Business success is driven by the quality of decisions and their implementation. Quick and rational decisions can lead the company into long term growth and decisions based on flawed logic can put a company out of business. Who can know the importance of decisions, better than a leader? A leader brings a number of characteristics to take a successful decision – acumen, instinct, experience, alertness, willingness and good listening skills. However, in today's world apparently simple decisions involve several strategies in multiple spheres, taking various stakeholders into consideration. Advanced leaders need to work within multifaceted and poorly organized social contexts, where authority is diffused, resources are dispersed, stakeholders are diverse, and goals are ambiguous, vague, or conflicting. Leading within such a context requires individuals to make innumerable critical strategic, organizational, and financial decisions.
The Program for Advanced Leadership and Management (PALM) is dedicated to leverage the skills of experienced leaders who can take advanced decisions to address challenging issues. The participants will leave with a broader vision of success and shall be equipped to make tough decisions required to succeed in today's global economy.
PALM aims at providing senior executives best up-to-date management practices so that they can familiarize with the latest trends and polish their leadership skills. Focusing on impact, this high-level multinational forum challenges business leaders both personally and professionally. 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.
The program addresses core business management areas such as strategic planning, financial decision making, marketing management, talent acquisition, operational excellence, multinational business strategies & globalization and corporate entrepreneurship. The program also offers business simulation module to enable participants to act out in different roles in different situations and to polish their capacity to make decisions with conviction as well as argue and defend their decisions by presenting a case in a flexible, harmonious, and innovative manner.
Message from Director of Program:
Khazi M. Zafar
Era of Innovation in Leadership...
Achieving world-class results doesn't happen by accident. Today's business challenges demand strategic, responsible and ethical executive leadership and unfortunately leadership is nothing more than an industry buzz-phrase, unless it saves time, cost, or labor, and it improves quality, enables growth, or develops a new competitive advantage. The knowledge, tools and relationships that can drive results at the highest level of your enterprise will be presented in a unique learning opportunity just a few months from now.
Premier executive learning opportunity in our region, the Leadership season and annual assembly point of the world's best business leaders is about to commence for the 6th consecutive time in Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Announcing the Program for Advanced Leadership and Management (PALM7) from 17th to 30th April 2015, bringing 2 weeks of non-stop interaction and learning, latest leaderships trends and best management practices from the global business leaders and world class speakers – all in one place.
Focused on building leadership and entrepreneurial excellence through our world‐class programs, we are committed to building local intellectual capital and leveraging a business model that ensures sustainability and relevant development opportunities to our present and future generations.
Top-down leadership styles have become obsolete. Today's leaders must learn how to identify and ignite the power of their entire organization. This is your chance to develop yourself as a leader who can create opportunities, envision and navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to grow organizations and create economic and social value.
Program Design Methodology
MILE follows a unique and comprehensive methodology for designing its programs and other leadership courses that it offers. Our programs answer broad industry needs and in many cases they attempt to solve existing industry pains and prevalent deficiencies that are practiced in organizational setting rendering the organizations to be unsuccessful.
At MILE we offer more than just academic curriculum taught by the leading subject experts. We follow a comprehensive cycle of program design and a standardized methodology to ensure the quality and rigor in our pedagogy. Our design team starts by reviewing latest business research and CEO voice surveys published by leading global management consultancies, this helps us to highlight new challenges and general requirement needs of the regional and local CEOs. Later, we explore leading executive education institutes and the curriculum they are offering, this leads us to contact the faculty members at top global universities who are actively engaged in executive education and who match our areas of need. As we finalize our faculty we conduct a program integration meeting which is attended by all the faculty on board and MILE's academic management committee. This meeting helps us to connect all the academic stakeholders involved and to carve out a robust program agenda which is presented for approval before the Global Academic Council at MILE. As we draw near to the program dates we conduct several short surveys, benchmarking the needs of our registered participants and making sure our faculty members adopt to their needs and learning styles.
Finally, we supplement our programs with several evening activities and optional professional training sessions offered by internationally recognized executive coaches. These activities serve to break the ice between our participants where they network and develop close network of associates. We also conduct evening medical check-ups, morning exercises and religious and spiritual activities to elevate the performance of the executives.
In short at MILE we offer a complete package for rejuvenation of your leadership skills!
The Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) brings senior executives and high potential leaders from all over the world to discover new dimensions in leadership and management practices and help them grow in their careers. MILE oﬀers participants’ priceless engagements with the world’s most inﬂuential academics and business leaders to discuss and debate on a range of critical management and leadership issues. Our programs oﬀer the participants the opportunity to become agents of positive change in their respective organizations and accomplish their personal goals.
MILE is a non-profit institution that aims at building leadership and entrepreneurial excellence in the Arab and Muslim world. MILE was initiated as one of Savola Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs; however, it grew to be a collaborative initiative that attracted the contributions and support of many companies, academic institutions, research &consulting organizations and professional groups. As of now MILE programs have been attended by top executives from more than 500 companies around the globe and have attracted above 700 participants from more than 25 countries.
MILE aspires to become among the world’s top 100 executive education institutions by 2020. MILE aims to achieve its vision through building an effective collaborative network, leveraging information technology, offering relevant holistic life-long developmental services, ensuring sustainability and continuous development of intellectual capital, and striving to become a role model in applying the most advanced and ethical management practices.
Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 was adopted as a methodology and roadmap for
economic and developmental action in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In its aim to
grant the Kingdom a leading position in all fields, Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030
sought to identify the general directions, policies, goals, and objectives of the
Kingdom. Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 encompasses—in a number of
domains—strategic objectives, targets, outcome-oriented indicators, and
commitments that are to be achieved by the public, private, and nonprofit
The vision stipulate clearly that private sector, SME and NGO need to play pivotal
role in materializing the vision. The objective of this one-day forum is to shed light
on the role that each of these sectors need to play and the potential
The mix of speakers allows participants to listen and meet leaders in different
domains; such as:
- Government officials and policy makers, who will explain the new
opportunities vision 2030 offers the private sector, NGO.
- The Head of the newly-established National Center for Performance
Measurement who will explain how the Kingdom is planning to monitor its
progress in achieving the vision.
- CEO of a leading private sector company illustrating the role of the private
sector in fulfilling their corporate social responsibilities (CSR)
- CEOs of charitable and Awqaf organizations who will demonstrate how NGOs
can contribute to social and economic development.
- Entrepreneurs who demonstrate how technology was adopted to enrich the
experience of Hajj and Umrah visitors and create job opportunities (a key pillar
in Vision 2030).
- Director of Saudi leading Businesswomen Center who will illustrate key factors
for empowering the role of female in economic development.
- Leading Saudi Thinker who will shed light on how can we instill the core values
stipulated in the Vision document, which are critical to its realization.
The Forum is taking place at the last day of the two-week Program for Advanced
Leadership and Managment (PALM8). The program is conducted in partnership with Namaaa Almounawarah who sponsored 25 Saudi potential leaders.
The best way to protect the future is to create it – Peter Drucker
Entrepreneurship is the fourth factor of production in the 21st century of economic thought. According to Joseph Schumpeter, the rate of economic progress of a nation depends upon its rate of innovation which is turn depends on rate of increase in the entrepreneurial talent in the population. As growth accelerates, it generates new opportunities for investments. A good entrepreneurial environment attracts foreign investments and thus economic growth.
The one day conference Meet the Business Leaders in Madinah brings successful entrepreneurs and the leading Business Leaders from the OIC world to share their experiences and discuss how this forth factor of production i.e. entrepreneurship is an essential element for economic development. Entrepreneurship plays a critical role in contributing to capital formation, promoting economic growth, creating employment opportunities, and more importantly it becomes an engine for private sector growth.
The primary aim of this conference is to create a unique platform for business leaders, academicians, experts, ﬁnancial institutions, industrialists and policy makers to enable them to develop an entrepreneurial model that focuses on sustainability and growth. The objective is to identify what are the factors that create an enabling environment for successful entrepreneurial activity. How entrepreneurs can enhance the growth of an economy, how can they create an environment to grow, to prosper, and to thrive?
The conference theme is designed which addresses core entrepreneurial practices from around the world.
Key Benefits to the Attendees:
- The participants will not only get a chance for networking with the business leaders but also will be able to address key insights on how to address various entrepreneurial challenges
- A conference that will help you create your own future and also the future of others whom you employee
- Will highlight the practicalities of successful entrepreneurial models in the toughest of economic environment
- Knowledge sharing amongst successful entrepreneurs and their businesses
|08:00 AM - 08:20 AM
|08:20 AM - 08:30 AM
Dr. Mohamed Moustafa Mahmoud CEO, MILE
|08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
||Address by Governor of Madinah (Tentative)
|09:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Moderator: Bill Connor, Oratorio Media, USA
|09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
||Monitoring Shariah Compliance of Companies in Stock Market Exchange
Mr. Hossam Badr, ITWorks, Egypt
|09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
||State of the Global Islamic Economy Report
Mr. Rafi-uddin Shikoh, CEO, Dinar Standard, USA
|10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
||TASNEE - Success Story
Eng. Saleh Bin Fahad Al Nazha, CEO, KSA
|10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
||Questions & Answers Session
|10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
|11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Moderator: Bill Connor, Oratorio Media, USA
|11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|| Role of IBA in establishing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Pakistan
Dr. Ishrat Husain, Dean and Director, IBA, Pakistan
|11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
||The Success Story of Expolanka
Mr. Osman Kassim, Chairman, Expolanka Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka
|12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
||Successful Strategies for Media Houses
Mr. Saleh Al Humaidan, MD, Alyaum Media House, KSA
|12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
||Questions & Answers Session
|12:45 PM - 01:15 PM
||Dhuhr Prayer & Coffee Break
|01:15 PM - 03:00 PM
Moderator: Dr. Ted Marra, MD Wisdom for Strategic Thinking, UK
|01:15 PM - 01:45 PM
||The Success Story of Acibadem
Mr. Oguzhan Sural, Vice President, Acibadem, Turkey
|01:45 PM - 02:15 PM
||Successful Strategies for the Financial Sector
Mr. Ali Raza Siddiqui, Vice Chairman, JS Group, Pakistan
|02:15 PM - 02:45 PM
||AlBaik Success Story
Eng. Rami Abu Ghazalah, CEO, AlBaik, KSA
|02:45 PM - 03:00 PM
||Questions & Answers Session
|03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
||Graduation Ceremony for PALM Participants