DPG launches ‘Corporate Academy’ General July 17, 2012July 28, 20120 Dubai: Dubai Properties Group, a member of Dubai Holding, recently launched its Corporate Academy programme to promote a culture of learning and continuous development among DPG employees. The Academy is designed to promote best practice structured training programmes via a series of business and academic qualified trainings. The programme which is accredited by recognised industry and academic institutions was strategically launched under the direction of Group CEO, Khalid Al Malik. The announcement comes after considerable research was conducted into the training and development needs of its people, and reflects DPG’s dedication to the career progression of employees. The programme aims to harness employees’ potential by promoting individual development through specialised skill-based learning that is aligned with company-wide strategic business goals. The initiative presents an opportunity for employees to excel in their respective fields, while contributing to the overall success of the group. DPG’s Corporate Academy is approved and endorsed by the prestigious Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) for providing accredited, specialised skill-based learning adapted for each respective grade to map an individual’s career path from the time they join the company until they obtain their academic certification (Diploma and MBA). Training is provided through workshops, courses and academic modules conducted and certified by reputed educational institutions such as Insead University. Commenting on the launch of the Corporate Academy, Arif Mubarak, Group Chief Operating Officer at DPG said, “Through this initiative, our aim is to provide employees with the necessary tools and competencies to move forward in their career. We plan to further enhance and develop such employee initiatives in the coming years by introducing and encouraging a culture of progression and career development at all levels.” As part of the programme, a development plan has been created for each position in the company to tailor a dedicated training programme and management training priorities in line with company’s core corporate policies and procedures. This plan allows each employee to acquire the necessary skills for their current and future roles at DPG. In addition to general skills and tailored training courses, Corporate Academy provides training to its supervisory and middle management in line with DPG’s core business strategies. The leadership programme includes forums and workshops with leading industry experts.