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MILE Sponsored the 1st Regional ASTD in the Middle East with Active Exhibition Participation; Revealing the 2013 Flagship Leadership Programs


(Jeddah - Jan 23rd, 2013) Madinah Institute For Leadership & Entrepreneurship (MILE) has successfully participated at The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) MENA Conference & Exhibition held at Hilton Jeddah during the period of ( 13th -15th January 2013 ) as a sponsor.

This year theme was “Enabling Excellence in Human Capital Development”. As a responsive step toward the announced theme - MILE has revealed a bunch-set of its 2013 flagship leadership programs and demonstrated the latest designed features and topics covered.  The 2013 calendar offers high quality programs to meet the stunning need for both the MENA and OIC countries; this includes High Performance Islamic Finance (HPIF), Leadership Program for High Performance Healthcare Organizations (HPHO), the 5th Program for Advanced Leadership & Management (PALM5), plus other MILE successor programs.

“MILE methodology in delivering just-to-fit specialized leadership programs; have been designed in high quality and delivered by numerous internationally recognized speakers, consultants and trainers is a key factor in successes achieved so far. We are proud to enrich the leadership building capacity within the region” said Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Mahmoud, MILE CEO.

MILE aims to be the central hub of the leadership and entrepreneurship executive education of the MENA and OIC countries; providing the top-notch executive education programs offered by top schools’ professors and competing even in quality.

“The program design process is unique, we have certain set of quality assurance to enable the leadership application, increase corporate productivity and address decision makers’ challenges and needs. It is a combined unique experience rather than knowledge transfer sessions.” Said Sayed Belal Hyder - Director, Executive Education Programs.

MILE programs are being delivered and attended by speakers and executives from 25+ countries and more than 22 top business schools worldwide with continues online free webinars to maximize the the outreach of knowledge publicity and  transfer.



Dr. Mohammed Moustafa Mahmoud,to participate at the 4th Annual Managing Local Talent 2012 event in Doha, Qatar

Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entreprenuership’sCEO, Dr. Mohammed Moustafa Mahmoud,to participate at the 4th Annual Managing Local Talent 2012 event in Doha, Qatar as a guest speaker in the “Meet Your Expert Speaker Panel”

Dr. Mahmoud will be attending the event as an advisor to the Saudi Ministry of Labour. His presentation will be covering some very important topics including, the leadership deficit gap in the Middle East and how companies can ensure sustainability.

He is planning on providing the attendees with an integrated framework for leadership development and how to effectively use information and communication technology. The presentation will be concluded with some tips on building and sustaining effective partnerships.

According to JumanaMashraqui, Senior Conference Producer, “Dr. Mahmoud’s expertise on the subject will definitely help to keep the attendees engaged and excited.”

The conference will take place from October 1 – 3 2012 with the theme of Realizing the National Vision, Unveiling Incalculable Potential in National Talent. It is an effort to reinforce nationalization efforts which remain an integral part of reforms in the GCC where eachgovernment is trying hard to cope-up with its population of unemployednationals.


In its 4th successful year, 4th Annual Managing Local Talent promises to provide an unprecedented platform for thought provoking case studies, fast hand experiences through presentations unflinching panel discussions and interactive post event workshops.


Royal Decree appoints advisor: Dr. Ali Q Jawad has joined the Royal Court of Oman


The Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) is proud to announce that Dr. Ali bin Qasim bin Jawad al Lawati has been appointed as an advisor of studies and researches at the Diwan of the Royal Court with a special grade through Royal Decree No 47/2012 by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos.

Dr. Ali bin Qasim bin Jawad al Lawati is an active member of MILE’s Global Academic Advisory Council, sharing and implementing MILE’s vision to become an epicenter for the development of our region’s talent pool and the establishment of Saudi Arabia as a knowledge-based economy.

MILE is backed by an elite group of 26 masterminds, including Dr. Al Lawati, who advise, consult and ensure that the programs we offer are exactly what executives need. This multicultural and highly experienced committee truly reflects MILE's value of diversity and openness to synergistic global business collaboration.

As a member of our team, Dr. Al Lawatiwas a key participant in MILE’s HPG program in September 2011 where he presented on the topic of Smart Transformation in Governmentthrough a presentation called “Leadership Development - Leading Smart Transformation”. It can be viewed through the following link;

During this first HPG program, MILE collaborated with Dr. Al Lawati to promote his book as part of our knowledge sharing effort through a book signing ceremony. He is the co-author of "Leading Smart Transformation: A roadmap for world class government" published by Palgrave Macmillan in March 2011.The book covers information that greatly benefits CEOs, executives and high ranking government officials in our current times of turbulence. Al Lawati provides powerful insights into what it takes for leaders to create efficient and successful governments.

In our continuous effort to bring top professors from top business schools around the globe along with CEOs from the most successful businesses in the Middle East, and consultants from the leading consulting companies bringing the latest research and case-studies and leading trainers from the strongest training institutes, MILE has invited Dr. Al Lawati to participate in our next HPG program.

