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          Waiting for Obama: The Arab World and Intervention         

This article originally appeared in Syria Deeply, and can be found here

On Aug. 2, 1990, a Saddam Hussein-led Iraq launched a bombing campaign and invasion of Kuwait. Part of the decision was the thought that the U.S., facing its own economic issues at home and a perceived passivity towards disputes in the Arab world, would not react with force. 

Almost five months later, Operation Desert Storm, led by a broad international coalition under the direction of then President George Bush (who had secured a resolution from the U.N. Security Council), began with aerial attacks and ended with the capitulation of Saddam’s forces after just five weeks.
Two things became clear: that the U.S. would take decisive action to enforce peace and security in the region when a “red line” was crossed; and secondly, that it would be methodical in building a strong coalition.
The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have been waiting for a similar moment from President Barack Obama on the Syrian conflict.  After months of endless prodding, with only a series of half-steps coming from the U.S., the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack near Damascus (allegedly carried out by the Assad regime) finally seemed to have pushed Obama to take robust action on Syria.
But initial urgency by the U.S. to act has since subsided, or so it appears. With the passing of each day, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are left increasingly in the lurch, waiting for Obama, wondering if the U.S. has reversed its approach to the region that was heralded by the Gulf War over two decades ago.
In 1991, when military action was mobilized against Iraq, it was done so under the auspices of a U.N. resolution. And while the Arab world was divided on the intervention, the six GCC countries, along with Egypt and Syria, were part of the armed coalition that was formed. Twenty years later, the situation is markedly different as the Arab world contemplates involvement in military strikes against Syria.
Outside of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, enthusiasm to participate in a military coalition is weak at best. While Jordan will have to be involved due to its reliance on both Saudi Arabia and the U.S. for economic support, Syria’s other Arab neighbors, Lebanon and Iraq, have voiced staunch opposition to external intervention.
In an unambiguous statement, Egypt, under its new military leadership, also voiced its objections to “aggression in Syria.” Even the United Arab Emirates may not get involved without broad international legitimacy; unlike in Libya in 2011, this would constitute a military strike by Arab countries allied with the U.S. without any other legal or symbolic cover.
Obama’s initial enthusiasm for military action, juxtaposed with his subsequent hesitation, has furthered the Arab world’s reluctance to participate. Staunch Western allies like the United Kingdom have indicated a lack of desire to be involved, and it is still in doubt whether action would be approved by NATO or the U.N. In the current atmosphere, a broad coalition involving multiple regional actors is unlikely, especially from a military standpoint. Most of the “diplomacy” to build a coalition has so far been limited to public speeches by high-level U.S. officials, rather than effective diplomatic engagement in the region. It indicates to the Arab world that the U.S. is not serious about a response, and is itself perhaps buying time.
In Sunday’s Arab League meeting in Cairo, rhetoric was high. But it was clear that beyond Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the appetite for intervention had dissipated. Following two years of bluster, including countless meetings of the Friends of Syria, the moment for a decision finally came, and the U.S. blinked. The hawkish stance of the Arab League and even the GCC must, to Assad, have looked hollow. In the end, the statement by the Arab League called for “deterrent measures” by the U.N., without calling for military or unilateral action.
While we may yet see strikes on Syria or the symbolic contribution of military hardware (like fighter jets) by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the process has already overshadowed whatever the result may be. In many ways, whatever happens now in response will be far too little and far too late. All the while, the conflict in Syria will continue without any end in sight.


          Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!        

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. Based on the beloved 1993 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil, Benny & Joon is directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of New York's Transport Group.

It will run September 7 - October 22, 2017, on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run September 7 - 14, with opening night on Friday, September 15 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $36 and go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 18 at 12:00 noon.

Benny & Joon is a delightful world premiere musical based on the beloved offbeat '90s romantic comedy movie. As Joon's sole caretaker, auto mechanic Benny makes sure his eccentric sister lives a comfortable, safe, and predictable life. But when Sam shows up, his off-kilter take on the world-full of classic films, Buster Keaton, and an oddball approach to domestic life-turns everything upside down. With unforgettable characters and a beguiling and tuneful score, Benny & Joon explores what happens when we step out of our comfort zones and take a leap toward love.

The cast features Andrew Samonsky (Broadway's South Pacific, Scandalous) as Benny, Hannah Elless (Bright Star at the Globe and on Broadway) as Joon, and Bryce Pinkham (Tony Award nominee for Broadway's A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) as Sam, along with Colin Hanlon (Broadway's Falsettos, In Transit) as Mike, January LaVoy (Enron on Broadway, Coraline Off Broadway) as Ruthie, Paolo Montalban (Globe's Allegiance, ABC's Cinderella with Brandy) as Larry, Natalie Toro (Broadway's A Tale of Two Cities, Les Misérables) as Dr. Cruz and Mrs. Smail, and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Disney's Freaky Friday at La Jolla Playhouse) as Waldo and Video Store Owner. Completing the cast as Understudies are San Diego local Katie Whalley Banville (Globe's A Doll's House, Playhouse's Freaky Friday and Escape to Margaritaville) and Jake Millgard (Globe/USD Shiley M.F.A. graduate, Globe's Guys and Dolls).

The creative team includes Scott Rink (Choreographer), Dane Laffrey (Scenic and Costume Design), R. Lee Kennedy (Lighting Design), Kai Harada (Sound Design), Michael Starobin (Orchestrations), J. Oconer Navarro (Music Director), Howie Cherpakov, CSA (Casting), Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager), and Amanda Salmons (Stage Manager).

"I'm truly excited to open the Globe's 2017-2018 Season with this special new musical," said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. "A world premiere based on the delightfully offbeat 1993 MGM film, Benny & Joon centers on something rare in the musical theatre: the bond between siblings. The love between the brother and sister of the title is deep, moving, and real, and it gives this musical a gentleness and sweetness that I find completely captivating. Creators Kirsten Guenther, Nolan Gasser, and Mindi Dickstein have brought to the Globe a memorable and unique show, and my friend Jack Cummings III-who has carved out a unique space in the American theatre with the very human, people-driven stories he tells-brings Benny & Joon a beautiful spontaneity and freshness. The show's score-rich, complex, melodic, and fun-won me over instantly when I first heard it, and I am happy to share this bright new work with San Diego audiences."

Additional events taking place during the run of Benny & Joon include:

VICKI AND CARL ZEIGER INSIGHTS SEMINAR: Tuesday, September 12 at 5:30 p.m.

An opportunity to closely connect with productions both onstage and backstage. A panel selected from the artistic company of each show (playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and/or technicians) engages patrons in an informal and illuminating presentation of ideas and insights to enhance the theatregoing experience. Reception at 5:00 p.m. FREE.

SUBJECT MATTERS: Saturday, September 16 following the 2:00 p.m. matinee.

Explore the ideas and issues raised by a production through brief, illuminating post-show discussions with local experts, such as scientists, artists, historians, and scholars. Subject Matters will ignite discussion, bring the play's concerns into sharp focus, and encourage you to think beyond the stage! FREE.

POST-SHOW FORUMS: Tuesday, September 19, Tuesday, September 26, and Wednesday, October 4.

Join us after the show for an informal and enlightening question-and-answer session with cast, crew, and/or Globe staff members. Get the inside story on creating a character and putting together a professional production. FREE.

Single tickets to Benny & Joon start at $36 and go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 18 at 12:00 noon. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623], or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors, military members, and groups of 10 or more.

Performances begin on September 7 and continue through October 22, 2017. Performance times: Previews: Thursday, September 7 at 8:00 p.m.; Friday, September 8 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 9 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m.; and Thursday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. Opening night is Friday, September 15 at 8:00 p.m. Regular performances (September 16 - October 22):Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.; Thursday and Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. There will be no performances on Saturday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. and no matinee performance on Saturday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. There will be an additional matinee performance on Wednesday, October 11 at 2:00 p.m.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Kirsten Guenther (Book) previously lived in Paris, where she worked as a Paris correspondent for USATODAY.com and penned the popular weekly column "The Sexy Expat," about an American journalist trying to navigate and date the French. Her current theatre commissions include The Years Between (T. Fellowship) and the new musical Measure of Success (The Rockefeller Foundation Grant). Ms. Guenther wrote the book and lyrics for Little Miss Fix-It (as seen on NBC) and the book for Mrs. Sharp (Richard Rodgers Award for the Playwrights Horizons workshop starring Jane Krakowski, directed by Michael Greif). She penned the books to Out of My Head (licensed by Steele Spring Stage Rights) and The Cable Car Nymphomaniac (Bay Area Theatre Award nomination). Ms. Guenther is the recipient of a Johnny Mercer Writers Fellowship, Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and a Lincoln Center Honorarium. She has penned sketches for personalities such as James Franco, Jared Leto, Christopher Walken, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Steve Buscemi, Kathie Lee and Hoda, and others. She holds a B.F.A. in Acting from USC and an M.F.A. from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at New York University.

Nolan Gasser (Music) is a critically acclaimed composer, pianist, and musicologist. He is most notably the architect of Pandora Radio's Music Genome Project and the company's chief musicologist from its founding in 1999. He holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from Stanford University. His original compositions have been performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Salle Pleyel in Paris, and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, among many others. His theatrical projects beyond Benny & Joon include the opera The Secret Garden, commissioned by San Francisco Opera (2013); the oratorio Repast: An Oratorio on the Life of Booker Wright (2015); and the musical Start Me Up, in development. Dr. Gasser's forthcoming book, Why You Like It: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste, will be released in 2018 (Flatiron Books - Macmillan Publishers). He is also the subject of a documentary for the ESPN FiveThirtyEight series The Collectors entitled "Breaking Music Down to Its Genes" (2015). The film highlights his forthcoming work with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to pilot an algorithm to provide personalized musical therapy for cancer patients. Dr. Gasser's TEDx Talk, "Empowering Your Musical Taste," is available on YouTube.

Mindi Dickstein (Lyrics) is a lyricist, librettist, and playwright. She wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical Little Women (licensed by Music Theatre International, original cast album released by Sh-K-Boom & Ghostlight Records). Her work on Benny & Joon, showcased in the 2016 National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival, was developed in part at Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, and Transport Group. Her current projects include Snow in August (based on the Pete Hamill novel), which had a developmental reading at Second Stage in June; and Alight Arise Return, developed at Rhinebeck Writers Retreat and Lark Play Development Center. Her other musicals include Disney's Toy Story: The Musical, for which she wrote the book; and Trip (Playwrights Horizons Steinberg Charitable Trust Commission), Notes Across a Small Pond (Bridewell Theatre), and Beasts and Saints (Boston Music Theatre Project, ASCAP Foundation Workshop), for which she wrote book and lyrics. Her short play Starving to Death in Midtown was produced worldwide as part of the 2015 Climate Change Theatre Action. Her songs have been performed widely, including at Lincoln Center's Hear and Now: Contemporary Lyricists. Ms. Dickstein's honors include a Jonathan Larson Award, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship, and two New York Foundation for the Arts Playwriting Fellowships. She received her M.F.A. from and is currently on the faculty of New York University's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

Jack Cummings III (Director) is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Transport Group, where he most recently directed William Inge's Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba in rotating repertory. His favorite Transport Group credits include Queen of the Mist by Michael John LaChiusa (world premiere); See Rock City & Other Destinations by Brad Alexander and Adam Mathias (New York premiere); The Audience (conceiver, world premiere); cul-de-sac by John Cariani (world premiere); Normal by Yvonne Adrian, Tom Kochan, and Cheryl Stern (world premiere); Marcy in the Galaxy by Nancy Shayne (world premiere); and Three Days to See (author/conceiver, world premiere); as well as revivals of I Remember Mama; Hello Again; First Lady Suite; Once Upon a Mattress; Almost, Maine; The Dark at the Top of the Stairs; The Boys in the Band; All the Way Home; and Our Town. His other New York credits include the world premiere of Terrence McNally's And Away We Go (The Pearl Theatre Company), 1,000 Words Come to Mind by Michele Lowe and Scott Richards (Inner Voices Theatre, world premiere), and Arlington by Polly Pen and Victor Lodato (Inner Voices Theatre, world premiere). His regional credits include I Remember Mama (Two River Theater), A Streetcar Named Desire (Gretna Theatre), Violet and The Young Man from Atlanta (Barksdale Theatre), and The Illusion (Nevada Theatre Company). He received his B.A. in International Relations from William and Mary and his M.F.A. in Directing from University of Virginia. He is married to actress Barbara Walsh.

Katie Whalley Banville (Understudy) returns to The Old Globe, where she previously worked on A Doll's House. Her recent credits include Disney'sFreaky Friday and the world premiere of Escape to Margaritaville (La Jolla Playhouse). She is a Resident Artist at Cygnet Theatre Company, with credits including Dainty June in Gypsy, April in Company, Parade, Cabaret, My Fair Lady, and Man of La Mancha. Her other regional credits include Louise inGypsy (Craig Noel Award) and Clara in Passion (ion theatre company), Jenny Hill in Big Fish and Gingy in Shrek The Musical (Moonlight Stage Productions), and Andi Lee in 42nd Street (San Diego Musical Theatre). Her choreography credits include Gutenberg! The Musical! (Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company) and A Christmas Carol (Cygnet).

Hannah Elless (Joon) returns to The Old Globe, where she originated the role of Margo Crawford in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Broadway musicalBright Star. Ms. Elless made her Broadway debut singing "Bless the Lord" in the revival of Stephen Schwartz's Godspell, followed by a very "Neil" turn in the Drama Desk Award-nominated The Other Josh Cohen under the direction of Tony Award winner Ted Sperling. She was most recently seen Off Broadway in Transport Group's Obie Award-winning productions of Picnic, as Millie Owens, and Come Back, Little Sheba, as Marie Buckholder. She can be found this fall on HBO's new television drama "The Deuce." Ms. Elless's film credits include Before Winter, The Lake Effect, and The Over/Under, as well as the upcoming When Mary Met Ally.

Colin Hanlon (Mike) was in the Falsettos revival, In Transit, and Rent on Broadway. He also played Fiyero in the first national tour of Wicked. He was Adam in The New York premiere of Dot by Colman Domingo, directed by Susan Stroman (Vineyard Theatre). Mr. Hanlon was in the original casts of I Love You Because and Edges. He played Pete in the world premiere of The 12 by Robert Schenkkan and Neil Berg (Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company) and Luke in the regional premiere of Next Fall at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Mr. Hanlon's television credits include Steven on the Emmy Award-winning "Modern Family" on ABC, "Difficult People" on Hulu, and "The Sinner" on USA Network. He also starred in and produced "Submissions Only."

January LaVoy (Ruthie) is makes her Old Globe debut in Benny & Joon. She has appeared on Broadway in Enron and Off Broadway in Measure for Measure (Theatre for a New Audience), Wings (Second Stage Theatre), Coraline (MCC Theater), and Two Trains Running, Home, Funnyhouse of a Negro,and the world premiere of Will Eno's Wakey, Wakey (Signature Theatre Company). Her regional credits include Mattie Campbell in Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Mark Taper Forum), Kate in Good People (Pittsburgh Public Theater), Isabella in Measure for Measure (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, Dawn in Lobby Hero, and Portia in The Merchant of Venice (Denver Center Theatre Company), and the world premiere of Native Guard (ALLIANCE THEATRE). Her television credits include "Blue Bloods," "3 lbs.," "Law & Order" (original, "Criminal Intent," and "Special Victims Unit"), and Noelle Ortiz on "One Life to Live". Her voiceover work includes many national commercial campaigns and over 150 audiobooks. Ms. LaVoy has been honored as Audiobook Narrator of the Year by Publishers Weekly and has received multiple Audie Awards.

Jake Millgard (Understudy) was last seen in the Globe's productions of Guys and Dolls, Measure for Measure (Globe for All), Love's Labor's Lost,Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, and Arms and the Man. He received his M.F.A. from The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program and appeared in their productions of As You Like It, The Seagull, Clybourne Park, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre. His New York credits include Sex and Violence, On Campus, and Remembering Kimberly. His regional credits include Dracula and A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville), The Full Monty (Northern Stage), and Art, The Odd Couple, and Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Mount Baker Theatre's Summer Repertory Theatre). He also appeared in the premiere of The Open Road Anthology (Humana Festival of New American Plays). Some of his television and film credits include "Grimm," Pudding Face, Placebo, and Frank and Barry.

Paolo Montalban (Larry) was last seen at the Globe as Mike Masaoka in the world premiere of Allegiance. He is best known for portraying The Prince opposite Brandy in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (ABC), as well as the series lead Kung Lao in "Mortal Kombat: Conquest" (TNT), which was based on the popular video game. He has appeared on Broadway in Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Emilia Clarke; as Manjiro in Pacific Overtures(Roundabout Theatre Company); and in The King and I. He was most recently seen Off Broadway as Tommie Haw, a stripping Chinese American cowboy, in Bella: An American Tall Tale (Playwrights Horizons). His other New York credits include Eglamour in Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare in the Park) and Claro in The Romance of Magno Rubio (Ma-Yi Theater Company). His regional work includes Arthur in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (The Muny, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company), the world premiere of Bella (Dallas Theater Center), The King in The King and I (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Carl Magnus in A Little Night Music (American Conservatory Theater), The Emperor in The Orphan of Zhao (La Jolla Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater), and Clopin in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Ogunquit Playhouse). Mr. Montalban has played recurring and guest-starring roles on "Madam Secretary," "The Blacklist," "Nurse Jackie," and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." His film credits include Just Wright, American Adobo, andThe Great Raid.

Bryce Pinkham (Sam) is making his Old Globe debut. His Broadway credits include A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, The Heidi Chronicles,Holiday Inn, Ghost, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. His favorite television appearances are on PBS's "Mercy Street" and Baz Luhrmann's "The Get Down." He is a frequent collaborator with Outside the Wire, a theatre company that brings social-impact performances to American military audiences around the world. His most recent tours include Kuwait, Qatar, Japan, and Guantanamo Bay. He is a proud Leonore Annenberg Fellow and an enthusiastic graduate of Boston College and Yale School of Drama. Along with Globe M.F.A. alumnus Lucas Caleb Rooney, he co-founded a charity that uses theatrical storytelling to empower at-risk youth in Madagascar and the United States.

Andrew Samonsky (Benny) has appeared on Broadway as Neville Landless in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Kenneth Ormiston in Scandalous, and Lt. Cable in the Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific, with which he was also seen in the "Live from Lincoln Center" PBS broadcast. Most recently he played Robert Kincaid in the first national tour of The Bridges of Madison County. He originated the role of Captain Phoebus in the American premiere ofThe Hunchback of Notre Dame (Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse). Mr. Samonsky was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his portrayal of Frank Russell in the Off Broadway production of Michael John LaChiusa's Queen of the Mist, and he appeared in the City Center Encores! productions ofFiorello! and Merrily We Roll Along. He has originated the roles of Richard in Somewhere in Time (Portland Center Stage), Beauchamp in Tales of the City(American Conservatory Theater), Joshua in Little Miss Sunshine (La Jolla Playhouse), and Nick in Disney's On the Record (first national tour). He is a soloist with symphonies across the country, including the New York Philharmonic and Boston Pops. His television and film credits include "Elementary," "Guiding Light," The Ceiling Fan, and The Secret Song.

Natalie Toro (Dr. Cruz, Mrs. Smail) originated the role of Madame Defarge in A Tale of Two Cities on Broadway and won Sarasota Magazine's Best Featured Actress Award in its pre-Broadway run. She was the first American to play the role of Eponine in Les Misérables, and she was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for her portrayal of Eva Peron in the 20th anniversary tour of Evita. She originated the role of Sally in Alan Menken's A Christmas Carol and also played Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Grizabella in Cats, and Camila in In the Heights. She has originated roles Off Broadway including La Bruja in The Yellow Brick Road and Ginger in Zombie Prom. Her regional work includes The Bikinis, Zorba, Mrs. Johnstone in Blood Brothers,Frances of Guernica, Everything's Ducky, and The Fix produced by Cameron Macintosh. Ms. Toro is currently a headliner with her one-woman show on major cruise lines around the world. Her CD Natalie Toro includes a duet with Sutton Foster, and her holiday CD Just in Time for Christmas features duets with Ryan Kelly from Celtic Thunder and Grammy Award winner Jon Secada. Ms. Toro's television credits include "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Elementary," "Person of Interest," and "Black Box." She has also performed with numerous symphony orchestras and at Carnegie Hall and the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland.

Jason SweetTooth Williams (Waldo, Video Store Owner) is making his Old Globe debut with Benny & Joon. He has spent the last year in the new Disney musical Freaky Friday, enjoying runs at La Jolla Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Alley Theatre, and Signature Theatre Company, where it received its world premiere. He was also recently seen Off Broadway opposite Jackie Hoffman as Prince Dauntless in Transport Group's production of Once Upon a Mattress directed by Jack Cummings III. Mr. Williams is a longtime collaborator of award-winning writer Joe Iconis, having appeared in Iconis's Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova), The Black Suits (Summer Play Festival/The Public Theater), ReWrite (Urban Stages), and Things to Ruin (album available on Sh-K-Boom & Ghostlight Records). His other favorite theatre credits include Crossing Brooklyn (Transport Group), The Trouble with Doug (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), and The Disappearing Man (Musical Theatre Factory). As a writer, Mr. Williams co-wrote the '70s Blaxploitation-inspired action musical Broadway BounTy Hunter, which had its world premiere last summer starring Annie Golden at Barrington Stage Company.

Scott Rink (Choreographer) choreographed the Off Broadway productions of Once Upon a Mattress, Three Days to See, Queen of the Mist, Hello Again, Being Audrey, Crossing Brooklyn, Songs for a New World, and Normal. Mr. Rink's regional credits include Carnaval de Fuego (Six Flags Elitch Gardens),Alice in Wonderland (Birmingham Children's Theatre), Disney's Mulan (Imagination Stage), and Seussical (Wagner College). His commissioned works include dances for Ailey II, ABT II, Oakland Ballet Company, Minnesota Dance Theatre, Repertory Dance Theatre, The Ailey School, Harvard University, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and University of Minnesota, among others. Mr. Rink has created a number of works for his company danceRINK in New York City and abroad. As a dancer, Mr. Rink performed in the companies of Eliot Feld, Elisa Monte, Karole Armitage, and Lar Lubovitch.

Dane Laffrey (Scenic and Costume Design) previously designed sets for The Old Globe's production of The Few. His Broadway credits include set and costumes for Deaf West's Spring Awakening, set for Fool for Love, and sets for this season's revival of Once on This Island at Circle in the Square Theatre. His recent Off Broadway credits include sets and/or costumes for Rancho Viejo, Indian Summer, The Christians, and Iowa (Playwrights Horizons),Sell/Buy/Date (Manhattan Theatre Club), Homos, or Everyone in America (LAByrinth Theater Company), Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba (Transport Group), The Harvest (Lincoln Center Theater), The Glory of the World (Brooklyn Academy Of Music's Harvey Theater), Cloud Nine (Atlantic Theater Company), and other work at Roundabout Theatre Company, Second Stage Theatre, Vineyard Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, MCC Theater, Soho Rep., Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Transport Group, and many others. Mr. Laffrey's regional work includes the Humana Festival, Mark Taper Forum, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre Company, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Goodspeed Musicals, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Baltimore Center Stage, Studio Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, New York Stage and Film, and others. He has also designed internationally in Tokyo, Oslo, Osaka, and throughout Australia. Mr. Laffrey won a 2017 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Set and Costume Design, and he has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award and four Henry Hewes Design Awards, along with numerous regional accolades.

R. Lee Kennedy (Lighting Design) is the resident lighting designer for New York City-based Transport Group, and he has designed their Off Broadway productions of Inge in Rep: Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba; Once Upon a Mattress; Three Days to See; I Remember Mama (Henry Hewes Design Award nomination); Almost, Maine; Queen of the Mist (Hewes nomination); Hello Again; See Rock City (Drama Desk Award nomination); Bury the Dead(Drama Desk nomination); Marcy in the Galaxy; The Dark at the Top of the Stairs; Normal; The Audience (Drama Desk nomination); First Lady Suite;Requiem for William; Our Town; and the world premiere play And Away We Go by Terrence McNally, produced by The Pearl Theatre Company. His regional credits include The Light in the Piazza (Barrymore Award) and The Outgoing Tide (Barrymore nomination) (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Cake Off (Signature Theatre Company), and I Remember Mama (Two River Theater), as well as Illinois Shakespeare Festival's 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011 seasons. Mr. Kennedy has designed national tours of The Secret Garden (Joseph Jefferson Award Citation), Once on This Island, Five Guys Named Moe, and A Grand Night for Singing.

Kai Harada (Sound Design) designed the Broadway productions of Amélie, Sunday in the Park with George, Allegiance, Gigi, Fun Home, On the Town,First Date, Follies (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations), and Million Dollar Quartet. His other credits include Poster Boy (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Beaches (Drury Lane Theatre), Brooklynite (Vineyard Theatre), Little Dancer and First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb (The Kennedy Center), Zorro (Moscow, Atlanta), Hinterm Horizont (Berlin), Sweeney Todd and The Pirates of Penzance (Portland Opera), and She Loves Me (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). He was also the audio consultant for the Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Michael Starobin (Orchestrations) previously orchestrated In Your Arms at The Old Globe. His credits include Sunday in the Park with George, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, Freaky Friday, Kid Victory, Falsettos, First Daughter Suite, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, If/Then, Annie, Dogfight, Leap of Faith, Queen of the Mist, The People in the Picture, Sondheim on Sondheim, Next to Normal (Tony Award), The Glorious Ones, Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Adrift in Macao, Bernarda Alba, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Assassins (Tony Award), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A New Brain, A Christmas Carol, Hello Again, Guys and Dolls (1992), My Favorite Year, In Trousers, Once on This Island, Closer Than Ever, Legs Diamond, Romance/Romance, Carrie, Birds of Paradise, Rags, Three Guys Naked, and Von Richthofen. His film credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Goofy Movie, Life with Mikey, Home on the Range, Tangled, Lucky Stiff, and Beauty and the Beast (2017).

J. Oconer Navarro (Music Director) previously served as music director of The Old Globe's Rain. He recently penned new arrangements for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, currently playing at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. His select New York credits include Adding Machine, Curtains, First Daughter Suite, The House of Blue Leaves, Iowa, Mary Poppins, We the People, and seven seasons with Lincoln Center Theater. His regional credits include Barrington Stage Company, Hangar Theatre, The Kennedy Center, New York Stage and Film, three national tours for Theatreworks USA, and Two River Theater. He is part of the founding faculty of New Studio on Broadway at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, as well as the Musical Theatre Conservatory at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and he is music supervisor at Camp Broadway. He is also a composer, lyricist, and writer whose works have been seen Off Broadway. In addition, he is the resident composer for The Church of Saint Paul the Apostle in New York and is a recipient of an American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson Grant.

Howie Cherpakov, CSA (Casting) returns to The Old Globe after casting their productions of October Sky and Bright Star (Artios Award nomination). His Broadway and national tour credits include Bright Star, Next Fall (Artios nomination), The Seafarer, Coram Boy, Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun, Dirty Dancing, and South Pacific. Off Broadway and regionally he has cast productions for Lincoln Center Theater, Women's Project Theater, New York Stage and Film/Powerhouse Theater (Artios nomination for The Power of Duff), Atlantic Theater Company, Naked Angels (Artios Award for Fault Lines), Pasadena Playhouse, Irish Arts Center, Soho Theatre in London, American Theater Group, and New York Musical Festival, among many others.

Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager) has previously worked on the Globe productions of King Richard II; Picasso at the Lapin Agile; October Sky; Kiss Me, Kate; The Twenty-seventh Man; Bright Star; Dog and Pony; The Winter's Tale; Be a Good Little Widow; Allegiance; A Room with a View; Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show; The Savannah Disputation; Kingdom; and the 2007 Shakespeare Festival. Ms. Nero also worked on the Broadway production of Bright Star and will soon be launching the show's tour. Her selected La Jolla Playhouse credits include Sideways directed by Des McAnuff,Ruined directed by Liesl Tommy, A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Christopher Ashley, and Herringbone directed by Roger Rees and starring BD Wong. Ms. Nero has worked with several prominent regional theatres including The Kennedy Center, Hartford Stage, Center Theatre Group, Siti Company, Huntington Theatre Company, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre, to name a few. Her other selected credits include Schick Machine (Paul Dresher Ensemble), which toured both nationally and internationally, and Garden of Forbidden Loves and Garden of Deadly Sound (IMAGOmoves), which performed at the International Hungarian Theatre Festival in Cluj, Romania.

Amanda Salmons (Stage Manager) has previously worked at The Old Globe on King Richard II; The Blameless; Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!; October Sky; Macbeth; Rain; The Metromaniacs; Kiss Me, Kate; The White Snake; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; The Last Goodbye; Globe for All (2014, 2015); the Summer Shakespeare Festival (2011-2013); Somewhere; Lost in Yonkers; I Do! I Do!; and The Price. Her other credits include Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin (La Jolla Playhouse), Kiss Me, Kate (Hartford Stage), The Foreigner, miXtape, See How They Run, The Music Man, and The Rivalry (Lamb's Players Theatre), The Gondoliers, The Pirates of Penzance, Candide, and Trial by Jury (Lyric Opera San Diego), and SummerFest (La Jolla Music Society). She received her B.A. in Theatre from UC San Diego.

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country's leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego's flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdooR Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre's artistic and arts engagement programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.


          The Madhouse Created By Missoni        
Four years ago, the retail giant Target came up with a brilliant marketing plan, one that offered high-end luxury goods at affordable prices – Designer Collaborations. Target has teamed up with Isaac Mizrahi, Alexander McQueen, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and a few others to offer their brands to consumers with modest shopping budgets.  All of these collaborations were limited in availability and merchandise.  They came and went without the blink of an eye.  Although these partnerships were successful, nothing compares to the anticipation of Target’s latest Designer Collaboration – Missoni for Target.


I first started hearing the buzz mid-summer.  Target was joining forces with the Italian fashion house Missoni.  Founded in Varese, Italy in 1953, Missoni is famous for it knitwear which feature colorful geometric, strip, and abstract patterns.  Sold worldwide, Missoni boast average revenue of $60M and as of two years ago, have ventured into the real property market with Hotel Missoni currently with locations in the UK and Kuwait, and other projects under construction in Oman, Turkey, and Brazil.  Yes, Missoni is MAY-JAH!

On Tuesday, September 13, 2011, The Missoni for Target line finally launched, offering 400 products ranging from houseware, clothing, bedding, to even a bicycle, and ranging from prices as low as $2.99 to $599.99.  I had been warned that the line was expected to sellout in 24 hours, so I had planned on logging on to www.target.com to purchase a scarf and a pair of ballet flats, but the Benadryl I took earlier that evening put me on a train to Slumberland.  The next morning, I tried logging on to www.target.com and was greeted by the Target Dog, announcing that the website was down due to high traffic volume.  By late morning, the Target Dog was still on the splash page announcing that Target was suddenly popular and the site was still down.  Are you serious? Is the question I thought to myself as I had never known this to happen to http://www.target.com/.  Not even on Black Friday, http://www.target.com/ has never ever crashed! Dammit!!

As soon as the clock struck noon, I was out the door, and on my way to the nearest Target to my job.  Alas, when I arrived, I was greeted by empty racks and display cases.  Target was cleaned out!  The only remnants of Missoni were the signs indicating that products once lined the shelves.  I quickly asked a sales clerk if there was anything left in the back. No - was the answer I got. I then asked where the next nearest Target was.  The sales clerk told me that it didn’t matter because they had been receiving calls all morning asking what merchandise they still had in stock from other Target stores who were also sold out.  The sales clerk then proceeds to detail their morning of having shoppers lined up before the store opened to purchase Missoni merchandise.  You have got to be kidding me!  This is turning out to be bigger than I thought.  If I missed this Designer Collaboration because of the early morning rush of shoppers I am going to be a very unhappy camper.  Defeated, I headed back to work.

For the rest of the afternoon, I was preoccupied with planning my strategy on how I was going to get my scarf and ballet flats.  I had reached a shopaholic’s level of urgency, similar to that of our military’s DEFCON 4.  I was on high alert. Quitting time came and I again set out on my Missoni Mission.  I had a plan to hit the Targets in southeastern PG and Charles Counties.  I was not going home until I got my purchases, and lucky for me, I hit jackpot at the very first Target I visited since my disastrous afternoon attempt.  Although the pickings were slim, I was able to get my ballet flats and a knitted scarf.  I would have LVoe’d a silk one, but beggars can’t be choosy.  


I returned home a very happy camper.  I came, I shopped, I conqued! Unfortunately, not all Missoni seekers were as lucky. While shopping I listened to the combat stores of other customers as they spoke of frantically driving from location to location looking for clothes and shoes in their size to no avail.  Even a news story featured on a local news station later that night mentioned the madhouse created by Missoni at various Target stores in the DMV.  By the next day, most Missoni merchandise was sold out in stores and online.  If you were not lucky enough to get your items the first day, forget it.  Although I am doubtful that these items will be restocked as they were advertised as only being available from September 13, 2011 – October 22, 2011 or as long as supplies lasts, I am doubtful anyone wanting to make a purchase will be lucky enough to get anything at this point, except for maybe on http://www.ebay.com/ as many items have resurfaced there for twice the amounts advertised by Target.  If you are lucky enough to find Missoni for Target in an out of the way Target location, I say snatch up as much as you can because you will never be able to snag a pair of Missoni ballet flats for $22.99 (or $14.99 for the knitted scarf) ever again, but if you’re like me, where there is a shopper’s will, there’s a way.  Good luck and Godspeed!

Until the next Designer Collaboration.....

Happy Shopping ~ The Plus Size Shopaholic~  Muah!



          kuwait green        
Sketch for Kuwait Clients for LDY, prepared by Huat LIM for a mixed commercial development. Ramps are used propagate greenery up higher level platfroms and eventuall through to the facade structures.

          Roberto Cavalli Boutique, Porto Cervo, 2003        
Roberto Cavalli Boutique, Porto Cervo, 2003 A new Roberto Cavalli boutique opens in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, on July 12. With its two beautiful terraces facing the port, the shop soon becomes a popular hangout in Costa Smeralda. In the same year, Roberto Cavalli opens new boutiques in Dubai, Kuwait City, and London.
          Boushahri Gallery 4th Annual Art Salon        
Boushahri Gallery opened its 4th Annual Salon last Sunday. The exhibition will be open all summer. Filed under: The Kuwait Scene
          Contemporary Art Auction|17 February 2010|Kuwait        
I am very happy to announce that the auction last night raked in over half a million dollars! 30% of the proceeds will benefit K’s Path, which aims to bridge the gap between the humans and animals who call this country their home. And because things happen or tend to be clumped in threes, I’m […]
          Desert on fire - Blogg100 - Dag 36        
Läs den här artikeln från BBC om öknen som brinner.
Desert on fire.

Minns ni 1991, då Saddam Husseins trupper gjorde samma sak; satte eld på oljekällor i Kuwait.
Och 2003, då de satte eld på Iraks egna oljekällor.

The history book on its shelf 
Is always repeating itself

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          Estados Unidos pone fin al “baneo electrónico” para las líneas aéreas del Medio Oriente        
Por Ricardo J. Delpiano

Emirates uso de Wi-Fi-onboard (Emirates)
Foto: Emirates 
Tan rápido como su imposición pareciera estar siendo su retiro. Desde esta semana, la mayoría de las líneas aéreas del Medio Oriente afectadas por la prohibición de Estados Unidos para transportar equipos electrónicos personales en vuelos hacia ese país, han comenzado a verse liberadas de la medida lo que se traduce en una normalización de los viajes aéreos.

De esta manera, los pasajeros de Etihad, Emirates, Egyptair, Kuwait Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian y Turkish Airlines, que vuelen desde su país hacia cualquier punto de los Estados Unidos podrán llevar sus laptops, tablets y cámaras fotográficas en su equipaje de mano como ocurre en cualquier otro vuelo.

En marzo, el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de los Estados Unidos (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés) prohibió a partir del día 21 el transporte en cabina de artículos electrónicos personales más grandes que un teléfono móvil desde 10 aeropuertos que cuentan con vuelos directos y/o sin escalas hacia algún punto de los Estados Unidos. Entre los ítems incluidos figuraban los computadores personales, tablets, E-books, reproductores de DVD, cámaras fotográficas y videojuegos, por lo que debían ser transportados en el equipaje chequeado en bodega. Los aeropuertos incluidos en la medida correspondían a los de las ciudades de Ammán (Jordania), Casablanca (Marruecos), Estambul (Turquía), Doha (Qatar), El Cairo (Egipto), Kuwait (Kuwait), Jeddah, Riyadh (Reino de Arabia Saudita), Dubái y Abu Dhabi (Emiratos Árabes Unidos).

La decisión causó molestia no sólo entre los viajeros sino que también en el rubro de las líneas aéreas y entidades asociadas a los viajes, por los efectos que generaría en la industria, en el turismo en los Estados Unidos y por ser una especie de competencia desleal entre las líneas aéreas.

En su momento, Alexandre De Juniac, director general y CEO de la Asociación de Transporte Aéreo Internacional (IATA), dijo que esas medidas â€œno son una solución aceptable en largo plazo independiente de la amenaza que se desee mitigar. Incluso en el corto plazo es difícil entender su efectividad”. Preguntaba a los Gobiernos de Estados Unidos y Reino Unido “¿cómo pueden ser peligrosos los aparatos electrónicos portátiles en algunos vuelos y en otros no, incluyendo vuelos que salen de los mismos terminales aéreos?”, sentenciando que dicha situación “no era aceptable y no mantendrá la confianza de la industria o de los viajeros”.

Los países afectados y sus líneas aéreas celebran el retorno a la normalidad de sus viajes. El ministro de Aviación de Egipto, Sherif Fathy, ha señalado que la decisión para su país es el resultado de la cooperación entre el aeropuerto Internacional del Cairo, los empleados de EgyptAir y las autoridades de los Estados Unidos.

En los Emiratos Árabes Unidos, Emirates declara que ha trabajado duro en coordinación con varios miembros de la industria de la aviación y con las autoridades locales para aplicar rigurosas medidas de seguridad y protocolos que permitan cumplir con los requerimientos de las nuevas medidas de seguridad del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de Estados Unidos para todos los vuelos con destino Estados Unidos. “Nos gustaría expresar nuestra gratitud a los Estados Unidos y las autoridades locales por su apoyo y agradecer a nuestros clientes por su comprensión y paciencia durante los últimos meses, en los que la prohibición ha estado en vigor”.

Turkish Airlines, la principal línea aérea turca y única con servicios hacia los Estados Unidos, emitió una alerta de viajes en forma inmediata tras ser notificada de la decisión del país norteamericano. “Si estás viajando hacia los Estados Unidos desde el aeropuerto Atatürk de Estambul, puedes llevar todos tus aparatos electrónicos personales a bordo”.

Del mismo modo, Abdelhamid Addou, CEO de Royal Air Maroc, declaró que la prioridad absoluta de su compañía es la seguridad de los pasajeros y su comodidad a bordo. “Esperemos que esta noticia sea un motivo de satisfacción para nuestros clientes que viajan hacia Estados Unidos”.

Saudia espera que la medida se levante hacia el 19 de julio, una vez que las autoridades competentes aprueben las nuevas medidas de seguridad en los aeropuertos del Reino como Riyadh o Jeddah.

A pesar de que Estados Unidos está levantando la medida, el llamado “baneo electrónico” continúa aún en el caso del Reino Unido para vuelos que salgan desde Egipto, El Líbano, el Reino de Arabia Saudita, Jordania, Turquía y Túnez.

Si bien las autoridades de Estados Unidos han indicado que la medida impuesta en marzo se justificada sólo por motivos de seguridad y que esta no guardaba relación con las demandas de American Airlines, Delta o United tienen contra las grandes líneas aéreas del golfo Pérsico (ME3), las compañías más afectadas fueron Emirates, Etihad y Qatar Airways, así como Turkish Airlines, por la cantidad de rutas y frecuencias que poseen desde sus respectivos países.

