Bahrain Management Society is set to organise the annual International Leadership Conference (ILC 2012) under the theme “Enforcing Regional Competitiveness through Leadership, Critical Thinking and Innovation”.
The President of the Board of Directors of, Dr. Adel Hamad said that the event would be held under the auspices of His Excellency Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, Minister of Energy, at the Regency Intercontinental Hotel from 15 to 16 May 2012 with the participation of local, regional and international high-level of speakers, Chief Executives, Senior Managers, Heads of Departments as well as participation of public and private sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Dr. Adel Hamad expressed the appreciation of the Board and members of the Bahrain Management Society to His Excellency Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, Minister of Energy, Honorary President of the Society on the continuing patronage of the International Leadership Conference and cherishing his great efforts that have had a profound impact on the success of this annual series of conferences.
“The biggest challenge facing organizations today is how to attract and develop the best institutional leaders capable of coping with global changes and keep up with the drive of evolution taking place in the world because the human talent is evolving increasingly and contribute significantly to the overall development and that the scope of such talent development of these leaders is boundless and does stand at a certain point,” he said.
“Our government, led by His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister and with the support of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa the Crown Prince, Deputy Commander and in the prosperous era of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, is interested in the development of the people in Bahrain to achieve success in all vital sectors and gaining the highest international standards in the field of Leadership Excellence at all job levels,” the Director of Public Relations and Media , Hassan Al Fardan said.
“In line with its strategy, Bahrain Management Society has adopted in its various activities and programs ambitious initiatives aimed at consolidating the concept of Leadership Excellence and dissemination and promotion of this culture at various levels in private and government institutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain,” he added.
The conference strategic theme is based on three main topics of Leadership, Critical thinking and Innovation. The first topic will review Case studies of Leadership Excellence that enforce regional competitiveness and illustrate highlights of the most enabling behavior model for Leaders to ensure the competitive edge for their organizations and contrasts aspects of Leading from inspirational approach, rather than motivational, to open the horizon for new ideas and initiatives.
The second topic will touch upon the difference between Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking and the application of critical thinking strategically to enforce regional competitiveness and also the importance of learning how to challenge assumptions and expand perceptions in problem solving.
The third topic will focus on the application of innovation to lead effectively, work collaboratively, drive results and realize excellent performance. Also Innovative leadership role in achieving success today and in the uncertain times to come in addition to ways Leaders select to promote and support organizational innovation and Building a culture that promotes creativity & innovation in organizations and also discussing best practices for designing an Innovation Transformation Program and measuring results “.
“The conference is aimed at CEOs, CTOs, CFOs, Directors, VPs , Managers, Business Owners, Senior Analysts, Quality Managers , Service Managers ,Project/Program Managers, Directors, Suppliers/Vendors, Academics in the fields of Management, Social Sciences, Education/Training, Research Students, Trainers, Industry consultants, Knowledge Managers and Change Practitioners. ”
“Bahrain Management Society attaches great importance in holding Management events, programs and visits and arranges for discussions related to Leadership development in line with the distinct 2030Economic vision of the Kingdom of Bahrain,” Al Fardan said.