Concurrent Session
Speaker Cancellation: How Saudi Aramco Developed Our Future Leaders: A Case Study
Georgia World Congress Center
Tuesday 06/26/2012 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM   Add to calendar
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This session provides insights into a corporate wide intensive learning and development program called Saudi Aramco Professional Development Academy. (SAPDA) 

Saudi Aramco is one of the largest producers of crude oil in the world with a workforce of over 55,000. SAPDA, the corporate-wide intensive learning and development program, effectively addresses the needs of newly hired professionals who are considered the future leaders of the company. It provides a detailed account of the development of an integrated approach for identifying and building on strengths of young talent to effectively develop their potential, and to inspire them to contribute to the success of company and the wider community. It illustrates how this program incorporated a learner-centered and participant-driven methodology to sharpen the young talent competencies towards smooth transition to the working environment. In addition the session highlights the challenges and issues of the SAPDA leadership team in program development.