El DHS no ha precisado las razones que justifican el fin de la restricción de equipos electrónicos en cabina. Sólo ha señalado que responde a las mejoras en la revisión de seguridad en los aeropuertos las que deben ser comprobadas por las autoridades estadounidenses. Para Estados Unidos, el fin del “baneo electrónico” no significa que la amenaza haya sido neutralizada ya que sigue latente. David Lapan, vocero del DHS, dice que todas las líneas aéreas con vuelos hacia los Estados Unidos deberán contar con un mejor sistema de seguridad en el último punto antes de llegar al país, si es que no querrán verse afectadas por un “baneo electrónico”.

Para el secretario de Seguridad Nacional de los Estados Unidos, John Kelly, la aviación comercial es “el blanco” de los terroristas y por lo mismo ha anunciado nuevos requisitos de seguridad para todos los vuelos internacionales. Estos incluyen mayores revisiones a pasajeros y a sus equipos electrónicos personales, mayor protección alrededor de los aviones y en áreas estériles en 280 aeropuertos de 105 países, además de la posibilidad de establecer puntos de pre-admisión fuera de los Estados Unidos.

El DHS y la Agencia de Seguridad del Transporte (TSA) han señalado que trabajarán con las compañías aéreas y autoridades de aviación de cada país para asegurar que estas medidas de seguridad mejoradas se implementen completamente. Estados Unidos advierte que de no implementarse estos requisitos los países, sus compañías aéreas corren el riesgo de que se impongan restricciones adicionales. 

          Syrian refugee regional plan remains 91% underfunded: UN        

Geneva: Two UN organisations on Tuesday warned of low funding for their ongoing support operations for Syrian refugees.

A statement released by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Geneva said of a $4.63 billion pledge made in January, only $433 million or nine per cent funding has so far been achieved, Efe news reported.

"The situation is getting desperate," said UN High Commissioner for Refugees in a statement. "we are already seeing children who aren`t able to go to school, families who cannot access adequate shelter or provide for their basic needs."

The statement coincided with a gathering of world players in Brussels for the Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region.

As the Syrian conflict entered its seventh year, there were over five million Syrian refugees living in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, in addition to those who have made the dangerous journey to Europe and farther.

The statement said that overall, some 13.5 million people were in need of assistance, including 6.3 million within Syria itself.

The UN statement said that "without additional funding, all areas of assistance will be curtailed this year. Food and cash assistance will be reduced or cut by mid-year, challenging stability and security in the region."

The note also warned that with most Syrian refugees falling below national poverty lines, families would face the impossible choice of taking their children out of school, adding to the half a million children already missing out on education.

The international conference slated for Tuesday and Wednesday in Brussels is co-presided by the European Union, the UN, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, Qatar and the UK.

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          Richard P. Stevens        

A number of high profile Americans have worked to improve life for Africans. Among them are Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Oprah Winfrey. Their generosity has received plenty of attention by news organizations. By contrast, Americans who are not celebrities but have undertaken humanitarian projects in Africa and elsewhere have done so with little fanfare. One example is philosopher Robert Paul Wolff. In 1990 he established University Scholarships for South African Students, a foundation which has helped over twelve hundred young Africans earn college degrees. Another example is close to home – Richard P. Stevens of New Castle, Pennsylvania. (1)

Born in June 1931, Stevens followed World War II via maps of the world which he collected. As he learned about distant places, he vowed to visit them when he was older. He listened intently to the radio as Edward R. Murrow reported from London on the war. In high school he organized a group which he called the Junior Defense Army to recycle materials for the war.

Early on, this curious and perceptive child also detected flaws in American society linked to race. He observed that there were no people of color in his church, his neighborhood, or his grade school, that his parish priest never addressed racial discrimination from the pulpit, and that a local hotel and the cafeteria of the local YMCA were off limits to blacks. He also found it odd that his parish would support missions to spread Catholicism among people of color thousands of miles away but not at home. (2) All of this prompted Stevens to set his mission in life – to help people of color near and far.

After completing a doctorate in history at Georgetown University, Stevens accepted a faculty position at Lincoln University in southeastern Pennsylvania. Lincoln is a historically black institution whose graduates include writer Langston Hughes and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. He soon took the first of a series of leaves from Lincoln to teach in Africa at half his Lincoln salary. (3) In Africa he saw apartheid first hand and joined efforts to abolish it at considerable personal risk. He also met thousands of young people in his classes and during his extensive travel across the continent. He helped scores of students complete their education in Africa, secure employment, enroll in graduate programs in Europe and America, or take up permanent residence in the United States. His extended family of beneficiaries includes college presidents, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, university professors, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, and an attorney general. Stevens continues to open his house to former students and their families for short or long stays.

Over the years Stevens became so knowledgeable about Africa that the U.S. State Department and the Congress sought his counsel. He returned to Africa many times, including a stint as a visiting professor in the Sudan where he strove to substitute critical thinking for rote memorization of the Koran by his Muslim students. (4)

Today Richard Stevens, humanitarian and globetrotter, lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where he shares a house with a family from the Sudan. Few people of any race can match his record of service and dedication to people of color.


  1. The main source of information for this commentary is Richard P. Stevens, A Journey Into The World: Reflections of An Itinerant Professor, iUniverse, 2010.
  2. Stevens also wondered why during the war our government locked up Japanese Americans but not Italian Americans or German Americans.
  3. When Stevens informed his fiancée of his plans, she broke off the engagement.
  4. Africa was not the only focus of Stevens' attention. He spent over a year helping to launch a new university in Kuwait and assisting young people in Central and South America to pursue higher education in the United States. After seeing the impact of drug cartels during his many visits south of the border, Stevens concluded regrettably that the only solution to crime, corruption, and political instability there lay in the legalization of drugs in the United States.

© 2011 Tom Shipka


          The Beast of Baghdad        

The start of our current “War on Terrorism”, A.K.A. “the aftermath of Gulf War II”, dates back to the Persian Gulf War (Gulf War I).  Why did Iraq invade Kuwait in 1990 in the first place?  Why didn’t we stop them from invading Kuwait?

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          Fatwa MUI Tentang Rokok        
Ijtima’ Ulama MUI dan Haramnya Rokok? PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 January 2009 12:27
Desakan agar MUI mengeluarkan fatwa haram rokok berdatangan. Akankan pertemuan ini menghasilkan fatwa pengharaman rokok?

Oleh: K.H.A.Cholil Ridwan Lc *

Di penghujung 2008 dan diawal 2009 beberapa LSM telah datang kekantor MUI Pusat di Jl Proklamasi Jakarta untuk meminta agar Mejelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) segera menerbitkan Fatwa Rokok Haram. Mereka adalah Komite Nasional Perlindungan Anak yang langsung dipimpin oleh Kak Seto, Forum DPR yang menyertakan sosiolog Imam Prasojo, Aliansi LSM Pengendalian Dampak Tembakau dan LSM yang dipimpin oleh mantan menteri kesehatan Prof Dr. Anfasa Muluk.

Permintaan fatwa rokok haram dilandasi dengan bahaya rokok bagi kehidupan manusia yang sudah sangat mengkhawatirkan , dan mereka menyampaikan data dari penelitian WHO bahwa setiap 6 detik ada seorang manusia yang mati terkait dengan rokok.

Usaha pemerintah untuk mengurangi kebiasaan merokok tidak berhasil kalau tidak dikatakan gagal total. Iklan rokok yang berbunyi merokok bisa menyebabkan penyakit kanker, gangguan pada jantung, janin dan bisa menyebabkan impotensi tidak mampu membendung nafsu memanjakan nikotin dan malah merokok menjadi bagian dari gaya hidup masyarakat.

Pemerintah DKI Jakarta mengeluarkan Perda larangan merokok ditempat umum dengan hukuman denda Rp.50.000.000. bagi yang melanggarnya juga tidak mempan karena masih saja kita melihat warga yang merokok disembarang tempat tanpa diambil tindakan hukum oleh aparat DKI. Bahkan penulis pernah melihat beberapa calon penumpang pesawat udara yang merokok dan duduk ditepi koridor menuju ruang tunggu yang dibelakangnya terpampang tulisan merah dilarang merokok. Bahkan kebiasaan melanggar larangan merokok ini terbawa oleh jamaah haji Indonesia keluar negeri. Di musim haji tahun 2008 yang baru lalu saja masih banyak ditemukan jamaah haji yang merokok di kota suci Mekah. Di Mina pada saat antri untuk buang hajat, bahkan di tepi-tepi tenda di Arafah pada saat hari dimana ada acara puncak yang dinamakan wukuf.

Banyak ayat suci Al-Quran yang dijadikan dasar untuk mengharamkan rokok, antara lain Al-Baqoroh 195 mengatakan; “Dan Janganlah kalian menjatuhkan diri kalian sendiri kedalam kebinasaan.” kemudian an-Nisaa 29: “Dan janganlah kalian membunuh diri-diri kalian.”

Kebiasaan merokok yang meningkat menjadi kecanduan rokok yang kemudian menjadi ketergantungan kepada rokok, dalam jangka waktu tertentu betul-betul bisa mati bunuh diri karena merokok. Dan dari sisi ekonomi Al-Israa’26-27: ”Dan janganlah kalian menghambur hamburkan (hartamu) secara boros. Sesungguhnya pemboros-pemboros itu adalah saudaranya syetan .Dan syetan sangat ingkar terhadap Tuhannya.” Imam Malik rahimahullah mengatakan: “Tabdzir itu ialah mengambil harta secara benar untuk dinikmati diluar jalur yang benar. Itulah pemborosan , dan hukumnya haram karena dia difirmankan sebagai saudaranya setan.”

Aspek sosialnya Al-Quran Al-A’raf : 33 Allah berfirman; ”Katakanlah: Tuhanku hanya mengharamkan perbuatan yang keji, baik yang nampak maupun yang tersembunyi…..” Di ayat 157 “Dan Allah menghalalkan bagi mereka segala sesuatu yang baik dan mengharamkan atas mereka segala sesuatu yang buruk.” Imam Hasan Al-Bashori mengatakan bahwa yang dimaksud dengan yang buruk itu adalah segala yang diharamkan dan yang menjijikan, karena setiap yang haram itu menjijikan. Para ahli fiqih juga berpendapat bahwa setiap yang membahayakan diharamkan untuk dimakan dan diminum.

Kini telah ada penelitian yang sangat akurat bahwa Khamr (minuman yang memabukkan) yang secara qothiy dan shorih diharamkan oleh Al-Qur’an Al-Maidah ayat 90 mempunyai sifat; 1. Toleransi ,2. Addiksi ,3. Depedensi. Sehingga Narkoba yang memiliki sifat menyamai khamr diharamkan. Ternyata belakangan ini juga ditemukan bahwa rokok mempunyai sifat yang sama dengan khamr, walaupun kadarnya lebih rendah dan pengaruhnya terhadap korban lebih lamban.

Penjelasannya sebagai berikut. Ketika korban baru saja sebagai pengisap pemula dan kalau diteruskan dia kemudian jadi toleran menerima asap racun rokok tersebut yang tadinya terasa pahit dilidah dan pusing dikepala. Kemudian dia akan merasa nikmat kalau merokok, badan terasa lebih segar dan pikiran lebih konsentrasi. Akhirnya apabila dia sedikit tidak bisa konsentrasi dan letih serta ngantuk maka dia akan mencari rokok dan menghisapnya, pada tahapan ini dia sudah terpengaruh rokok sampai taraf adiksi (ketagihan, kecanduan). Padahal dia merasa lemas dan ngantuk akibat pengaruh kadar nikotin yang dikandung darahnya. Dan keadaan dia tidak bisa lagi konsentrasi dan tidak ngantuk kalau tidak merokok dan rokok yang efektif adalah merek yang sama, pada saat itulah dia sudah sampai pada tahap depedensi atau ketergantungan seperti korban ketergantungan Narkoba. Kalau narkoba yang tidak disebut sebut oleh Al-Quran sudah diharamkan mestinya kembaran narkoba ini juga haram.

Antara Hukum dan aspek ekonomi

Sepekan sebelum Pimpinan MUI berangkat ke Padang Panjang, kantor MUI pusat dikunjungi lagi oleh Rombongan DPRD Kudus dengan didampingi Ketua MUI Kudus dan Ketua Serikat Pekerja Pabrik Rokok Se Indonesia. Mereka membawa lembaran fatwa berbahasa Arab yang isinya fatwa ulama Mesir dan Kuwait yang diberi judul dalam bahasa Indonesia FATWA ROKOK MAKRUH. Setelah dibaca ternyata fatwa rokok dalam lembaran tersebut adalah Makruh Berat terjemahan dari “Makruhun karahah syadidah”. Dan dihalaman dua Fatwa Mufti Kuwait rokok adalah haram.

Adapun makalah 4 halaman yang ditulis oleh Ketua DPRD Kabupaten Kudus yang diberi judul ”Pokok pokok pikiran masyarakat Kudus di seputar isu fatwa haram rokok” menggambarkan bahwa berdasarkan data Persatuan Perusahaan Rokok Kudus (PPRK) di kota “Suci” Kudus tercatat 95 ribu karyawan dari 15 pabrik yang tergabung dalam PPRK. Jika ditambah dengan pabrik rokok yang tidak terdaftar maka jumlah karyawan pabrik rokok di Kudus menjadi 120 ribu orang. Angka ini setara dengan 17 persen dari jumlah penduduk Kudus seluruhnya.Dan kalau ditambah dengan jumlah istri-istri dan anak-anak mereka maka jumlah penduduk yang menggantungkan hidupnya dari rokok mencapai angka lebih dari separuh penduduk Kudus. Makalah ini juga mengkhawatirkan fatwa rokok haram akan menjadikan banyak pabrik rokok yang gulung tikar bermuara kepada PHK besar2an akan menimpa buruh pabrik rokok yang tidak bisa dibayangkan sebelumnya.

Walhasil delegasi yang merasa mewakili masyarakat Kudus menghimbau agar MUI menunda pembahasan fatwa rokok sampai ekonomi masyarakat mampu beralih dari bergantung kepada bisnis rokok kepada usaha yang lain. Dan mengusulkan agar MUI membuat rekomendasi agar Pemerintah melengkapi undang-undang yang sudah ada dengan memperketat pembatasan merokok bagi kesehatan anak, seperti pelarangan menjual rokok kepada anak-anak di bawah umur. Sebagaimana juga MUI dihimbau untuk mendorong pemerintah membangun suatu sistem budaya yang dapat meningkatkan kesadaran menghargai semua pihak melalui azas koeksistensi dalam mengkonsumsi rokok. Kebijakan hukum positif yang dilakukan secara konsisten dan adil akan lebih efektif menciptakan iklim kesadaran hukum masyarakat.

Rupa-rupanya di Padang Panjang --Kota yang di zaman sebelum kemerdekaan banyak melahirkan banyak ulama besar ulama-- fatwa MUI akan menghadapi perdebatan yang sengit antara yang pro dan kontra akan haramnya rokok.

Memang kalau seumpama fatwa yang keluar rokok “tidak haram atau sekedar makruh, sidang fatwa yang melibatkan 400 ulama dari kawasan nusantara itu akan menjadi mubadzir, karena dari sebelum merdeka pun semua masyarakat awam menghukumkan rokok itu makruh. Dan umat Islam Indonesia tidak membedakan antara yang makruh dengan yang mubah.

Bagi mereka memang tidak pernah terpikir untuk koleksi pahala dari meninggalkan yang makruh, yang mereka pikirkan adalah yang makruh itu tidak akan menambah dosa. Masyarakat terpelajar akan kecewa berat, apalagi mereka tahu bahwa Saudi Arabia dan beberapa negara muslim sudah mengharamkan rokok.

Ulama besar kontemporer Syeikh Yusuf Qardlawi dan sejumlah ulama besar di Timur Tengah dari semua mazhab, juga K.H.Hasan Basri Ketua Umum MUI dua periode sebelum ini, Partai Syarikat Islam Indonesia PSII dan ditahun 2006 Dewan Da,wah Islamiyah Indonesia sudah mefatwakan haramnya rokok. Mari kita tunggu hasilnya. Wallahu a’lam.

Special Briefing
Brett McGurk
Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIS, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition To Counter ISIS
Press Briefing Room
Washington, DC
August 4, 2017


MS NAUERT: Hi, everybody. How are you all doing today? Good to see you --

QUESTION: Tired.

MS NAUERT: Good to see you back. I know, it’s Friday late in the day, summertime. So you all get good camper awards for coming in today. Thank you so much for being here on this Friday. We have our Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, Brett McGurk, who’s here with us. I know you heard from Brett just a couple weeks ago at the end of the ISIS – D-ISIS coalition meeting here in Washington. And so Brett wanted to come in today to provide you all with an update as to where things stand in the campaign.

So without further ado, Brett’s here with that.

MR MCGURK: Thank you. Okay, thanks everybody for coming. I thought what I’d do today – you heard from the Secretary for a kind of trip around the world six months in here since he arrived about everything going on in the world and the activity here at the State Department. And what I thought I’d do is drill in a little bit more on what he discussed about the very important – one of our key priorities here at the department, about the campaign against ISIS.

So I want to focus on the overall campaign, as a global campaign, but dive in a little bit to the so-called “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria and kind of bring you into what we’re doing every day and how it’s working interagency throughout our government, and particularly our diplomats here at the State Department.

A few topline points – I think this is important – if you go back to when ISIS really arrived on the international scene back in 2014, we had 40,000 foreign fighters from 110 countries around the world pouring into Syria and Iraq. They controlled what was effectively a quasi-state. They were able to mass and maneuver force all around Iraq and Syria, taking entire cities, controlling millions of people under their domain. Since that time, they have lost about 70,000 square kilometers of territory in Iraq and Syria. About 78 percent of the territory they used to hold in Iraq, they can no longer operate in, and about 58 percent of the territory they used to hold in Syria, they can no longer operate in.

Importantly, of all that territory that they have lost, they have not regained. When our coalition supports elements on the ground to retake territory from ISIS, they have never been able to reclaim that territory. So this is not a campaign in which you go and you clear, you can’t hold, and they come back. They have never been able to retake any of this ground and we’re going to make sure that that continues. Importantly – not just territory, but even more important, people. Five – almost 5 million people who had been living under ISIS are no longer living under ISIS. They have been liberated by coalition-enabled operations on the ground.

Also critically important, a few years ago you saw migrants and refugees pouring out of this part of the world. We have now reversed that flow. In Iraq alone, about 2 million people have returned to their homes in areas that have been cleared from ISIS. These are areas used to be under the control of this terrorist group. Now, you have people actually returning to their homes – 2 million people. That is almost unprecedented in a conflict like this in terms of getting returnees back, and it’s due to a lot of the work that the Secretary mentioned here at the podium the other day about our stabilization and humanitarian effort that goes in parallel with any military campaign.

The force we’re working with, the Iraqi Security Forces – we have trained as a coalition 100,000 members of the Iraqi Security Forces in total. They have never lost a battle. This was an Iraqi Security Force that had almost collapsed. Those forces, those units that we have trained as a coalition have never lost a battle. In Syria, when it comes to the campaign against ISIS, we are working primarily with the Syrian Democratic Forces. That’s a force of now about 50,000 – it’s about half Arab, half Kurd. They also have never lost a battle. Not only have they never lost a battle, the training courses – and I’ve been to Syria about six times now, three times over the past six months – our training courses on the ground in Syria are full. As we move into areas, particularly among the Arab – Sunni Arab population, our training classes are full because these people want to get back to their homes and kick ISIS out of their areas. So our training classes are full; they’ve never lost a battle.

Also very importantly, elements of what we call the vetted Syrian opposition have particularly in a part of Syria, which I’ll look to – point to on the map, supported by the Turkish forces an area known as the Euphrates Shield zone, also very effectively cleared ISIS out of key terrain that they had held.

Here’s what’s really important: Over the last six months, we have dramatically accelerated this campaign, and you heard about some of this from Secretary Tillerson. Nearly 30 percent of all the territory that has been retaken from ISIS – about 20,000 square kilometers – has actually happened in the last six months. As you know, the campaign against Mosul is now finished and in Raqqa, which I’ll talk to in more detail, about 45 percent of Raqqa is now cleared. This is due to some key changes that were put in place very early on – three changes – initiatives from President Trump, and I’ll just highlight four of them.

Number one, and very importantly, this makes a tremendous difference on the ground: the delegation of tactical authority from the White House, from Washington, down through the chain of command to our commanders on the ground. That has made a fairly tremendous difference in our ability to actually seize opportunities from ISIS, and I’ll talk about one of those in some detail.

Second, you’ve heard Secretary Mattis talk about it’s a campaign of annihilation. We make sure that before we do a military operation, we actually surround the enemy so that foreign fighters in particular cannot escape. Every foreign fighter that made its way into Syria and Iraq, we want to make sure that they can never make their way out of Syria and Iraq.

Third, from day one we look to how we can increase our burden-sharing from the coalition. And that is why, as the Secretary mentioned when he was here earlier this week, one of his first initiatives was to call on all members of our coalition. And it’s now 73 members of our coalition, 69 countries, four international organizations, one of the largest coalitions in history. And he had all of those members here in March to talk about this next accelerated phase of the campaign, and we raised in that session alone about $2 billion, which really came in critical needs, particularly for the post-Mosul phase and the humanitarian aspect of taking care of the IDPs from Mosul.

Finally, the whole-of-government effort to make sure that we’re working as a government hand-in-glove with our colleagues in Treasury, the Department of Defense, here at the State Department, and within in the NSC to make sure that we’re taking advantage of opportunities, working not just in Iraq and Syria, but also to sever the financial connections and propaganda networks that continue to fuel terrorist groups like this.

So let me go in some detail, and I’ll turn to the map. The map has about nine numbers on it, some of which I’ll spend a little more time on than others. But I’ll start with the yellow – little yellow circle, yellow gumball number one. That, of course, is Raqqa. About six months ago, ISIS was planning major attacks in Raqqa. They were planning major attacks against the United States, against our partners, and they were doing it in Raqqa using infrastructure of a major city. Today in Raqqa, ISIS is fighting for every last block, and trying to defend blocks that they are about to lose. They are fighting for their own survival. It is a fundamentally transformed situation. The Raqqa operation to seize Raqqa launched on June 6th, and as of today, as I mentioned, the SDF has seized about 45 percent of Raqqa. And there was a very detailed briefing at DOD yesterday from Colonel Dillon, who was on the ground in Iraq, talking about the details of this operation.

The two axes of advance from east to west are actually about to connect. They could connect now, but they have to clear some high-rise buildings before they join forces at a roadway. And that’ll really help accelerate the second phase of the operation to clear the rest of the city.

We estimate there’s about 2,000 ISIS fighters left in Raqqa. I’m always hesitant to give numbers like that, because it’s – this is an inexact science. We think there’s about 2,000 ISIS fighters left in Raqqa, and they will – they most likely will die in Raqqa. UN estimates now – there’s about 25,000 civilians on the ground in Raqqa. It could be higher, but that is a UN estimate. And what’s really happening in Raqqa – similar to what we saw in Mosul but on a smaller scale – the ISIS fighters on the ground are using these civilians as their own shields, as their own hostages. They are using snipers to kill civilians who are trying to escape. They’re trying to put suicide bombers in columns of displaced people as they try to get out – the similar tactics we’ve seen from this barbaric terrorist organization in other cities.

The campaign to seize Raqqa was enabled by an operation that came a few months ago in the city of Tabqa, and that’s just to the left of the west of the yellow gumball one. So Tabqa is right there just near Tabqa Dam, right on – where the Euphrates kind of curves. And I want to highlight Tabqa because it was critical to setting the conditions for the success we’re now seeing in Raqqa and to really basically tightening the noose around ISIS. And I don’t think it could’ve happened absent this delegation of authorities that I talked about.

So – and I saw – I happened to see this up close because I was in Syria in March, in the town of Ayn Issa, which is there on the map just north of Raqqa. And we met with some of the local commanders who were sensing what was happening with ISIS, and they told our military commander, General Steve Townsend, who’s done an extraordinary job over the last year, that they sense there’s an opportunity to catch ISIS by surprise in the city of Tabqa and at the Tabqa Dam, and there’s an airfield there called the Tabqa Airport. And they said, all we need is we need you to help us get across this body of water – it’s about an 8-kilometer body of water – at night, drop us behind ISIS lines, and then we can take it from there, basically catching ISIS by surprise and seizing these three very strategic areas.

This was very important to close the noose on ISIS because ISIS was using this area to get personnel and equipment in and out of Raqqa. It was pretty audacious. It required us to put these fighters on helicopters, crossing about eight kilometers of water at night. These fighters are incredibly brave. Most of them have never been on a helicopter. It was also very complicated because it was hard to tell exactly what was on the other side of the water because we had never really been that far south.

General Townsend and our commanders approved this operation really within a period of days. It launched. It took about six weeks to finish, but the forces that we were talking about were right. They actually know the local area. They caught ISIS by surprise. They were able to cease Tabqa, Tabqa Dam, and the airport, and we really saw ISIS go into a bit of a reeling effect after that. We saw a lot of their fighters trying to flee and their defenses in Raqqa begin to degrade a little bit. So it was a really critical operation, and it was done because authority's been delegated down to seize opportunities like that. It was a really important moment in this overall campaign.

We also have had to work very closely, as forces converge in this area as the Secretary mentioned, with – despite all of our tensions with Russia, we also look for areas where we have to find a way to work together, and I think Syria exemplifies that. This is particularly true in Tabqa because regime forces – Syrian regime forces are very close to the area that our forces are operating in, and we actually had an incident on June 18th in which our forces shot down a Syrian jet that violated an agreement that we had on the ground of where they could go and where they could not go.

Since then, we have drawn what we call a deconfliction line with the Russians to help accelerate the campaign in Raqqa and to basically make clear where their forces will be and where our forces will be. This has held extremely well. This is now in place. Our military personnel speak with the Russians every day, and we, of course, have diplomatic consultations on issues like this far less frequently but whenever we need to. And the Secretary, of course, is speaking with Foreign Minister Lavrov from time to time, and he'll see him soon at the ASEAN conference coming up later this weekend. So a very important deconfliction line with the Russians has helped us enable and accelerate the pressure on ISIS in Raqqa.

Now, what gets less attention – this is very non-glamorous work but very critical work, and the Secretary specifically mentioned some of what our diplomats are doing on the ground to make sure that in the wake of the military campaign we are doing all we can on the humanitarian and stabilization side as our forces move into Raqqa. So let me kind of describe that a little bit, and I’ll give you some facts. I don’t want to delve too much into facts, but it’s important to get a sense of really what’s going on, and I’ve gone in and have seen this with my own eyes a few times.

So as IDPs come out of areas that have been controlled by ISIS – these are people who have been living under ISIS for the last three years – we are seeing almost all of the IDPs flow north into the lines of the force we’re working with. They are not flowing west into regime areas; they are not leaving to go stay with ISIS in the east; they are not flowing south into the desert. They are all coming into the areas of the Syrian Democratic Forces. Total now IDPs from this environment, not just Raqqa city but the surroundings – about 324,000 IDPs. We track this every single day. As of this morning, about 146,000 are in prepared sites and camps, about 177 or so thousand in communities. And what we see in Syria, as the population comes out from areas where the fighting is ongoing, they sit in transit camps. And as the areas are cleared, as they’re de-mined, the population then returns. We have seen this now repeatedly this pattern, which is a pretty good pattern.

I was in Syria in March, again, near this town of Ayn Issa just north of Raqqa, and we frankly saw thousands of IDPs sleeping on the side of the road, living in dirt, in situations that were totally, totally unacceptable. This area at the time was really almost inaccessible to the UN. This was before the Tabqa operation had finished, so the UN really had no way to get in there and it was a really unacceptable situation.

So we accelerated the deployment of some of our experts and diplomats here from the State Department and from USAID to get key people on the ground who could help enable NGOs to address this situation. And when I returned to Syria in May, just a fundamentally different picture on the exact same road. Before and after pictures – I think I even put a tweet out about some of the before and after pictures. Two months earlier, thousands of people sleeping in dirt on the side of the road; two months later, very well-maintained camps, people in transit camps, and people being taken care of. That is due to the work that our diplomats and our military civil affairs people do on the ground every day, and they’re doing an extraordinary job.

So where are we today? Our experts working on the ground, we have finalized a day-after-liberation plan for Raqqa. It will plan for up to 50,000 people in Raqqa. As I mentioned, based on the UN estimates we think that figure is lower, but we’re going to plan for the very worst case. As I mentioned, the UN has now gained road access, so they’re delivering a fairly large number of supplies. World Food Program, ICRC, and a number of other NGOs are operating in these areas.

So I think the Secretary mentioned we’ve pre-positioned supplies so we’re ready for the day after ISIS in Raqqa. And just to give you what – to tell you what that means, we have food ready for about 447,000 people. We have tents and shelters for an additional 50,000 people. We have medical treatment facilities for about over 200,000 people. Water sanitation, hygiene – all these things are getting pre-positioned to be ready for the day after ISIS.

How are we doing this with so few people on the ground? Number one, we have the right people on the ground. So our humanitarian expert who’s in Syria, he was just back here in Washington for consultations. His name is Al Dwyer from USAID; he has led almost every major international response around the world, just an incredibly dedicated public servant. And he’s doing a great job, and he has connections with all of these NGOs on the ground.

We’re also working with the Raqqa Civilian Council, which is a group of civilians from the area. They’re based in Ayn Issa. This is a temporary structure. They are committed to having an election in Raqqa by May of next year. But it’s also a necessary structure because we need local people on the ground to help us deliver and facilitate aid. And the RCC alone has coordinated the delivery of 830 metric tons of humanitarian aid to areas all around Raqqa, and they’re very instrumental in planning the day-after activities.

In terms of stabilization, I just want to really emphasize what the Secretary said here from this podium earlier this week. We are committed to stabilization, and that word is very important. This is not reconstruction; it’s not nation building. Stabilization is demining. That means setting the conditions for people to return to their homes. ISIS leaves landmines everywhere so that people can’t return. We are committed to help to do all we can by training locals to help demine critical infrastructure sites in critical places to allow people to come home.

Stabilization also means rubble removal so that trucks and equipment can get into areas of need. It means basic electricity, sewage, water, the basic essentials to allow populations to come back to their home. And we have found – learning some lessons from Iraq which I’ll get to – that this focus on the basic elements of stabilization is a critical enabler for allowing people to come back to their home – to their homes.

Now, sometimes we meet with local councils and they say, “We really want you, the United States, to help us with the – you’re going to run the hospitals, aren’t you? You’re going to run our school system.” And no, we’re not – we’re not doing that. We’ve learned some lessons and we’re not very good at that, and also that is not our responsibility. We will do basic stabilization.

When it comes to things like schools, if a local council says to us, “There are five schools in the area and they’ve been totally wired with explosive devices and landmines. Will you please help us there?” Yes, that is something that we will do. If they need desks or chairs or chalkboards or something, we can usually help find contractors from the local area to do that.

And so I’ll give you an example in Tabqa. The Tabqa Civilian Council, which we’re also working with, these are local people from Tabqa. I met them. Not long ago, they were all living under ISIS, and now they are working very hard to try to restore life to their community. And they have told us about a number of schools that are actually wired to explode, so we are now helping to get deminers into the area to clear those schools. About five have already been finished. And we’re going to do all we possibly can to have as many schools as ready in Tabqa for the opening of the school year on September 15th. But again, in terms of school curriculums, teachers, all this, this is the responsibility of the Syrians on the ground and the Iraqis on the ground, not us.

In Raqqa we have about 400 of these critical infrastructure sites that we’ve identified for the day after for immediate demining. About 100 of these sites are really the priorities. We’re also getting contributions from our coalition. I think we announced here when we had the coalition conference two weeks ago two very unique and proactive funding mechanisms focused on Syria. One, the Syria Recovery Trust Fund, which is now operating – which is now able to operate in this area. And second, a donor consortium which is very project-specific. As we identify the projects for stabilization, we can match them with coalition contributors.

So that’s Raqqa. It’s ongoing. This will take time. This will be a very difficult battle. Just because 45 percent of the city is cleared in two months does not mean this will be finished in two – in another two months. That’s not how these things go. Sometimes they go faster. Sometimes they go a lot slower than you might anticipate. And I would anticipate in the center of the city ISIS will put up a very difficult fight with suicide vests and everything we’ve seen them do in other places.

Let me jump quickly to number two, the yellow gumball number two, and I’ll go a little faster with some of these. This is the area known as the Middle Euphrates Valley. A lot – some ISIS leaders, as they saw the writing on the wall in Raqqa, tried to flee before the noose was tightened and surrounded – before our forces really surrounded Raqqa, and they fled to some very small dusty towns in this area of the Euphrates River. A town called Mayadin is one of them and some other very small areas in this, what we call the Middle Euphrates Valley.

I would just say any ISIS leader in these little small towns needs to have a very good life insurance policy, because unlike when they’re living in a – what these guys used to do is they live in civilian apartment buildings with hundreds of people in the structure, which obviously makes it impossible for us to target them, because we’re not going to target a civilian structure.

When they’re living in small towns and dusty villages, not only is it very different for them – this is not the glamorous, so-called caliphate they expected to find – it’s also a lot easier for us to find them. So in the last six weeks alone, I think our DOD announced just yesterday about 13 key leaders and associates have been targeted and eliminated in this area, and that is only going to continue.

This area of the country also, I cannot emphasize enough, extremely complex. And that is why deconfliction arrangements with the Russians will also be increasingly important as we operate in this area. It’s a complex battle space. These deconfliction arrangements are important, and that is why we’re so focused on that.

Number three yellow gumball, this is a little garrison known as Tanf. We are training a force there to fight ISIS in the Middle Euphrates Valley, because the force we are training there is from the Middle Euphrates Valley. And that training continues, and that is a very important mission in terms of our overall counter-ISIS campaign.

This area also became fairly tense in mid-June with some – I don’t know if I’d call it misunderstandings, but some perhaps misunderstandings from forces operating in the area that led to some airstrikes from our military forces. Since then, the situation has calmed down considerably. We have worked out deconfliction arrangements which have been working quite well, and we’re going to try to make sure that those stay in place. This is a very important piece of Syria connected with our critical ally Jordan and our critical ally Iraq, and we want to make sure that ISIS cannot fill space in this area because it incorporates critical road networks, which I’ll talk to when I discuss Iraq briefly.

The fourth yellow gumball, that is the southwest. This is very important because, a little separate from the counter-ISIS campaign, but it’s a key enabler for trying to remove this little red blotch, which is ISIS. This is an ISIS cell right near the yellow circle number four. It’s an ISIS cell. They’re known as the Jaysh Khalid bin Al-Walid. They are an ISIS affiliate. When they move into an area and capture a village, which they did there a few months ago, they do what ISIS does: they capture locals, they do gruesome beheadings, and terrorize the local population. We are determined to remove that cell from the southwest.

And importantly, as you know, we concluded with the Jordanians – and the Jordanians were a critical driver of this process, our critical ally Jordan – a ceasefire in the southwest with Jordan and Russia. And that ceasefire was concluded on July 9th. It was finalized in Hamburg between President Trump and President Putin, and it went into effect on July 11th. So we’re well into the third week of it now, and the results have been quite promising thus far. The fighting has largely stopped.

There’s a couple reasons for this. Unlike some other ceasefires that have been tried in Syria, this ceasefire was a result of months of negotiation with the Jordanians, who really know the terrain, and with the Russians, who were there representing effectively the Syrian regime. Painstaking negotiation, what we call the line of contact, meter by meter throughout the southwest and throughout Dara’a City, so everybody understood where they could go and where they could not go. And that map was initialed by all three parties, and the ceasefire went into effect on July 11th.

We’re now seeing civilians beginning to return to this area, which is very promising, and beginning to see landmines being removed as the fighting has stopped. So we’re working very hard to make sure that that ceasefire remains in effect, and so far it’s promising.

We also, if you look at the last six months in Syria and you look at the data that the UN puts out, it’s actually interesting to just look at the trend data that the UN puts out in terms of IDPs and refugee flows. This is from UNHCR. In the last six months in this calendar year, about 440,000 IDPs in Syria have actually returned to their homes. That’s a statistic you normally don’t see in six-month increments. And 31,000 Syrian refugees, meaning Syrians who fled outside of Syria, have also now returned to their homes in the first six months of this year. So again, the reverse of the migrant refugee outflow – that’s an important indicator and something, obviously, we want to continue; very much in our interests and the interests of our critical partners in this part of the world, particularly Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, and, of course, our partners in Europe.

Back up on Syria writ large – the Secretary spoke with this and I can delve into it a little bit more. If you think about really two phases in Syria, right now this is phase one. We want to defeat ISIS. We have to defeat ISIS because ISIS is trying to plan major attacks against us and our partners, as I mentioned, and they’re still trying to do that. So long as ISIS is holding territory, pretending to hold this caliphate with people under its domain, the long-term political settlement in Syria goes increasingly out of reach, and our first priority is to protect our homeland. So number one, defeat ISIS. In parallel in phase one, want to de-escalate the overall violence in Syria through a combination of de-escalation – deconfliction arrangements and de-escalation areas such as the ceasefire we’ve reached in the southwest. So we’re in phase one right now: defeat ISIS, de-escalate the overall situation.

In parallel in Geneva, very important talks about a future constitutional process, about a future internationally monitored elections in which all Syrians, including the diaspora, can vote. That is a condition that is enshrined in a UN Security Council resolution, 2254, and we are determined to getting to that point. So as the Secretary discussed, defeat ISIS, get de-escalation arrangements in place, quiet down the overall situation, which sets the conditions for an ultimate political solution, political settlement of the civil war. And at the end of that process – and we can’t put a timeline on it, but at the end of that process, we do not envision Bashar al-Assad being in control of Syria from Damascus. Whether that is through a constitutional process or an election or some combination, that is very important, and some people asked us, well, why do you say that?

Look, it’s just reality. Syria – by World Bank estimates, about – more than $200 billion to reconstruct Syria. It’s probably many multiples of that, and the international community is not going to come to the aid of Syria until there is a credible political horizon that can lead to a credible transition in Damascus. That is the reality. So we are working through this two-phase structure and are very committed to that roadmap that is outlined in UN Security Council Resolution 2254.

Let me just jump over to Iraq, and I’ll start with the yellow gumball number five. The number five is just to the west now of Tal Afar, and I have it there because Mosul – as you know, the battle of Mosul has now completed, but since the battle has completed, again, the less glamorous but just as important phase of stabilization and humanitarian support is very much underway. And again, this is very important. The reason we brought almost 70 countries here to the State Department in March was to make sure we had the resources necessary for the post-ISIS phase in Mosul. In total in Mosul, we saw 940,000 – the scale of Mosul compared to Raqqa is just – it’s really hardly – not even comparable. Raqqa, as I mentioned, we think there’s about 25,000 civilians in Raqqa; Mosul is a city of about 1.5 million people. Displaced from Mosul total – about 940,000 Moslawis were displaced from the fighting, but most importantly, all of them received aid. This is almost, again, unprecedented in terms of a humanitarian response. You did not see thousands of people stranded. All of them received aid and assistance, and this was because of the planning that went into the humanitarian response plan together with the military plan.

Of the $2 billion that was raised in March – that’s about 500 million or so from the U.S. – again, the ratio that we’ve mentioned before, we try to make sure that it’s about three or four to one in terms of coalition contributions to U.S. contributions when it comes to stabilization and humanitarian response, and that’s a ratio we are looking to grow over the coming weeks. Currently in Mosul about 838,000 people remain displaced. We’ve had returnees of about 240,000.

We’re working very hard now in west Mosul – when I say “we,” I mean the Government of Iraq, our coalition, the United Nations, and the people of Nineveh Province – on stabilization projects. So in west Mosul, where the damage is far more extensive than east Mosul, engineers – part of our stabilization program funded in part by our coalition – they’ve assessed about 200 schools, 20 electrical substations, seven sewage treatment plants, hospitals, police stations, again, de-mining, making sure they’re refurbished to set the conditions for people to return. The model is east Mosul, where the battle ended about six months ago, and we already have – about 350,000 children are back in school and the population has really returned. And if you talk to people who have walked the streets of east Mosul, I think they come back with that – with that story, seeing it with their own eyes. A lot of problems, to say the least, but we’re seeing people return to their homes and we’re seeing life return.

