National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations: Young Executives Scholarships Available for current MBA students & recent MBA graduates

Immediate Opportunity – Deadline Monday, December 14th
For the first time and at the heart of the Muslim World, Savola Group (one of the Middle East’s top conglomerates) in collaboration with Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and Madinah Knowledge Economic City are pleased to announce the launch of the Program for Advanced Leadership and Management (PALM) in Madinah and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The program combines top quality content, world-class speakers and live local case studies. Through interaction with international and diverse peers as well as professors from top business schools, authors of best-selling books and highly experienced consultants from the top global consulting firms, participants will have the opportunity to expand their business repertoire to include new concepts, paradigms and practices. Program faculty include 23 renowned speakers from around the world; among them Dr. Paul Schoemaker (Wharton School), Dr. John H. Fleming (Gallup Consulting), Dr. Omar Sawaya (A.T. Kearney), Bahjat El-Darwiche (Booz & Company), Dieter Roelen (Mckinsey & Company), Dr. Ary Ginanjar Agustian (ESQ Indonesia), Dr. Jean-Luc Kastner (TTM Associates) and Dr. Tarek H. Selim (American University in Cairo), to name a few.

The program addresses core business management areas such as strategic planning, corporate finance, marketing and branding, talent management, supply chain management, decision making, and managing technology. The program also sharpens participants’ leadership skills through action learning, personality profiling and executive coaching.

The Young Executive Scholarship (YES) reflects Savola Group’s commitment to build a core base of talented and highly educated future leaders and to provide them with strong networking opportunities. YES aims as well at enhancing understanding and collaboration among business executives from Saudi Arabia and other nations.

The scholarship covers tuition, accommodation and air tickets to attend the PALM program which will be held from 15th to the 28th of January 2010.

To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates should:

>> Have just completed their MBA or be currently working towards an MBA program in one of the top business schools with very high academic performance. The program is not open to undergraduates, even if they are business majors.
>> Demonstrate leadership potential.
>> Demonstrate high performance and strong result-focus.
>> Hold a track record of tangible achievements.
>> Have outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of high-performing individuals.
>> An entrepreneurial orientation, proven track record of taking initiative.
>> Have professional demeanor and excellence in oral and written communications.

To apply for this scholarship:
The National Council is able to select two individuals for this scholarships and must make its nominations ASAP. Interested students should submit academic transcripts and a detailed letter of application specifically demonstrating the ways in which the candidate meets the eligibility requirements for this program. In addition, applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who knows their work well. Prior participation in National council programs – Model Arab League, internships, or Arabic programs at YCMES will be included in the factors determining the selection of the scholarship winners. All application materials become the property of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Deadline for the receipt of materials is Monday, December 14th at 12:00 Noon, EST. Materials may be submitted electronically as e-mail attachments, by facsimile copy, or by express mail service, and sent to:

Dr. James A. Winship
Vice President, Programs
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
1730 M Street, NW Suite 503
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 202-293-6466
Fax: 202-293-7770

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