world’s leading providers of Executive Education, recently demonstrated its support for Doha Learning Week (DLW) with a public learning session, designed to engage young people, corporate leaders, chief learning officers and educationists with local and international education experiences.

The two-hour interactive session, titled ‘Levels of Learning and Types of Skills for Business Success in the Year 2020’ was held at the HEC Paris Doha Campus in Tornado Tower. It was conducted by HEC Paris Affiliate Professor Dr. Wolfgang Amann, who has designed and delivered executive education seminars for more than 20 years, and currently serves as professor of Strategy and leadership, as well as Academic Director of several programs at HEC Paris in Qatar. The Masterclass addressed the increasing levels of adversity across the business environment and the necessary skills business leaders will need to be successful by 2020. The session highlighted the implications adversity will have on learning and development departments in organizations in Qatar, the impact on the education and business sectors, and the opportunities for growth as a result.

“Leaders and managers in Qatar face increasing degrees of adversity in their business environment. Globally and regionally active competitors cause margins to erode and impede even the best plans from being implemented soundly and that will continue as business landscapes continue to evolve,” said Dr Amann. “Through this session we were able to give the participants a better understanding of how the development and implementation of strategies must evolve and what skills and techniques they will require to be successful in the years ahead. I’m confident they can adapt the knowledge of this learning session into their roles to better serve their organizations.”

HEC Paris is a proud partner of DLW, which runs from November 10-16, and is the flagship educational event of the World Innovation Summit on Education (WISE), aimed at celebrating and raising awareness of education and learning resources and initiatives in Doha. DLW was held in collaboration with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and other local partners, and featured a series of workshops, movie screenings, exhibitions, lectures, performances, tours, and hackathons. “It is an honour for HEC Paris to be part of Doha Learning Week and to share our renowned knowledge and expertise through this masterclass,” said Dr Nils Plambeck, Dean and CEO of HEC Paris in Qatar.

“Visionary initiatives such as the WISE Summit and DLW are great enablers for Qatar National Vision 2030 for a knowledge-based economy. They perfectly complement the HEC Paris' goals, in partnership with Qatar Foundation, to educate the leaders of tomorrow, independent of whether they work in for-profit organizations, or in the governmental sector.”