Long-term reconstruction, as the Secretary mentioned. We’re focused on the immediate stabilization. Long-term reconstruction is not – again, don’t look to the United States to fit the bill for long-term reconstruction. This is an international problem. ISIS is a challenge for the entire world. That is why we built a coalition of 74 partners, one of the largest coalitions in history, and I also give great credit to the Iraqi Government because they are looking to fund – how to fund their long-term reconstruction needs. They have a standby arrangement with the IMF, and they just passed a very difficult budget amendment through their parliament. This is the kind of the difficult stuff that doesn’t get much attention, but that really pays dividends down the road. That releases another nearly a billion dollars from the IMF.

They, the Iraqi Government, unveiled their – what they call 2030 vision to the World Bank a couple weeks ago about reforms that they are committed to to help fuel their international financing of their reconstruction. And Kuwait, His Highness, the Emir Sheikh Sabah, has announced that Kuwait will host a long-term reconstruction conference for Iraq probably in the early part of next year. So those are obviously efforts that we will support.

When it comes to the next phase of the ISIS campaign in Tal Afar, that will probably be the next battle. It’ll happen at a time of the choosing of the Government of Iraq. We estimate there’s about 1,000 ISIS fighters or so in Tal Afar among 20 to 40,000 civilians. So somewhat similar to Raqqa; a little bit smaller, but it’ll be very difficult. This has been a hub for ISIS for three years, it has been the home for many of their leaders, it has been a place where terrible atrocities were committed against not only Sunni Muslims, Shia Muslims, Yezidis. In this terrible fulcrum of ISIS atrocities, many of them happened in Tal Afar. This will be very, very hard. The Iraqis are committed to liberating the people of Tal Afar, and we are committed to supporting them at a time of their choosing.

Yellow gumball number six – this is Hawija. We estimate about 1,000 ISIS fighters in there. Again, numbers are hard to – sometimes hard to go by. About 50,000 or so civilians in that pocket of territory – 50 to 80,000 if you kind of look at the environs. This will also be a very complex operation and this – similar to Mosul, this will have to involve cooperation between the Kurdish Peshmerga, Iraqi Security Forces, and forces local to the area. And Secretary Tillerson spoke actually over the last couple days with Prime Minister Abadi and with President Barzani of the Kurdistan region about some of these next steps and about our position on some very important issues that Iraq is confronting.

Go quickly to the number seven. That is al-Qaim. That has also been a heartland of ISIS. We will support the Iraqi Security Forces as they clear that and restore sovereignty to their border with legitimate Iraqi Security Forces, and we’re of course preparing for that. Number eight – I’ll just do eight and nine quickly. Eight and nine are important because this is kind of the phase after ISIS, and we’re asked a lot about what comes after ISIS. So number eight, this is the main border crossing between Iraq and Jordan. It’s about a billion dollars a month commerce route – very important for our key ally of Jordan, of course very important for Iraq, the Government of Iraq, and also Anbar province.

The Iraqis and the Jordanians have been working now to set the conditions to open that highway, and we hope that can happen fairly soon, and I give them great credit for what they’re putting in place. To get that open, that billion dollar a month commerce route, that’s very important for the future of this region and obviously something that we are supporting both governments, encouraging them to move forward on that.

And number nine, the Arar border crossing with Saudi Arabia, this is a border crossing that has been closed since 1990. Multiple U.S. administrations have encouraged an opening between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Those doors have remained closed, really for decades, but we achieved a breakthrough. The Iraqis and the Saudis, an initiative that they really launched on their own, a breakthrough between Baghdad and Riyadh, which had now led to an – not only exchanges of visits, but exchanges of key ministers and talking now about opening that key border crossing for the first time since 1990. Again, a critical commerce route, and that’s how you can kind of see the post-ISIS situation come into shape. That’s very important, which is why I wanted to include the nine on the map.

Let me just say briefly, beyond Iraq and Syria, why is it so important? Because this is the so-called caliphate. The caliphate is what drew so many of these foreign fighters to join ISIS and what makes it a global network. They try to fund their so-called affiliates around the world from the resources that they pick up in Iraq and Syria. We have dramatically targeted and degraded their ability to resource themselves. We’ve dramatically degraded their ability to get foreign fighters into Syria. It’s almost impossible for them to do that now. And we are working to sever all of their financial connections.

I thought I’d highlight, just finally, a way that we work throughout our interagency, which again doesn’t get – sometimes doesn’t get as much attention. The Treasury Department has a very robust program for finding who in the organization of ISIS is a leader, who is handling money, and making sure we designate those people so that they can never have any access to the international financial system. And some of our colleagues, now recently confirmed officials at the Treasury Department – Sigal Mandelker, Marshall Billingslea – have done a great job in this.

And what’s really important, and when you see a ISIS list of designees, that means they’ll never have access to the financial system. Whatever we know of their finances are frozen. A lot of these guys living in the Euphrates Valley probably never expect to have access to the international financial system. But if their name – if you’re in ISIS and your name shows up on a Treasury designation list, you’re not just being targeted by the Treasury Department. So that is why there is a very close correlation between announcing a designee and then eliminating these people from the battlefield. And even since June of this year, three critical financial facilitators from ISIS have been killed in coalition airstrikes in that Euphrates Valley area.

I think you’re all fairly familiar with what we’re doing – counter-messaging, working with our partners in the region, counter-foreign fighters. We talked about that before when I was here a couple weeks ago, so I won’t go too deeply into that.

I would just conclude where I started on this map of the caliphate, rapidly shrinking – 30 percent of their territorial losses in the last six months alone, 20,000 square kilometers in the last six months alone. That is due to some changes we have made in the campaign, and we are going to continue to accelerate the pressure on ISIS until this entire organization collapses and they cannot hold any physical territory from which they can threaten us.

So with that, I think I have time for a few questions.

QUESTION: Thank you, Mr. McGurk. Just one question. You said that the United States is – don’t look at the United States for long-term reconstruction, you’ll be engaged in just stabilizing the areas that are retaken. So what does that mean for your partnership with the Peshmerga or with the Kurds? Does that mean your partnership is about to come to an end, because it seems to me that most of the areas that are predominantly Kurdish have been retaken and also kind of stabilized?

MR MCGURK: Let me be very clear of what I mean. So in terms of our military partnership, our training, our equipping relationships – the Iraqi Government has a budget and their military force is about $10 billion, and they actually look to the United States to be their primary supplier. They’re buying our F-16s. They’re buying our equipment. That’s something that we very much intend to continue. Our training relationship with the Peshmerga in coordination with the Government of Iraq is also something that is historic and that I think would intend to continue.

When it comes to the long-term reconstruction of these areas, that is not something the U.S. can do on its own, nor is it something we should do on our own. That is why we built an international coalition of 74 members to help, and that’s why the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and other international financial institutions – it’s very important for them to be engaged here and critically important for the future of Iraq for the GCC to be engaged. That’s why we’re very encouraged by the reconstruction conference that the Kuwaitis have announced that they will host.

So we have an important role. We recognize our role as the United States of America. But it is not the U.S. alone, because ISIS is a threat to the whole world.

QUESTION: Hi, Brett. Just a few questions. First of all, can you tell us whether the overall deterioration in Russian relations with America have had any impact on your coordination in Syria? I know the Secretary said you were still working on it, but have you felt any impact?

And then you said that you got this deconfliction line or ceasefire line in the south but deconfliction arrangements in other areas. Are there any other areas where that might shift to more of a – an agreement, or is that something that we – that you’d see after Raqqa is finished?

And then I have one other question, but I can come back to you after that.

MR MCGURK: So it’s a great question. So no, so far we’ve not seen an effect on our engagement with the Russians when it comes to Syria. And most of those engagements, as I mentioned, are professional military-to-military engagements, literally airmen talking to airmen to make sure we don’t – we avoid accidents.

The second part of your question is also very important. So the southwest, that is the one area where we’ve reached kind of a – it’s a political agreement about a ceasefire, and with that agreement is not just a deconfliction line with a ceasefire between the two sides, it also talks about political arrangements in the area, making sure opposition arrangements can actually remain intact. You’re kind of freezing everything in place. It’s a very detailed arrangement. So it’s an actual ceasefire arrangement with the Russians. That is the only part of the country that we have come to such an arrangement. If there are other opportunities – to build on the military-to-military talks that have gone very well, if there are other opportunities to reach those types of arrangements to help settle down Syria in an interim phase, we’re very much open to that. And so obviously, that’s something that we’ll be talking to the Russians about, but so far the southwest is really – is the only place that we have locked in place this ceasefire.

QUESTION: Just to follow up on that, the – there have been reports that the CIA has stopped funding for the – its program to fund the Syrian opposition that’s fighting Assad. Is that – you said the opposition was frozen in place. Does that mean that the people you’ve – I’m just wondering how the – what’s happening to them? Are they protected in this arrangement if you’re no longer supporting them?

MR MCGURK: Yeah, so I can’t – well, it’s – I’m not going to talk about any of that. I can just say the agreement that we reached with Russia has a very detailed ceasefire line. The Russians have put their monitors on the northern side of the line in Syrian regime territory to help monitor regime violations, and so far the fighting has entirely stopped. And as we begin to see people return to their homes, you begin to see an increase of humanitarian aid. That is when you can get into a self-sustaining – self-sustaining cycle, which is what we’re working towards.

QUESTION: As part of the post-ISIS political system, the kind of changes that all this fighting is bringing about politically, for the Kurds the key issue is the independence referendum. What’s your position on that? Are the Iraqi elections a factor in your considerations?

MR MCGURK: Again, I think we’ve spoken to this. We are – we do not believe this referendum is a good idea. It is ill-timed. It is not well-prepared, I mentioned Hawija alone where critical engagements against ISIS still have to take place with full cooperation from the Peshmerga and the Iraqi Security Forces, and it could have potentially catastrophic consequences. So obviously, we’re in very detailed discussions with the Iraqi leaders over this, and that’s one reason Secretary Tillerson made a couple of important calls over the last couple days.

QUESTION: Is the question – is the question a question of timing or of the referendum itself?

MR MCGURK: Look, we’re focused right now on this referendum that Kurdish authorities have said they want to hold on September 25th. It’s something the U.S. Government is – firmly, firmly opposes.

Elise?

QUESTION: Did you say – when you talk about the numbers that are left in Iraq and Syria, how many of the ones that have left the area do you think are dead versus kind of fleed the region? Where do you see them – the bulk of them going? Are they going more to Libya, are they going to Europe, and how do you think that’s – once you consider ISIS kind of defeated in Raqqa and Iraq, what’s the benchmark for that and how do you see the next kind of iteration of the coalition in terms of once you consider ISIS quote/unquote “defeated?”

MR MCGURK: So it’s a great question and, look, until the – until we – and we worked very closely with Turkey to help seal the entire border. So there’s east of the Euphrates River where we did a lot on the Syrian side of the border, there’s west of the Euphrates River where the Turkish operation, Euphrates Shield, not only liberated Jarabulus and al-Rai, which were two key border crossings, but also retook the town of Dabiq, which was like the spiritual – the spiritual kind of – in ISIS propaganda, they believe the final battle would happen in Dabiq. It was this kind of calling for people from all around the world, and they actually changed their magazine after that operation from Dabiq to Rumiyah. In any event, that was a very important operation in Euphrates Shield.

Since the border has been sealed, ISIS fighters are not getting in and they’re also not getting out. I can’t guarantee that in ones and twosies they can’t find a smuggling route, but they were coming by the thousands and it’s down at least by 90 percent, and we are not finding ISIS fighters being able to leave Syria. Not too long ago, what they would do is plan a terrorist attack in Raqqa, they would train a unit – kind of a terrorist combat unit – they would then infiltrate out, they would hang out in Manbij, they would then infiltrate out and go conduct an attack such as in Paris or in the Brussels airport. That’s what they used to do, and they were developing that capacity. They cannot do that anymore.

So what are we doing? We’re building a database of who these people are as we find names on the battlefield, and we have a very robust, through our coalition intelligence gathering – we call it sensitive site exploitation – if we find a cell phone, an address book, we vet the names, we find out who they are, we share them with host nations. So if it’s a French name, we’ll share it with French authorities. And we’ve built a database now of almost 19,000 names which are now all in an INTERPOL database so that any member of our coalition, any member of INTERPOL has access to that database, so that if there’s somebody that fought in Syria and happened to have gotten out and in a routine border stop or routine search, routine traffic stop, they can actually be identified.

So the next phase of the coalition is obviously a little less emphasis on the ground operations in Iraq and Syria, because those ultimately will conclude. Although we have some time to go, they ultimately will conclude. It is information sharing – that is the critical enabler to helping us protect our homelands against these people.

And that’s one reason this coalition – we heard it when we all gathered here a couple weeks ago – it’s strong, will remain intact, and continues to grow. We just added four African countries to the coalition about three weeks ago, because this is a global network, and as we make – as we succeed against these networks, more and more countries want to come join and be part of this.

Yes, sir.

QUESTION: Mr. McGurk, I have a few questions. First of all, as you know, the Special Forces – U.S. Special Forces Commander General Thomas at Aspen talk said the U.S. urged YPG to rebrand itself to avoid Turkish concerns and give the group a voice in Syria’s future. And he added that, in a quote, that’s how “McGurk was able to keep them in the conversation.” So is this rebranding itself, is this your idea?

And secondly, any plan on going into Deir ez-Zor once Raqqa is cleared?

And lastly, is YPG going to return from the lands which belongs to Arabs once everything is settled down? Thank you.

MR MCGURK: Okay, so General Thomas has done an incredible job from day one of this campaign, going all the way back to the battle of Kobani, and you might remember Kobani surrounded by thousands of ISIS fighters. Had Kobani fallen, the whole border would have been gone to ISIS. And it was some of our friends in Iraq – our Kurdish friends in Iraq – who actually put us in touch with some of the Kurdish fighters in Kobani at the time to develop some contacts, allowed us to get some military equipment to them. And then we worked very closely with Turkey – I was a part of this; I was in Ankara – to open a corridor for the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga to come into Kobani to help turn the tide of that battle. It was a historic moment, and over the course of the battle of Kobani, we killed 6,000 ISIS fighters. It was the first time they lost a battle and it really was the turning point.

So after that battle, when we met some of the fighters from Kobani and we said, look, how are we going to really take the fight to ISIS in some of these other areas? We have to recruit Arabs into the force. And so you have to have an umbrella that embraces the Arab component of the force, with the key principle being – it’s our key principle in Syria – as areas are liberated from ISIS, they should return to the local people from those areas. That’s first and foremost our priority. So therefore we had to have an umbrella that would bring in as many people as possible – Kurds, Arabs, Christians, Syriacs, all these guys – working together as a cohesive force, not working together as different units, which is not militarily effective. And so General Thomas was a part of that, and it’s actually been very effective. Again, as I said, all of our training classes are full. They’re full of Sunni Arabs, they’re full of Christians, they’re full of people from these areas who want to liberate their towns. So I think overall it has been successful.

Deir ez-Zor. Deir ez-Zor is on the map. It’s just to the northwest of yellow gumball number two. What makes Deir ez-Zor complicated, it is a – it’s a city with an airfield in which Syrian army forces have been surrounded and besieged by ISIS for almost three years. They have some thousands of their own fighters in there. Some of their best units are in there surrounded by ISIS. And Syrian army forces are determined to break the siege of Deir ez-Zor. I think just look at what the Russian – there was a Russian general who gave a briefing a few weeks ago, talked about that operation. They’re about 140 kilometers away now. They have a pretty long ways to go. I think it’s a decent assumption that over time – it’s going to take them some time – they will probably succeed in that mission, but how much further they go from there is something that remains to be seen and is why we’ll be in fairly detailed discussions with the Russians through military channels on that.

QUESTION: Thank you. After ISIS is defeated, do you think that Kurdistan will be a U.S. strategic ally?

MR MCGURK: So our strategic ally are our friends in Iraq. We support the Government of Iraq. We support a unified federal – a unified federal Iraq that is strong and that is prosperous and that is at peace with itself and with its neighbors. So obviously, we have deep relations in the Kurdistan Region – in Erbil, in Sulaymaniyah, with all the Kurdish parties – and I think that is something that goes back many, many decades and is something that will continue. But we’ll also continue working, of course, through the Government of Iraq, within the Iraqi constitutional system, to support a unified and federal Iraq.

QUESTION: A couple of questions. First, have you sorted out your differences with Turkey regarding last week’s panel? There was statements from the State Department. And in that panel, you kept mentioning Idlib as a safe haven for al-Qaida in Syria. And it’s not on this map, obviously, but when you are done with these nine points on this map, does the coalition have any plans for Idlib in the future?

And the last question is regarding Bashiqa in Iraq. As far as I know, when there was this problem about the Turkish presence in Bashiqa, and you guys brokered some sort of a deal between Baghdad and Ankara, and the condition was that Mosul will be liberated. Since we are there, can you confirm that Turkish presence is coming to an end, and are there still Turkish troops in that region? Thank you.

MR MCGURK: A lot of complex questions there – (laughter) – if you know these issues. Yeah. So I did a 90-minute panel and about 30 seconds of the panel got some attention. I think it was very badly mischaracterized. I think we’ve spoken to this, as I mentioned, and I mentioned in most of my public remarks we have worked very closely with Turkey to help seal the border. I mentioned in the battle of Kobani working with the Turks to open up that corridor for the Kurdish Peshmerga and the Euphrates Shield Operation. All these things are very important.

At the same time, this problem of foreign fighters is a problem for all of us. So 40,000 foreign fighters that came to join ISIS came from 110 countries all around the world. They came through Turkey. And that is a problem. This is very important. That’s not just a problem for Turkey. That’s a problem for these – what we call the source countries too. So if you have 4,000 people coming from Tunisia, 4,000 coming from Saudi Arabia, the Tunisians, the Saudis, all these countries have to do work to make sure that they do all they can to stop the people traveling. And through our coalition, through our coalition working group on foreign fighters, we’ve done an awful lot to help close down those routes. I give the Saudis tremendous credit. I give the Turks tremendous credit in working on this problem.

Idlib province is a serious problem. It is a haven now for al-Qaida. And I think what my remarks reflected is that this is a problem, as we’ve done when it comes to ISIS, that we have to work together with Turkey and with our other partners to deal with this problem. So – and I think over the coming weeks we’ll be having those conversations.

On the question of – you asked about Bashiqa. What was your second question in between?

QUESTION: It was Bashiqa.

MR MCGURK: Yeah. So Bashiqa is an issue between the Government of Iraq and the Government of Turkey. It is our position that we want the Government of Iraq and the Government to have very strong ties. I think Prime Minister Abadi has had a number of phone calls with Prime Minister Yildirim and with President Erdogan, very constructive calls, and I am confident that we can get this issue worked out in a way that helps improve the relations between both of these important allies and that therefore helps improve stability in this important part of the world.

QUESTION: So --

MS NAUERT: Let’s do your last question.

MR MCGURK: Yeah, thanks.

MS NAUERT: Thanks, Brett. Let’s move on.

QUESTION: (Inaudible) today the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that negotiations are taking place between coalition force, U.S. forces, and a Syrian opposition force called Maghawir al-Thawra to create a national army in the southern side of Hasakah city. Can you comment on this? And if it’s the case, why did the U.S. withdraw arms from the Free Syrian Army?

Another question, please. Do you know the Lebanese army is about to launch an operation against ISIS? Does the coalition intends to lend air support to the Lebanese army in its fight against ISIS?

MR MCGURK: Many things there I just – I’m not going to comment on, including a report from the Syrian Observatory which I haven’t seen. And when it comes to Lebanon, we had a very successful visit from Prime Minister Hariri here. And he had public remarks with President Trump, and I think I’d let those remarks stand on their own. But Lebanon is a critical ally that we want to see succeed.

QUESTION: Can I – I had to leave for a second.

MR MCGURK: Matt.

QUESTION: Can I – just you – someone probably already answered this. And if you have already answered it, then don’t bother; I’ll just look at the transcript. Did someone ask you about what the Secretary said about stabilization, rebuild the basic – or not rebuild but restore basic utilities and then --

MR MCGURK: Yeah, Matt. I went into that in some detail.

QUESTION: No, no, no. Then Iran. If that’s what you’re going to do, why are you confident that you’re not leaving a vacuum that the Iranians will exploit? If you’ve answered it, don’t --

MR MCGURK: So I didn’t get into an Iranian element, but I think our focus, don’t – don’t dismiss the importance of stabilization. What stabilization means is setting the conditions for people to return to their homes. It means water, electricity, sewage, rubble removal, demining. And what we find is that as people return to their homes – in Anbar province alone, for example, you have a million people who were displaced from ISIS who are now back in areas that used to be under control of ISIS. These are fairly sophisticated people in some of these areas. You see life return to the streets. You see the markets full. You see the schools open.

And so as you help with stabilization, you see the elements set in place for people to return. And I mean, all I can say is the numbers speak for themselves. Two million Iraqis who were displaced are back in areas that used to be controlled by ISIS. So --

QUESTION: I get that. But you’re seeing the Iranian influence vastly greater now, are you not?

MR MCGURK: You’re seeing the Iranians kind of flood the market with some of their products and things. And I think the long-term bet – and it’s something we’re talking with the Iraqis about – we have GE doing multibillion dollar – these are all private deals, not done by the U.S. Government – private deals about long-term electricity generation in Baghdad. That’s being done by General Electric. We have some of the best American oil firms helping to regenerate some of the fields in the south, helping to capture flare gas and export it to Kuwait – the kind of things that make a tremendous, tremendous difference. That’s being done by American firms.

QUESTION: And you see that in Syria, too?

MR MCGURK: Again, Syria long term – long-term reconstruction of Syria is really dependent upon getting a credible political horizon on the table. As I mentioned, Matt – I think you might have stepped out – until there is that credible political horizon, the international community is not just going to – will not be coming to the aid of – to reconstruct Syria. That’s just the reality.

QUESTION: Thanks.

MS NAUERT: Thanks, everybody. Have a great weekend.

MR MCGURK: Thank you.


          Fantasia 2011: The Devil's Double (2011)        
Lee Tamahori's The Devil's Double is one of the most disturbing films. However, Tamahori shows with intelligence the daily horrors of Saddam Hussein's regime.

The film is based on the life of Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper), a military officer. He's forced to become the "fiday", a body double, for Uday Hussein (also played by Cooper), the eldest son of president Saddam Hussein (Phillip Quast). To prevent the assassination of Uday, Latif must learn to walk and talk like Uday. Moreover, he must forget his family. During the invasion of Kuwait in 1991, Latif must pass off as Uday to boost the Iraqi troops' morale.

As time goes by, Latif sees that Uday is a devil. The son of president Hussein has an appetite for sex, easy women, school girls, drugs and violence. Latif finds solace in the arms of Sarrab (Ludivine Sagnier), Uday's mistress. However, Latif eventually plans to flee Iraq.

Given that Latif Yahia was Uday Hussein's body double for some years, Tamahori did a nice job condensing the story within at least two hours. One can certainly forgive Tamahori for making The Devil's Double as a thriller. This is because the performance by Dominic Cooper astonishes us. He has no difficulty switching between psychopathy (as Uday) and composure (as Latif). Moreover, by using suggestion, Lee Tamahori also shows us the horrors of Saddam Hussein's regime such as the torture of athletes Iraqi athletes who underperformed in the views of the regime.

Obviously, the film takes a few liberties, but it still a smart entertainment. Besides, given that the film takes place in the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s, one must not see The Devil's Double as a pro-American statement.

Rating: 3.5/5

Origin:Belgium (2011)
Length:108 minutes
Genre:Thriller
Screenplay:Michael Thomas and Latif Yahia
Director:Lee Tamahori
Starring:Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier and Raad Rawi

          Menghidupkan Malam Ramadhan Dengan Shalat Tarawih        
Shalat ini dinamakan tarawih yang artinya istirahat karena orang yang melakukan shalat tarawih beristirahat setelah melaksanakan shalat empat raka’at. Shalat tarawih termasuk qiyamul lail atau shalat malam. Akan tetapi shalat tarawih ini dikhususkan di bulan Ramadhan. Jadi, shalat tarawih ini adalah shalat malam yang dilakukan di bulan Ramadhan. (Lihat Al Jaami’ li Ahkamish Sholah, 3/63 dan Al Mawsu’ah Al Fiqhiyyah Al Kuwaitiyyah, 2/9630)

Adapun shalat tarawih tidak disyariatkan untuk tidur terlebih dahulu dan shalat tarawih hanya khusus dikerjakan di bulan Ramadhan. Sedangkan shalat tahajjud menurut mayoritas pakar fiqih adalah shalat sunnah yang dilakukan setelah bangun tidur dan dilakukan di malam mana saja. (Al Mawsu’ah Al Fiqhiyyah Al Kuwaitiyyah, 2/9630)

Para ulama sepakat bahwa shalat tarawih hukumnya adalah sunnah (dianjurkan). Bahkan menurut Ahnaf, Hanabilah, dan Malikiyyah, hukum shalat tarawih adalah sunnah mu’akkad (sangat dianjurkan). Shalat ini dianjurkan bagi laki-laki dan perempuan. Shalat tarawih merupakan salah satu syi’ar Islam. (Al Mawsu’ah Al Fiqhiyyah Al Kuwaitiyyah, 2/9631)

Keutamaan Shalat Tarawih

Pertama, akan mendapatkan ampunan dosa yang telah lalu.

Dari Abu Hurairah, Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam bersabda,

مَنْ قَامَ رَمَضَانَ إِيمَانًا وَاحْتِسَابًا غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ

“Barangsiapa melakukan qiyam Ramadhan karena iman dan mencari pahala, maka dosa-dosanya yang telah lalu akan diampuni.” (HR. Bukhari no. 37 dan Muslim no. 759). Yang dimaksud qiyam Ramadhan adalah shalat tarawih sebagaimana yang dituturkan oleh An Nawawi. (Syarh Muslim, 3/101)

Hadits ini memberitahukan bahwa shalat tarawih bisa menggugurkan dosa dengan syarat karena iman yaitu membenarkan pahala yang dijanjikan oleh Allah dan mencari pahala dari Allah, bukan karena riya’ atau alasan lainnya. (Fathul Bari, 6/290)

Yang dimaksud “pengampunan dosa” dalam hadits ini adalah bisa mencakup dosa besar dan dosa kecil berdasarkan tekstual hadits, sebagaimana ditegaskan oleh Ibnul Mundzir. Namun An Nawawi mengatakan bahwa yang dimaksudkan pengampunan dosa di sini adalah khusus untuk dosa kecil. (Lihat Fathul Bari, 6/290)

Kedua, shalat tarawih bersama imam seperti shalat semalam penuh.

Dari Abu Dzar, Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam pernah mengumpulkan keluarga dan para sahabatnya. Lalu beliau bersabda,

إِنَّهُ مَنْ قَامَ مَعَ الإِمَامِ حَتَّى يَنْصَرِفَ كُتِبَ لَهُ قِيَامُ لَيْلَةً

“Siapa yang shalat bersama imam sampai ia selesai, maka ditulis untuknya pahala qiyam satu malam penuh.” (HR. Ahmad dan Tirmidzi. Syaikh Al Albani dalam Al Irwa’ 447 mengatakan bahwa hadits ini shahih). Hal ini sekaligus merupakan anjuran agar kaum muslimin mengerjakan shalat tarawih secara berjama’ah dan mengikuti imam hingga selesai.

Ketiga, shalat tarawih adalah seutama-utamanya shalat.

Ulama-ulama Hanabilah (madzhab Hambali) mengatakan bahwa seutama-utamanya shalat sunnah adalah shalat yang dianjurkan dilakukan secara berjama’ah. Karena shalat seperti ini hampir serupa dengan shalat fardhu. Kemudian shalat yang lebih utama lagi adalah shalat rawatib (shalat yang mengiringi shalat fardhu, sebelum atau sesudahnya). Shalat yang paling ditekankan dilakukan secara berjama’ah adalah shalat kusuf (shalat gerhana) kemudian shalat tarawih. (Al Mawsu’ah Al Fiqhiyyah Al Quwaitiyyah, 2/9633)

Tarawih Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam

Dari Abu Salamah bin ‘Abdirrahman, dia mengabarkan bahwa dia pernah bertanya pada ‘Aisyah radhiyallahu ‘anha, “Bagaimana shalat malam Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam di bulan Ramadhan?” ‘Aisyah mengatakan,

مَا كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ – صلى الله عليه وسلم – يَزِيدُ فِى رَمَضَانَ وَلاَ فِى غَيْرِهِ عَلَى إِحْدَى عَشْرَةَ رَكْعَةً

“Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam tidak pernah menambah jumlah raka’at dalam shalat malam di bulan Ramadhan dan tidak pula dalam shalat lainnya lebih dari 11 raka’at.” (HR. Bukhari no. 1147 dan Muslim no. 738)

Dari Jabir bin ‘Abdillah radhiyallahu ‘anhu, beliau menuturkan, “Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam pernah shalat bersama kami di bulan Ramadhan sebanyak 8 raka’at lalu beliau berwitir. Pada malam berikutnya, kami pun berkumpul di masjid sambil berharap beliau akan keluar. Kami terus menantikan beliau di situ hingga datang waktu fajar. Kemudian kami menemui beliau dan bertanya, “Wahai Rasulullah, sesungguhnya kami menunggumu tadi malam, dengan harapan engkau akan shalat bersama kami.” Beliau shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam menjawab, “Sesungguhnya aku khawatir kalau akhirnya shalat tersebut menjadi wajib bagimu.” (HR. Ath Thabrani, Ibnu Hibban dan Ibnu Khuzaimah. Syaikh Al Albani mengatakan bahwa derajat hadits ini hasan. Lihat Shalat At Tarawih, hal. 21)

As Suyuthi mengatakan, “Telah ada beberapa hadits shahih dan juga hasan mengenai perintah untuk melaksanakan qiyamul lail di bulan Ramadhan dan ada pula dorongan untuk melakukannya tanpa dibatasi dengan jumlah raka’at tertentu. Dan tidak ada hadits shahih yang mengatakan bahwa jumlah raka’at tarawih yang dilakukan oleh Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam adalah 20 raka’at. Yang dilakukan oleh beliau adalah beliau shalat beberapa malam namun tidak disebutkan batasan jumlah raka’atnya. Kemudian beliau pada malam keempat tidak melakukannya agar orang-orang tidak menyangka bahwa shalat tarawih adalah wajib.”

Ibnu Hajar Al Haitsamiy mengatakan, “Tidak ada satu hadits shahih pun yang menjelaskan bahwa Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam melaksanakan shalat tarawih 20 raka’at. Adapun hadits yang mengatakan “Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam biasa melaksanakan shalat (tarawih) 20 raka’at”, ini adalah hadits yang sangat-sangat lemah.” (Al Mawsu’ah Al Fiqhiyyah Al Quwaitiyyah, 2/9635)

Ibnu Hajar Al Asqolani mengatakan, “Adapun yang diriwayatkan oleh Ibnu Abi Syaibah dari hadits Ibnu ‘Abbas bahwa Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam shalat di bulan Ramadhan 20 raka’at ditambah witir, sanad hadits itu adalah dho’if. Hadits ‘Aisyah yang mengatakan bahwa shalat Nabi tidak lebih dari 11 raka’at juga bertentangan dengan hadits Ibnu Abi Syaibah ini. Padahal ‘Aisyah sendiri lebih mengetahui seluk-beluk kehidupan Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam pada waktu malam daripada yang lainnya. Wallahu a’lam.” (Fathul Bari, 6/295)

Jumlah Raka’at Shalat Tarawih yang Dianjurkan

Jumlah raka’at shalat tarawih yang dianjurkan adalah tidak lebih dari 11 atau 13 raka’at. Inilah yang dipilih oleh Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam sebagaimana disebutkan dalam hadits-hadits yang telah lewat.

‘Aisyah mengatakan, “Rasulullah shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam tidak pernah menambah jumlah raka’at dalam shalat malam di bulan Ramadhan dan tidak pula dalam shalat lainnya lebih dari 11 raka’at.” (HR. Bukhari no. 1147 dan Muslim no. 738)

Dari Ibnu ‘Abbas, beliau berkata,

كَانَ صَلاَةُ النَّبِىِّ – صلى الله عليه وسلم – ثَلاَثَ عَشْرَةَ رَكْعَةً . يَعْنِى بِاللَّيْلِ

“Shalat Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam di malam hari adalah 13 raka’at.” (HR. Bukhari no. 1138 dan Muslim no. 764). Sebagian ulama mengatakan bahwa shalat malam yang dilakukan Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam adalah 11 raka’at. Adapun dua raka’at lainnya adalah dua raka’at ringan yang dikerjakan oleh Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam sebagai pembuka melaksanakan shalat malam, sebagaimana hal ini dikatakan oleh Ibnu Hajar dalam Fathul Bari (4/123, Asy Syamilah)

Bolehkah Menambah Raka’at Shalat Tarawih Lebih Dari 11 Raka’at?

Mayoritas ulama terdahulu dan ulama belakangan, mengatakan bahwa boleh menambah raka’at dari yang dilakukan oleh Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam.

Ibnu ‘Abdil Barr mengatakan, “Sesungguhnya shalat malam tidak memiliki batasan jumlah raka’at tertentu. Shalat malam adalah shalat nafilah (yang dianjurkan), termasuk amalan dan perbuatan baik. Siapa saja boleh mengerjakan sedikit raka’at. Siapa yang mau juga boleh mengerjakan banyak.” (At Tamhid, 21/70)

Yang membenarkan pendapat ini adalah dalil-dalil berikut.

Pertama, sabda Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam,

صَلاَةُ اللَّيْلِ مَثْنَى مَثْنَى فَإِذَا خِفْتَ الصُّبْحَ فَأَوْتِرْ بِوَاحِدَةٍ

“Shalat malam adalah dua raka’at dua raka’at. Jika engkau khawatir masuk waktu shubuh, lakukanlah shalat witir satu raka’at.” (HR. Bukhari dan Muslim)

Kedua, sabda Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam,

فَأَعِنِّى عَلَى نَفْسِكَ بِكَثْرَةِ السُّجُودِ

“Bantulah aku (untuk mewujudkan cita-citamu) dengan memperbanyak sujud (shalat).” (HR. Muslim no. 489)

Ketiga, sabda Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam,

فَإِنَّكَ لاَ تَسْجُدُ لِلَّهِ سَجْدَةً إِلاَّ رَفَعَكَ اللَّهُ بِهَا دَرَجَةً وَحَطَّ عَنْكَ بِهَا خَطِيئَةً

“Sesungguhnya engkau tidaklah melakukan sekali sujud kepada Allah melainkan Allah akan meninggikan satu derajat bagimu dan menghapus satu kesalahanmu.” (HR. Muslim no. 488)

Dari dalil-dalil di atas menunjukkan beberapa hal:

Keempat, Pilihan Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam yang memilih shalat tarawih dengan 11 atau 13 raka’at ini bukanlah pengkhususan dari tiga dalil di atas.

Alasan pertama, perbuatan Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam tidaklah mengkhususkan ucapan beliau sendiri, sebagaimana hal ini telah diketahui dalam ilmu ushul.

Alasan kedua, Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam tidaklah melarang menambah lebih dari 11 raka’at. Syaikhul Islam Ibnu Taimiyah mengatakan, “Shalat malam di bulan Ramadhan tidaklah dibatasi oleh Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam dengan bilangan tertentu. Yang dilakukan oleh Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam adalah beliau tidak menambah di bulan Ramadhan atau bulan lainnya lebih dari 13 raka’at, akan tetapi shalat tersebut dilakukan dengan raka’at yang panjang. …Barangsiapa yang mengira bahwa shalat malam di bulan Ramadhan memiliki bilangan raka’at tertentu yang ditetapkan oleh Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, tidak boleh ditambahi atau dikurangi dari jumlah raka’at yang beliau lakukan, sungguh dia telah keliru.” (Majmu’ Al Fatawa, 22/272)

Alasan ketiga, Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam tidak memerintahkan para sahabat untuk melaksanakan shalat malam dengan 11 raka’at. Seandainya hal ini diperintahkan tentu saja beliau akan memerintahkan sahabat untuk melaksanakan shalat 11 raka’at, namun tidak ada satu orang pun yang mengatakan demikian. Oleh karena itu, tidaklah tepat mengkhususkan dalil yang bersifat umum yang telah disebutkan di atas. Dalam ushul telah diketahui bahwa dalil yang bersifat umum tidaklah dikhususkan dengan dalil yang bersifat khusus kecuali jika ada pertentangan.

Kelima, Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam biasa melakukan shalat malam dengan bacaan yang panjang dalam setiap raka’at. Di zaman setelah beliau shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, orang-orang begitu berat jika melakukan satu raka’at begitu lama. Akhirnya, ‘Umar memiliki inisiatif agar shalat tarawih dikerjakan dua puluh raka’at agar bisa lebih lama menghidupkan malam Ramadhan, namun dengan bacaan yang ringan.

Syaikhul Islam Ibnu Taimiyah mengatakan, “Tatkala ‘Umar mengumpulkan manusia dan Ubay bin Ka’ab sebagai imam, dia melakukan shalat sebanyak 20 raka’at kemudian melaksanakan witir sebanyak tiga raka’at. Namun ketika itu bacaan setiap raka’at lebih ringan dengan diganti raka’at yang ditambah. Karena melakukan semacam ini lebih ringan bagi makmum daripada melakukan satu raka’at dengan bacaan yang begitu panjang.” (Majmu’ Al Fatawa, 22/272)

Keenam, telah terdapat dalil yang shahih bahwa ‘Umar bin Al Khottob pernah mengumpulkan manusia untuk melaksanakan shalat tarawih, Ubay bin Ka’ab dan Tamim Ad Daari ditunjuk sebagai imam. Ketika itu mereka melakukan shalat tarawih sebanyak 21 raka’at. Mereka membaca dalam shalat tersebut ratusan ayat dan shalatnya berakhir ketika mendekati waktu shubuh. (Diriwayatkan oleh ‘Abdur Razaq no. 7730, Ibnul Ja’di no. 2926, Al Baihaqi 2/496. Sanad hadits ini shahih. Lihat Shahih Fiqh Sunnah, 1/416)

Begitu juga terdapat dalil yang menunjukkan bahwa mereka melakukan shalat tarawih sebanyak 11 raka’at. Dari As Saa-ib bin Yazid, beliau mengatakan bahwa ‘Umar bin Al Khottob memerintah Ubay bin Ka’ab dan Tamim Ad Daariy untuk melaksanakan shalat tarawih sebanyak 11 raka’at. As Saa-ib mengatakan, “Imam membaca ratusan ayat, sampai-sampai kami bersandar pada tongkat karena saking lamanya. Kami selesai hampir shubuh.” (HR. Malik dalam Al Muqatho’, 1/137, no. 248. Sanadnya shahih. Lihat Shahih Fiqih Sunnah 1/418)

Berbagai Pendapat Mengenai Jumlah Raka’at Shalat Tarawih

Jadi, shalat tarawih 11 atau 13 raka’at yang dilakukan oleh Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam bukanlah pembatasan. Sehingga para ulama dalam pembatasan jumlah raka’at shalat tarawih ada beberapa pendapat.

Pendapat pertama, yang membatasi hanya sebelas raka’at. Alasannya karena inilah yang dilakukan oleh Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Inilah pendapat Syaikh Al Albani dalam kitab beliau Shalatut Tarawaih.

Pendapat kedua, shalat tarawih adalah 20 raka’at (belum termasuk witir). Inilah pendapat mayoritas ulama semacam Ats Tsauri, Al Mubarok, Asy Syafi’i, Ash-haabur Ro’yi, juga diriwayatkan dari ‘Umar, ‘Ali dan sahabat lainnya. Bahkan pendapat ini adalah kesepakatan (ijma’) para sahabat.