Dr. Ali bin Qasim bin Jawad al Lawatiwill be contributingto MILE’s HPG 2 program, by presenting a case study on the Transformational Challenges in Government. The second HPG program will have the theme; Leadership Programs on High Performance Government and will be taking place 23 – 29 November 2012 in Medinah, KSA. For more information on the program and for registration to the program, click on the following link: .

With 379 executives from 25 different countries, and 109 speakers of 15 nationalities MILE is keen on ensuring that our team of qualified experts are devoted to developing the training programs that best suit the need of executives.

MILE provides a full and rich learning experience with follow-up and consulting after the program, webinars, case-studies, online surveys, assessments and books. For an individual to grow they must develop not just mentally, but also physically, spiritually andsocially. Our programs integrate all these realms through healthy food and exercise (physical), executive gala dinners and couching (social) and Islamic book fairs and site seeing (spirtual).



Dr. Mohammed Moustafa Mahmoud to Attend Special Dinner Hosted by Chief Minister of Pahang State

Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship’s CEO, Dr. Mohammed Moustafa Mahmoud to Attend Special Dinner Hosted by Chief Minister of Pahang State on September 30th 2012


YabDato’ Sri Diraja (Dr.) Haji Adnan Bin Haji Yaakobis hosting an exclusive dinner talk for Dr. Mohammed Moustafa Mahmoud as a pre-conference program to the 3rd International Conference on Islam and Higher Education (ICIHE).


This pre-conference event will be covering the topic of “High Performance Governments: An Islamic Perspective on Holistic Management”. Dr. Mahmoud will be the main speaker discussing a broader insight of up-to-date government and public sector fundamentals.


Dr. Mahmoud will also be providing insights into value creation in the governmental and public sector environment, sharing tips on how to increase confidence of decision makers to make better, more informed decisions at a national level and develop initiatives to improve the quality of government functions and achieve tangible results.In addition, Dr. Mahmoud will be teaching decision makers how to effectively design, develop and deploy a high performance,accountable public service.


Other attendees the pre-conference event will be high ranking officials of Pahang State Government (EXCO members), the Head of Department (HOD) of Pahang State Agency and the top management of Pahang Foundation and its subsidiaries including IKIP (university under the Pahang state). Overall there will be around 40 elite participants attending this special dinner talk.


Dr. Mohammed Moustafa Mahmoud will also be attendingthe ICIHE, which is the third time in three consecutive years that the international conference on Islam and higher education (ICIHE) is held.


This series of ICIHE owes its origin and development to the close and steady collaboration between IAIS Malaysia, the Pahang State Foundation, and IKIP International College, which have worked hard to make this series a reality and share a common goal with MILE since its establishment as an executive education institute in 2007 under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Majed bin Abdulaziz Saud with the aim of increasing the knowledge value of executives in the Middle East.


The theme chosen for the 3rd ICIHE is “The Role of Awqaf (“Endowment”) in the Development of Islamic Higher Education: the Past, the Present, and Future Prospects.” It is a follow-up to the theme of the 2nd ICIHE “The Empowerment of Muslim Communities in Private Higher Education.” The conference will be devoted entirely to discussions of awqaf in its specific relation to the development of Muslim higher education.


Omar Al-Madhi has been recruited as the founding CEO of the Volkswagen Group of Saudi Arabia


Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) is proud to announce that our PALM2 alumnus and Young Executive Scholarship recipient, Omar Al-Madhi has been recruited as the founding CEO of the Volkswagen Group of Saudi Arabia.

Omar Al-Madhi joins the Volkswagen Group's leadership after five years as a member of SAGIA's executive team where his last role was Assistant Deputy Governor for Research, Analysis & Councils. In his new position, Al-Madhi’s responsibilities amongst other things include increasing the sales of Volkswagen group's brands as well as creating new business opportunities in the Kingdom.Prior to SAGIA, Omar was an associate at McKinsey & Company in Dubai. He also worked in a multitude of positions within Saudi Aramco.

Omar obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. He also received an MBA degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a co-author of "The One Thing" business case study.

The Program for Advanced Leadership and Management (PALM2) in Madinah, Saudi Arabia was Al-Madhi’s most recent certification before his new position.The program combined top quality content, world-class speakers,and live regional case studies. Al-Madhi, along with other participants had the opportunity to expand their business repertoire to include new concepts, approaches, and practices.

IESE, one of the world’s top 10 business schools, acted as MILE’s Academic Partner for this program, along with professors from London Business School, Columbia, and Thunderbird Business School , who will contribute towards an enriching and rewarding program.PALM 2 had leaders from four of the top global management consulting firms; Bain,PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and EgonZehnder, who discussedthe best global practices applied with their clients locally and regionally.

Using the latest management concepts and tools, PALM 2, focused on transforming senior executives into leaders leaving attendees with a broader vision of success and equipped to make the tough decisions required to succeed in today’s global economy.


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