sustaining its efforts to empower talented employees and prepare the future leaders of the banking sector
Kuwait, 18 October 2021: Burgan Bank has concluded the Arrows team training in collaboration with the American University of Kuwait (AUK). This training is part of the Bank’s Ro2ya Program designed to develop the skills and expertise of the promising banking professionals and contribute to empowering the future leaders of the banking sector.
Ro2ya Program was launched in February 2020 in support of the Central Bank of Kuwait’s initiative urging all the banking sector’s players to actively engage in preparing the next generation of Kuwaiti leaders. Ro2ya aims at preparing the future senior Kuwaiti bankers at Burgan by supporting talented employees and enabling them to acquire advanced banking and leadership skills. The talent in the program are divided into the Eagles, the Arrows and the Sprouts teams, and each group follows special trainings designed to develop the participants skills and knowledge in their various fields of specialization.
The Arrows team training program, started in January 2021 and completed in October 2021, has made considerable progress under the strategic collaboration with the AUK. The learning journey of the 21 Arrow team members was composed of 6 programs organized in a combination of virtual and in-person learning. It focused on the objectives of boosting the participants competencies with the required banking knowledge and technical skills. The trainees engaged in workshops, group work and post-module projects following the completion of the training’s modules designed to empower and enable them to deliver outstanding performance and prepare to assume senior executive positions in the future.
Commenting the successful conclusion of the Arrows program, Mrs. Ghada El-Kady, Unit Head- Learning & Talent Development, said “Ro2ya is gaining ongoing momentum by achieving its strategic objective of upskilling Burgan Kuwaiti talents, growing them into becoming more modern holistic bankers ready to assume higher leadership roles in the Bank. The dynamic collaboration between Burgan’s Learning and Talent Development and AUK’s Center for Continuing Education is projecting increased strategic association under the KIPCO Group. We are aiming to increase learning impact and add the best possible value to our talent and the future of our business.”
Mr. Bashar Al-Qattan, Talent Manger- Learning & Talent Development, said “It has been a privilege working closely with our sister company AUK in designing, developing and implementing our strategic initiative for the Arrows segment under Ro2ya program. The program was designed to develop our future leaders and help them cope successfully with the current and emerging global market challenges. They have shown great commitment towards the program and made considerable progress. We will continue supporting the learning and growth journey of our talents to further advance their potential so they can be fully prepared for higher roles and responsibilities.”
Burgan Bank will continue supporting the learning and development journey of the Arrows and the other talent in Ro2ya Program. The Bank relies on both the expertise of its Learning and Talent Development specialists as well as on the impactful collaborations with organizations sharing the Bank’s commitment to be a driving force of change and sustainable development by promoting continuous learning opportunities as well as knowledge and capacity building among the younger generations.