Al Kasaani mengatakan, “‘Umar mengumpulkan para sahabat untuk melaksanakan qiyam Ramadhan lalu diimami oleh Ubay bin Ka’ab radhiyallahu Ta’ala ‘anhu. Lalu shalat tersebut dilaksanakan 20 raka’at. Tidak ada seorang pun yang mengingkarinya sehingga pendapat ini menjadi ijma’ atau kesepakatan para sahabat.”

Ad Dasuuqiy dan lainnya mengatakan, “Shalat tarawih dengan 20 raka’at inilah yang menjadi amalan para sahabat dan tabi’in.”

Ibnu ‘Abidin mengatakan, “Shalat tarawih dengan 20 raka’at inilah yang dilakukan di timur dan barat.”

‘Ali As Sanhuriy mengatakan, “Jumlah 20 raka’at inilah yang menjadi amalan manusia dan terus menerus dilakukan hingga sekarang ini di berbagai negeri.”

Al Hanabilah mengatakan, “Shalat tarawih 20 raka’at inilah yang dilakukan dan dihadiri banyak sahabat. Sehingga hal ini menjadi ijma’ atau kesepakatan sahabat. Dalil yang menunjukkan hal ini amatlah banyak.” (Lihat Al Mawsu’ah Al Fiqhiyyah Al Kuwaitiyyah, 2/9636)

Pendapat ketiga, shalat tarawih adalah 39 raka’at dan sudah termasuk witir. Inilah pendapat Imam Malik. Beliau memiliki dalil dari riwayat Daud bin Qois, dikeluarkan oleh Ibnu Abi Syaibah dan riwayatnya shahih. (Lihat Shahih Fiqh Sunnah, 1/419)

Pendapat keempat, shalat tarawih adalah 40 raka’at dan belum termasuk witir. Sebagaimana hal ini dilakukan oleh ‘Abdurrahman bin Al Aswad shalat malam sebanyak 40 raka’at dan beliau witir 7 raka’at. Bahkan Imam Ahmad bin Hambal melaksanakan shalat malam di bulan Ramadhan tanpa batasan bilangan sebagaimana dikatakan oleh ‘Abdullah. (Lihat Kasyaful Qona’ ‘an Matnil Iqna’, 3/267)

Kesimpulan dari pendapat-pendapat yang ada adalah sebagaimana dikatakan oleh Syaikhul Islam Ibnu Taimiyah, “Semua jumlah raka’at di atas boleh dilakukan. Melaksanakan shalat malam di bulan Ramadhan dengan berbagai macam cara tadi itu sangat bagus. Dan memang lebih utama adalah melaksanakan shalat malam sesuai dengan kondisi para jama’ah. Kalau jama’ah kemungkinan senang dengan raka’at-raka’at yang panjang, maka lebih bagus melakukan shalat malam dengan 10 raka’at ditambah dengan witir 3 raka’at, sebagaimana hal ini dipraktekkan oleh Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam sendiri di bulan Ramdhan dan bulan lainnya. Dalam kondisi seperti itu, demikianlah yang terbaik.

Namun apabila para jama’ah tidak mampu melaksanakan raka’at-raka’at yang panjang, maka melaksanakan shalat malam dengan 20 raka’at itulah yang lebih utama. Seperti inilah yang banyak dipraktekkan oleh banyak ulama. Shalat malam dengan 20 raka’at adalah jalan pertengahan antara jumlah raka’at shalat malam yang sepuluh dan yang empat puluh. Kalaupun seseorang melaksanakan shalat malam dengan 40 raka’at atau lebih, itu juga diperbolehkan dan tidak dikatakan makruh sedikitpun. Bahkan para ulama juga telah menegaskan dibolehkannya hal ini semisal Imam Ahmad dan ulama lainnya.

Oleh karena itu, barangsiapa yang menyangka bahwa shalat malam di bulan Ramadhan memiliki batasan bilangan tertentu dari Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam sehingga tidak boleh lebih atau kurang dari 11 raka’at, maka sungguh dia telah keliru.” (Majmu’ Al Fatawa, 22/272)

Dari penjelasan di atas kami katakan, hendaknya setiap muslim bersikap arif dan bijak dalam menyikapi permasalahan ini. Sungguh tidak tepatlah kelakuan sebagian saudara kami yang berpisah dari jama’ah shalat tarawih setelah melaksanakan shalat 8 atau 10 raka’at karena mungkin dia tidak mau mengikuti imam yang melaksanakan shalat 23 raka’at atau dia sendiri ingin melaksanakan shalat 23 raka’at di rumah.

Orang yang keluar dari jama’ah sebelum imam menutup shalatnya dengan witir juga telah meninggalkan pahala yang sangat besar. Karena jama’ah yang mengerjakan shalat bersama imam hingga imam selesai –baik imam melaksanakan 11 atau 23 raka’at- akan memperoleh pahala shalat seperti shalat semalam penuh. “Siapa yang shalat bersama imam sampai ia selesai, maka ditulis untuknya pahala qiyam satu malam penuh.” (HR. Ahmad dan Tirmidzi. Syaikh Al Albani dalam Al Irwa’ 447 mengatakan bahwa hadits ini shahih). Semoga Allah memafkan kami dan juga mereka.

Yang Paling Bagus adalah yang Panjang Bacaannya

Setelah penjelasan di atas, tidak ada masalah untuk mengerjakan shalat 11 atau 23 raka’at. Namun yang terbaik adalah yang dilakukan oleh Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, namun berdirinya agak lama. Dan boleh juga melakukan shalat tarawih dengan 23 raka’at dengan berdiri yang lebih ringan sebagaimana banyak dipilih oleh mayoritas ulama.

Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam bersabda,

أَفْضَلُ الصَّلاَةِ طُولُ الْقُنُوتِ

“Sebaik-baik shalat adalah yang lama berdirinya.” (HR. Muslim no. 756)

Dari Abu Hurairah, beliau berkata,

عَنِ النَّبِىِّ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- أَنَّهُ نَهَى أَنْ يُصَلِّىَ الرَّجُلُ مُخْتَصِرًا

“Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam melarang seseorang shalat mukhtashiron.” (HR. Bukhari dan Muslim). Ibnu Hajar –rahimahullah- membawakan hadits di atas dalam kitab beliau Bulughul Marom, Bab “Dorongan agar khusu’ dalam shalat.” Sebagian ulama menafsirkan ikhtishor (mukhtashiron) dalam hadits di atas adalah shalat yang ringkas (terburu-buru), tidak ada thuma’ninah ketika membaca surat, ruku’ dan sujud. (Lihat Syarh Bulughul Marom, Syaikh ‘Athiyah Muhammad Salim, 49/3, Asy Syamilah)

Oleh karena itu, tidak tepat jika shalat 23 raka’at dilakukan dengan kebut-kebutan, bacaan Al Fatihah pun kadang dibaca dengan satu nafas. Bahkan kadang pula shalat 23 raka’at yang dilakukan lebih cepat selesai dari yang 11 raka’at. Ini sungguh suatu kekeliruan. Seharusnya shalat tarawih dilakukan dengan penuh khusyu’ dan thuma’ninah, bukan dengan kebut-kebutan. Semoga Allah memberi taufik dan hidayah.

Salam Setiap Dua Raka’at

Para pakar fiqih berpendapat bahwa shalat tarawih dilakukan dengan salam setiap dua raka’at. Karena tarawih termasuk shalat malam. Sedangkan shalat malam dilakukan dengan dua raka’at salam dan dua raka’at salam. Dasarnya adalah sabda Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam,

صَلاَةُ اللَّيْلِ مَثْنَى مَثْنَى

“Shalat malam adalah dua raka’at dua raka’at.” (HR. Bukhari dan Muslim)

Ulama-ulama Malikiyah mengatakan, “Dianjurkan bagi yang melaksanakan shalat tarawih untuk melakukan salam setiap dua raka’at dan dimakruhkan mengakhirkan salam hingga empat raka’at. … Yang lebih utama adalah salam setelah dua raka’at.” (Lihat Al Mawsu’ah Al Fiqhiyyah Al Kuwaitiyyah, 2/9640)

Istirahat Tiap Selesai Empat Raka’at

Para ulama sepakat tentang disyariatkannya istirahat setiap melaksanakan shalat tarawih empat raka’at. Inilah yang sudah turun temurun dilakukan oleh para salaf. Namun tidak mengapa kalau tidak istirahat ketika itu. Dan juga tidak disyariatkan untuk membaca do’a tertentu ketika melakukan istirahat. Inilah pendapat yang benar dalam madzhab Hambali. (Lihat Al Inshof, 3/117)

Dasar dari hal ini adalah perkataan ‘Aisyah yang menjelaskan tata cara shalat malam Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam,

يُصَلِّى أَرْبَعَ رَكَعَاتٍ فَلاَ تَسْأَلْ عَنْ حُسْنِهِنَّ وَطُولِهِنَّ ، ثُمَّ يُصَلِّى أَرْبَعًا فَلاَ تَسْأَلْ عَنْ حُسْنِهِنَّ وَطُولِهِنَّ

“Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam melaksanakan shalat 4 raka’at, maka janganlah tanyakan mengenai bagus dan panjang raka’atnya. Kemudian beliau melaksanakan shalat 4 raka’at lagi, maka janganlah tanyakan mengenai bagus dan panjang raka’atnya.” (HR. Bukhari no. 3569 dan Muslim no. 738)

Sebagai catatan penting, tidaklah disyariatkan membaca dzikir-dzikir tertentu atau do’a tertentu ketika istirahat setiap melakukan empat raka’at shalat tarawih, sebagaimana hal ini dilakukan sebagian muslimin di tengah-tengah kita yang mungkin saja belum mengetahui bahwa hal ini tidak ada tuntunannya dalam ajaran Islam. (Lihat Shahih Fiqih Sunnah, 1/420)

Ulama-ulama Hambali mengatakan, “Tidak mengapa jika istirahat setiap melaksanakan empat raka’at shalat tarawih ditinggalkan. Dan tidak dianjurkan membaca do’a-do’a tertentu ketika waktu istirahat tersebut karena tidak adanya dalil yang menunjukkan hal ini.” (Lihat Al Mawsu’ah Al Fiqhiyyah Al Kuwaitiyyah, 2/9639)

Surat yang Dibaca Ketika Shalat Tarawih

Tidak ada riwayat mengenai bacaan surat tertentu dalam shalat tarawih yang dilakukan oleh Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Jadi, surat yang dibaca boleh berbeda-beda sesuai dengan keadaan. Imam dianjurkan membaca bacaan surat yang tidak sampai membuat jama’ah bubar meninggalkan shalat. Seandainya jama’ah senang dengan bacaan surat yang panjang-panjang, maka itu lebih baik berdasarkan riwayat-riwayat yang telah kami sebutkan.

Ada anjuran dari sebagian ulama semacam ulama Hanafiyah dan Hambali untuk mengkhatamkan Al Qur’an di bulan Ramadhan dengan tujuan agar manusia dapat mendengar seluruh Al Qur’an ketika melaksanakan shalat tarawih.

Kesalahan-Kesalahan Dalam Shalat Tarawih
Menyeru Jama’ah dengan “Ash Sholaatul Jaami’ah”. Ulama-ulama hanabilah berpendapat bahwa tidak ada ucapan untuk memanggil jama’ah dengan ucapan “Ash Sholaatul Jaami’ah”. Menurut mereka, ini termasuk perkara yang diada-adakan (baca: bid’ah). (Lihat Al Mawsu’ah Al Fiqhiyyah, 2/9634)
Dzikir Jama’ah dengan Dikomandoi. Syaikh Abdul ‘Aziz bin Baz rahimahullah tatkala menjelaskan mengenai dzikir setelah shalat mengatakan, “Tidak diperbolehkan para jama’ah membaca dizkir secara berjama’ah. Akan tetapi yang tepat adalah setiap orang membaca dzikir sendiri-sendiri tanpa dikomandai oleh yang lain. Karena dzikir secara berjama’ah (bersama-sama) adalah sesuatu yang tidak ada tuntunannya dalam syari’at Islam yang suci ini.” (Majmu’ Fatawa Ibnu Baz, 11/189).
Bubar Sebelum Imam Selesai Shalat Malam. Nabi shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam bersabda, “Siapa yang shalat (malam) bersama imam hingga ia selesai, maka ditulis untuknya pahala melaksanakan shalat satu malam penuh.” (HR. Ahmad dan Tirmidzi, Shahih). Jika seseorang bubar terlebih dahulu sebelum imam selesai, maka dia akan kehilangan pahala yang disebutkan dalam hadits ini. Jika imam melaksanakan shalat tarawih ditambah shalat witir, makmum pun seharusnya ikut menyelesaikan bersama imam. Itulah yang lebih tepat.

Demikian sedikit pembahasan kami seputar shalat tarawih. Semoga Allah memberi taufik kepada kita agar dapat menghidupkan malam Ramadhan dengan shalat tarawih dan amalan lainnya.

Wa shallaatu wa salaamu ‘ala Nabiyyina Muhammad wa ‘ala alihi wa shohbihi ajma’in. Alhamdulillahi robbil ‘alamin.

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You know we live for introducing you to designers and spotlighting ones you love. Today, Jessica Faulkner, who we are so excited about because of her effortlessly cool, boy-meets-girl aesthetic. Creating the modern classics with pieces that are on-trend yet will always be so in style, So-Cal native Jessica embodies everything we love about LA style. 




Sobbing On Fifth: How did you get your start as a designer?
Jessica Faulkner: I started working with any fashion related company as soon as I started fashion school. I just worked my way up until I decided that I was ready to start my own label. Entrepreneurship is in my blood, so I knew that I wanted to have my own company from a young age. 

SOF: What or who were some of your biggest influences?
JF: My biggest influences are the strong confident women in my life that have always been supportive of my goals no matter how big and crazy they may be. And, Grace Coddington is the unsung hero of fashion.  

SOF: How was it to design your first collection?
JF: It was exciting and new and a lot of pressure. I feel like the most difficult part of designing my first collection was making changes to suit the needs of many different people. I learned quickly that you just can't please everyone. Now, I have a much stronger sense of balance in the design process.

SOF: What do you look to for inspiration when designing?
JF: I always travel to help inspire the main concept of the collection and then absorb as much about the culture, environment and people to help build out that concept. For the Spring/ Summer 2013 collection, the inspiration for the prints came from the Arabic Sea, Kuwaiti sunsets seen during a light sandstorm and palm trees that pop up like an oasis in the desert.   

SOF: How would you describe your personal style?
JF: Rebellious/feminine. 

SOF: Do you have any sort of style advice or mantra you live by?
JF: Less is more. Keep it simple.

SOF: Where would you like to see your line in five or ten years?
JF: I would like to become a market leader in women's fashion with an increase in product range including shoes and accessories. I would also like to open flagship stores in Los Angeles and New York. 

SOF: What is the last thing you bought?
JF: The last thing I bought was a pair of vintage blush suede Miu Miu heels from my favorite local vintage store, Buttons & Bows. 

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[Don’t call it the Caribbean, the charms of Parrot Cay are enough to make even Ryan Seacrest consider taking a break. Handout]

One foot over another, hands in front. As if by some rupture in the time/space continuum, I find that I am, if not jogging, at least treading very, very fast.

Pacing along a beach that is as virginal as anything Stephanie Meyer came up with in Twilight, I look around for witnesses. There are none. The coast is literally clear. I laugh a laugh that seems to not be in my normal chuckle-repertoire. It’s happened. Yes, it would seem: my little island retreat in Turks & Caicos has made me loco (or at least a different shade of loco), and Parrot Cay, the place that I am now ensconced, has made me into Run Lola Run.

Why do we bother? Travel, that is. It’s a question that the Twitter-era philosopher Alain de Botton tried to suck on in his book The Art of Travel. Besides the obvious, doesn’t the very term “getaway” underscore a whoop-dee-doo desire for transcendence? Beside the obvious, i.e. not being able to lose your own shadow no matter the time zone — or as Botton distresses in the book about a trip to yet another paradise, “I had inadvertently brought myself with me to the island” — doesn’t travel, the best kind, always involve trying on another version of you?

So, then, Parrot Cay, a kind of cliché in Robison Crusoe-dom. It’s the kind of self-contained 1000-acre island, located just 30 minutes northeast (and a few galaxies away) from Providenciales, which makes one do unlikely things. Take up, say, jogging. Or out-door showers. Or cross-legged sitting. The kind of place that might even spur Ryan Seacrest to take a to-hell-with-my-eight-jobs middle-of-the-day nap. Or possibly even cause you to exchange I do’s with the second great Jennifer in your life — as Affleck did with Garner when the celebrity duo crossed that line in the sand here some years ago. (As many other boldface privacy-seekers have also followed suit at Parrot Cay, Bruce Willis and Emma Heming among them.)

“We don’t like to think of ourselves as the Caribbean,” said the man touring me around the property on one of the days, sitting out front with my house servant/golf cart-driver. (What’s a private villa without one of those, after all?)

Indeed, it’s part of the disorienting splendour of the place that not only has East Met West here, but East has beguiled, seduced and entrapped West. Everything — right down to the luxury minimalism and the “scent-décor” and the conga-line of Bali-direct staff — is designed to make you think you’re in the last-third-section of Eat, Pray, Love. “Christina Ong.” She’s why. It’s the name that lurks under every billowing white curtain; the Robinson Crusoe of Parrot Cay who just happens to be a woman.

Like Crusoe — or perhaps a better allegory is Colin Tennant, the British money-bags who purchased Mustique in the 1970s, and turned it in a posh playground — Ong built this place in her own image. One of the world’s richest women, and certainly one of Asia’s most stylish, she’s a fashion retailer-turned-hotelier. And together with her tycoon-husband, Ong Beng Seng, she first colonized this place at the end of the ’90s, buying it from some Kuwaitis who had hitherto set up shop on a then-derelict, mosquito-ridden island.

A “candy-pink monstrosity of a hotel,” is what it was, according to a Departures magazine profile some years ago of Ong. It’s one of the rare interviews with the businesswoman, who was once famously described as “talkative as a Trappist monk.” (Handy, actually, when you have one of the most talked-about spas in the world — Shambhala!)

Which brings me to the Zen-ful patch of wonderful that designer Donna Karan has carved out here on the island, and which I had a chance to visit during my stay. (Hey, I wasn’t too serene to snoop!) A good friend of Ong’s, she is the other First Lady of Parrot Cay, if I may. A “cocoon of serenity,” is how she described her tasteful sprawl in a recent Architectural Digest cover story.

Bali-wood! That was my main thought.


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Tujuan Pendidikan Keluarga sesuai doa yang biasa kita haturkan kepada Allah 'Azza wa Jalla yang tersurat pada surah al Furqon : 74.

للمتقين اماما

Dalam doa tersebut kita meminta kepada Allah untuk menjadikan kita pemimpin bagi umat. Secara bahasa kata imam berarti al mu'tammu bih (orang yang diikuti) yaitu yang diteladani ucapan dan perbuatannya baik dalam kebaikan maupun kebatilan. Pengertian itulah diambil para mufassir dalam menafsirkan ayat ini. Ibnu 'Abbas, al Hasa, al Sudi, Qatadah dan al Rabi' bin Anas berkata : Mereka menjadi para pemimpin yang diteladani dalam kebaikan. Ibnu 'abbas sebagimana dikutip al Qurthubi, ayat ini berarti "Jadikanlah kami sebagai pemimpin yang memberi petunjuk". Sebagaimana gambaran Allah 'Azza wa Jalla pada surah as Sajdah : 24"Dan Kami jadikan di antara mereka itu pemimpin-pemimpin yang memberi petunjuk degan perintah Kami ketika mereka sabar". Juga sebagaimana sabda Rasul saw bahwa setiap kita adalah pemimpin dan akan dimintai pertanggungjawaban atas apa yang dipimpinnya, maka visi melahirkan pemimpin yang mulia adalah tujuan besar dalam pendidikan keluarga.

2⃣Lapis ke dua
Ketika hamil anak ke dua, saya pernah membaca sebuah bait doa dari seorang syaikh dari Kuwait. Doa ini untuk ibu hamil yang ditujukan untuk janinnya. Di antara bait doa ada yang bertuliskan

اللهم اجعلنا من المجددين لدينك ومن المحيين للسنة رسولك محمد صلي الله عليه و سلم

"Ya Allah, jadikan kami bagian dari para mujadid untuk agamaMu dan bagian dari para penghidup sunnah RasulMu Muhammad saw"

Doa itu menjadi inspirasi saya dalam mengukuhkan pendidikan keluarga. Makna mujadid atau pembaharu bukan berarti membuat hal-hal baru dalam agama. Mujadid berarti menjadi orang yang selalu menghidupkan nilai-nilai agama dalam kehidupan sehari-hari seakan-akan hal itu adalah hal yang baru dan selalu bergelora dalam menjalankannya. Sementara aplikasi dalam kehidupan tidak akan bisa berjalan baik tanpa kita mengenal dan memahami sunnah Rasulullah Muhammad saw.

Lapis ini akan membuat kita memahami mengapa mempelajari dinuLlah baik melalui Al Quran, sunnah Rasulullah saw dan ayat-ayat kauniyah Allah perlu selalu dan selalu terus diulang. Kehidupan yang berputar, inti sejarah yang berulang, masalah yang terjadi pun berulang. Pedoman hidup yang tidak pernah berubah membuat kita mampu mengurai masalah umat dan memberinya solusi.

3⃣Lapis ke tiga
Anggota keluarga dengan kepribadian seperti apa yang ingin kita lahirkan sebagai persembahan kita untuk peradaban Robbani? Allah al Hadi menggambarkan dalam surah Ali Imron : 110 bahwa kita adalah umat terbaik yang dilahirkan ke muka bumi ini untuk kebaikan manusia.
Bayangan saya mengenai kepribadian umat terbaik seperti yang termaktub dalam surah al Ahzab : 35. Pemimpin itu adalah :
1.  Seorang Muslim yang kaafah dengan keIslamannya (al Muslim)
2.  Seorang Mukmin yang benar dalam keimanannya (Al Mukmin)
3.  Seorang yang tetap dalam ketaatan (al Qonit)
4.  Seorang yang menjaga integritas atau kejujuran dalam kebenaran (as Shodiq)
5.  Seorang yang sabar dalam menjalani proses (as Shobir)
6.  Seorang yang khusyu' sehingga mampu tuma'ninah dalam bersikap (al Khosyi')
7.  Seorang yang bersedekah baik dalam keadaan lapang dan sempit (al Mutashodiq)
8.  Seorang yang berpuasa sehingga mampu mengendalikan hawa nafsunya (as Shoim)
9.  Seorang yang menjaga harga diri dan kehormatannya (al Hafidz farjihi)
10. Seorang yang selalu ingat kepada Allah (adz DzakiruLlah)

Apa yang terjabar di atas, membuat kita memiliki gambaran pribadi manusia seperti apa yang akan kita wujudkan dalam keluarga kita.

4⃣Lapis ke empat
Setelah terwujud gambaran pada lapis ke tiga, selanjutnya saya memerlukan tools dalam upaya mewujudkan tujuan-tujuan tersebut. Tools yang saya gunakan adalah 10 model pembentuk kepribadian muslim. Model tersebut adalah :
1. Aqidah Salimah (عقيدة سليمة)
    Aqidah yang selamat. Hal ini meliputi pengenalan dan pemahaman terhadap Allah, RasulNya dan Islam secara jelas dan menyeluruh.
2. Shohihul ibadah (صحيح العبادة)
    Pelaksanaan kemurnian aqidah ada pada ibadah yang benar yang sesuai tuntunan Rasulullah Muhammad saw.
3. Matiinul Khuluq (متين الخلق)
    Akhlaq yang kokoh sebagai upaya mewujudkan Islam rohmatan lil alamin
4. Mutsaqoful fikri (مثقف الفكر)
    Akal yang berwawasan luas
5. Qowiyul jismi (قوي الجسم)
    Tubuh yang sehat dan kuat
6. Harishun 'ala waqtihi (حريص على وقته)
    Pandai menjaga dan menghargai waktu
7. Munadzhom fi syu-unihi (منظم فى شؤونه)
    Teratur dalam urusan
8. Qodirun 'ala kasbi (قادرعلى كسب)
    Mandiri secara ekonomi
9. Mujahidun linafsihi (مجاهدلنفسه)
    Mampu melawan hawa nafsu dalam kesungguhan amal
10. Nafi'un lighoirihi (نافع لغيره)
    Bertekad untuk mampu memberi manfaat bagi manusia dan alam seisinya

Model tersebut di atas saya buat turunannya disesuaikan dengan kebutuhan masing-masing anggota keluarga. Disesuaikan dengan usia, kapasitas dan kemampuannya.

5⃣Lapis ke lima
Inilah adalah lapis terakhir. Di mana lapis ini suami dan saya membuat 10 pilar keluarga kami sebagai gambaran yang mengokohkan kami, inilah keluarga yang kami bangun. Poin-poinnya tertulis Pada 10 Pilar keluarga yang kami bangun.
 1.Keluarga ini kami bangun dengan atas landasan cinta kami kepada Allah, Rasul Nya dan perjuangan di jalanNya

2.Keluarga ini kami bangun dengan cita-cita mendapat ridho Allah serta dipertemukanNya kami kembali di tempat pertemuan terbaik yaitu Syurga

3.Keluarga yang kami bangun adalah keluarga Robbani yang berbahagia karena kedekatan kami kepada Allah SWT dengan sunnah-sunnah Rasulullah saw dan dengan aktivitas-aktivitas dakwah

4.Setiap anggota keluarga kami senang mengkaji dan menghafal Al Qur’an, Al Hadits serta kajian-kajian tentang Islam secara keseluruhannya sebagai bekal kami dalam beribadah, beramal shalih dan berdakwah

5.Setiap anggota keluarga kami memancarkan cahaya akhlaq terpuji, terlihat dalam perbuatan, perkataan maupun pakaian kami

6.Setiap anggota keluarga kami senang mengembangkan wawasan intelektual dan emosional, memiliki keahlian dalam belajar dan berkomunikasi, senantiasa melakukan penelitian dan memproduksi karya-karya intelektual

7.Keluarga yang kami bangun sangat memperhatikan pendidikan yang berkualitas bagi setiap anggotanya

8.Keluarga yang kami bangun mencintai hidup sehat. Setiap anggota keluarga kami mengerti dan memperhatikan keseimbangan gizi, mengerti dan memelihara dan mengembangkan kesehatan tubuh dan lingkungan

9.Setiap anggota keluarga kami peduli sanak saudara, teman, tetangga dan seluruh anggota masyarakat pada umumnya. Keluarga kami menyadari fungsi kami sebagai contoh, pembina dan anggota masyarakat yang baik

10.Keluarga yang kami bangun adalah keluarga yang merdeka secara keuangan. Setiap anggota keluarga kami senang menabung, berbisnis, berinvestasi dan mengembangkan kekayaan

Semoga Allah SWT memberikan limpahan rahmat dan ridho Nya serta memberi kekuatan dan kemudahan kepada kami sekeluarga.

Lapis-lapis yang terangkai adalah upaya kita melahirkan generasi Robbani yang akan membangun peradaban umat dalam pondasi kebenaran. Insya Allah

* Setiap keluarga dapat merumuskan tahapan pendidikan anak secara aplikatif, menyesuaikan dengan karakter keluarga masing-masing.

Allahu ma'ana
Nashrun minaLlah wa fathun qoriib

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"When the American people feel safe.”

Donald Rumsfeld, tidigare amerikansk försvarsminister, om när kriget kommer vara vunnet. 

Liberalismen sägs som bekant ha segrat ihjäl sig. Francis Fukuyamas sista människa har gått som ett mytiskt spöke genom de senaste decenniernas politiska diskussioner och ännu kan alltså just detta påstås, också av seriösa tänkare. Historien skulle alltså vara slut, som Fukuyama påstod, framför oss ett tusenårigt rike av fred och frihet? Det är mycket svårt att begripa. För bakom den totala uppslutning kring det som allmänt betraktas som liberala idéer finns, i realiteten, mer än ett decennium av minskad frihet bakom oss. Kanske hänger det förresten ihop.

Låt oss komma ihåg att detta är ytterligt euroanglocentristiskt. I de delar av världen där vi mystiskt kallar nationerna för utvecklingsländer (för våra är ju redan färdigutvecklade) har friheten ökat. Inte på något entydigt sätt överallt förvisso, men både demokratin och yttrandefriheten har tagit kliv framåt i såväl Asien som Afrika. Nu allra senast sveper en möjlig demokratiseringsvåg över Nordafrika och Mellanöstern, för yttre bedömare helt oväntat. Men araber klarar nog inte av demokrati, har vi hört oss själva och våra så kallade experter på frågan säga i olika tonarter sedan Samuel Huntington lanserade sin tes om världarnas och värdenas krig. Islam är oförenlig med frihet, säger andra. Nja, kanske inte ändå. De folkliga upproren i Tunisien, Egypten, Libyen och ett antal andra länder i regionen upplevdes av oss i väst som lika oväntade som sammetsrevolutionen i Tjeckoslovakien 1989 kändes för Västeuropa. Detta var ju stabila regimer, för att använda realpolitikens favoritbegrepp, diktaturer man kunde tala, handla, förhandla med. Det finns en lärdom där. Vi förstår och förutser så lite. Det sant oväntade är aldrig lika osannolikt som det kan tyckas.

Men låt oss så vara lika västcentrerade som vi nästan alltid är. Och för oss, om vi menar den rika världen, den vita världen, har friheten på det stora hela minskat under de senaste tio åren. Den valda tidsperioden är inte en slump, utan sammanfaller med den tid då vi, ett tänkt kollektivt västerland, har legat i krig. Detta har relevans för både teori och praktik, både bokstavligt och metaforiskt. Kriget är det ultimata undantagstillståndet. Kriget gör sådant möjligt som inte skulle vara möjligt i fredstid. Kriget gör att vi som medborgare accepterar inskränkningar i våra rättigheter, ökad makt åt våra ledare, minskad transparens i staten. Det är inte särskilt konstigt. Statens mest grundläggande uppgift är att skydda oss från våld. Har vi inte det skyddet kan ingenting annat av mänskligt liv blomstra, samhällen bryts samman, människor lider och dör. Den klassiska konflikten mellan frihet och säkerhet är i den situationen reell. Frågan är när den situationen kan sägas finnas. Räcker det att föra krig på andra sidan jorden, räcker det att delta i ett metaforiskt krig mot sådant vi tycker är obehagligt, räcker det med vanlig inhemsk brottslighet som också på ett konkret sätt hotar människors säkerhet?

På samma sätt som vi ställer oss frågan om när samhällskontraktet kan betraktas som upplöst och medborgarna fria att göra revolution uppkommer frågan när hoten utifrån är så starka att statens ledare har rätt att ändra kontraktet till sin fördel. Sannolikt har väljare och valda olika uppfattningar om båda de avvägningarna. Eller har de? Det har trots allt varit rätt få protester mot all den övervakning som våra västerländska samhällen numera regelmässigt riktar mot oskyldiga. Visst, i Sverige hade vi ett kort tag en uppbrusande, ilsken debatt som kulminerade i att Piratpartiet fick 5,1 procent i valet till europaparlamentet våren 2009, men sedan dess har partiet imploderat och de aktuella frågorna följaktligt försvunnit. Kvar i dammet står en spridd skara av opinionsbildare, akademiker, enstaka engagerade jurister. Precis som statsminister Fredrik Reinfeldt förutspådde hade nästan alla arga liberaler glömt sin FRA-ilska till valet 2010, jobbskatteavdraget var viktigare. De nya konfliktlinjer som uppstod i det som i Sverige kom att kallas integritetsfrågan visade sig långt mindre viktiga än höger mot vänster. Idéerna om frihet från oskälig övervakning och rätten till en privat sfär må vara teoretiskt starka inom traditionell liberalism, men i svensk borgerlighet visade de sig vara lätta att vifta undan.

Det finns ingenting partiskiljande här. Det handlar om makt, och vem som har den. I Storbritannien utvecklade Tony Blair och Labour den fria världens mesta övervakningsstat, komplett med kameraövervakning via drönare, ansiktsigenkännande kameror på offentlig plats och individuellt inriktade lagar där sådant som inte är olagligt ändå blev olagligt för vissa. Det senare, i systemet ASBO – antisocial behaviour order – förtjänar en särskilt utvikning. Genom det här systemet kan man lägga in personliga förbud för människor att göra vissa saker, att bära vissa klädesplagg, spela musik så att det hörs till grannarna, dela ut flygblad, vara full offentligt, bara vistas i vissa områden. Du behöver inte ha begått ett brott för att få en ASBO – det räcker att någon klagat på ditt (lagliga) beteende. Och om du har fått en ASBO mot att röka utanför din port så blir det plötsligt ett brott för dig att göra just detta. Alla andra får röka utanför din dörr, men om du gör det blir det åtal. Syftet med lagen är att hindra det man kallar antisocialt beteende. Folk som inte kan bete sig som folk. Unga som hänger omkring och ser hotfulla ut. Dåliga grannar. Folk som stör. Man blir nästan full i skratt över den småborgerlighetens upprördhet över de ohyfsade som här är stadfäst i lag. I förlängningen hoppades man komma tillrätta med sådant som skadegörelse, snatteri etc., men huvudpoängen var att beivra beteenden som inte är brottsliga, men som ändå av olika skäl upplevs som otrevliga.

Man kan inte jämföra Sverige med Storbritannien. Man kan nästan inte jämföra några västländer med Storbritannien, klassklyftorna är så gigantiska, utanförskapet så hisnande. Enligt vissa undersökningar ligger Storbritannien nära det läge som kallas för failed state, där staten inte längre kan betraktas som sammanhållande. Viktigast då är den hisnande ojämlikheten och de stora grupper ur underklassen som står helt utanför samhället, utanför varje känsla av tillhörighet, och som det övriga samhället tillåter sig själv att förakta, intensivt och obekymrat. Vi såg i kravallerna i London i somras hur det som började som en politisk protest mot polisen snabbt övergick i våldsamma allmänna upplopp. I viljan att vifta undan stöldvågorna och skadegörelsen som blott kriminalitet och omoral valde dock många att inte låtsas om de uppenbara risker som finns i sådan monumental utsortering.

Medelklassens rädsla för horderna vid portarna handlar här också om skräcken för pöbeln. Beredvilligheten är stor att låta staten göra nästan vad som helst för att hålla ordning. Detta inkluderade bland annat att man i en ny antiterrorlagstiftning 2001 valde att frångå den princip som har gällt för engelsk lagstiftning i nästan 800 år, habeas corpus. Habeas corpus, rätten för fängslade att bland annat få reda på vad de anklagas för och rätten att bemöta dessa anklagelser vid rättegång kodifierades ursprungligen i Magna Charta 1215 och senare 1679 under namnet ”An Act for the better securing the Liberty of the Subject, and for Prevention of Imprisonment beyond the Seas”. Principen är en av den liberala rättsstatens grundstenar, men 2001 valde man i stället att låta inrikesministern själv få avgöra vilka enskilda ickemedborgare som var potentiella terrorister och som därför borde fängslas utan rättegång i väntan på avvisning. Detta också om personen inte kunde avvisas i enlighet med brittisk rätt och alltså riskerade fängelse på obestämd tid. Den här lagen visade sig senare strida mot diverse andra lagar och ändrades 2005 till att inrikesministern har rätt att utfärda control orders mot enskilda som anses vara potentiella hot mot säkerheten. Den stora skillnaden ligger i att den nya lagen också gäller brittiska medborgare. Inför de upplevda hoten vägde en 800-årig historia av rättssäkerhet inte tillräckligt tungt.

Och människor tycks onekligen känna sig hotade. Av kriminalitet, av terrorism, av invandring, för att nämna några företeelser som väcker öppen rädsla. Under ytan ligger sedan rädslorna i lager efter lager, rädslan för arbetslöshet, för sjukdom, för maten, för vacciner, för läckande kärnkraftverk, för att flyga, för att inte kunna betala räkningarna, för att alla kommer upptäcka att man är en bluff. Jag räknar här bara upp några av de saker som människor i dag uppger sig rädas. Kärnkraften är intressant i sammanhanget, rädslan för den har nämligen, kollektivt sett, minskat tydligt på 20 år. Trots att vi våren 2011 haft konkreta risker för riktiga kärnkraftsolyckor efter den japanska jordbävningen tycks vi inte alls lika rädda för kärnkraft i dag som på 1970- och 80-talen. Vissa menar att det beror på den minskade rädslan för kärnvapenkrig, när nu den risken inte längre känns överhängande upplevs också kärnkraften som mindre hotfull. I dag räds vi kanske klimatförändringar eller utfiskning i stället, åtminstone ungdomar uppger miljöförstöring som en viktig anledning till rädsla.

Många har tagit fasta på den polskengelske sociologen Zygmunt Baumans begrepp ”flytande rädsla”. Han skriver om den grå zon där allting är potentiellt farligt, världen är oöverblickbar samtidigt som vi egentligen är tryggare än någonsin. Vi hotas trots allt i allt mindre utsträckning av svält, våra barn dör mycket mer sällan än någonsin tidigare i mänsklighetens historia. Brottsligheten minskar generellt, ändå är vi räddare för den än någonsin. Att man kan sälja tidningar på rubriker om sju symtom på okända farliga sjukdomar beror på att det faktiskt vore en nyhet om just du hade en okänd farlig sjukdom. Det farliga har blivit ickenorm. Ändå känns det inte så, och även om vi skrattar åt löpsedlarna om dödsmaten som kanske redan finns i vårt kylskåp så bidrar också de till den övergripande uppfattningen att ingenting egentligen är säkert. Bauman kopplar i förbifarten detta till kredithysterin. Sparkontot symboliserar en tro på framtiden i meningen att man tror att framtiden kommer komma i ett kontinuum med dagen. Det jag sparar i dag kommer jag faktiskt ha kvar, med ränta, i morgon. Det finns en framtidstro där i det lilla, konkreta. Att konsumera på kredit däremot är i inte liten utsträckning att bortse från framtiden, att tänka att det vet man väl aldrig hur det går, det är lika bra att njuta i dag, i morgon är jag kanske död. Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.

Kanske finns där en nyckel till de senaste tio årens allt mer lånedrivna konsumtionsekonomi. Rädsla botas med amex. Även om man kan känna olust inför också svenskars mångmiljonbostadslån och ohämmade så kallat värdehöjande vitvarushoppande är kreditekonomin primärt en amerikansk företeelse. Den totala amerikanska kreditkortskakan låg 2009 på 930 miljarder dollar. Statsskulden ligger på svindlande 14 biljoner dollar. Alltihop hjälpligt hophållet av att kineser hittills har föredragit att spara sina pengar (och låna ut dem till USA) snarare än att konsumera. Det finns ingenting som säger att detta kan vara i evighet. För eller senare kommer den kinesiska staten behöva köpa människors stöd med någon form av välfärdssystem. Då kommer statens pengar att behövas hemma, samtidigt som medelklassen på sikt genom ökad upplevd säkerhet känner mindre behov av privat sparande. Ännu ett skäl till rädsla alltså, ett helt rimligt sådant.

Kriget ligger bakom lånen också i mer direkt mening. Kostnaden för Irak-kriget, som initialt uppskattades till 60 miljarder dollar har nu hamnat kring 3 000 miljarder. Hittills alltså. Ännu syns inget slut. Krigströttheten är visserligen ohygglig, men vad ska man göra? Barack Obama har inte ens lyckats stänga Guantánamo. Det är ju så praktiskt att ha ett fängelse som inte lyder under vanliga rättssäkerhetslagar. En del av tröttheten gäller det självklart tragiska i att amerikanska soldater, inte sällan fattiga män eller kvinnor som ser militärtjänstgöring som enda sättet att bekosta en collegeutbildning, fortsätter att komma hem döda eller skadade från något av de två krigen. Soldatmödrar bär nu som alltid krigets kostnader tyngre än andra.

