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November 4, 2013

Carnegie Mellon University In Qatar Builds Links With Local Business Community

CMUQ.jpgThirty executives from key Qatari organizations recently gathered at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar to participate in a two-day executive education course focusing on dynamic organizational leadership.

The Executive Education Leadership Coursewas held at the CMU-Q campus.jpgAttendees came from organizations that Carnegie Mellon has built strategic partnerships with, including the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics, the Permanent Committee for Drug and Alcohol Affairs, Ministry of Interior, Al-Jazeera Media Network, RasGas, Qatar Finance and Business Academy, Al Faisal Holding, Ezdan Holding and Commercial Bank of Qatar.

The course, held at Carnegie Mellon’s campus, featured lectures by Thomas Emerson, distinguished career professor in business administration, and Starling D Hunter, visiting associate teaching professor in business administration.

The program develops organizational leadership skills needed to implement major capital projects in Qatar. Based on the work of American psychologist Daniel Goleman, the lectures highlighted key characteristics for a leader, detailing emotional intelligence alongside other valuable skills.

The workshop is part of a series of Executive training courses offered by Carnegie Mellon Qatar to develop working methods, improve job performance, and provide best practices in management. In Qatar, Carnegie Mellon offers undergraduate programs in biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science and information systems.

To read the full article on Carnegie Mellon's website, please click here.