Kostnaderna är dock ännu större än så. De märktes till exempel i och efter filmen som lanserade Wikileaks för den stora allmänheten, den på amerikanska soldater som kallsinnigt pricksköt civila och bland annat dödade barn och journalister. Jag önskar att jag hade kunnat bli förvånad. Men det är ju så kriget ser ut. Alla blir fiender, dödade barn blir collateral damage, som den där Wikileaks-filmen kallades. För att alls klara av att vara soldat i en situation som den i Irak krävs exakt denna känslokyla, denna avtrubbning. Vad som inte är lika självklart var dock hur filmen skulle tas emot. En hel värld förfärades över dessa möjliga krigsbrott, i USA förfärades man främst över att de hade filmats och delgivits allmänheten. Krigets logik, än en gång. Barmhärtighet, rättssäkerhet, anständighet, dessa värden hotas av krigets själva existens. Det är därför inte egentligen konstigt att USA också fängslar personer som godtyckligt kallas stridande utan rättegång, inte heller att den förra administrationen och dess intellektuella tillskyndare både använde och försvarade tortyr.

Man skulle visserligen kunna tro att avskaffandet av tortyren var ett av upplysningens sanna framsteg. Detta hindrade inte framstående jurister och intellektuella, som Harvardprofessorn Alan Dershowitz, att i efterdyningarna av 11 september aktivt propagera för tortyrens återinförande. Dershowitz menade exempelvis att det är en missuppfattning att tortyr skulle vara förbjudet i den amerikanska konstitutionen eftersom det enda den säger är att uttalanden som framkommit under tortyr inte får användas som bevis mot den torterade. Inte heller åttonde tillägget, som förbjuder ”grymma och ovanliga straff” förhindrar enligt Dershowitz tortyr, då straff ju bara handlar om något som kommer efter en eventuell dom. Grymhet före dom är en annan fråga.

Detta var alltså före Irakkriget, långt före Abu Ghraib-skandalen och långt innan George Bush och hans regering förklarat att exempelvis den sortens tortyr som kallas waterboarding, när man häller vatten över en fjättrad fånges ansikte för att framkalla en känsla av att man drunknar, i själva verket inte alls är tortyr utan fullt användbart och okontroversiellt för amerikansk militär. Långt, långt innan vi via läckta dokument fått reda på att bland de inspärrade på Guantánamo fanns senildementa åldringar, barn, antiextremistiska författare som lämpats över till amerikanska myndigheter av pakistanska som ville bli av med besvärliga regimkritiker. Vissa av de inspärrade tycks förvisso faktiskt vara farliga terrorister, men eftersom många av deras vittesuppgifter kommit fram under tortyr kan man inte ställa dem inför rätta ändå. Alltså får de fortsätta vara inspärrade bortom lagen.

Det har spekulerats kring om huruvida tortyr bidrog till att amerikansk militär till slut hittade Usama bin Ladin, något vissa sett som ett bevis för att de eufemistiskt benämnda ”speciella utfrågningstekniker” som har införts i amerikansk säkerhetstjänst är bra och viktiga. Tortyr fungerar, kort sagt, alltså är det bra. Nu säger visserligen andra källor att de uppgifter som ledde till dödandet av bin Ladin tvärtom inte kom fram med tortyr, men resonemanget är ändå intressant. Tortyr anses bara vara riktigt dåligt så länge det inte fungerar. Trots allt är det rimligen bara utpräglade sadister som tycker att elchocker eller dränkningsövningar är njutbara att tillfoga andra oavsett funktion. Detta filosofiska resonemang, ofta fört utifrån en föreställning om en tickande bomb som kommer ödelägga hela städer om du inte är beredd att tortera den flinande terroristen du har handfängslad framför dig, sägs leda fram till att jo, ibland är tortyr helt okej. Det är förstås svårt att invända. En persons smärta mot miljoners, en uppenbarligen ond och skyldig människa behandlad som omänniska mot miljontals oskyldiga slaktade som djur.

Endast den extremt politiskt naive kan dock tro att denna situation är ett rimligt mått på hur samhällets regler bör utformas. Det absoluta förbudet mot tortyr, grundat i att vi alla är människor och bör behandlas som sådana, att lidande och grymhet är absolut ont, innebär inte per se att det aldrig någonsin skulle kunna finnas sammanhang där man möjligen skulle kunna ha överseende med att förbudet överträddes. Det är dock något helt annat än att säga att jodå, det kan säkert vara okej. Ibland. Om det fungerar. Där det senare är en öppen dörr till ett samhälle grundat på grymhet och förnedring är det förra en insikt om att det ofattbara ibland händer. Som den brittiske debattören Kenan Malik har påpekat är dock hänvisningarna till tortyrens eventuella bidrag till att bin Ladin hittades inte alls ett exempel på detta ofattbara. Tvärtom, om nu tortyr användes i det arbetet, skulle det vara ett tecken på att tanken på det acceptabla med tortyr blivit så utbredd att det anses rättfärdigat inte bara vid tickande bomber utan också i helt vanligt spaningsarbete. Säkerhetstjänster bedriver sitt arbete rutinmässigt bortom lagen. Så har det förstås varit länge, men nu kan vi inte blunda för det.

Detta utrymme bortom lagen är vad som i realiteten definierar kriget. Visst finns Genève-konventioner och krigslagar som ska reglera också uppförande under krig, men de är blott papper, långt från skeenden och verkliga soldater. USA, världens räddning mot ondskans axelmakter, har också till sitt eget laglösa land tagit emot fångar från Kina, Ryssland, Tadjikistan, Jemen, Saudiarabien, Jordanien, Kuwait, Algeriet och Tunisien, länder som kanske inte direkt hör till rättsstatens främsta försvarare. Också Sverige har som bekant dragits in i detta och via CIA utvisat människor till Egypten där de riskerade och utsattes för tortyr. Man behöver inte tänka på Molotov-Ribbentrop för att inse att idén om fiendens fiende är krigets främsta princip. Känn vad som helst inför detta, bara inte förvåning.

Lagen däremot är krigets motsats. Med lagen löses konflikter fredligt, ordnat. Rättssäkerheten, som är den liberala demokratins grund, hukar i krigets skugga, så också under detta närmast metaforiska krig mot terrorismen som alltså enligt den förre amerikanske försvarsministern kommer vara vunnet först när människor inte längre känner rädsla. Övervakningslagar som stiftats med terrorn som öppen anledning används också för att mota långt mindre allvarlig kriminalitet. Det europeiska datalagringsdirektivet, som genom bland annat lagring av mobiltelefoners lokalisering kommer kunna hålla koll på var alla telefoninnehavare rör sig, antas allmänt också komma att användas i jakten på illegala flyktingar. Flyktingströmmar till EU blandas också i många sammanhang ihop med kriminalitet, flyktingsmuggling likställs med själva flykten. Sverige och handelsminister Eva Björling sökte helt nyligen genom export av övervakningsutrustning bidra till Libyens övervakning av flyktingströmmar mot Europa.

Hela frågan om migration har säkerhetifierats, och därmed införlivats i ett synsätt om hot och olika sätt att säkerställa säkerheten. När något handlar om nationens säkerhet blir helt andra åtgärder och förhållningssätt tänkbara, självklara. Att hela politikområdet flyttats på det sättet innebär i sig att förhållningssättet gentemot invandrare och invandring blir ett annat. För att kunna placera ickekriminella, till och med barn, i gigantiska fängelseliknande läger krävs ett särskilt perspektiv. Kriget och hotet ger rätt förutsättningar. Det är viktigt att påpeka att migrationen inte alltid varit en säkerhetsfråga. Det är inte många decennier sedan frågan om invandring handlade om å ena sidan ekonomi, med behovet av arbetskraft och å den andra solidaritet, med vårt ansvar för världens skyddssökande. Detta känns mycket långt borta i dag när motandet av flyktingar är en del av försvaret, och de hot som flyktingar antas ställa oss inför ständigt medger alltmer extraordinära åtgärder. På EU-nivå handlar detta inte minst om en utlokalisering av myndighetsansvaret. Transportörsansvaret som infördes i Schengenkonventionerna och preciserades och skärptes i EU 2001 och i svensk lag 2004, kräver exempelvis att flygbolag och färjeföretag ska göra en förhandsgranskning av passagerare för att avgöra om personerna kan komma att söka asyl (liksom en spontan prövning av om denna asylsökan kan tänkas vara välgrundad). Det är en anledning till att så stor del av flyktinginvandringen i dag sker via smuggling.

Så dör varje dag tre människor som försöker ta sig in i Europa, inte sällan kommer de från Nordafrika i små båtar. På den italienska ön Lampedusa flyter det nästan varje morgon in lik till de stränder som i ett resereportage i Dagens Nyheter beskrevs som ”En långgrund bukt med kritvit sand, där det djupa Medelhavet som omger ön Lampedusa övergår i en ljus akvamarin ton som gnistrar och blänker i solljuset.”

Detta har vi kommit att acceptera. Afrikaners ilandflutna döda kroppar är ett pris vi är beredda att betala. Också internt i EU väljer vi att agera efter rasistiska ryggmärgsprinciper snarare än de nedskrivna lagarna när vi i Sverige exempelvis väljer att utvisa romer trots att de är EU-medborgare och alltså har laglig rätt att uppehålla sig här. Migrationsminister Tobias Billström försvarade utvisningarna med att romerna inte försörjde sig på ett ”rimligt sätt”. Sverige är här förvisso bättre än Italien, där man river romska bostäder och hotar med koncentrationsläger i stället, eller Frankrike, där man utvisar romer som är födda i landet, men grundtanken är densamma. De är inte som vi. De är inte rimliga. De är ett hot.

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5. Become familiar with the contents of a robust Employee policy and Procedure manual;
6. Practiced and received feedback on specific policies and procedures they drafted for management's approval
7. Understood how HR policies and procedures relate to the overall success of the company and employee motivation
8. Prepared a presentation for senior management on critical HR policies and procedures they drafted for approval and implementation to meet the growth plans of the company.
9. Realized the importance of designing an organizationwide employee communication program to implement the upgraded HR policies and procedures.
 

Cost:

Certified


          Transformational Leadership: Build Great Organisations (CO) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil 'Content-Only Workshop' - ask us about our 35-100% discounts.

Whether you are task-oriented or people-oriented, your behaviors are not driven directly by a particular situation, but rather by the perceptions and interpretations of the situation that you face as a leader. Your transformation leader behaviour can be a predictor of influences and a determinant of leadership success.

The current landscape calls for people with transformational leaders adept in dealing with the the global mega trends of rapid urbanisation, climate change & resource scarcity, shifts in global economic power, demographic & social change, and technological breakthroughs.

During this 3-day outcome / output-focused short course, you will reflect on your own history - what guides you to think and act as you do in the present day?

In addition to this, our work in emotional intelligence helps you to set out a transformational leadership development pathway.

You will explore what makes a transformational leader, how you perceive yourself, and determine what holds you back from being an inspirational and successful leader. You will finish the short course with a personal development plan and an opportunity to keep in touch with your facilitator to 'keep on track'. 

Our model enables us to come to you or an alternative is that you can speak with our Concierge Team and travel to one of over 77 venues around the world.

After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record and with your psychology assessments and your personal development ; You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.
 

Cost:

Certified


          Intrapreneur Canvas: Transforming Ideas (CO) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil 'Content-Only Workshop' - ask for details about our 35-100% discounts.

"For an intrapreneurial (ad)venture to truly succeed, then we can't rely on the old vision of an intrapreneur who bucks the system, hides their idea from their bosses and thinks that it's better to ask for forgiveness than for permission. Successful ventures rely on empowerment and collaboration: sanctioned intrapreneurship uses a canvas to help communicate the idea to all stakeholders.

Building the right environment for intrapreneurial success is complex - intrapreneurship is transformational and, for this to succeed, you need to be able to talk your corporate language - your intrapreneur canvas is designed to articulate your idea in a way that is engaging to your colleagues: get stakeholder buy-in and mitigate the resistance to change whilst articulating just exactly what it is that you're seeking to achieve.

When your corporate entrepreneur is looking to transform ideas into reality, there needs to be some kind of structure - something that the organisation is comfortable with and understands. So what we have is the intrapreneurship canvas which is broadly based around Strategyzer's own Business Model Canvas but specifically geared to how the intrapreneur can tbring their idea into the organization.

This workshop is all about developing the message: what is the issue, how can it be addressed, who to communicate and work with - and with what desired outcomes / outputs - building the financial argument; mapping out stakeholders in terms of their attitude and influence over a venture; identifying the gains from bring new products / services to market.

Our model enables us to come to you or an alternative is that you can speak with our Concierge Team and travel to one of over 77 venues around the world.

Sample venues include
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace
After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record.  You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.
 

Cost:

Certified


          Intrapreneur Ecosystems: Corporate Entrepreneur Frameworks (CO) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil 'Content-Only Workshop' - ask us for details about 35-100% discounts

It's part of the current zeitgeist for companies of all ages and sizes to refer to themselves as innovative and entrepreneurial - even when this is patently not the case.  In fact, research suggests that the failure rate of intrapreneur projects is between 70-90%. 

Building the right environment for intrapreneurial success is complex - intrapreneurship is transformational and, for this to succeed, you need to have the right kind of framework in place - we need to build intrapreneur ecosystems.

Why do such companies as Apple, Facebook, Barclays and Google reap the rewards from their intrapreneur programs whilst others wither and die? 

Fundamentally, they have powerful intrapreneur ;

Our model enables us to come to you or an alternative is that you can speak with our Concierge Team and travel to one of over 77 venues around the world.

Sample venues include
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace
After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record.  You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.
 

Cost:

Certified


          Deploying Intrapreneurship: Successful Corporate Entrepreneurship (CO) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil 'Content Only Workshop' - ask for details about our 35-100% discounts

"Intrapreneurship is an organizational investment into developing a structured approach to using improvement, innovation and invention to achieve something new and inspirational whether this is for social or financial returns or ;

There are definite benefits to having a commitment to corporate entrepreneurship (intrapreneurship):
  • increased revenue generation; capturing new market share;
  • creating stronger messages than your competition;
  • nurturing a commercial & entrepreneurial culture within the organisation;
  • developing an innovation mindset.
  • creating the mechanism to convert ideas into reality;
  • improving employee engagement;
  • bringing organisations closer to customers, etc.
This means that we are able to look at the culture, employee engagement and authorization, stakeholder commitment, idea generation and management, and building a cadre of corporate catalysts that help to reduce the reliance on external parties and build a new, compelling Intellectual Property for the modern enterprise.

This is a strategic view of intrapreneurship - what does it mean for your organisation; what do you have to do in order for it to be introduced, implemented and embedded? 

Beyond this, you will benefit from 1:1 sessions with our facilitators.

Our model enables us to come to you or an alternative is that you can speak with our Concierge Team and travel to one of over 77 venues around the world.

Sample venues include
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace
After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record.  You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.
 

Cost:

Certified


          Building High Performance Teams (CO) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil 'Content-Only Workshop' - ask for details about our 35-100% discounts.

Team Cohesiveness (also referred to as team cohesion) is the degree to which an individual wants to contribute to a group's success - and it develops over time out of interpersonal and group-level dynamics.  Collaboration, respect, trust, communication, constructive conflict, and demonstrating leadership traits (regardless for position) all serve to build a powerful collective within your organization.

Building the right environment for corporate success is complex - the human factor is such a broad and, at times, vague aspect of what's going on in your enterprise - dynamics are crucial and, importantly, can be developed / improved.

Eskil's 'Team Cohesiveness' workshop is a 2-day experience focusing on your leadership and / or management team strategy (including distributed leadership), team organisation & development, and positive ;

This is a highly interactive experience where the focus is very much on the the concept of 'team' - how you think, feel and interact.

You will map out your team cohesiveness pathway including an action plan, an understanding of what the team DNA will look like, and the ability to access Eskil's expertise in such tools as Emotional Intelligence and talking therapies.

Beyond this, you will benefit from 1:1 sessions with our facilitators.

Our model enables us to come to you but an alternative is that you can speak with our Concierge Team and travel to one of over 77 venues around the world.

Sample venues include
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace
After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record.  You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.

Cost:

Certified


          Creating The Complete Leader (CO) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil 'Content-Only Workshop - ask us about our 35-100% discounts!

The concept of leadership sounds very simple, but the real story is that being an effective and true leader is hugely complex - and this complexity gives us a fantastic array of people that we can call 'leaders'. 

Our 'Complete Leadership Initiative' is a 5-day event for future-facing leaders: the public and private sector thought leaders who are shaping their landscape.

You will be introduced to a number of tools, methods and approaches designed to refine your capabilities in such areas as personal and corporate psychology, behaviour, interpersonal dynamics and personal branding.

Our model enables us to come to you.  An alternative is that you can speak with our Concierge Team and travel to one of over 77 venues around the world.

Sample venues include
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace

After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record and with your psychology assessments and your personal development pathway.  You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.
 

Cost:

Certified


          Corporate Strategy: Refocus The Organisation (CO) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil 'Content Only Workshop' - ask us about our 35-100% discounts!

Corporate Strategy is concerned with how companies create value across different businesses: the business model; the market landscape; identifying what customers want (and will pay a premium for) - without a corporate strategy, an organisation is rudderless in the water.

Regardless of the position of your organisation in its corporate lifecycle, corporate strategy is an essential - and this falls to the senior leadership team as well as aspiring leaders.

Our corporate strategy workshop is based around facilitated discussions, case studies and hands-on exercises: a 4-day program that helps you to understand the scope of corporate strategy and how it can be practically applied into your day-to-day activities.

We have delivered this workshop in such venues as:
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace
After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record.  You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.
 

Cost:

Certified


          Workplace Emotional Intelligence (CO) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil 'Content Only Workshop' - ask about our 35-100% discounts

“Many current and aspiring leaders know their Personality type ( from Myers Briggs) as well as their IQ. Importantly, in the modern workplace, Emotional Intelligence (EI) is becoming more ;

Emotional Intelligence applies to everyone across the enterprise: leaders, managers, teams and individuals.  As Master Practitioners in Emotional Intelligence, we see the powerful impact that the approach can have in the boardroom and down into the organisation.  

In short, Emotional Intelligence supports your work addressing a wide range of organisational challenges: 
  • Higher sales and profits;
  • Benchmark and increase performance;
  • Improved customer satisfaction;
  • Improved recruitment process;
  • Retain high performers during the current war for talent;
  • Drive greater ROI on training spend;
  • Build aligned and motivated teams - driving efficiency and efficacy;
  • Create strong risk management;
  • Reduce resistance to change;
  • Help people to handle the stress;
  • Enable better M&A integration; and
  • Transform cultures
Studies show that people with high emotional intelligence have greater mental health, job performance, and leadership skills although it is important to remember that general intelligence and specific personality traits are also tightly coupled with this. Eskil's Workplace Emotional Intelligence workshop explores how to embed emotional intelligence in the boardroom but then ensuring that it cascades down so that everyone in the organisation builds their own emotional capital.

This highly-interactive course will give you greater self-awareness; increased self-regulation; stronger motivation; empathy; and social skills.

Sample venues where we have already delivered this program include
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace

After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record and with your psychology assessments and your personal development pathway.  You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.

Cost:

Certified


          Authentic Leadership: Behaviours & Psychology (CO) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil 'Content-Only Workshop' - ask us about our 35-100% discounts!

Depending upon your view, leadership is extremely easy or is very difficult. This is a key point: leadership has everything to do with underlying psychology: are you trustworthy; do you collaborate; do you communicate effectively - do you do these things consistently and do you demonstrate authentic leadership? 

With authentic leadership, there is no 'fake it till you make it' - it is an ongoing journey of self-discovery as your leadership legitimacy is built on ethical foundations.

What Can You Expect? 
This workshop helps you to develop an understanding of your moral compass - your values, beliefs and mindset - the things going on in your head that dictate your leadership style.  Using a variety of assessment toolkits, we then work with you on a confidential 1:1 basis to create an Authentic Leader ;

Our workshop explores the key aspects of emotional maturity, collaboration, communication, equanimity, ethics, and behaviour. This 3-day experience helps you to reflect on your personal ecosystem - what makes you 'you' - and how to align it to an authentic style of ;

Cost:

Certified


          Building Corporate Social Responsibility (CO) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil 'Gold Workshop' - ask us about our 35-100% discounts

A 2015 study found that organisations that had a genuine commitment to building your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) substantially outperformed those that did not, with an average return on assets 19 times higher.

The establishment of a CSR strategy is a crucial component of a company's competitiveness and something that should be led by the firm itself.

This means building your CSR and embedding it into policies and procedures which integrate and satisfy social, environmental, ethical, human rights or consumer concerns - all in close collaboration with stakeholders.

Our short course explores the frameworks of CSR and good corporate governance.

Whether you are a private sector organisation seeking to introduce ethical practices or you are a public sector organisation focusing on building your commercial capabilities whilst retaining your public service principles, then building your CSR is a key issue.

After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Rcord.  You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.
 

Cost:

Certified


          Stress Management (CO) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
An Eskil 'Content-Only' Workshop' - ask us about our 35-100% discounts

"In small doses, stress has many advantages including achieving your goals and accomplishing tasks more efficiently. Feeling stressed can feel perfectly normal but extended periods of stress can weaken the immune system and cause high blood pressure, fatigue, depression, anxiety and even heart ;

Stress is caused by different issues and manifests itself in different ways - and, at the senior levels, this affects more than just the individual: organisational success is dependent upon a leader's ability to manage stress.

If you are working to cope with stress, your focus shifts from organisational health: your skills in problem solving and decision-making reduce; attitude & mindset erode; and your collaborative capabilities weaken.

Whilst the cause and affect can be relatively unique, there are some recognised approaches to managing ;

We have delivered workshops at such locations as:
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace

Cost:

Certified


          Leadership Psychology: Building Emotional Intelligence (CO) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
An Eskil ‘Content-Only’ workshop – ask us about 35-100% discounts

Your organisational health calls for strength in leadership capability, employee (and the wider stakeholder) engagement, (internal and external) customer delight, health & wellbeing and so much more.  

From the outset, if the leadership is struggling, it is evident in the enterprise - your integrated psychology of leadership is how your personality, psychology, and behaviours work together to achieve sustained success.

During the 3 days, you will undertake exercises and activities including psychology and behavioural assessments, facilitated reflection and self-analysis, development of strategies and implementation plans, and more.

Sample venues where we have already delivered this program include:
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace

Cost:

Certified


          Business Ethics (CO) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
An Eskil Content-Only workshop - ask us about our 35-100% discounts

"Ethics concern an individual's moral judgements about right and wrong. Decisions taken within an organization may be made by individuals or groups, but whoever makes them will be influenced by the culture of the company.  The decision to behave ethically is a moral one; employees must decide what they think is the right course of action. This may involve rejecting the route that would lead to the biggest short-term profit.

Consider such organizations as Enron or Barclays and you can see how business ethics have a huge impact on global economies.

This is the Content-Only version of Eskil's Deluxe workshop and is held in various high-quality venues in the Middle East.   

After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record and with your psychology assessments and your personal development pathway. You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.

Cost:

Certified


          B2B Sales Leadership (CO) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
An Eskil Content-Only Workshop – enquire about our 35-100% discount

"The art of sales is changing - and the demands on Sales Leaders is also evolving. Whilst the fundamentals of sales performance remain the same, the sales landscape and the way to lead sales professionals have shifted.  Modern sales leadership calls for a number of new skills.

Crucially, everyone in the organisation is involved in sales - the whole enterprise is focused on business.

This is the Content-Only version of Eskil's Deluxe workshop and is held in various high-quality venues in the Middle East.  
 
After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record and with your psychology assessments and your personal development pathway. You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.

Cost:

Certified


          Emotional Intelligence; Exceptional Sales (CO) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
An Eskil ‘Content-Only’ Workshop – enquiry about our 35-100% discounts

"Business-to-business sales calls for strategic thinking and clear plans of action. In our experience good sales people have a process and they follow it - and they hit their targets.  However, GREAT sales professionals use their soft skills as much as a sales process.

This is the Content-Only version of Eskil's Deluxe workshop and is held in various high-quality venues in the Middle East.   

This is an open workshop: people from all levels in an organisation can attend. Not only will it build your sales skills but we recognise that this is a fantastic workshop for job seekers who wanted something extra on their CV.

After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record and with your psychology assessments and your personal development pathway. You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.

Cost:

Certified


          B2B Sales Excellence (CO) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
An Eskil ‘Content-Only’ Workshop – enquire about our 35-100% discount!

"There are plenty of ways to approach business-to-business sales but, importantly, the principles of sales can be applied to employee engagement, team management, change management and more.  Business-to-business sales calls for strategic thinking and clear plans of action.   Crucially, everyone in the organisation is involved in sales - the whole enterprise is focused on business and you need a common commercial language that everyone understands.

This is the Content-Only version of Eskil's Deluxe workshop and is held in various high-quality venues in the Middle East.   

After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record and with your psychology assessments and your personal development pathway. You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.

Cost:

Certified


          Youth Conflict Resolution Strategies and Skills - Matsh Youth Development , Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai         
Whenever two or more people interact, either as individuals or as part of a group, there is always potential for conflict. It is no different when you interact with young people in a work setting: the potential for conflict is present. It is important that you are aware of that potential so that you are able to identify a conflict situation and intervene appropriately to control it.
Workers dealing with young people are often confronted with difficult situations in which they may be asked to assist in resolving young people's problems and conflicts. These may be internal problems of relationships within a youth group, or relationships between young people and those in authority, or even conflict between yourself and the young people you are working with.
This program has been designed to help you understand the nature of conflict and its effects on people in a range of contexts, both at an individual and at a group level. We will also look at the processes involved in behavior that occurs between different groups, called inter-group behaviour, and its potential impact on group members.

Program Benefits

When you successfully complete this program, you should be able to:
identify examples of conflict in the region where you live, understand their origins and describe the course the conflicts have taken.
Recognize the different approaches that have been used in resolving conflict, and the strengths and weaknesses of these approaches.
Apply the insights gained from studying conflict situations to the kinds of conflict that are encountered in youth development work.
Recognize the existence of pre-conflict and conflict situations when they are encountered in different youth and development settings.
Employ negotiation and mediation skills in bringing together conflicting groups or individuals.
Consider strategies to resolve conflict when agreement cannot be reached by consensus.

Who Should Attend?

Youth workers in government departments, corporations and NGOs.
Young leaders.
Youth Program coordinators.
School and University teachers.
Professionals responsible for youth policy formulation and strategy development.
Police department officers.

Program Outline

Day 1
Conflict
Analysing conflict
Conflict in groups
The conflict process model

Day 2
The Five Stages
Resolving Conflict
Dealing with conflict
Ending conflict
Practicing conflict resolution skills
Bargaining strategies
Negotiation skills

Day 3
Conflict Among Groups
Inter-group relations
Impact of conflict on group dynamics
Managing conflict among groups

Cost:

Certified


          Facilitating Youth Learning Processes - Matsh Youth Development , Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai         
Learning takes place throughout life - in different ways, in different contexts. It's almost impossible to stop people learning, in some form or other, all the time. This is very useful for youth development workers. Learning is a powerful tool that we can use deliberately to improve knowledge and enhance skills. If you can direct learning along appropriate channels, then you will accelerate the process and help young people to develop very rapidly.
The aim of this program is to introduce you to the ideas and practices of learning that are relevant to youth development work. The module focuses on the role of youth development workers as educators, or to put it another way, as 'learning facilitators'. We prefer this term because it indicates that your role will be to help and guide the very powerful internal learning processes in young people, rather than to control them.

The module explores different theories of learning and their influences. It identifies the different ways in which people learn and the factors that inhibit or facilitate learning. It also considers experiential learning as a method that is appropriate to youth development workers, and examines appropriate strategies for face-to face work with young people and adults.

Program Benefits

When you successfully complete this program, you should be able to:
Give an overview of important psychological and philosophical principles relevant to 'education for all' and youth development work.
Describe the characteristics of informal education and apply this knowledge to youth development work.
Make use of the techniques of informal and experiential learning in youth development work and enable other people to use it.
Describe your own and other people's learning style(s) and mode of intelligence.
Identify factors that help and factors that hinder people's learning, particularly in informal settings.
Devise effective strategies for learning with a range of individuals and groups in youth development work.

Who Should Attend?

Youth workers in government departments, corporates and NGOs.
Young leaders.
Student activities coordinators.
School and University teachers.
Professionals responsible for youth policy formulation and strategy development.

Program Outline

Day 1

What is Learning?
Thinking about learning
Experiential learning
How adults learn best
Self-directed learning
Education for All
A positive philosophy of learning
Developing the whole person
Lifelong learning
Guiding principles

Day 2
Informal Education
Types of learning and education
Agents of informal education
Implications for youth development work
What Helps and What Hinders Learning?
A good learning environment
Factors that hinder learning

Day 3
Learning styles
What is learning style?
Learning style models
Meeting learner needs
Socio-cultural background and learning

Day 4
Facilitating Adult Learning
Communication and participation
Designing the program
Selecting learning strategies
Resources
Implementation
Evaluation

Cost:

Certified


          Youth Development Work Principles and Practices - Matsh Youth Development , Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai         
This program is designed to introduce you to a range of different approaches to working with young people. You may already have experience of youth work. If so, then you have been working in a wide-ranging and complex field. However, you may have experience of only one type of youth work practice. We have designed this program so that you can get a clear understanding of several of the key practices in youth work. This will enable you to develop your insight and skill by allowing you to draw on a rich frame of reference.

Program Benefits

When you successfully complete this program, you should be able to:
Define Youth Development concept.
Briefly describe, in your own words, the history and position of youth development work in your country.
Delineate the professional role of the youth worker.
Explain the important factors that have affected youth development work and that influence current trends.
Begin working effectively with young people and adults in enabling them to improve the quality of their lives.
Select from a range of different approaches to youth development work those that are most appropriate to specific circumstances.

Who Should Attend?

Youth program coordinators.
Young leaders.
Youth workers in government departments, corporates and NGOs.
School and University teachers.
Professionals responsible for policy formulation and strategy development in youth focused organizations.

Program Outline

Day 1
Youth Development
What is Youth development? and how does it influence youth work?
Youth Development theories and practivcies
Interactionist perspective - Functional Perspective
Youth Development Values
Enabling - Empowering

Day 2
Youth development work: history and traditions
Youth development work in families and communities
Youth work as social and leisure provision
Out of school education
Youth work for national development
Youth welfare work

Day 3
Youth development work: models and approaches
Treatment Model
Reform Model
Advocacy Model
Conscientisation Model
Youth Development Practices

Day 4
Youth Worker roles and methods
Working face to face with young people in a variety of settings
Managing and supporting other paid and volunteer workers
Formulating and developing community policies for governmental and non-governmental organisations (NGOs)

Cost:

Certified


          Youth and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion Skills - Matsh Youth Development , Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai         
Youth development workers have a key role to play in delivering a holistic approach to health promotion. The program starts by defining youth in the context of health. It continues by looking at why it is important to involve young people in the planning and implementation of any program that targets them, and how to promote youth participation. You will also look closely at some of the contemporary health issues that affect young people, such as nutrition and diet, sexual and reproductive health and drug abuse. The program also looks at how to enable practitioners to recognize the different roles they have, and how to foster effective working relationships.

Program Benefits

When you successfully complete this program, you should be able to:
Identify the major health issues affecting young people.
Outline health promotion strategies (particularly preventative strategies).
Describe the specific role of youth development work in health promotion.
Develop specific programs of health promotion.
Use the distinctive methodology of youth development work within the environment of a primary health care agency.

Who Should Attend?

Professionals of healthcare institutions.
Public health practitioners.
Youth Workers in government departments, corporations and NGOs.
Health awareness organizations staff.
Professionals responsible for youth policy formulation and strategy development.

Program Outline

Day 1
Defining Youth and Health
Defining youth
Defining health
Primary health care
Adolescent and youth developmental changes
The basics of health and personal hygiene

Day 2
Involving Young People
Development
Youth development and health services
The role of young people in health
Developing skills and information
Factors affecting participation

Day 3
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Defining sexuality
Defining reproductive health
Reproductive rights
Abortion
Traditional practices
STDs and HIV/AIDS

Day 4
Nutrition
Malnutrition
The World Health Organisation (WHO) mandate
World food supply
Mental Health and Drug Abuse
What is mental health?
Self-abuse and deviant behavior
What is drug abuse?
Demographics and drug use
Prevention and support
Self-abuse through injury and suicide

Cost:

Certified


          Working with Youth in Their Communities - Matsh Youth Development , Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai         
If you already have significant experience as a youth development worker, you will have spent a lot of time working with individuals and groups. During the course of your work, you will probably have had doubts about your performance and may have wondered how you could improve on what you were doing. Improvement is partly a matter of experience, but it is much the best to have a carefully directed experience, shaped by what research has shown to be effective.
In this program, you will explore what is currently understood about the most appropriate knowledge and skills required for working successfully with young people in groups.
You will study how other people have worked in communities ,and their theories about their work.
You will explore the theory and practice of community development.
You will learn about community development work plans, and how to make and implement them.
You will examine the characteristics of an effective group leader.

Program Benefits

When you successfully complete this program, you should be able to:
Work effectively as a member of a group.
Take on a variety of roles in a group, including leadership and advocacy.
Know how to develop your own skills in facilitating a group.
Use the techniques of community development.
Be familiar with key concepts in community development.
Promote the participation of young women and men in community activities.
Create effective planning strategies and develop community profiles, social community plans and personal plans.
Recognize several useful models for analyzing human behavior and individual differences.

Who Should Attend?

Youth program coordinators.
Young leaders.
Youth workers in government departments, corporations and NGOs.
School and University teachers.
Volunteers.

Program Outline

Day 1
Working with and for young people
Community Development
(Important terms and concepts)
Community: not just a place
Getting going in the community
Laying the foundation
Developing a community profile
Planning your work

Day 2
Young people in their communities
Skills, characteristics and knowledge
The role of the community youth worker
Leaders and leadership
Participation
Increasing group participation

Day 3
Social planning
Social planning activities
Planning stages
Practical applications of community social planning
Networks and partnerships

Cost:

Certified


          Youth Social Development Methodologies - Matsh Youth Development , Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai         
This program is designed to help you understand some of the theoretical background of youth development work, so that you can relate what you are doing to the social context in which you are working. You will already be aware that young people have roles and responsibilities. These responsibilities are different in each society, yet particular aspects are common across most societies.
Understanding the social situations of young people is crucial. This program aims to illuminate the situation of young people in your society by exploring what researchers and theorists have said about youth in different social contexts, and relating that to general theories about society. Your role as a youth development worker is to help to improve conditions for young people. In doing this, you will be helping to develop the society in which they live.

Program Benefits

When you successfully complete this program, you should be able to:
Understand how young people are seen in various societies, and from different sociological perspectives.
Examine the range of definitions of 'youth', 'adolescence' and 'family'.
Understand the problems and issues facing young people and the societies in which they live.
Work in a way that is sensitive to social and cultural traditions.

Who Should Attend?

Youth workers in government departments, corporations and NGOs.
Young leaders.
Student activities coordinators.
School and University teachers.
Professionals responsible for policy formulation and strategy development in youth focused organizations.

Program Outline

Day 1
Ways of seeing young people
The concepts of society and culture
Defining youth
The nature of youth work
Adolescence
Describing and defining adolescence
Psychoanalytic theories of adolescence
Sociological theories of adolescence

Day 2
Young people and the family
Family types
Approaches to the study of the family
Issues facing families today
The concept of community

Day 3
Young people and social issues
Images of young people
Young people and unemployment
Young people and crime
The implications for youth development workers

Cost:

Certified


          Youth and Sustainable Development Strategies - Matsh Youth Development , Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai         
This program provides strategies for Youth Sustainable Development Projects. It is also explores the need to raise awareness about sustainable development for young generations, addressing the importance of the balance between development process and environmental protection. In this program, we present the key role that young people can play towards the sustainable development. As stated in Rio Declaration on Environment and Development 1992: "Principle 21: The creativity, ideals and courage of the youth of the world should be mobilised to forge a global partnership in order to achieve sustainable development and ensure a better future for all."

Program Benefits

When you successfully complete this program, you should be able to:
Increase your knowledge of the sustainable development and environmental issues that affect youth around the world.
Provide you with the skills that will enable you to contribute to positive change in the present state of the environment.
Work with a youth group to design and undertake an environmental/ sustainable development-related project.
Enable you to lead and support group activities that will help to promote environmentally sustainable development.
Design a project that gives clear expression to the principles of sustainable development.
Evaluate projects in terms of their contribution to sustainable development.

Who Should Attend?

Professionals of environment and Sustainable development departments.
Youth Workers, in government departments, corporates and NGOs.
Student activities coordinators.
Professionals responsible for policy formulation and strategy development in youth focused organizations.
Young Leaders
Schools and universities educators.

Program Outline

Day 1
Youth and sustainable development
Opportunities for young people
International Youth Federation (IYF)
The Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN)
Youth as initiators
Youth as activists
The social environment
The relationship between the environment and development
Youth concerns and Responses

Day 2
Sustainable Development Project Elements
Environmental
Economic
Socio-cultural
Technological
Sustainable Development Strategies
The World Resources Institute model
Environmental and technological objectives
Economic and socio-cultural objectives
Socio-economic and cultural objectives
Ecological objectives

Day 3
The World Bank approach
The sustainability matrix
Sustainability as opportunity
Youth and Sustainable development Practical Case Studies
Young Conservationists Club (YCC), Thailand
Fiji National Youth Council (FNYC)
Association of Friends of Nature Clubs (ACAN), Cameroon
JEMS, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Cost:

Certified


          Workplace Emotional Intelligence: Corporate Excellence - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil ‘Gold Workshop’ – ask about our 35-100% discounts

“Many current and aspiring leaders know their Personality type ( from Myers Briggs) as well as their IQ. Importantly, in the modern workplace, Emotional Intelligence (EI) is becoming more ;

Emotional Intelligence applies to everyone across the enterprise: leaders, managers, teams and individuals.  As Master Practitioners in Emotional Intelligence, we see the powerful impact that the approach can have in the boardroom and down into the organisation.  

In short, Emotional Intelligence supports your work addressing a wide range of organisational challenges: 
  • Higher sales and profits;
  • Benchmark and increase performance;
  • Improved customer satisfaction;
  • Improved recruitment process;
  • Retain high performers during the current war for talent;
  • Drive greater ROI on training spend;
  • Build aligned and motivated teams - driving efficiency and efficacy;
  • Create strong risk management;
  • Reduce resistance to change;
  • Help people to handle the stress;
  • Enable better M&A integration; and
  • Transform cultures

Studies show that people with high emotional intelligence have greater mental health, job performance, and leadership skills although it is important to remember that general intelligence and specific personality traits are also tightly coupled with this. Eskil's Workplace Emotional Intelligence workshop explores how to embed emotional intelligence in the boardroom but then ensuring that it cascades down so that everyone in the organisation builds their own emotional capital.

This highly-interactive course will give you greater self-awareness; increased self-regulation; stronger motivation; empathy; and social skills.

Sample venues where we have already delivered this program include
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace
After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record and with your psychology assessments and your personal development pathway.  You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.
 

Cost:

Certified


          Creating The Complete Leader (Gold) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil ‘Gold Workshop’ – ask about our 35-100% discount.

The concept of leadership sounds very simple, but the real story is that being an effective and true leader is hugely complex - and this complexity gives us a fantastic array of people that we can call 'leaders'. 

Our 'Complete Leadership Initiative' is a 5-day event for future-facing leaders: the public and private sector thought leaders who are shaping their landscape.

You will be introduced to a number of tools, methods and approaches designed to refine your capabilities in such areas as personal and corporate psychology, behaviour, interpersonal dynamics and personal branding.

Our model enables us to come to you or you can speak with our Concierge Team and travel to one of over 77 venues around the world.

Sample venues include
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace
After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record and with your psychology assessments and your personal development pathway.  You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.
 

Cost:

Certified


          Building High Performance Senior Teams (Gold) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil ‘Gold Workshop’ – ask for details about our 35-100% discounts.

“Executive Team Cohesiveness (also referred to as team cohesion) is the degree to which an individual wants to contribute to a group's success - and it develops over time out of interpersonal and group-level dynamics.  Collaboration, respect, trust, communication, constructive conflict, and demonstrating leadership traits (regardless for position) all serve to build a powerful collective within your ;

Building the right environment for corporate success is complex - the human factor is such a broad and, at times, vague aspect of what's going on in your enterprise - dynamics are crucial and, importantly, can be developed / improved.

Eskil's workshop is a 2-day experience focusing on your leadership and / or management team strategy (including distributed leadership), team organisation & development, and positive dynamics.

This is a highly interactive experience where the focus is very much on the the concept of 'team' - how you think, feel and act.

Set in high-quality surroundings, you will map out your team cohesiveness pathway including an action plan, an understanding of what the team DNA will look like, and the ability to access Eskil's expertise in such tools as Emotional Intelligence and talking therapies.

Beyond this, you will benefit from 1:1 sessions with our facilitators.

Travel & Learn

Our model enables us to come to you but an alternative is that you can speak with our Concierge Team and travel to one of over 77 venues around the world.

Sample venues include
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace
After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record.  You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.

Cost:

Certified


          Corporate Strategy: Refocus The Organisation (Gold) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil ‘Gold Workshop’ – ask us about our 35-100% discounts!

Corporate Strategy is concerned with how companies create value across different businesses: the business model; the market landscape; identifying what customers want (and will pay a premium for) - without a corporate strategy, an organisation is rudderless in the water.

Regardless of the position of your organisation in its corporate lifecycle, corporate strategy is an essential - and this falls to the senior leadership team as well as aspiring leaders.

Our corporate strategy workshop is based around facilitated discussions, case studies and hands-on exercises: a 4-day program that helps you to understand the scope of corporate strategy and how it can be practically applied into your day-to-day activities.

We have delivered this workshop in such venues as:
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace
After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record.  You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.
 

Cost:

Certified


          Intrapreneur Canvas: Transforming Ideas (Gold) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil 'Gold Workshop' - ask for details about our 35-100% discounts.

"For an intrapreneurial (ad)venture to truly succeed, then we can't rely on the old vision of an intrapreneur who bucks the system, hides their idea from their bosses and thinks that it's better to ask for forgiveness than for permission. Successful ventures rely on empowerment and collaboration: sanctioned intrapreneurship uses a canvas to help communicate the idea to all ; 

Organisations already have a business model in place - it informs the culture and sets the common language, behaviours and general style of operation. Bringing disruptive and exciting ideas into an established organisation may be great for a future-facing CEO but the impact is ; 

Building the right environment for intrapreneurial success is complex - intrapreneurship is transformational and, for this to succeed, you need to be able to talk your corporate language - your intrapreneur canvas is designed to articulate your idea in a way that is engaging to your colleagues: get stakeholder buy-in and mitigate the resistance to change whilst articulating just exactly what it is that you're seeking to achieve.

When your corporate entrepreneur is looking to transform ideas into reality, there needs to be some kind of structure - something that the organisation is comfortable with and understands. So what we have is the intrapreneurship canvas which is broadly based around Strategyzer's own Business Model Canvas but specifically geared to how the intrapreneur can take their idea from the original concept into the ;

This workshop is all about developing the message: what is the issue, how can it be addressed, who to communicate and work with - and with what desired outcomes / ;

Set in high-quality surroundings, this is where we explore a key aspect of intrapreneurship - building the financial argument; mapping out stakeholders in terms of their attitude and influence over a venture; identifying the gains from bring new products / services, ;

Our model enables us to come to you or an alternative is that you can speak with our Concierge Team and travel to one of over 77 venues around the world.

Sample venues include
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace

After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR ; You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.
 

Cost:

Certified


          Intrapreneur Ecosystems: Corporate Entrepreneur Frameworks (Gold) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil ‘Gold Workshop’ – ask us for details about 35-100% discounts

It's part of the current zeitgeist for companies of all ages and sizes to refer to themselves as innovative and entrepreneurial - even when this is patently not the case.  In fact, research suggests that the failure rate of intrapreneur projects is between 70-90%. 

Building the right environment for intrapreneurial success is complex - intrapreneurship is transformational and, for this to succeed, you need to have the right kind of framework in place - we need to build intrapreneur ecosystems.

Why do such companies as Apple, Facebook, Barclays and Google reap the rewards from their intrapreneur programs whilst others wither and die? 
Fundamentally, they have powerful intrapreneur ecosystems.

Our model enables us to come to you or an alternative is that you can speak with our Concierge Team and travel to one of over 77 venues around the world.

Sample venues include
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace
After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record.  You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.
 

Cost:

Certified


          Deploying Intrapreneurship: Successful Corporate Entrepreneurship (Gold) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil ‘Gold Workshop’ – ask for details about our 35-100% discounts

"Intrapreneurship is an organizational investment into developing a structured approach to using improvement, innovation and invention to achieve something new and inspirational whether this is for social or financial returns or ;

There are definite benefits to having a commitment to corporate entrepreneurship (intrapreneurship):
  • increased revenue generation; capturing new market share;
  • creating stronger messages than your competition;
  • nurturing a commercial & entrepreneurial culture within the organisation;
  • developing an innovation mindset.
  • creating the mechanism to convert ideas into reality;
  • improving employee engagement;
  • bringing organisations closer to customers, etc.

This means that we are able to look at the culture, employee engagement and authorization, stakeholder commitment, idea generation and management, and building a cadre of corporate catalysts that help to reduce the reliance on external parties and build a new, compelling Intellectual Property for the modern enterprise.

Beyond this, you will benefit from 1:1 sessions with our facilitators.


Sample venues include
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace
After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record.  You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.
 

Cost:

Certified


          Transformational Leadership: Build Great Organisations (GOLD) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil ‘Gold Workshop’ – ask us about our 35-100% discounts.

Whether you are task-oriented or people-oriented, your behaviors are not driven directly by a particular situation, but rather by the perceptions and interpretations of the situation that you face as a leader. Your transformation leader behaviour can be a predictor of influences and a determinant of leadership success.

The current landscape calls for people with transformational leaders adept in dealing with the the global mega trends of rapid urbanisation, climate change & resource scarcity, shifts in global economic power, demographic & social change, and technological breakthroughs.

During this 3-day outcome / output-focused short course, you will reflect on your own history - what guides you to think and act as you do in the present day?

In addition to this, our work in emotional intelligence helps you to set out a transformational leadership development pathway.

This is a highly reflective experience where the focus is very much on the 'self' - how you think, feel and act.

Set in high-quality surroundings, you will explore what makes a transformational leader, how you perceive yourself, and determine what holds you back from being an inspirational and successful leader. You will finish the short course with a personal development plan and an opportunity to keep in touch with your facilitator to 'keep on track'. 

Our model enables us to come to you or an alternative is that you can speak with our Concierge Team and travel to one of over 77 venues around the world.

Sample venues include
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace
After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record and with your psychology assessments and your personal development pathway.  You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.
 

Cost:

Certified


          Authentic Leadership: Behaviours & Psychology - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil ‘Deluxe Workshop’ – ask us about our 35-100% discounts!

Depending upon your view, leadership is extremely easy or is very difficult. This is a key point: leadership has everything to do with underlying psychology: are you trustworthy; do you collaborate; do you communicate effectively - do you do these things consistently and do you demonstrate authentic leadership? 

With authentic leadership, there is no 'fake it till you make it' - it is an ongoing journey of self-discovery as your leadership legitimacy is built on ethical foundations.

What Can You Expect? 
This workshop helps you to develop an understanding of your moral compass - your values, beliefs and mindset - the things going on in your head that dictate your leadership style.  Using a variety of assessment toolkits, we then work with you on a confidential 1:1 basis to create an Authentic Leader pathway.

Our workshop explores the key aspects of emotional maturity, collaboration, communication, equanimity, ethics, and behaviour. This 3-day experience helps you to reflect on your personal ecosystem - what makes you 'you' - and how to align it to an authentic style of leadership.
 
We have delivered workshops in such locations as
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace
After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record and with your psychology assessments and your personal development pathway.  You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.
 

Cost:

Certified


          Building Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil ‘Gold Workshop’ – ask us about our 35-100% discounts

“A 2015 study found that organisations that had a genuine commitment to building your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) substantially outperformed those that did not, with an average return on assets 19 times ;

The establishment of a CSR strategy is a crucial component of a company's competitiveness and something that should be led by the firm itself.

This means building your CSR and embedding it into policies and procedures which integrate and satisfy social, environmental, ethical, human rights or consumer concerns - all in close collaboration with stakeholders.

Our short course explores the frameworks of CSR and good corporate governance.

Whether you are a private sector organisation seeking to introduce ethical practices or you are a public sector organisation focusing on building your commercial capabilities whilst retaining your public service principles, then building your CSR is a key issue.


We have delivered workshops in such locations as:
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace

After your exercise journal has been assessed by our Verification Team, we will award you a Certificate of Completion that can be attached to your CV and HR Record.  You will be able to refer colleagues or potential employers to Eskil for verification of your understanding.
 

Cost:

Certified


          Executive Stress Management (Gold) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
An Eskil ‘Gold Workshop’ – ask us about our 35-100% discounts

"In small doses, stress has many advantages including achieving your goals and accomplishing tasks more efficiently. Feeling stressed can feel perfectly normal but extended periods of stress can weaken the immune system and cause high blood pressure, fatigue, depression, anxiety and even heart ;

Stress is caused by different issues and manifests itself in different ways - and, at the senior levels, this affects more than just the individual: organisational success is dependent upon a leader's ability to manage stress.

If you are working to cope with stress, your focus shifts from organisational health: your skills in problem solving and decision-making reduce; attitude & mindset erode; and your collaborative capabilities weaken.

Whilst the cause and affect can be relatively unique, there are some recognised approaches to managing stress.

We have delivered workshops at such locations as:
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace

Cost:

Certified


          Leadership Psychology: Building Emotional Intelligence (Gold) - Eskil Executive L&D , Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Manama, Muscat, Doha, Beirut, Riyadh, Cairo, Kuwait, London, Portugal, Canada         
Eskil ‘Gold Workshop’

Your organisational health calls for strength in leadership capability, employee (and the wider stakeholder) engagement, (internal and external) customer delight, health & wellbeing and so much more.  From the outset, if the leadership is struggling, it is evident in the enterprise - your integrated psychology of leadership is how your personality, psychology, and behaviours work together to achieve sustained success.

During the 3 days, you will undertake exercises and activities including psychology and behavioural assessments, facilitated reflection and self-analysis, development of strategies and implementation plans, and more.

Sample venues where we have already delivered this program include:
  • Abu Dhabi - St Regis Saadiyat Island
  • Beirut - Four Seasons
  • Doha - Ritz Carlton
  • Dubai - Ritz Carlton
  • Kuwait City - Sheraton
  • Manama - Ritz Carlton
  • Muscat - Al Bustan Palace

Cost:

Certified


          Leadership Development: Self-Awareness, Skills and Strategies - CINPAA, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIVE FOR NEW PEDAGOGY, TRAINING & CONSULTING , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Kuwait, Muscat, Salalah, Manama, Cairo, Amman, Beirut, Kuala Lumpur, London, Manchester, Liverpool         

The best leaders thoroughly understand themselves. Time and time again, research has shown that self-awareness and self-direction are two essential factors in leadership effectiveness. As leaders gain a better sense of themselves and a clearer plan to self-actualization, they also:

  • Understand leadership in a brand new way
  • Discover the "inner" leader as a source of growth
  • Tap into your amazing hidden personal power
  • Take team development to new levels of achievement
  • Learn to lead through excellent communication skills.
   OBJECTIVES
  •  View leadership from a new and higher-level perspective
  • Discover and analyze your leadership style and tendencies
  • Grow in personal power and effectiveness
  • Discover and build upon your intrinsic leadership qualities
  • Understand, develop and employ the emotional forces within you
  • Develop the critical interpersonal skills essential for leading others
  OUTLINE

  Master Keys of Effective Leadership
  • The principles of leadership
  • The mind of the leader
  • The heart of the leader
  • The practices of effective leaders
  • The five roles leaders play
  • Leadership self assessment
  • Rebalance your leadership style for optimal results
Towards Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Growing your personal power
  • Achieving emotional excellence
  • Self leadership through inner mastery
  • Success through a positive attitude
  • Your time and your life
  • Increasing personal productivity
  • Direction through personal Integrity
  • Designing a strategic plan for your life and career
Mastering People Skills
  • Understanding Interdependence
  • Wining through effective communication
  • The active listening model
  • The four styles of communication
  • Dealing with conflict constructively
  • Using the principles of influence & persuasion
  • Speaking and presenting skillfully
  • The art of win-win negotiation
Building and Leading Extraordinary Teams
  • How a high performing team differs from a traditional work group
  • The three elements of high performance teams
  • Understanding the four types of teams
  • The stages of team development
  • Team dynamics: How teams really work
  • Understanding and optimizing team member styles
  • Leading through trust
  • Leading through change
Performance Management
  • Igniting team creativity
  • The art of practical coaching
  • Conducting effective performance discussions
  • Positive discipline through expectations
  • Delegating and empowering the right way
  • The situation leadership model
  • How to analyze development needs
  • Using effective tools for managing performance
Personal Impact

This program teaches the competencies that enable leaders to:

  • Accelerate their career development 
  • Understand themselves and their potential more clearly 
  • Recognize their own emotions as well as the emotions of others 
  • Resolve conflict more effectively 
  • Improve their ability to communicate, influence and work with others

Cost:

Certified


          Positive Youth Development Strategies - Matsh Youth Development , Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai         
Course Overview

Positive Youth Development (PYD) is a theory based on years of research on the best ways to help young people grow into adulthood. This program is designed to help youth workers to understand the Positive Youth Development approaches, such as the individual strength approach that promote young people's social and emotional well-being.

In this program we discuss the outside influences that promote young people's social and emotional well-being. Also the program aims to examine approaches of working with young people to create a growth plan and to create positive places for young people. Creating a step by step action plan for integrating Positive Youth Development into youth organizations is also presented in this program.

Course Benefits

When you successfully complete this program, you should be able to:
  • Understand the Positive Youth Development approaches.
  • Identify the developmental needs of young people and adolescents.
  • Work effectively with young people to create a growth plan.
  • Make use of individual strength approach that promote young people's social and emotional well-being.
  • Create positive places for young people.
  • Create an action plan for integrating Positive Youth Development into your organization.
Who Should Attend?
  • Department heads of youth focused institutions.
  • Young Leaders
  • Professionals responsible for youth program development, in government departments, corporations and NGOs.
  • Youth Workers.
  • Student Activities coordinators.
  • Professionals responsible for policy formulation and strategy development in youth focused organizations.
  • School and University teachers.

Course Outline

Day 1
  • What is Positive Youth development?
  • The concept
  • Strength based approaches
  • Individual strengths that promote young people's social and emotional well-being
  • The 5 Cs
  • Outside influences that promote young people's social and emotional well-being
  • Families - Schools - Communities
Day 2
  • The Developmental Assets
  • The five Promises
  • Work with young person to create a growth plan
  • Youth immediate needs
  • Assisting young person to set goals
  • Active listening skills to determine youth's strengths and interests
  • Rewarding youth
Day 3
  • Putting Positive Youth Development into practice
  • Building individual strength in youth
  • Youth involvement
  • Creating positive places for young people
  • What makes a place positive?
  • how to keep youth places positive?
Day 4
  • Creating a step by step action plan for integrating Positive Youth Development into your organization
  • Select PYD framework
  • Train staff and volunteers
  • Preview your mission statement
  • Review your programs
  • Establish a concrete ways to involve youth in your programs
  • Assess your programs

Cost:

Certified


          Managing Youth Economic Development Projects - Matsh Youth Development , Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai         
Course Overview

The purpose of this program is to explore some of the development possibilities of the links between youth work and contemporary economic change. We will describe the skills needed to promote self employment among young women and young men, including the principles of setting up micro enterprises. We will explore how aspects of informal education can help young people to develop enterprise skills and undertake enterprise projects.

In this program, we focuses on the nature of current economic development and its relationship to enterprise activity. Other sessions concentrate on practical guidelines and exercises to develop enterprise skills. While one session of this program takes the form of a training program that you will be able to deliver to enterprising youth in your community.

Course Benefits

When you successfully complete this program, you should be able to:
  • Identify the different factors that shape and influence current economic development, particularly at a local level.
  • Use experiential learning strategies to develop youth enterprise skills, with the aim of promoting local economic development.
  • Support young women and young men in setting up small business projects.
  • Contribute entrepreneurial expertise in the development of local economic strategies.
  • Devise and deliver programs of informal education for young people to acquire enterprise skills.
Who Should Attend?
  • Mentors of business incubators and accelerators.
  • Professionals responsible for the development of economic strategies.
  • Youth Program coordinators.
  • Young leaders.
  • Youth workers in government departments, corporations and NGOs.

Course Outline

Day 1
  • Understanding Economic Development
  • Opportunities in the global market
  • Unleashing entrepreneurship
  • Economic development in rural areas
  • Youth enterprise
  • Small and informal enterprises
  • Training entrepreneurs
  • Government policies and support
  • Changing role of government and NGOs
Day 2
  • Youth and enterprise
  • What is youth enterprise?
  • Barriers to enterprise
  • Being creative
  • The enterprise development cycle
  • Setting up a small business
  • Setting up a small business: The training program
  • Starting out
  • Preparing the ground
  • Accounting practice
  • The business model
Day 3
  • Planning a micro-enterprise
  • Planning an enterprise
  • Planning for micro and informal enterprises
  • Informal learning
  • Opportunities for young people

Cost:

Certified


          Integrating Technology into Youth Settings - Matsh Youth Development , Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai         

Course Overview

In this program, you will explore current uses of technology by youth and how that engagement influences their own development and the world around them. You will also identify the opportunities and dangers that are associated with new technologies. Participants will demonstrate how new technologies can be designed and incorporated into youth programming to promote positive youth development.

Course Benefits

When you successfully complete this program, you should be able to:

  • Explain how the type and extent of youth usage of technology affects tier development.
  • Identify the risks and benefits of technology to youth programs and create a plan for technology use in their programs.
  • Describe the various models that are used to structure technology-based interventions for youth.
  • Apply one of these models to a practical situation in a youth-relevant setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design an activity or intervention that incorporates technology to promote positive youth development.
Who Should Attend?
  • Youth workers in government departments, corporations and NGOs.
  • Young leaders.
  • Student activities coordinators.
  • School and University teachers.
Course Outline

Day 1
  • Overviews of Youth and Technology
  • App generation review
  • Youth and Adolescent Ownership and Use of New Media
  • The Impact of Social Media on Youth, Adolescents, and Families
  • A Silicon Valley School That Doesn't Compute!
  • Models of Integrating Technology into Youth Settings
  • The Use of Technology to Promote the Multicultural Development of Youth
  • Internet use and developmental tasks
  • Positive Technology Development
  • The Potential of Games for Learning
Day 2
  • Technology in Youth Programs
  • E Mentoring
  • Digital Media
  • Using Technology to Promote Positive Youth Development
  • Youth-Driven Social Media Campaign to Promote STI and HIV Testing Among Adolescents
  • Adaptive Game for Reducing Aggressive Behavior
  • Text-Messaging Interventions to Promote Healthy Behaviors in Adolescents

Day 3
  • The Dangers and Policies around Technology Use
  • Use of Electronic Devices and Social Media in Youth Camps
  • Understanding the Role of Technology in Adolescent Dating and Dating Violence
  • The Multiple Dimensions of Video Game Effects on Youth
  • Social media use in adult-youth relationships
  • How Clear Missions Guide Electronic Technology Policies

Cost:

Certified


          Youth Program Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation - Matsh Youth Development , Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai         

Course Overview

Much of the work of youth development professionals is organised around specific projects. They may be small projects designed by yourself and relevant stakeholders to solve very specific problems that you and they face. Alternatively, they may be part of much larger projects run by major funding bodies. Either way, project design and development is often expected to use certain techniques to ensure project quality. The aim of this program is to introduce you to the practices that have built up around the design and management of projects in the last few decades.

What is presented here will give you a general overview of project work. It has been written to help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, design, implement, monitor and evaluate projects in your youth in development program.

Course Benefits

When you successfully complete this program, you should be able to:

  • Identify activities involved in project planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • write a proposal for funding, including logframes.
  • plan projects on the basis of a logical framework.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Total Quality Program standers.
  • Prepare project risk management plan.

Who Should Attend?

  • Department heads of youth focused institutions.
  • Young Leaders
  • Professionals responsible for youth project planing, in government departments, corporates and NGOs.
  • Volunteers of youth projects and organizations.
  • Youth Workers.
  • Student Activities coordinators.
Course Outline

Day 1

  • Youth Centered Programming Model
  • Preparation for programming
  • (Need Assessment - Youth development Factor - Assessing Organization - Entrepreneurship - Youth involvement)
  • Program Objectives
  • Logical Framework

Day 2

  • Program Development
  • Approaches to program development
  • Selecting program format
  • Selecting program area
  • Program promotion
  • Total Quality Program

Day 3

 
  • Program Implementation
  • Program leadership
  • Helping Youth feel valued
  • Promoting youth involvement
  • Quality customer service
  • Handling complaints
  • Risk Management

Day 4

  • Program Evaluation
  • Purposes
  • Principles of evaluation
  • Types of evaluation
  • Methods of evaluation
  • Model of evaluation

Cost:

Certified


           Youth Policy Planning and Implementation - Matsh Youth Development , Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai         
Course Overview

This Program will enable you to develop the skills required to investigate, analyse and influence the policy-making processes that shape welfare services, particularly those that directly affect the quality of young people's lives. It will focus in particular on the nature and scope of youth policy - the common themes that underpin national youth policies and the characteristic tensions within such policies. The relationship between youth policies and the wider policy environment will be considered. The program will also look at the criteria for success or failure of youth policies and the evaluation of their outcomes.

Course Benefits

When you successfully complete this program, you should be able to:
  • Describe the origins, history and development of youth policies in at least two countries in your region.
  • Outline the main themes that underpin the formulation, development and implementation of youth policies.
  • Demonstrate a broad awareness of the impact of youth policies on youth development work.
  • Evaluate the success of such policies through, for example, the use of performance indicators.
  • Contribute to the strategic development of agencies in the youth development field through youth policy development.
  • Establish and/or work within partnerships created to achieve key objectives of youth policy at local level.
  • Influence policy-making processes in a way that is appropriate to your role.
Who Should Attend?
  • Members of National Youth Councils.
  • Youth Workers in government departments, corporations and NGOs.
  • Youth Parliamentarian Committees.
  • Professionals responsible for policy formulation and strategy development in youth focused organizations.
Course Outline

Day 1
  • Youth policy Overview
  • Policy Definition - social/welfare policy - youth policy
  • Youth Policy
  • Nature, Objectives and Importance
  • Characteristics of youth policies
Day 2
  • The scope of youth policy
  • Policy planning and formulation
  • Policy impact and implementation
  • Analyzing Social Policy
  • Social policy in context
  • Government involvement in social policy
  • Grassroots policy development: another approach
Day 3
  • Youth policy principles
  • Youth policy and the wider policy environment
  • Elements of a successful youth policy
  • Policy success and failure
  • Measuring success or failure
  • Elements of a successful policy
Day 4
  • Frameworks in action
  • Key headings for a youth policy
  • Essential features of a youth policy
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of policies

Cost:

Certified


          Strategic Quality Management - LEORON Professional Development Institute , Bahrain, Ghana, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Muscat, Lagos,Accra,London         

This intensive three-day program is designed for those in senior leadership positions. Participants will gain a practical understanding of how to assess risk from a strategic business perspective and tactical operations perspective to align all functions within an organization, manufacturing or service to be positioned to meet the challenges faced by rapid changes by market forces, as well as the ever changing consumer demands and technological advancements.

This program will utilize the applications of quality theory and methodology in a holistic approach to supporting business excellence. The use of quality tools to support fact based strategic decision making, as well as tactical decision making will be emphasized. Participants will not become quality professionals, but they will gain an advanced understanding of how a quality management system supports strategy and operations.

Cost:

Discount: Discounts Up to 100% OFF

Next Session:

Duration: 5 Days

Certified


          Executive Certificate in HR and Business Strategy - LEORON Professional Development Institute , Bahrain, Ghana, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom         

In today's turbulent business world, most companies find themselves in a complex, competitive environment in which the formulation and execution of strategy are more critcial than ever before. When companies fail to deliver on their promises, most blame poorly designed strategy. No worthwhile strategy can be planned without taking into account the organization's ability to execute it - strategies most often fail because they were not executed well. Things that are supposed to happen don't happen. Either the organization's aren't capable of making them happen, or the leaders of the business misjudge the challenges they face, or both.

HR leaders need to provide strategic insights on how the firm's human capital can best deliver on its' strategic business objectives. Participants will learn and use a variety of strategic tools, frameworks and mindsets to better understand the company's business strategy and business model, their competitive position of their industry, and it's human capital value proposition for competitive advantage. HR leaders will have a firm grasp of the key concepts, models and language of strategy and the implications strategy has on the design, capabilities and deployment of the workforce.

Special emphasis is placed on connecting strategic and tactical organizational design issues, budgeting and analytics, developing a high performance culture, and how it can create new organizational possibilites.

Cost:

Discount: Discounts Up to 100% OFF

Next Session:

Duration: 5 Days

Certified


          Contract and Commercial Management Practitioner - LEORON Professional Development Institute , Bahrain, Ghana, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Muscat, Lagos, Accra, London         

People enter Contract and Commercial Management discipline from a wide variety of backgrounds, often with little or no specific training. They may be financial or legal professionals, they may have come from sales or from  a market intelligence function. A key value offered is that the IACCM learning provides everyone with a consistent base level of knowledge. IACCM also introduces the concept of a professional standard and matching certification, to encourage individuals in their continued development. This enables IACCM to deliver a valid assessment of current capabilities at Associate, Practitioner and Expert level.

Learning Outcomes

  • Make a greater contribution to corporate goals and objectives 
  • Achieve smarter analysis, execution and processes 
  • Companies experience increased workforce status and morale through visible investment in their development 
  • Companies ensure the best targeting of investment dollars
5 Key Take Aways

  1. Understand and embrace best practices in contracting and contract management 
  2. Deliver greater value to the enterprise through enhanced contracted outcomes 
  3. Manage risk with greater effectiveness 
  4. Accelerate the contracting and contract management process 
  5. Minimize disputes and reputation damage related to ineffective contracts
Who Should Attend

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for: 

  • Contracting Professionals 
  • Contract Negotiators 
  • Contract Managers and Administrators 
  • Contract Attorneys 
  • Contract Drafting Professionals 
  • Contract Strategists 
  • Procurement Professionals 
  • Strategic Sourcing Professionals 
  • Supply Chain Management Professionals 
  • Commercial Managers 
  • Sales Account Managers 
  • Commercial Project Managers
Benefits for Attending

  • IACCM eLearning Resources (12 months access) 
  • e-Book of the Operational Guide, the core referencework for contract and commercial practitioners 
  •  Access to insights and tools for a full year 
  • Certified candidates become members of IACCM and gain access to global content and advice provided by expert contributors in industry.

Cost:

Discount: Discounts Up to 100% OFF

Next Session:

Duration: 5 Days

Certified


          Company Valuation Modelling - LEORON Professional Development Institute , Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Muscat, Lagos, Accra, London         

In real life, the main challenge in valuing different entities is the ability to understand and quantify the various inputs. If the inputs are nonsensical, the valuation output will unquestionably be nonsensical. For this reason, a large section of this course is devoted to understanding and modeling valuation inputs including adjustments to financial statements.

This intensive three-days workshop offers in-depth and practical analysis of the different valuation techniques that can be used to value different entities. It will also examine the use of real options modeling that are used to value patents, contracts, natural resources and for various other applications. The workshop will focus on the framework that can be used to pick the right model for any task and it will also extensively expose delegates to the modeling of various real life valuation cases.

Companies are valued for the purposes of investment, mergers and acquisitions or as part of internal measures of financial control. There are many different approaches to the valuation of companies and it is paramount to know when and how to apply what method. It is also essential to understand that company valuation is not an absolute science but also based on interpretation and judgment. In the broadest possible terms, firms or assets can be valued in one of four ways: asset based valuation approaches, discounted cash flow valuation approaches, relative valuation approaches and option pricing approaches.

The concepts and models taught are designed to be of practical benefit to attendees and are immediately usable in the workplace. This highly practical course will lead you quickly from the basics through the more advanced valuation methodologies and modeling techniques.

The hundreds of participants who attended this course in different parts of the world indicate that they gained valuable knowledge and experience that will greatly assist them in their careers. Due to the outstanding success of this course, the presenter was asked to develop Valuation II to show more applications. Only the participants who attended Valuation I will be allowed to participate in Valuation II

Cost:

Discount: Discounts Up to 100% OFF

Next Session:

Duration: 3 Days

Certified


          Certified Private Equity Specialist - LEORON Professional Development Institute , Bahrain, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nigeria, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Muscat, Accra, London         
The course covers private equity in depth, starting with the strategic framework, proceeding to evaluation of targets, company valuation and financing, the legal and regulatory framework, and the deal
execution process. It concludes with assessment of post-investment value creation, and utilizes a number of real life case studies, including many in which the instructor has had personal involvement. Exercises are conducted in excel and group discussion.

Cost:

Discount: Discounts Up to 100% OFF

Next Session:

Duration: 5 Days

Certified


          Certified in Financial Planning and Analysis - LEORON Professional Development Institute , Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Muscat         
As organizations around the globe continue to adjust to economic uncertainties, the need for experienced finance professionals in the corporate environment has steadily increased over the past several years. As a result, many firms are seeking the most qualified individuals to analyze trends and manage the financial future of their organization. For individuals who practice financial planning and analysis (FP&A), this unique professional designation will enable them to differentiate themselves within the finance profession and validate their understanding of the complex processes, tools and uniform standards. It will also allow employers to identify the best candidates. 

Cost:

Discount: Discounts Up to 100% OFF

Next Session:

Duration: 5 Days

Certified


          Certificate in Leadership Thinking - LEORON Professional Development Institute , Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh, Lagos, London         

As the pace and nature of change increases globally, the complexity of solving problems is becoming a critical competence for leaders. The risk of flawed and short-term, knee-jerk decisions is and leaders need to develop the ability to think their way through business-critical challenges and opportunities. Simple analysis and experience-based solutions are no longer sufficient for competing on the global stage.

The quality of thinking will determine the quality of decisions and the resulting actions and behaviors. For that reason, we present a powerful and innovative new programme, mainly focused on the cognitive domain (thinking) for leaders. We use an approach of consulting education, ensuring rapid, concrete and lasting ROI from learning & consulting engagements. This exciting programme, typically for larger organisations at senior levels, but suitable for every manager and leader who needs to make important decision, includes the following to support high quality decision-making to navigate complexity.

Cost:

Discount: Discounts Up to 100% OFF

Next Session:

Duration: 5 Days

Certified


          Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) - Blue Ocean Academy GCC , Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar         

The CPP is meant for all purchasing professionals who need the right credentials and skills to set themselves firmly on the road of success. This course that helps a professional to understand the basic tenets of international sourcing, procurement and risk management. This course is ideal for procurement and supply chain professionals who are already working in the procurement department of any organization and need a certification for a promotion or to validate their knowledge and professionalism.

The CPPM is an advanced course where the skills of purchase managers are honed and they develop an insight into the challenges of the industry that they are engaged in. Complex problem solving, case studies and much more await purchase managers at this level of certification

  • International Certification
  • Industry Experienced Trainers
  • Practical Oreiented Training Sessions

Cost:

Certified


          Workshop on Condtion Monitoring - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         

Introduction to condition monitoring

  • Principles and methods of equipment condition monitoring are understood and applied
  • Appropriate condition monitoring technique is selected to achieve required outcomes.
  • Checks are undertaken correctly, safely and to standard operating procedures.
  • Results are plotted and deviations from specification are reported to appropriate authority and recorded
What is its importance in maintenance Various Parameters considered in CM Measuring the Parameters

  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Discussing the practical case studies,
  • Why Temperature monitoring
Part 3: Vibration Monitoring

  • What is vibration? And Which M/Cs.
  • Types of vibration
  • Discusing the practical case studies,
  • Causes of vibration
  • Vibration Measurement Needs monitoring
  • Vibration sensor types and location Installation
  • Vibration severity for different groups of M/Cs. 

Part 4: Noise level monitoring

  • Causes of noise in the m/cs 
  • Industrial Thickness testing of pressure vessels and non pressurised tanks
  • Stroboscope and its applications (Tools Used Stroboscope Skf )
  • Industrial Endoscopy (Tools Used Endoscope Skf )

Cost:

Certified


          Workshopn on Welding Technology - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         

Course Outline 

1) Introduction Welding:

  • gas welding
  • Arc Welding
  • Weld ability of metal 

 

2) Welding types:

  • Types of Arc Welding
  • Types of gas Welding
  • Sub types 

3) Procedure                

  • electrode welding
  • Resistance seam welding
  • FCW

 

4) Visual Inspections:

  • Types of visual inspection
  • Procedures of V.I 

5) Safety Procedure:  

  • Procedure of safety for welding

 

Cost:

Certified


          Workshop on Troubleshooting maintenance of Rotating Equipment - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         

Course Outline

Centrifugal Pumps

  • Pump Categories: Dynamic (Centrifugal) and Positive Displacement (Reciprocating and Rotary)
  • Centrifugal Pumps: Operation, Casings and Diffusers, Hydrostatic Pressure Tests, Impellers, Hydraulic Balancing Devices, Mechanical Seals, Minimum Flow Requirement, Performance Characteristics, Cavitation and Net positive Suction Head
  • Maintenance Recommended for Centrifugal Pumps
Vibration Analysis and Predictive Maintenance, Centrifugal Pump Mechanical Seals, Troubleshooting of Pumps, Pump Selection

  • Vibration Analysis and Predictive Maintenance
  • Centrifugal Pump Mechanical Seals, Basic Components, Seal balance, Face Pressure, Pressure-Velocity, Power Consumption, Temperature Control
  • Seal Lubrication/Leakage, Single Inside Pusher Seal, Classification of Seals by Arrangements, Classifications of Seals by Design, Materials of Construction
  • Applications, Types of Mechanical Seals, Common Failure Modes of Seals, Seal Refurbishment, Gland Plates and Piping Arrangements
  • Installation and Troubleshooting of Mechanical Seals
  • Pump Maintenance, Inspection, Overhaul, Diagnoses of Pump Troubles
  • Troubleshooting of Centrifugal Pumps
  • Water Hammer
  • Bearings
  • Used Oil Analysis
  • Pump Selection
  • Pumping System Calculations
  • Diagnostics of Pumping Systems
  • Pump Drivers
  • Workshop: Design and selection of Different Pumping Systems for the Oil and Gas Industry and the Power Generation Industry
Centrifugal and Axial Compressors
  • Compressor Polytropic Efficiency and Power Requirements
  • Compressor Volumetric Flow Rate and Volumetric Efficiency
  • Dynamic Compressors (Centrifugal and Axial)
  • Compressor Performance Measurement
  • Receivers, Compressor Control and Compressor Unloading Systems
  • Preventive Maintenance and Housekeeping
  • Dynamic Compressor Technology
  • Centrifugal and Axial Compressors
  • Simplifies Equations for Determining the Performance of Dynamic Compressors
  • Centrifugal Compressors  Components, Performance Characteristics, Balancing, Surge Prevention Systems and Testing
  • Choking and Anti-Choking Systems
  • Compressor Auxiliaries, Off-Design Performance, Stall and Surge
Vibration Analysis

Topics:

  • Monitoring Vibration
  • Performing a Vibration Analysis
  • Determination of Velocity and Displacement                                
Lubricant and Trend Analysis

Topics:

  • Principles of Lubrication Analysis
  • Trend Analysis
  • Taking Oil Samples
  • Reading Oil Analysis Report
Techniques for Extending Bearing Life

Topics:

  • Handling and Storage
  • Proper Bearing Installation
  • Maintenance
 Principles of Reverse Double Dial Alignment

Topics:

  • Introduction to Reverse Double Dial Alignment
  • Determining Misalignment
  • Correcting Misalignment
Reverse Double Dial Alignment Procedure

Topics:

  • Prealignment Measurements
  • Determining Misalignment
  • Correcting Vertical Misalignment
  • Correcting Horizontal Misalignment 
Laser Alignment

Topics:

  • Computerized Alignment
  • Laser Alignment
  • Bracket Sag
  • Correcting Vertical and Horizontal Alignment

Cost:

Certified


          Operation & Maintenance Generator Transformer Circuitbreakers - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         

Generator Operation & Maintenance 

Course Outline

  1. Understand the need of standby power sources
  2. Types of generating sets, selection criteria for given application, Economy factor
  3. Introduction to DG sets
  4. Composition of Modern DG sets
  • Combustion system
  • Fuel system
  • Lubrication system
  • Cooling system
  • Induction & exhaust systems
  • Control panel
  1. Understand the principles of combustion processes and engine operation
  2. Understand fuel and lube oil requirements
  3. Explain the various engine components and their functions
  4. Understand the generator principles and construction
  5. Review plant layout requirements for single and multiple units
  6. Learn about associated control panels and operation
  7. Comprehend the testing and commissioning procedures
  8. Understand plant performance troubleshooting techniques
  9. Learn and apply good maintenance practices
 
 

Electrical Transformer Testing and Maintenance

  • Transformer Principles
    • Transformers
    • Right Hand Rule
    • Magnetic Flux
    • Magnetic Induction
    • Left Hand Rule Turns Ratio
    • Transformer Losses
    • Transformer Types
  • Vector Diagrams
    • Operating Principles
    • Operation Without Load
    • Operation with Load
  • Transformer Classifications
    • Service Classification
    • Instrument Transformers
      • Current
      • Potential
 
  • Transformer Construction (Construction)
    • Magnetizing Circuits
    • Losses
      • Hysteresis Loss
      • Eddy-Current Loss
    • Efficiency
  • Cooling
    • Air Cooled Oil-Immersed
      • Water-Cooled
      • Forced-Oil Cooling
      • Self-Cooling with Air Blast
    • Temperature Limits
    • Transformer Loading
  • Tap Changers
    • No-Load Tap Changer
    • Tap Changing Under Load
    • Phase-Angle Control
  • Transformer Connections
    • Single Phase Circuits
    • Two-Phase Circuits
    • Three-Phase Circuits
 
  • Transformer Maintenance
    • Insulation Testing
    • High Potential Testing
    • Turns Ratio Testing
    • Polarity Testing
    • Power Factor
    • Excitation Current
    • DC Winding Resistance
    • Polarization Recovery
    • Insulating Fluid Dielectric
    • Dissolved Gas Analysis
  • Transformers and Relaying
    • Transformer Faults
    • Differential Relaying
      • Normal Load
      • External Faults
      • Internal Faults
 
 
                                           

Circuit Breaker Fundamentals

  • Circuit Breaker Functions
  •  
  • The Interrupting Rating
  • Principles of Arc Interruption
  • Insulation Media: Breakers Categorized by Insulation Media
  1. Air Circuit Breaker
  2. Vacuum Circuit Breaker
  3. Sulphur Hexafluoride(SF6) Breaker
  • Insulation Requirements
  • Circuit Breaker Controls
  • Methods of Operation
 
  • Circuit Breaker Testing
  • Contact Resistance
  • Insulation Resistance
  • Operation and Timing Tests
 
  • Air Circuit Breakers
  • Description of Operation
  • Periodic Inspection and Maintenance
  • Elementary Wiring Diagram
 
  • Westinghouse Type DHP Air Circuit Breakers
  • Periodic Inspection and Maintenance
 
  • Vacuum Circuit Breakers
  • Principles of Operation
  • Major Components
  • Maintenance Notes
 
 
 

Cost:

Certified


           Power System Protection and Power System - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         

Topic Covers

Module 1: Introduction and Background.

This module contains Components of Power System, System Running Condition, Aim of Protection, Fault Statistics, Protection Zones, Requirements of a Good Relay, Protection System Components, Time of Action, Calculation of Fault Currents, Modelling of Power System During Faults, and Power System Grounding. This module contains more than 6 examples and exercises.

Module 2: Protection System Components.

This module contains Protection Transformers, Current Transformers, Current Transformer Errors, Methods of Assessment of Current Transformer Errors, Voltage Transformers, Capacitor Voltage Transformers, Fuses, High Rupturing Capacity (HRC) Fuse, Fusing Factor, Circuit Breakers, AC Circuit Breakers, Air Circuit Breakers, SF6 Circuit Breakers, Oil Circuit Breakers, Vacuum Circuit Breakers, DC Circuit Breaking, DC Commutation Methods, DC Circuit Breakers, and Future Trend of Circuit Breakers. This module contains more than 10 examples and exercises.

Module 3: Protection Relays.

This module contains Classification of Protection Relays, Electromagnetic Relays,  Applications of Relays, Single Quantity Relays, Two Input Relays, Differential Relays, Ratio or Percentage Differential Relays, Percentage Differential Relay, and Impedance or Distance Relays.

Module 4: Protection Schemes.

This module contains Over Current Protection, Protection Grading, Directional Over Current Protection, Over Current Earth Fault Protection, Differential Protection, Distance Protection, Zones of Protection and Time Grading, Types of Distance Relays, and Fault Resistance. Module 5: Protection of Transmission Lines.
This module contains Over Current Protection, Overcurrent Earth Fault Protection, Distance Protection, and Pilot Protection.

Module 6: Protection of Plants.

This module contains Generator Protection including Differential Protection, Overcurrent and Earth Fault Protection, Negative Phase Sequence Protection, Turn To Turn Stator Protection, Loss of Excitation Protection, Reverse Power Protection, Over Frequency and Under Frequency Protection, Over Voltage Protection, Thermal Protection, and Over Speed Protection. Transformer Protection including Over Current Protection, Differential Protection, Buchholz Relay, Coolant Level Protection, and Over Temperature Protection. Motor Protection including Mechanical Overloading Protection, Short Circuit Protection, Earth Faults Protection, Stalling Protection, Single Phasing Protection, Winding Temperature Protection, and Under Voltage Protection. Cable Protection. This module contains more than 6 examples and exercises. 

Cost:

Certified


          STANDARD APPLICATION SCADA & AUTOMATION SYSTEMS - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Course Contents:
 

Module (01) Background to SCADA
 
1.1     Introduction and brief history of SCADA
 
1.2     Fundamental principles of the SCADA systems
 
1.3    Real-Time Monitoring and Control Principals
 
1.4     Overview of Industrial Control Systems (ICS)
 
1.5     Introduction to SCADA Engineering
 
1.6     SCADA Basic Functions
 
 
 
Module (02) Comparison of the terms SCADA, DCS, PLC
and Smart Instrument
 
2.1     SCADA system
 
2.2     Distributed control system (DCS)
 
2.3     Programmable logic controller (PLC)
 
2.4     Smart instrument (SI)
 
2.5     Considerations and benefits of SCADA system
 
 
 
Module (03) Engineering hardware and firmware
 
3.1     Remote terminal units
 
3.2     PLCs used as RTUs
 
3.3     The master station
 
3.4     System reliability and availability
 
3.5     Communication architectures and philosophies
 
3.6     Typical considerations in configuration of master station
 
 
 
Module (04) Engineering Software & Protocols
 
4.1     The components of a SCADA system
 
4.2     The SCADA software package
 
4.3     Specialized SCADA protocols
 
4.4     Distributed network protocol
 
4.5     SCADA Security
 
4.6     New technologies in SCADA systems
 
 
 
Module (05) Maintenance and Troubleshooting
 
5.1     Troubleshooting the telemetry system
 
5.2     Maintenance tasks
 
5.3     The maintenance unit system

 
Module (06) SCADA Standards and Specification
6.1     Common Pitfalls
 
6.2     SCADA Standards
 
6.3     Performance Criteria
 
6.4     SCADA Testing
 
6.5     SCADA Documentation
 
6.5     SCADA Future
 
 
Module (07) SCADA Systems Evaluation
7.1     Evaluate SCADA Systems and Hardware
 
7.2     Important Components of the SCADA System
 
7.3     Communications Media and Signals
 
7.4     Access Control
 
7.5     Alarm Handling
 
7.6     Logging/Archiving
 
7.7     SCADA Reliability, Redundancy and Safety Issues
 
7.8     SCADA Failure Modes
 
7.9     Security levels applied to SCADA
 
 
 
 P RACTICA L S ESS ION
 
Module (08) SCADA Practical Session
8.1     Design and development of the New SCADA application
 
8.2     Hardware/Software Requirements
 
8.3     PC/Workstation Configuration
 
8.4     SCADA Software Package Installation
 
8.5     System Configurations Single/Multi User Network
 
8.6     Create a SCADA Project
 
8.7     Configuration of Communication Drivers
 
8.8     Real Time Database Configurations
 
8.9     Graphic Design Editor/ Mimic display
 
8.10   Alarm Massage Configuration
 
8.11   Reporting Design Configuration Editor
 
8.12   Archiving Massage Configurations
 
8.13   Security Access Control Configurations
 
8.14   Test and Commissioning
 
8.15   Project Documentations
 
 

Cost:

Certified


          Workshop on FactoryTalk View - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Course Purpose
 
This course is a skill-building course that provides you with the skills necessary to maintain and troubleshoot FactoryTalk applications that run on the next-generation PanelView Plus terminals.
 
This course provides opportunities to work with both the software and hardware. During class, you will gain the hands-on skills required to prepare a PanelView Plus terminal for operation. You will also work with FactoryTalk View software and RSLinx Enterprise software and will practice downloading FactoryTalk View applications to a PanelView Plus terminal.
 


COURSE AGENDA;
 
Day 1
 
  • Configuring a PanelView Plus Terminal
  • Configuring RSLinx Enterprise Communications
  • Creating and Modifying Tags
  • Adding and Configuring Graphic Displays
 
Day 2
 
  • Creating and Manipulating Graphic Objects
  • Creating and Configuring Interactive Controls Creating and Configuring Alarms
  • Creating and Managing FactoryTalk View
  • Runtime Files
  • Troubleshooting
 
 
 

Cost:

Certified


          Automation Workshop on Siemens S7 1200 - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Course Content
 
  • Overview of the TIA Portal: SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic and WinCC Basic
  • Overview of the Simatic S7-1200
  • STEP7 Basic programming environment
  • Hardware configuration
  • Variables
  • Basic principles of programming
  • Binary operations
  • Data Blocks
  • Organizational blocks
  • Connection to the level of visualization
  • Hardware and software commissioning of the SIMATIC S7-1200 with the TIA Portal
  • Saving and documentation of the implemented program changes
  • Fault-finding

Cost:

Certified


          Workshop on Siemens PCS7 DCS - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Course Outline
 
T
   SIMATIC PCS7 SYSTEM COURSE
                                                  

Day 1
 
1. System Overview
  • What Is Process Control?
  • Seamless Integration
  • Integrated Process Control
  • Configuring with Function Block
  • Top-Down Design Methodology
 
2. Configuration Overview
  • PCS Hardware
  • Solution Principle (AS)
  • Project Environment
  • Our Plant (Factory 2)

 
 
Day 2
 
4. System Configuration
  • System Configuration for PCS 7
  • Configurable Components
  • Using HW Configuration for the AS
  • Concept/Symbolic Channel Names)
  • Compiling and Downloading
  • Setting the PG/PC Interface
  • Downloading in STOP Mode
  • Configuring the PC Station
    • Overview)
  • Calling Up NetPro
  • Cross-Project View
  • S7 Connections
 
Day 3
 
5. CFC
  • Organization Blocks
  • CFC Basics & Insert BlocK
  • Compiling and Downloading
  • Debugging a Program
  • Block Diagram of a Valve Control
  • Block Diagram of a Motor Control
  • MOTOR Block
  • CTRL_PID (with LINK)
  • Driver Concept (from V5)
  • Message Configuration
 
Day 4
 
6. SFC
  •  
  • Sequence Structures
  • Action and Transition
  • Open SFC (in Test Mode)
  • SFC Operating Mode Logic
  • Run Behavior of an SFC
  • External View of SFC
 
7.  Operator Control and Monitoring
  • System Configurations
  • WinCC Multi-Station Systems
  • Monitoring for SIMATIC PCS 7
  • OS systems with multiple servers
  • Central Engineering
  • SIMATIC PCS 7 - Operator Station
  • WinCC (PCS 7 - Basic Options)
  • WinCC Explorer: Overview
  • Tag Management
  • Editors & Compile OS
 
Day 5
 
8. Multi projects
  • Creating Multiprojects
  • Restoring an individual project
  • Description of task
  •  
  • Distributed working
  • Test AS program with SIM
  • Updating the Networks
  • Insert picture in to PH
  • Test OS program with SIM
 
 

Cost:

Certified


          Workshop on Yokogawa DCS - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Course Contents                         
 
Day 1- Module 1
  • Introduction to various control systems used
  • Applications of DCS system
  • Architectural evolution for DCS
  • Hardware architecture of DCS
  • Processor, Power supply, I/O modules, Communication bus
  • Operator and Engineering station, Redundancy
  • Comparison between the hardware PLC & DCS
 
Day 2 - Module 2
  • Exposure on DCS system
  • Overview of the system components and topologies
  • Detailed information on
  • Controllers, I/O cards, Carriers, System power suppliers
  • How to designing DCS based automation solution for the application
 
Day – 3 - Module 3
  • How to Setting up DCS system with PS, Controllers, I/Os with communication bus system
  • How to Connecting field devises to DCS
  • Control networks
 
Day - 4 - Modules 4
  • Application development in DCS system
  • Graphical User Interface Development
  • Control Modules, Workspace
  • Networking technologies in DCS systems
 
Day - 5 - Modules 5
  • DCS trouble shooting techniques
  • Distinguish between hardware problems, software problems, and field problems
  • Reading the Error status bits
  • Replacing the faulty modules
  • CPU, I/O Modules / Power supply
  • Fault diagnostics and error handling
  • Backup & Restore Procedures and Techniques

Cost:

Certified


          Automation workshopn Allen Bradley PLC's - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Allen Bradley: SLC 500
 
Topics Covered
 
Introduction to PLC
TopicMode
  • Introduction to PLC hardware and role in automation
  • Architectural Evolution of PLC
  • Introduction to the field devices attached to PLC
Presentation and physical observations
  • PLC Fundamentals - (Block diagram of PLC's)
  • Detail information about PLC components
    • Power supply, CPU, I/Os, Communication bus
  • Various ranges available in PLC’s
Practical demonstration on hardware
  • Types of Inputs & outputs / Source Sink Concepts
  • Wiring of the I/O devices
Practical on PLC’s
  • Concept of flags
  • Scan cycle execution
Practical on PLC’s
 
Operation and Maintenance of PLC
 
TopicMode
  • Setting up PLC’s / Connecting CPU, I/O modules, Rack, Back plane and Communication bus
Practical – Assembling PLC
  • Connecting Field devices to PLC’s I/Os
Practical -Physical wiring
  • Installing and to starting the programming terminals
Practical – Installation of software
  • Identifying the status of PLC and communication bus
Practical on PLC’s
  • Fault detection and error handling
Practical on PLC’s
  • Forcing of the I/O’s
Practical on Software
  • Back up of the programs and reloading
Practical on PLC’s
  • CPU, I/O module replacements
Practical on PLC’s
 
 

 
Programming of PLC & Troubleshooting
 
TopicMode
  • Introduction to PLC programming software
Practical – Programming software
  • Addressing concepts
Practical – Programming software
  • Introduction to bit, byte & word concepts
Practical – Programming software
  • Programming instructions arithmetic and logical
  • Load /and /or/out / and Read / Write
  • Compare / Add / Sub /And /Or – Blocks
  • Leading edge / trailing edge instructions
  • MOVE block application
  • Timer and Counter Blocks programming
  • Advanced instructions
  • File handling
  • Comment functions
  • Master control /set /reset function
Practical – Programming software
  • Upload, download, Monitoring of programs
Practical – Programming software
  • Monitoring / Modifying data table values
Practical – Programming software
  • Standard procedure to be followed in wiring / writing ladder etc
Practical – Programming software
  • Communication protocol
Practical on PLC’s & Software
  • Troubleshooting and fault diagnostics of PLC
Practical – Programming software
  • Documenting the project
Practical – Programming software
 


 
Allen Bradley - ControlLogix Systems
 
 
Topics Covered
 
TopicMode
  • Introduction to PLC hardware and role in automation
  • Architectural Evolution of PLC
  • Introduction to the field devices attached to PLC
Presentation and physical observations
  • PLC Fundamentals - (Block diagram of PLC's)
  • Detail information about PLC components
    • Power supply, CPU, I/Os, Communication bus
  • Various ranges available in PLC’s
Practical demonstration on hardware
  • Identifying Logix System hardware and software Components
Practical demonstration on hardware and software
  • Types of Inputs & outputs / Source Sink Concepts
  • Wiring of the I/O devices
Practical on PLCs
  • Concept of flags
  • Scan cycle execution
Practical on PLCs
 
Operation and Maintenance of PLC
 
TopicMode
  • Setting up PLCs / Connecting CPU, I/O modules, Rack, Backplane and Communication bus
Practical – Assembling PLC
  • Connecting Field devices to PLCs I/Os
  • Configuring Local 1756-I/O Modules
Practical -Physical wiring
  • Connecting a Computer to a Communications Network
  • Installing and to starting the programming terminals
  • Creating & Modifying an RSLogix new project
  • Transferring a Project File to a Logix5000 Controller
Practical – Installation of software
  • Identifying the status of PLC and communication bus
Practical on PLCs
  • Creating Tags & Monitoring Data in an RSLogix 5000 Project
  • Forcing of the I/O’s
Practical on Software
  • Managing RSLogix 5000 Project Files
  • Back up of the programs and reloading
Practical on PLCs
 

Programming / Project Development
 
TopicMode
  • Creating various Tasks
  • Organizing Data
  • Entering, Editing, & Verifying Ladder Logic
  • Configuring Logix5000 Controllers to Share Data
  • Configuring a Message
  • Documenting & Searching for Project Components
Practical – Programming terminal
Ladder Logic Programming/Interpretation
  • Identifying Programming Strategies & Techniques
  • Documenting & Searching Ladder Logic
  • Programming Basic Instructions
  • Programming Timer & Counter Instructions
  • Programming Program Control Instructions
  • Programming Compare Instructions
  • Programming Compute & Math Instructions
  • Programming Move Instructions
  • Programming with Advance Instruction Set
Practical – Programming terminal
  • Function Block Programming
  • Creating a Function Block Diagram
  • Programming Logical Function Block Instructions
  • Programming Timer & Counter Function Block Instructions
  • Programming Analog Function Block Instructions
  • Programming Timing Modes in a Function Block Instruction
  • Programming & Monitoring an RMPS (Ramp/Soak) Function Block Instruction
  • Controlling Program Flow Using Function Block Instructions
Practical – Programming terminal
  • Introduction to industrial networking
  • Identifying Industrial Networks for Use in a Logix5000 System
Theory session
  • Introduction to DeviceNet, EtherNet & DHRIO
  • Devicenet configuration & use.
  • EtherNet configuration & use
  • DHRIO Configuration & use
  • Messaging over networks
Practical – Demonstration on network
ControlNet Configuration, Scheduling & Troubleshooting
  • Basics of networks
  • Modules & Media
  • Addressing of nodes
  •  
  • Downloading/ uploading schedule
  •  
Practical – Demonstration on network
 
 
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
 
TopicMode
ControlLogix Troubleshooting
  • Interpreting Project Organization & Execution
  • Monitoring Arrays & Tags of User-Defined Data Types
  • Editing Ladder Logic Online
  • Troubleshooting Controller Problems
  • Monitoring GSV/SSV Instructions
  • Forcing I/O & Toggling Bits
  • Troubleshooting I/O Module Problems
  • Troubleshooting Power Supply Problems
  • CPU, I/O module replacements
  • Fault detection and error handling
Practical on PLC
 
 
 
 

Cost:

Certified


          Automation workshop Siemens PLC's - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Module (01) PLC Fundamentals
 
  • PLC Fundamentals - (Block diagram of PLC's)
  • Detail information about PLC components
    • Power supply, CPU, I/Os, Communication bus
  • Various ranges available in Siemens S7 200 / 300 /400
  • Types of Inputs & outputs / Source Sink Concepts
  • Wiring of the I/O devices
  • Concept of flags
  • Scan cycle execution
 
Module (02) Programming / Project Development
 
  • SIMATIC S7 PLC Functionalities
  • Setting up Siemens PLC hardware
  • Programming software
  • PLC program structure in Siemens
  • The instruction set of STEP 7
  • Parameters, functions and tools
  • CPU configuration, setting parameters and application of several I/O cards using the STEP 7 software
  • Working online / offline
  • Starting S7 400 system
  • Cold, Warm, and Hot Restarts
  • Starting Up a PROFIBUS-DP Subnet
  • Connecting remote I/Os using Profibus communication
  • Addressing Concepts in Siemens PLC’s
  • Detail information about Organizational Blocks, Function Block, Functions, System Function Block, System Function, Data block
  • Creating and Editing PLC programs
  • Introduction to Bit Byte and Word Concept
 

Module (03) Programming instructions arithmetic and logical
 
  • Timer Blocks programming
  • Counter Block programming
  • Comment functions
  • Comments in the PLC programs
  • Handling Analog I/Ps
  • Conversion shift and jump instructions
 
Module (04) Advanced Programmers
 
  • Analyze /evaluate of status words
  • Jump instructions
  • Accumulator functions
  • Extended mathematical functions
  • Indirect Addressing
  • Complex Data-Types
  • Extended S7 Basic communication
  • PID / Control functions
 
Module (05) Siemens Networking
 
  • Industrial Data Networks
  • Industrial Ethernet – General
  • Siemens EtherNet
  • Siemens Profibus
  • Communication via a Multi Point Interface (MPI) & Profibus
 
 
Module (06) Troubleshooting and Maintenance procedure
 
  • Replacing Digital or Analog Modules
  • Replacing CPUs
  • Replacing the Backup Battery
  • Replacing a Power Supply Module
  • Back up and Restoring programs
  • Fault diagnostics and error handling
 
 
 

Cost:

Certified


          Workshop on Industrial Hydraulics & Pneumatics - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Hydraulic Theory, Maintenance & Trouble-shooting
                 
COURSE OUTLINE
 
Module 1
  • Standards for equipment and circuit diagram representation
  • Design and function of hydraulic power supply systems
  • Physical principles
  • Measurement of volumetric flow rate, pressure and temperature as an aid to troubleshooting
  • Hardware technology and characteristic data for valves and actuators
  • Reading and interpreting basic hydraulic circuit diagrams for direction, speed, pressure and position
 
Module 2
  • Standards and safety regulations
  • Design and function of hydraulic power supply systems
  • Design and function of hydraulic valves for controlling direction, speed, position and force
  • Hydraulic drives for linear and rotary movements
  • Electric signal control for hydraulic power section with switching solenoid and proportional solenoid interfaces
  • Synchronised controls, valve fittings, hydraulic reservoir circuits
  • Introduction to proportional technology using a setpoint-valve card, amplifier card and proportional valve
  • Maintenance, inspection, scheduled and fault-related repairs on hydraulic systems
  • Systematic troubleshooting, damage analysis and weakness elimination
  • Intensive practical training involving design of control systems based on circuit diagrams, commissioning and testing
 
Module 3
  • Basic principles of proportional hydraulics
  • Design, function and characteristics data for proportional, directional control, pressure and flow control valves
  • Generation of target values (analogue and digital)
  • Adaptation of amplifier electronics to required conditions
  • Development and interpretation of proportional hydraulic circuit diagrams
  • Intensive practical training involving design based on circuit diagram and adjusting parameters for optimum commissioning
  • Instructions for maintenance, troubleshooting and commissioning
  • Introduction to servo valve technology and control
  • Proportional valves in open control loop systems, control valves in closed control loops
  • Current standards and safety regulations for practical operation and exercises
 
Module 4
  • Hydraulic equipment maintenance - why it’s so important
  • Maintaining fluid cleanliness
  • Maintaining fluid temperature and viscosity within optimum limits
  • Maintaining hydraulic system settings to manufacturers’ specifications
  • Scheduling component change-outs before they fail
  • Following the correct commissioning prodedures
  • Conducting failure analysis
  • The true cost of hydraulic fluid leaks
  • Fluid contamination and dealing with water in hydraulic fluid
  • Troubleshooting basics and how to avoid costly mistakes
  • Symptoms of common hydraulic problems and their causes
  • Locating internal leakage
  • Fundamentals of hydraulic component and cylinder repair
Pneumatics Theory, Maintenance & Trouble-shooting
 
COURSE OUTLINE
 
Module 1
  • Objectives of low cost automation
  • Basic principles of compressed air supply, production, preparation and distribution
  • Power section devices (Linear and rotary actuators)
  • Use of directional control valve, flow control, pressure and time control valves and sensorsStructure and function of pneumatic devices and valves
  • Basic logic functions and their application
  • Symbolic representation of devices and standards (ISO 1219)Systematic design of circuit diagrams
  • Reading pneumatic circuit diagrams
  • Operating modes in pneumatic control systems
  • Safety regulations and valid industrial standards
  • Typical industrial circuits
  • Identifying and eliminating faults
 
Module 2
  • Pneumatic Symbols and Standards
  • Pneumatic power generation, preparation and distribution
  • Design, function and identification of pneumatic components
  • Reconstruction and reading of pneumatic circuits
  • Reviewing, completing and using machine documentation
  • Developing and applying troubleshooting strategies
  • Optimising systems using fault documentation
  • Learning and applying safety regulations and valid standards
 
Module 3
  • Basic Principles of compressed air technology, production, preparation and distribution (Review)
  • Power section devices and actuators, (specific application) Bellows, Rodless, rotary & Impact cylinders, Pulse Ejectors, Grippers
  • Valves and basic logic funcions (specific application) Counters, Timers, Two Hand and binary control
  • Positioning, open and closed loop
  • Sequence, and sequence stepper control
  • Vacuum technology
  • Low pressure pneumatics (air sensors and amplifiers)
  • Emergency Controls (soft start)
  • Hydraulic feed units
  • Rotary Index tables, and strip feed units
  • Practical exercise and typical industrial circuits
Module 4
  • Hydraulic equipment maintenance - why it’s so important
  • Maintaining fluid cleanliness
  • Maintaining fluid temperature and viscosity within optimum limits
  • Maintaining hydraulic system settings to manufacturers’ specifications
  • Scheduling component change-outs before they fail
  • Following the correct commissioning prodedures
  • Conducting failure analysis
  • The true cost of hydraulic fluid leaks
  • Fluid contamination and dealing with water in hydraulic fluid
  • Troubleshooting basics and how to avoid costly mistakes
  • Symptoms of common hydraulic problems and their causes
  • Locating internal leakage
  • Fundamentals of hydraulic component and cylinder repair
                  
Module 5
  • Electrical and pneumatic symbols and standards
  • Interaction of control section and pneumatic power section
  • Components of power section control section
  • Electronic sensors (inductive, capacitive and infrared)
  • Systematic production and reading of electrical circuit diagrams
  • Operating modes of electro - pneumatic control systems
  • Coordinated sequence controls
  • Fault finding procedures and systematic troubleshooting
  • Safety regulations and valid standards for pneumatics
  • Practical exercises for all circuits

Cost:

Certified


          Principles of Bearings Lubrication Shaft Alignment - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Power-transmission physics
  • Basic concepts
  • The relationship between power, speed and torque
  • Calculate the linear velocity of a rotating component
  • Calculate speed ratio
  • Efficiency and service factors
Bearings
  • Types and terms
  • Installation and maintenance of bearings
  • Troubleshoot bearing failures
  • Select bearings
  • Shaft and housing fits
  • Bearing materials of construction
  • Types and installation of precision ball bearings
  • Tapered roller bearings

 

Lubrication
  • Select the right lubricant
  • The right lubrication method
  • Terminology
  • Properties
  • How to determine the required amount of lubricant
  • Test procedures
  • Flash and fire points
  • Bearing operating environment
  • Method to apply fluid lubricants
Couplings and Alignment
  • Selecting a coupling
  • Energy savings
  • Shaft centerlines
  • Shaft alignment process and its importance
  • Different types of soft foot
  • Shaft versus coupling alignment
  • Different types of flexible couplings
  • Coupling installation and interference fit
  • Comparison of couplings

Power-Transmission Formulas
  • Conversions
The Importance of Alignment
  • Align two pieces of rotating machinery
  • Correct soft foot
  • Check run out
  • Computer software programs
  • Symptoms of misaligned rotating machinery
  • Recognize and correct piping induced stress problems
  • Tools and techniques to control lateral movement of machinery
  • Alignment accuracy
  • Measure misalignment
  • Measure alignment with different coupling types
  • Checking alignment
  • Measure alignment
  • Advantages and disadvantages of alignment systems on the market
    • Laser
    • LVDT
    • Electromechanical
    • CCD sensors

Cost:

Certified


          Root Cause Failure Analysis - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Introducing Root Cause Analysis and Accident
  •  
  • Systematic Approach
  • Analyze risk / Ensure Conformity
  • Direct Causes and Root Causes
  • Identifying Direct Causes
  • Focus on the System
  • Recognizing a piece missing from the quality system
  • Identifying the Source of Root Causes
 
The course examines these issues:
  • Understanding the basic approaches to RCA
  • Appreciating the most appropriate considerations in conducting RCA
  • Understanding determine if RCA is required
  • Identifying the major components of a RCA
  • Implementing appropriate RCA
  • Understanding the requirements for implementing corrective and preventive action
  • Identifying the types of non-conformances and potential non-conformances
  • Documenting corrective and preventive actions
  • Understanding how to close out and follow up issues from all sources
 
  • A number of techniques used within RCA:
  • Step-method
  • FMEA
  • – Bow-tie
  • – Event Tree
  • Failure Tree
  • – Fish Bone

Cost:

Certified


          Rotating Equipment Predictive Maintenance & Alignment - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Topics:
  • Testing Methods
  • Trend Analysis
  • Purpose of Effective Predictive Maintenance Program
  • Vibration, Lubricant, and Trend Analysis
                                          
Vibration Analysis


Topics:
  • Monitoring Vibration
  • Performing a Vibration Analysis
  • Determination of Velocity and Displacement
 
Lubricant and Trend Analysis


Topics:
  • Principles of Lubrication Analysis
  • Trend Analysis
  • Taking Oil Samples
  • Reading Oil Analysis Report
 
Techniques for Extending Bearing Life


Topics:
  • Handling and Storage
  • Proper Bearing Installation
  • Maintenance
 
 
 

 
 
 
Principles of Reverse Double Dial Alignment


Topics:
  • Introduction to Reverse Double Dial Alignment
  • Determining Misalignment
  • Correcting Misalignment
 
Reverse Double Dial Alignment Procedure


Topics:
  • Prealignment Measurements
  • Determining Misalignment
  • Correcting Vertical Misalignment
  • Correcting Horizontal Misalignment
 
Laser Alignment


Topics:
  • Computerized Alignment
  • Laser Alignment
  • Bracket Sag
  • Correcting Vertical and Horizontal Alignment
 
 

Cost:

Certified


          Workshop on Total Productive Maintenance - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         

What is maintenance?
Definition of maintenance
Maintenance history
Objectives of maintenance
Types of maintenance
Advantages and disadvantages of each types of maintenance
 
Reliability centered maintenance
Rcm: the seven basic questions
Principles of rcm
Total productive maintenance
7 steps of professional maintenance
Difficulties in implementation of tpm
Best maintenance practices
 

Cost:

Certified


          V Belt & Chain Drive - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Course Outline
 
Module (01) Flexible Drive Belt Safety
A. Identify common flexible belt drive safety guidelines
B. Identify the potential hazard of pinch points
C. Explain the proper procedure for lockout, tagout, and blockout
D. Identify the PPE required and/or not appropriate for flexible drives maintenance
E. Identify the potential for burn hazards
F. Identify the potential hazards resulting from rigging and lifting
G. Explain the proper use of using a hydraulic and/or manual puller to remove pulleys
 

 
Module (02) Common Types of Belts Used for Flexible Belt Drives
A. Identify the four common types of belts used for flexible belt drives
B. V-belts and double V-belts
C. Identify timing and cog belts
D. Identify adjustable (variable speed) belts
E. Identify flat belts
 
Module (03) Characteristics of V-belts
A. List and describe the characteristics of V-belts
B. Describe the construction of V-belts
C. Explain the identification of V-belt letter/number combinations
D. Compute the correct belt length required when the belt is missing
E. Identify the correct matching number application
 
Module (04) Proper V-belt Alignment and Tension
A. Identify considerations for proper V-belt alignment and tension
B. Explain the result of misalignment and improper tension
C. Identify the three misalignment conditions of pulley-to-pulley alignment
D. Describe two methods used for tensioning a V-belt drive system
V. Characteristics of Double V-belts and Timing Belts
A. List the characteristics of double V-belts
B. Describe the characteristics of timing belts
C. Describe the construction of double V-belts
D. Describe the construction of timing belts
E. List the uses of double V-belts
F. List the applications of timing belts
 
Module (05) Functions of Variable-Speed Belt Drives
A. Describe the function of variable-speed belt drives
B. Describe the operation of a variable-speed belt drive
C. Compute the change in the driven pulley speed
D. Compute the change in the driver pulley speed
 
Module (06) Drive Chain Safety
A. Identify common chain drive safety guidelines
B. Identify the potential hazard of pinch points
C. Explain the proper procedure for lockout, tagout, and blockout
D. Identify the PPE required and/or not appropriate for chain drive maintenance.
E. Identify the potential for burn hazards.
F. Explain the proper use of using a hydraulic puller to remove sprockets
 

 
Module (07) Common Types of Chains Used for Chain Drives
A. Identify the three common types of chains used for chain drives
B. Identify various styles of roller chain
C. Identify various styles of silent chain
D. Identify various styles of engineering chain
 
Module (08) Characteristics of Roller Chain Drives
A. List and describe the characteristics of standard roller chain
B. Describe the construction of heavy series chain
C. Describe the construction of double pitch roller chain
D. Describe the construction of hollow pin, side bow, and leaf chain
 
Module (09) Proper Chain Alignment and Tension
A. Identify considerations for proper chain alignment and tension
B. Explain the result of misalignment and improper tension
C. Identify the three misalignment conditions of sprocket-to-sprocket alignment
D. Describe two methods used for tensioning a roller chain drive system
 
Module (10) Characteristics of Silent Chain Drives
A. List the characteristics of silent chain drives
B. Describe the advantages of silent chain drives
C. Describe the construction of silent chains
D. List the two ways used to keep silent chain from sliding off the sprockets
E. Explain the conveying application of silent chain drives
 
Module (11) Engineering Chain Types
A. Describe cast engineering chain construction and their application
B. Describe double-flex, drop forged, engineered steel polymeric and weld steel chain and their applications
C. Describe corrosion resistant chain and tabletop chain
D. Compute the change in the driven sprocket speed
E. Compute the change in the driver sprocket speed
 
Module (12) Engineered and Drive Chain Sprockets
A. Describe sprocket types and styles
B. Describe segmental sprockets and traction wheels
C. Describe the selection and specifications, including number of teeth, height of teeth, bore and hub sizes, and gapped sprockets
 
Module (13) Lubrication and Chain Guards
A. Describe the three styles of chain lubrication
B. Describe the application of chain guards
 
 

Cost:

Certified


          Workshop on Vibration Analysis - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         

COURSE OUTLINES:   

  • Principles of Vibration
  • Data Acquisition
  • Basic Signal Processing
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Basic Fault Analysis
  • Equipment Knowledge
  • Test Procedures

Basic vibration theory is presented to give each student an understanding of vibration as it relates to machine condition, along with hands-on demonstration and class exercises designed to show proper data collection techniques. Measurement pitfalls are discussed, along with their adverse effect on machine problem diagnosis, and how they are critical to evaluating the severity of problems detectedqdbus org.kde.kded /kded loadModule kdeconnect 

Predictive Maintenance and Machine Vibration

  • Introduction to Maintenance Systems
  • Types of Maintenance Systems
  • Predictive Maintenance Programs (PdM)
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Goals of a Predictive Maintenance Program
  • Continuous Monitoring Systems
  • Periodic Monitoring systems
  • Setup of a Predictive Maintenance Program (PdM)
  • Steps in a Condition Monitoring Program for a Successful PDM
 

Machine Vibration - Basic Theory, Part 1

  • Basics of Vibration
  • Characteristics of Vibration
  • Natural Frequency
  • Displaying Vibratory Motion
 

Machine Vibration - Basic Theory, Part 2

 
  • Amplitude- The Magnitude of the Motion
  • Root Mean Square, Peak, Peak-to-Peak
  • Conversions
  • The Period of Vibration
  • Analysing Frequency Peaks & Amplitude Levels
  • Phase Relationship
 

The Data Processing System

 
  • Data Collection - Analysers
  • Setting up the Analyser
  • Dynamic Range
  • Frequency Definition
 

Data Collection

 
  • Introduction to Data Collection
  • Setting up a PdM Database
  • Downloading a Route
  • Selecting Required Instruments and Transducers
  • Safety Precautions
  • Collection Data
  • Uploading the Route
  • Report Printouts
  • Plot Formats
 

Testing Guidelines for Vibration Acceptance

Testing of New and Rebuilt Machines

  • General Acceptance Testing
  • Acceptance Specifications and Standards
 
 

Cost:

Certified


          Shaft Alignment - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Course Outline
 
Precision Shaft alignment course uses a combination of lectures, technical discussion, video and hands-on training. Specific topics include:
 
Alignment: Introduction
  • Types of misalignment
  • Alignment tolerances
  • Alignment process overview
  • Alignment procedure
  •  
  • Precision alignment
  • Alignment methods
 
Alignment: The Benefits
  • Learn the importance of shaft alignment as well as the effect of alignment
  • The benefit of precise shaft alignment to the rotating machinery
 
Alignment: Calculation for Horizontal Shaft Alignment
  • Step-by-step approach to use dial indicator in alignment methods
  • Reverse dial indicator method.
  • Rim and face indicator method.
  • Alignment correction for machines not subject to thermal growth
 
Alignment: Pre-alignment
  • Base preparation
  • Procedures and precaution for taking accurate readings and measurement
  • Machinery soft foot - how to do measurement, nalysis and correction.
  • Measuring run out due to coupling eccentricity and bent shaft.
  • How much run out is too much?
 
Alignment: Rough Alignment
  • Procedure of rough alignment
  • Preparation for alignment challenge
 
Alignment: Dynamic Movements
  • Thermal growth effect
  • Determining final desired alignment reading for machines subject to thermal growth
  • Alignment correction for machines subject to thermal growth
 
Alignment: Reverse Dial Method Exercise
  • Applying graphical drawing/techniques
  • Learn to do adjustment from graphical drawing.
  • Finding the optimum moves when bolt bound or base-bound.
  • Finding the optimim moves when there is thermal effect
 
Alignment: Case studies and Overview of shaft alignment practices.
  • Hands-on with reversed dial indicator method
  • Pre-alignment checks
  • Soft foot determination and correction
  • Fixture assembly
  • Taking and recording accurate readings.
  • Compensating for thermal growth in one or both of the machines
  • Precision movement of the machinery
 
Precision Alignment: Laser Alignment-Tools and Techniques
  • The tools and equipments
  • Principle operation
  • Setting up procedure
  • Taking the reading procedure
  • Correction Made

Cost:

Certified


          Predictive and Proactive Maintenance Techniques - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Course Objective
At the end of this course participants will have:
  • An understanding of a range of Predictive Maintenance Technologies
  • Knowledge of the potential contribution of each these technologies to maintenance efficiency
  • Guidelines indicating how these technologies can interact with and support each other
  • Hints and Tips for practical application of these technologies so as to achieve the best results
  • A practical approach to developing an action plan to utilize these technologies in their own areas of responsibility, fitting them into the overall maintenance strategy, and measuring benefits
 
Key Benefits
The knowledge gained in this course will:
  • Enable the delegate to develop a proactive maintenance regime within the organization.
  • Give the delegate confidence to carry out failure analyses thereby avoiding repetitive failures.
  • Allow tighter control of maintenance budgets by the avoidance of unplanned equipment failures in service.

Who should attend?
This course is directed towards Supervisors, Team Leaders and Managers in Maintenance, Engineering and Production.
 
Program Contents:
  • Maintenance introduction
  • Types of maintenance
  • Predictive maintenance. Overview of the Predictive Maintenance philosophy and
  • Major predictive Maintenance technologies
  • CBM methodology & management, Introduction to CBM tools & techniques
  • Fault finding techniques
  • Overview of Condition Monitoring Technologies:
  • Vibration Monitoring
  • Thermography
  • Ultrasonic
  • Non Destructive Testing Technologies
Executing a Maintenance and Equipment Audit Before Starting Preventive/ Predictive Maintenance (P/PdM)
  • Determine your current maintenance productivity
  • Establish your current equipment condition and equipment performance (baseline)
  • Determine the need for preventive maintenance (PM) and predictive maintenance (PdM)
  • Calculate costs and benefits of P/PdM
Determining the Right PM System for Your Plant
  • Different types of PM
  • PM organization and staffing
PM Techniques
  • How to determine PM requirements for your equipment
  • Equipment cleaning and lubrication
  • Equipment inspections, adjustments, and servicing
How to Develop and Install a Good PM System
  • The 10-step PM installation program
  • How to keep an effective and useful equipment history
  • PM work orders/PM checklists/PM reports
How to Plan and Schedule PM and Measure PM Results
  • Determining PM frequencies and how to schedule PM
  • Time-based or usage-based scheduling
  • How to measure PM effectiveness and results
  • How to measure and analyze downtime and downtime trends
Predictive Maintenance Techniques, Applications, and Instrumentation
  • Elements of PdM (mechanical and electrical)
  • Equipment condition monitoring
  • Predicting potential equipment breakdowns or expensive repairs
Specific PdM Techniques and Applications
  • Vibration analysis/monitoring
  • Shock pulse method
  • Spectrographic oil analysis
  • Ferrographic particle analysis
  • Thermography/temperature measurement
  • Non-destructive testing (NDT)
  • Ultrasonic testing and more
Getting Organized for PdM
  • Planning for PdM; the preparatory steps
  • Starting with a PdM pilot program
  • Scheduling PdM
  • Combining PdM with PM for greatest overall effect and least cost
  • Organizational requirements
Measuring Results of PdM
  • PdM database/data collection
  • Costs of PdM (equipment/instruments, labor, and services)
  • How to determine PdM benefits and return on investment (ROI)
  • Decision factors for in-house vs. contracted PdM
Components of a Well-organized P/PdM Program
  • Equipment inventory/numbering system
  • Spare parts inventory/forecast
  • Sequence of tasks (PM and PdM routes)
  • Equipment and maintenance performance indicators and trends
Combining Planned Maintenance, PM, PdM, and TPM for Best Overall Results at the Least Costs
  • Custom-making your maintenance system based on your equipment, plant location(s), and plant size
  • Selling your solution to management (and getting the budget and management commitment)
  • Phased installation for guaranteed results
 
 

Cost:

Certified


          Pneumatics & Electro-Pneumatics Maintenance & Trouble-shooting - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
COURSE OUTLINE
 
Module 1
 
  • Objectives of low cost automation
  • Basic principles of compressed air supply, production, preparation and distribution
  • Power section devices (Linear and rotary actuators)
  • Use of directional control valve, flow control, pressure and time control valves and sensorsStructure and function of pneumatic devices and valves
  • Basic logic functions and their application
  • Symbolic representation of devices and standards (ISO 1219)Systematic design of circuit diagrams
  • Reading pneumatic circuit diagrams
  • Operating modes in pneumatic control systems
  • Safety regulations and valid industrial standards
  • Typical industrial circuits
  • Identifying and eliminating faults
 
Module 2
 
  • Pneumatic Symbols and Standards
  • Pneumatic power generation, preparation and distribution
  • Design, function and identification of pneumatic components
  • Reconstruction and reading of pneumatic circuits
  • Reviewing, completing and using machine documentation
  • Developing and applying troubleshooting strategies
  • Optimising systems using fault documentation
  • Learning and applying safety regulations and valid standards
 
Module 3
 
  • Basic Principles of compressed air technology, production, preparation and distribution (Review)
  • Power section devices and actuators, (specific application) Bellows, Rodless, rotary & Impact cylinders, Pulse Ejectors, Grippers
  • Valves and basic logic funcions (specific application) Counters, Timers, Two Hand and binary control
  • Positioning, open and closed loop
  • Sequence, and sequence stepper control
  • Vacuum technology
  • Low pressure pneumatics (air sensors and amplifiers)
  • Emergency Controls (soft start)
  • Hydraulic feed units
  • Rotary Index tables, and strip feed units
  • Practical exercise and typical industrial circuits
 
 
Module 4
 
  • Hydraulic equipment maintenance - why it’s so important
  • Maintaining fluid cleanliness
  • Maintaining fluid temperature and viscosity within optimum limits
  • Maintaining hydraulic system settings to manufacturers’ specifications
  • Scheduling component change-outs before they fail
  • Following the correct commissioning prodedures
  • Conducting failure analysis
  • The true cost of hydraulic fluid leaks
  • Fluid contamination and dealing with water in hydraulic fluid
  • Troubleshooting basics and how to avoid costly mistakes
  • Symptoms of common hydraulic problems and their causes
  • Locating internal leakage
  • Fundamentals of hydraulic component and cylinder repair
 
Module 5
 
  • Electrical and pneumatic symbols and standards
  • Interaction of control section and pneumatic power section
  • Components of power section control section
  • Electronic sensors (inductive, capacitive and infrared)
  • Systematic production and reading of electrical circuit diagrams
  • Operating modes of electro - pneumatic control systems
  • Coordinated sequence controls
  • Fault finding procedures and systematic troubleshooting
  • Safety regulations and valid standards for pneumatics
  • Practical exercises for all circuits
  • Typical Industrial circuits

Cost:

Certified


          Workshop on Mechanical Sealing - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Module (01) Mechanical Seal Fundamentals
Module (02) Fundamentals of Mechanical Seal Operation
1.1.1. Seal requirements
1.1.2. Packed Stuffing Box
1.1.3. Simple Mechanical Seal
1.1.4. Seal Face Lubrication
1.1.5. Sealing points
 
Module (03) Basic Seal Designs
1.2.1. Pusher Seal
1.2.2. Non-pusher (Bellow) Seal
1.2.3. Pusher seal vs. Non pusher seal
1.2.4. API seal types
 
Module (04) Variation in basic seal designs
1.3.1. Unbalanced Seals
1.3.2. Balanced Seals
1.3.3. Mixer Seals
1.3.4. High Pressure Seals
1.3.5. High Speed Seals
1.3.6. Dry Gas Seal
1.3.7. Split seal
 
Module (05)Mechanical Seal Arrangements
1.4.1. Inside Seals
1.4.2. Outside Seals
1.4.3. Double Seals
1.4.4. Tandem Seals
1.4.5. Cartridge Seals
1.4.6. API seal arrangements
 
Module (06) Environmental Controls - Popular Seal Flushing – API Plans
2.1. Standard Seal Flush
 
Module (07) Seal Installation / Operation / Maintenance
3.1. Equipment Checkpoints
3.2. Seal Checkpoints
3.3. Seal Installation
3.4. Environmental Controls Installation
3.5. Start-up and operation
3.6. Seal Maintenance
 
Module (08) Troubleshooting and Failure Analysis
4.1. Full contact Pattern
4.2. Coning (Negative Rotation)
4.3. Thermal Distortion
4.10. High Wear and Grooving
4.11. Out of Square Matting Ring
4.12. Wide Contact Pattern
4.13. Eccentric Contact Pattern
 
Module (09) Glossary and Definition of Seal Terms
Module (10) Conventional and Interactive Skill Tests with evaluation
Module (11) API-682 guided Seal Selection Procedure Tool
 
 

Cost:

Certified


          Maintenance Management Best Practices - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Failure of Machines and Inspection Based Failure Analysis
Causes of Machinery Failure
  • Wear Mechanisms
  • Fatigue
  • Fretting
  • Corrosion and Electrolytics
Fundamental Machine Problems
  • Balance Problems
  • Alignment Problems
  • Machinery Mounting Problems
 
Component Failure
  • Plain Bearings
  • Rolling Element Bearings
  • Couplings
  • Seals
  • Gears Drives
  • Belt Drives

Statistical Failure Analysis and Reliability
  • Job Feedback and the Importance of History Records
  • Pareto Effects
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Collection, Analysis, Representation and Interpretation of Statistical Data
  • Reliability Models
  • Maintenance Cost Optimisation

Condition Based Maintenance
The Condition Based Approach
  • What to Monitor and Where
  • Condition Monitoring Systems
  • Trending of Monitored Data
  • Frequency of Measurement
  • Parameter Symptom Limits
  • Remaining Life Prediction
 

Machinery Condition Monitoring
  • General Purpose CM
  • Thermal Monitoring
  • Lubricant Monitoring
  • The Essentials of Vibration Monitoring
  • What is Vibration
  • How to Measure Vibration
  • Where to Measure Vibration
  • How to Represent Vibration
 

Vibration Analysis
  • Overall and Spectral Representation
  • The Big Five Machine Faults
  • Detecting Faults Using Vibration
  • Diagnosing Faults Using Vibration
 
 

Cost:

Certified


          Maintenance - Best Practices - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Module 1: Maintenance Management Best Practices: Systems, Tools & Techniques
 
 
An Overview of Key Maintenance Work Processes
  • Introduction to Maintenance Management
  • Definitions of key terms
  • Types of Maintenance - Reactive, planned and improvement jobs, Preventive and Proactive
  • Maintenance Planning and Scheduling
Preventive Maintenance and Maintenance Strategy
  • Maintenance Organisation Structure and Policies
  • Developing and Implementing a Preventive Maintenance Program
  • Applying Reliability Based principles to Maintenance Strategy Development
 
Maintenance Logistics and Cost Control
  • Managing Maintenance Spare Parts and Logistics
  • Optimising Spare Parts Inventory Levels
  • Maintenance Budgeting
  • Controlling Maintenance Costs
  • Introduction to Life Cycle Cost Concepts
 
Maintenance Team Work
  • Engineering, Production & Maintenance Teams
  • Benefits of Integrated teams
  • Motivation and empowerment
  • Total Productive Maintenance Concepts
  • Implementing Team Based Continuous Improvement in Maintenance
 
Module 2: Maintenance Technology Best Practices: Inspection, Analysis & Monitoring
 
 
Failure of Machines and Inspection Based Failure Analysis
Causes of Machinery Failure
  • Wear Mechanisms
  • Fatigue
  • Fretting
  • Corrosion and Electrolytics
Fundamental Machine Problems
  • Balance Problems
  • Alignment Problems
  • Machinery Mounting Problems
Component Failure
  • Plain Bearings
  • Rolling Element Bearings
  • Couplings
  • Seals
  • Gears Drives
  • Belt Drives
 
 
Statistical Failure Analysis and Reliability
  • Job Feedback and the Importance of History Records
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Collection, Analysis, Representation and Interpretation of Statistical Data
  • Reliability Models
  • Maintenance Cost Optimisation
Condition Based Maintenance
The Condition Based Approach
  • What to Monitor and Where
  • Condition Monitoring Systems
  • Trending of Monitored Data
  • Frequency of Measurement
  • Parameter Symptom Limits
  • Remaining Life Prediction
 
Machinery Condition Monitoring
  • General Purpose CM
  • Thermal Monitoring
  • Lubricant Monitoring
  • The Essentials of Vibration Monitoring
  • What is Vibration
  • How to Measure Vibration
  • Where to Measure Vibration
  • How to Represent Vibration
Vibration Analysis
  • Overall and Spectral Representation
  • The Big Five Machine Faults
  • Detecting Faults Using Vibration
  • Diagnosing Faults Using Vibration

Cost:

Certified


          Gas Turbine/Engine Operation & Maintenance - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
COURSE OUTLINES:   
 

Module (01) Overview of Gas Turbine Technology and Applications
  • Thermodynamics Primer
  • Working Philosophy of Gas Turbine
  • Application of Gas Turbines
  • Simple Cycle Layout
  • Combined Cycle Layout
  • Cogeneration Plant Layout
  • Efficiency improvement by Inter-cooling & Reheat
  • Effect of fuel choice on corrosion, emissions, component life etc.
  • Effect of ambient temperature and pressure on performance
  • NOx and SOx Emission
 

Module (02) Gas Turbine Components
  • Inlet Guide Vane
  • Axial Air Flow compressor
  • Fuel Nozzle
  • Transition Pieces
  • Power Turbine
 

Module (03) Gas Turbine Components
  • Nozzles & Buckets (Air Cooled & Steam Cooled)
  • Exhaust Diffuser
  • Damper Diverter
  • Journal and thrust bearings
  • Labyrinth Seals
  • Honeycomb Seals

Module (04) Auxiliary Systems
  • Lube oil system
  • Control and hydraulic oil system
  • Starting system
  • Cooling Water System
  • Cooling air system
  • Atomizing air system
  • Gas fuel system
  • Liquid fuel system
  • Gas detection system
  • Fire fighting system
  • Ventilation system
  • Turbine inlet and exhaust air system
 

Module (05) Operation
  • Control systems
  • Startup and shutdown considerations
  • Control of the equipment during operation
  • Lifecycle costs
  • Online & Offline Compressor Washing
 

Module (06) Control Systems and Instrumentation
  • Condition monitoring systems and their implementation
  • Temperature, pressure and vibration measurement
  • Campbell diagram
  • Gas turbine performance measurement
  • Failure diagnostics
 

Module (07) Maintenance
  • Maintenance Strategies for Turbomachinery
  • Equivalent Operating Hour (EOH)
  • Scheduling the Maintenance
  • NDT Techniques
  • Boroscopic Inspection
  • Combustion Inspection
  • Hot Gas Path Inspection
  • HGP Parts Refurbishment Opportunities
  • Renovation & Modernization (Plant Uprating)
 
 

Cost:

Certified


          Workshop on Hydraulic & Electro Hydraulic - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Training Objectives:
This course is designed to enable participants to:
• Recall and describe key concepts of the basic hydraulic course including the basic theory and key items of safety
• Identify good maintenance practices for working on hydraulic systems
• Describe the construction, operation and main failures of the following hydraulic components: – Pumps – Motors – Directional control valves – Pressure control valves – Flow control valves
• Develop the skills to design and understand hydraulic circuits
• Describe fundamental concepts for electro hydraulic and automation, and how they can apply to hydraulic systems
 
 
Advanced Industrial Hydraulics
COURSE OUTLINE
 

Outline
I. Overview
  •  
  • Hydraulic Curriculum
  •  
  • Industrial Safety
  •  
  • Stored Energy System Safety
II. Review of Basic Hydraulics and Maintenance Practices
  • Basic Hydraulics Course Review
  • Good Maintenance Practices
III. Hydraulic Pumps and Motors
  • Centrifugal Pumps
  • Positive Displacement Pumps
  • Pumps Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Other Pump Related Concepts
  • Hydraulic Motors
IV. Directional Control Valves
  • Check Valves
(One-way Directional Control Valves)
  • D. Two-Way Valves
  • E. Three-Way Valves
  • F. Four-Way Valves
  • G. Servo and Proportional Valves
  • H. Spool Overlap
  • Installation and Maintenance Guidelines
 
V. Pressure Control Valves
  • Pressure Relief Valves
  • Sequence Valves
  • Counter Balance Valves
  • Pressure Reducing Valves
VI. Flow Control Valves
  • Nonpressure-Compensated Flow
  • Control Valves
  • Pressure-Compensated Flow Control Valves
  • Temperature-Compensated Flow Control Valves
VII. Hydraulic Circuits
  • Typical Hydraulic Circuits
  • Designing Circuits
VIII. Electro-hydraulics
  • Digital Logic
  • Electrical Devices in Hydraulics
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Introduction to PLCs
  • Robotics Principles
IX. Hydraulic Onsite Exercises
 
 
 
 
 

Cost:

Certified


          Workshopn on Heat Exchangers - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Types and Applications of Heat Exchangers
  • Overview and Basic Fundamentals
  • Heat Transfer Fundamentals and Heat Transfer Coefficients
  • Heat Exchanger Types and Application
  • Geometry Of Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers (STHE)
  • Double Pipes TEMA Nomenclature, Front End Head Types, Shell Types
  • Rear End Types, Double Pipe Units, Selection Guidelines
                                                                            
Thermal and Hydraulic Design of Heat Exchangers
  • Sizing and Specifying the Heat Exchanger         
  • Flow vs. Temperature Difference in STHE
  • Temperature Difference in STHE
  • Condensers and Reboilers

Mechanical Design of Heat Exchangers
  • Mechanical Design Of Heat Exchangers
  • Basic Design Of Heat Exchangers
  • Special Design Considerations
  • Piping Loads on Exchanger Nozzles
  • Materials of Construction On Heat Exchangers
  • Fabrication of Heat Exchangers
 
Operation and Maintenance of Heat Exchangers
  • Fouling in Heat Exchangers
  • Corrosion and Erosion in Heat Exchangers
  • Heat Exchanger Inspection Methods
  • Operation and Troubleshooting
  • Performance Monitoring and Testing
  • Cost-Effective Maintenance and Repair of Heat Exchangers

Performance Enhancement and Optimisation of Heat Exchangers 
  • Heat Transfer Augmentation Techniques
  • Finned Tubes
  • Heat Integration Basics
  • Pinch Technology
  • Heat Exchanger Train Optimisation
  • Tube Bundle Replacement - Alternative Enhanced Tube Bundle Designs
 
 

Cost:

Certified


          Gearbox - Theory, Practice and Maintenance - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
 
COURSE OVERVIEW
 
This class will provide the participant with the knowledge needed to properly maintain service, inspect, select and repair a variety of Industrial gearboxes. The course will be and instructor-led, hands-on class that will allow the participant to physically take a part various industrial gearboxes and learn to properly “set” the gears and how to properly “preload” the bearings for maximum life expectancy.
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES
 
At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:
- Properly “setup” an industrial gear drive.
- Understand the selection procedures used to select the correct industrial gearbox.
- Troubleshoot industrial gearboxes using failure analysis.
- Select the correct lubrication to ensure maximum life expectancy.
- Correctly remove and replace bearings, seals and gears
   

 
Learning Points To Be DeliveredObjective
Pre-test 
What is a gear? The types of gear.
  • Spur gear
  • Bevel Gear
  • Worm gear
  • Helical Gear
  • Herringbone gear
  • Hypoid gear.
Understanding the gears.
  • Nomenclature in respective gear
  • Applications of gears
  • Velocity ratio
Gear ratio
  • Gear trains
  • Example problems and questions
  • Comparison of gears and their applications
  • Gear tooth parameters permissible deviation as per class of accuracy & consequence
Gear trains
 
  • Installation gear box system
  • Alignment checks using different methods.
  • Study of drive misalignment consequence
  • Back lash (use of filler gauge)
  • Backlash & axial float adjustment in straight/Spiral Bevel & Helical gears
  • Starting of gear box system
  • Gearbox parameters checking procedure in normal working condition
Understanding the installation & alignment check.
  • Analyzing gear box failure·
  • Gearbox vibration graph interpretation & permissible deviation
  • Maintenance of gear box.
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Proactive Maintenance
  • Shut down Maintenance
  • Corrective Maintenance
Analyzing the gear box failure &        
Maintenance of gear box
  • Condition monitoring
    • Bearing temp
    • Permissible damage limit
    • Current to check load on the motor
    • Gearbox Bearing condition check & life prediction
Lubrication &
Condition monitoring  
  • Typical case study of GB failure & root cause analysis

 
 

Cost:

Certified


          Worshop on Condtion Monitoring - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Introduction to condition monitoring
• Principles and methods of equipment condition monitoring are understood and applied
• Appropriate condition monitoring technique is selected to achieve required outcomes.
• Checks are undertaken correctly, safely and to standard operating procedures.
• Results are plotted and deviations from specification are reported to appropriate authority and recorded
 
What is its importance in maintenance Various Parameters considered in CM Measuring the Parameters
·     Temperature Monitoring
·     Discussing the practical case studies,
·     Why Temperature monitoring
 
 

Part 3
Vibration Monitoring
·     What is vibration? And Which M/Cs.
·     Types of vibration
·     Discusing the practical case studies,
·     Causes of vibration
·     Vibration Measurement


 
 
Needs monitoring,

·     Vibration sensor types and

location Installation

·     Vibration severity for different groups of M/Cs.
 
 
Part 4
Noise level monitoring
·     Causes of noise in the m/cs
 
·     Industrial Thickness testing of pressure vessels and non pressurised tanks
·     Stroboscope and its applications (Tools Used Stroboscope Skf )
·     Industrial Endoscopy (Tools Used Endoscope Skf )
 

Cost:

Certified


          Worksop on Compressors & Blowers - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Course Overview
The course outlines the general technology of blowers and compressors. It covers how these machines work on process, mechanical aspects and troubleshooting by vibration analysis and other techniques. This course aims to provide participants with a precise, detailed and wholly practical understanding of operations, material of construction, codes and standards, maintenance and troubleshooting of blowers and compressors, included the very latest concepts and capabilities. The course will clearly demonstrate how such techniques can be used to maximum effectiveness on a broad range of problems and troubleshooting in blowers and compressors plant.
 
Course Objective
  • Familiarize the Attendees with different types of Blower and compressors
  • Learn the appropriate operation methods. By learning the operation limits of the machine
  • Upgrading the knowledge of problems and solutions for pumps and compressors
  • Exercising examples of troubleshooting methods
  • Highlight the importance of cavitation in pumps and stall in compressors
  • Highlight the importance of seals and bearings on pumps and compressors availability
  • Learn the importance and methods of lubrication

Theory of Compressor
  • Air Composition & Atmospheric Conditions.
  • Terms & Definitions.
  • What is Air?
  • Air Composition.
 
  • Types of Compressor.
  • Compressor Design.
  • Major Classifications & types.
  • Performance curve of Positive Displacement
  • type Compressor.
  • Performance Curve of Dynamic Compressor.
  • Industrial use of Compressor

 
Reciprocating Compressors Presentation
  • Classification of Reciprocating Compressor.
  • Lubricated, Non Lubricated, Oil Less, Single Stage, Multi Stage, Water Cooled, Air Cooled, Low Pressure, High Pressure, Booster
  •  
  • Working systems of Reciprocating Compressors.
    • Air Compression.
  • Construction of Reciprocating Compressor.
  • Important parts and function.
  • Metallurgy of Components.
  • Air Filtration System
  • Compressor Maintenance.
  • Periodical Maintenance Schedule.
  • Preventive Maintenance Schedule.
  • Selection of Reciprocating Compressors.
  • Installation Guidelines
  • Types of Drives and alignment procedure
  • Compressed Air System for reciprocating compressor.
  • Air Treatment for Reciprocating Compressor.
  • Conman Problems and Trouble Shooting.
  • Maintenance schedule for Reciprocating Compressor.
 
Screw Compressor
 
  • Theory of Screw Compressors
  • Advantages of Screw Compressor
  • Construction and bearing arrangement
  • Classification of Screw Compressor
  • Working principal of Screw Compressor
  • Working system of Screw Compressor
  • Air Compression, lubrication, cooling, Control system
  • Air filtration for Screw Compressor
  • Important parts for Screw Compressor and its function
  • Periodical maintenance schedules
  • Preventive maintenance schedules
  • Installation guideline for Screw Compressor
  • Type of Drives and Alignment Procedure
  • Air Treatment
  • Common problem and Trouble Shooting
  • Maintenance schedules
  • Spare parts inventory and management
 
Centrifugal Compressor
 
  • Introduction of Centrifugal Compressor
  • Advantages/Disadvantages over Reciprocating & Screw Compressor
  • Understanding of Centrifugal Compressor performance curve
  • Understanding the surge condition
  • Selection of Centrifugal Compressors
  • Centrifugal Compressor installation procedure
  • Metallurgy of Vital Components of Centrifugal compressor
  • Compressor gear box construction
  • Compressor Aero Parts and its design
  • Air filtration and specifications
  • Cooling systems. Intercooler and After coolers Oil Coolers etc
  • Drive arrangement, type of coupling and alignment procedure.
  • Control Systems. Various control on Centrifugal compressor
  • Instrumentation on Centrifugal Compressor
  • Vibration and Vibration related issues.
  • Safety interlocks and values.
  • Compressor start up and stopping procedures
  • Preventive maintenance schedule
  • Major overhauling planning
  • Balancing of rotors
  • Trouble shooting
  • Spare parts inventory
 
Energy Saving Opportunities on Air Compressor
 
  • How to design a Compressed Air systems Air quality, Condensate disposal Oil Free Systems, Air purification, Cost effectiveness, Air Dryers, Dryer Selection, Pressure Drops, Piping Layout, Air Leak Management.
  • Safety while using compressed air.
  • Performance assessment of Air Compressor, Volumetric efficiency Capacity measurement
  • Specific power consumption
 
Twin Lobe Blowers
 
  • Working principle, Air Compression, Cooling, and Lubrication.
  • Construction of Compressor
  • Salient features
  • Maintenance on Twin Lobe Blowers
  • Installation of Blowers
  • Drive arrangement
  • Trouble Shooting

Cost:

Certified


          Pumps Maintenance and Troubleshooting - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
OBJECTIVE OF THIS COURSE:
Understanding the pumping system and terminology, pumping elements, factors specifying and selection of the pumps , installation of pumping system and alignment and its importance in saving a breakdown of the pumping system, and various parameters involved in pumping system, understanding the various monitoring parameters and its effect on pumping system, constructional classification  and maintaining the pumping system.

DURATION OF COURSE: 5 DAYS
Day -1   
  • Defining pumping systems
  • Most important characteristics of a pumping system
  • Types of pumps
  • Basic difference between Centrifugal and PD pumps
  • Market applications and Selection ofPumps
Day-2
  1. Centrifugal Pumps
  • Types (Constructionbased)
  • Construction of an impeller
  • Types of impellers
  • Seal chamber and stuffing box
  • Defining Suction Head
  • Capacity, Input horsepower, output horsepower, Efficiency
  1. Pump Fundamental
  • Head v/s Pressure
  • Effect of specific gravity on Head
  • Design of volutes and flow patterns
  • Specific gravity and pump performance
  • Effect of fluid velocity
  • What is TDH and TH
 
  1. Pump Performance parameters
  • Head-Flow characteristics
  • Power-Flow characteristics
  • Pump Efficiency
  • Efficiency v/s Flow
  • Understanding Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH) and its importance
  1. NPSH and Cavitation
  • Cavitation process
  • Cavitation damage
Day -3
  1. Preferred operating range of a centrifugal pump
  2. Pump characteristic curves
  • Effect of RPM and impellerdiameter
  • System curves and Types of System Curves
  • Calculating Power required to lift the fluid
  • Static Head and Dynamic Head
  • Parameters influencing frictional losses
  • Standard Pipe Head Loss Tables
  • Pump vibration
  1. How pumps get damaged – 10 Ways
  2. Monitoring and Predicting Centrifugal Pump performance
  • If the pumpdoes not deliver enough water
  • If the pump does not deliver enough pressure
  • If the pump does not prime properly
  • If the pump is drawing too much amperage
  • Monitoring Wet end of the pump
    • Monitoring Stuffing box and Seal area
    • Mechanical seals
    • Monitoring Bearing case
  1. Predicting pump performance
Day - 4
  1. Preventive maintenance
  • Preventing bearing and seal failures
  • Good maintenance practices for seals and bearings
  • Recommended daily preventive maintenance checks for centrifugal pumps and drives
  • Recommended monthly and 6 monthly preventive maintenance checks for centrifugal pumps and drives
  • Recommended yearly preventive maintenance checks for centrifugal pumps and drives
  1. Trouble shooting of centrifugal pumps
  • The pump is hooked up to the piping and it is running
  • The pump is still hooked up to the piping, but it is not running
  • The pump has been taken into the workshop, but has not yet been disassembled and you will be present at the disassembly
  • The pump has been disassembled. You were not present, but the parts are available for your inspection
  • Troubleshooting four possibilities of rub or wear marks
  • Centrifugal pumps – Troubleshooting guide
  1. Trouble shooting of Reciprocating Pumps
  2. Pump storage tips
Day - 5
  1. Alignment techniques
  • What is coupling alignment?
  • Types of coupling
  • Types of Misalignment
  • Measurement Conventions
  • Pre-alignment Steps
  • Alignment Tolerances
  • Thermal Growth Targets
  • soft foot
  • Sequence of moves
  • Steps of alignment
  1. How to start a pump
  • Pump rotation
  • Other Startup Considerations
  • Pump Start up
 
 

Cost:

Certified


          Lockout/Tagout Awareness Training - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Overview

Workers performing service or maintenance on machinery and equipment are exposed to injuries from the unexpected energization, startup of the machinery or equipment, or release of stored energy in the equipment.

The Lock out/Tag out standard requires the adoption and implementation of practices and procedures to shut down equipment, isolate it from its energy source(s), and prevent the release of potentially hazardous energy while maintenance and servicing activities are being performed. It contains minimum performance requirements, and definitive criteria for establishing an effective program for the control of hazardous energy. However, employers have the flexibility to develop lockout/tagout programs that are suitable for their respective facilities.
Course Content Includes:
  • Lockout and definitions
  • Hazardous energy control program
  • Control methods
  • Lockout devices and steps to lockout
  • Lockout processes
  • Alternate hazardous energy
Topic cover
  • Define what is meant by Lock out Tag Out (LOTO or Lockout/Tag out) and when it is used.
  • Identify the importance of LOTO.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved with LOTO including LOTO users, those who may come across LOTO, and employers.
  • Know the requirements of the OSHA LOTO regulations.
  • List the three parts of a LOTO program including the development of a written program, the training of employees and how and when to implement the LOTO program.
  • Understand how and when LOTO “refresher” training is to be conducted.
  • Understand and define the different types of energy that might be encountered using LOTO. This includes potential energy, kinetic energy, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and water/gas energy.
  • List the requirements of an Energy Control Program.
  • Know how and when to properly apply locks and other devises as part of a LOTO program.
  • Understand the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of locks and tags as part of a LOTO program.
  • Be able to list the steps of applying LOTO on the job. This includes proper notification, awareness of energy hazards, controlling the hazards (including blanking and bleeding off energy), applying LOTO, performing the work, removing equipment used and LOTO equipment, restarting the equipment and making proper notifications.
Understand considerations when working with outside contractors and LOTO

Cost:

Certified


          Worksop on Transformers Maitnenance - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Electrical Transformer Testing and Maintenance
 
COURSE OUTLINE
 
  • Transformer Principles
    • Transformers
    • Right Hand Rule
    • Magnetic Flux
    • Magnetic Induction
    • Left Hand RuleTurns Ratio
    • Transformer Losses
    • Transformer Types
  • Vector Diagrams
    • Operating Principles
    • Operation Without Load
    • Operation with Load
  • Transformer Classifications
    • Service Classification
    • Instrument Transformers
      • Current
      • Potential
  • Transformer Construction (Construction)
    • Magnetizing Circuits
    • Losses
      • Hysteresis Loss
      • Eddy-Current Loss
    • Efficiency
  • Cooling
    • AirCooledOil-Immersed
      • Water-Cooled
      • Forced-Oil Cooling
      • Self-Cooling with Air Blast
    • Temperature Limits
    • Transformer Loading
  • Tap Changers
    • No-Load Tap Changer
    • Tap Changing Under Load
    • Phase-Angle Control
  • Transformer Connections
    • Single Phase Circuits
    • Two-Phase Circuits
    • Three-Phase Circuits
 
  • Transformer Maintenance
    • Insulation Testing
    • High Potential Testing
    • Turns Ratio Testing
    • Polarity Testing
    • Power Factor
    • Excitation Current
    • DC Winding Resistance
    • Polarization Recovery
    • Insulating Fluid Dielectric
    • Dissolved Gas Analysis
  • Transformers and Relaying
    • Transformer Faults
    • Differential Relaying
      • Normal Load
      • External Faults
      • Internal Faults

 
 

Cost:

Certified


          Worksop on Substation Maintenance - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Course Outline:         
I. Introduction
  • Student introductions
  • Pre-Test
  • Safety
II. The Substation As A System
  • Application
  • Common problems
  • Ratings
III. Circuit Breaker Maintenance
  • Maintenance frequencies
  • Inspection
  • Testing
  • Interpreting test results
  • Devices covered
    • Air circuit breakers
    • Vacuum circuit breakers
    • Oil circuit breakers
IV. Insulating Liquids
  • Sampling
    • Routine tests
    • Dissolved-Gas Analysis (DGA)
  • Testing
    • Color
    • Dielectric breakdown voltage
    • Interfacial tension
    • Neutralization number
    • Moisture
    •  
  • Dissolved-Gas Analysis (DGA)
  • Interpreting test results
V. Transformers
  • Types
  • Inspection
  • Testing
    • Insulation resistance
    • Winding resistance
    • Power factor tests
    • Coree excitation curren
    • Turns ratio (TTR)
    • Gas blanket tests
VI. Lightning Arrestors
  • Types
  • Inspection
  • Maintenance
  • Testing
VII. Protective Relays
  • Application
  • Instrument transformers
  • Inspection
  • Testing
  • Calibration
    • Devices covered
    • Voltage
    • Transformer differential
VIII. Ground Grid Systems
  • Purpose
  • Grounding theory
  • Types of test equipment
  • Inpsection
  • Testing
IX. Batteries and Chargers
  • Types of station batteries
  • Battery systems
  • Maintenance
  • Inspection
  • Testing

Cost:

Certified


          Motor management & VFD - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Course Purpose
 
This valuable workshop will cover technical and policy /procedure topics related to management of motor systems including:
 
  • Evaluation and selection of optimum motors for specific applications.
  • Identify the components and principles of operation for the major types of motors
  • Development and use of motor repair and rewind guidelines.
  • Electric power system and management of power transmission and driven loads in relation to motor
  • Operation and use.
  • Measure winding insulation resistance
  • Measure winding resistance in motors
  • Remove end bells, rotor, and bearings from an motor
  • Inspect and clean end bells and rotors
  • Reinstall bearings
  • Reassemble an motor as well as perform operational tests on it
 
COURSE OVERVIEW VFD
  • Properly Matching A Drive to A Machine
  • Choosing the Correct Motor
  • Choosing the Best Type of Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)
  • Identify & Correct Drive System Problems
  • Identify & Test Major Drive Components
  • Perform Start-Up of an AC Drive
  • Program & Adjust the Drive for Desired Operation
 
INTRODUCTION
  • Evolution of VFD Control
  • Modern Types of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)
 
Mechanical Theory
  • Horsepower Defined
  • Torque Defined
  • Example Horsepower and Torque Calculations
  • Common Types of Mechanical Loads
  • Characteristics of Variable Torque and Constant Torque Loads
 
Basic VFD Electricity Theory
  • Electrical/Hydraulic Circuit Analogy
  • Resistance, Voltage, and Current Defined
 
PWM AC VFDs
 
  • Common Types of PWM Drives
  • Examination of the Main Power Circuit
  • Electronic Component Identification The PWM Wave Form
  • Voltage and Frequency Relationships and Effects on Motor Performance
  • Control of Drive System Torque and Horsepower Output
  • Torque Output Comparisons of AC Drives VS. Conventional Means of Speed Control
  • Standing Wave (Reflective Wave) Phenomena on Motor Cables
  • Disassembly of an AC Drive
  • Component Identification
  • Various Designs of Drives
  • Reassemble, Test, Start-Up of AC Drive With Proper Techniques
  • Hands-On Programming and Operation of an AC Drive and Motor
  • Adjust Minimum and Maximum Speed
  • Reset Drive to Factory Defaults
  • Adjusting Torque Output
  • General Drive Programming
  • Methods of Speed and Torque Control
 
VFD Applications
 
  • Methods of Proper Drive Selection
  • Multi-Motor Drive Systems with Example Problem
  • Using VFDs to Eliminate Geared Speed Reducers
  • Effects of AC Drives on Geared Speed Reducers
  • Replacing Mechanical Speed Changers with VFDs

Cost:

Certified


          Motor Maintenance & Repair - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         

COURSE OUTLINES:   
Motor Maintenance & Repair
  • Overhauling of motors between 0.18 KW to 250KW
  • The correct type of tools to be use in motor repairing and testing
  • Motors electrical checking
  • Development and use of motor repair and rewind guidelines.
  • Electric power system and management of power transmission and driven loads in relation to motor
  • Operation and use.
  • Measure winding insulation resistance
  • Measure winding resistance in motors
  • Bearing replacement
  • Bearing housing dimension
  • Checking motor brakes
  • Single phase motor checking and repair
  • Remove end bells, rotor, and bearings from an motor
  • Inspect and clean end bells and rotors
  • Reassemble an motor as well as perform operational tests on it (AC / DC) motor

Cost:

Certified


          Workshopn on Switchgears - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Types of protection system in an electrical installation
 
  • Types of low voltage protection and control equipment
  • Circuit breakers operation and construction
  • Fuses and classifications for protective devices
  • Discrimination and protective devices rating selection
  • Types of current situation and fault clearing process
  • Preference of fuses over circuit breakers
 
Air, Sulphur HexaFlouride (SF6) and vacuum circuit breakers
 
  • Types of medium voltage circuit breaker
  • Air circuit breaker construction and operation
  • Sulphur HexaFlouride (SF6) circuit breaker construction and operation
  • Vacuum circuit breaker construction and operation
  • MV circuit breaker solid state tripping systems
  • SF6 hazards and test instruments
HV circuit breakers, current and potential transformers
 
  • Types of high voltage switchgears
  • Live tank and dead tank circuit breakers
  • Operation and switching mechanisms of HV circuit breakers
  • HV current transformer construction operation and maintenance
  • HV potential transformer features and operations
  • Auto reclosers, load switches, disconnections and sectionalisers
Types of relay for protection and safety
  • Types of protective relays and functions
  • Protection characteristics and applications
  • Switchgear interlocking
  • Solid state protection relays for MV & HV installation
  • Safety in MV and HV substations
  • Types of MV and HV switchboards
Maintenance and testing of switchgears
  • Importance of maintenance and testing
  • Types of maintenance including conditioned base maintenance
  • Installation and commissioning and post commissioning maintenance
  • Documentation requirements
  • Manufacturer testing, factory and site acceptance tests
  • Failure reporting and analysis of partial discharge and infrared tests

Cost:

Certified


          Diesel Generator Operation & Maintenance - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Course Objectives
This course is intended to provide an overview of the operations and maintenance of a diesel
generator.
Course Description
This course is intended to provide an overview of the operations and maintenance of a diesel generator. The course starts with an introduction to the operations and maintenance of a diesel engine, covering all aspects of a modern diesel engine and associated systems.
A description of the Electrical systems associated with a diesel engine are then covered in detail including generator operations, generator components, excitation systems and voltage regulation.
Course Outcome
At the end of this course you will be able to operate and maintain a diesel generator.
Duration: 03 days
  1. Understand the need of standby power sources
  2. Types of generating sets, selection criteria for given application, Economy factor
  3. Introduction to DG sets
  4. Composition of Modern DG sets
  • Combustion system
  • Fuel system
  • Luberication system
  • Cooling system
  • Induction & exhaust systems
  • Control panel
  1. Understand the principles of combustion processes and engine operation
  2. Understand fuel and lube oil requirements
  3. Explain the various engine components and their functions
  4. Understand the generator principles and construction
  5. Review plant layout requirements for single and multiple units
  6. Learn about associated control panels and operation
  7. Comprehend the testing and commissioning procedures
  8. Understand plant performance troubleshooting techniques
  9. Learn and apply good maintenance practices
  10. Q & A

Cost:

Certified


          Worksop on Circuitbreaker - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Circuit Breaker Maintenance, Medium-Voltage
Unlike a low-voltage breaker, medium-voltage breakers rated at 1 kV or higher rely on external controls to operate effectively. That means technicians have more components to test and maintain to ensure a 3 to 5 cycle operating time. Failure of one of these breakers can cause catastrophic damage to other equipment and is extremely hazardous to nearby personnel. With safe and proper maintenance, technicians can ensure that tripping operations execute as required for equipment protection. In addition to improving electrical system reliability, well maintained circuit breakers also minimize the arc flash hazard energy levels that technicians can be exposed to during a fault.
 
This course is intended for new or experienced electricians and technicians that install, maintain, repair or troubleshoot air and vacuum metal-clad circuit breakers and switchgear, rated at 1 kV and higher.
 
Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be qualified to:
 
  • Identify components and insulation mediums for vacuum and air magnetic circuit breakers
  • Utilize appropriate personal protective equipment and safe work procedures including lockout/tagout
  • Evaluate breaker ratings for various applications
  • Interpret control schematics
  • Explain removal and restoration procedures
  • Adjust linkages, switches and contacts
  • Perform circuit breaker maintenance service per NETA specifications
  • Perform and evaluate the results of contact resistance, insulation resistance, leakage current, power factor, timing and bottle integrity tests
 
  • Introduction, Paperwork and Post Test
  • Circuit Breaker Fundamentals
  • Circuit Breaker Function
  • The Interrupting Rating
  • Principles of Arc Interruption
  • Insulation Media: Breakers Categorized by Insulation Media
  1. Air Circuit Breaker
  2. Vacuum Circuit Breaker
  3. Sulphur Hexafluoride(SF6) Breaker
  • Insulation Requirements
  • Circuit Breaker Controls
  • Methods of Operation
  • Circuit Breaker Testing
  • Contact Resistance
  • Insulation Resistance
  • Operation and Timing Test
 
  • Air Circuit Breakers
  • Description of Operation
  • Periodic Inspection and Maintenance
  • Elementary Wiring Diagram
  • Westinghouse Type DHP Air Circuit Breaker
  • Periodic Inspection and Maintenanc
  • Vacuum Circuit Breakers
  • Principles of Operation
  • Major Components
  • Maintenance Notes
 
 

Cost:

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          Worksop on LV switchgears - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Introduction to Switchgear
Operation and functions of switchgears
Definitions , Ratings, Typical Construction
Types of Switchgears
MCB (Miniature Circuit Breaker)
MCCB (Molded Case Circuit Breaker)
MPCB (Motor Protection Circuit Breaker)
Circuit Breaker
Construction and Contact Operation
Manual and Electrical operating Controls
Safe Operating Methods
Mechanical Inspections
Contact Resistance Tests
Insulation Resistance Tests
Selection of circuit Breaker
Installation and Commissioning
Troubleshooting Guidelines

Cost:

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          Single Line Diagram & Troubleshooting - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         

Electrical Symbols
Review of standard symbols, and
Symbol identification and meaning
Basic layout
Familiarization with the layout of different schematics and one line diagrams
Elementary Electrical Diagrams
What are schematics used for and why are they necessary
DC voltage schematic
Introduction, familiarization and review of: Series circuit, Parallel Circuit and Series / Parallel circuit
Single-Line Diagram

Purpose of a single line,
Equipment identification, and
Hazardous energy control.

AC voltage schematic
Equipment identification, and
Trouble shooting and fault finding.

Developing and Maintaining a single line diagram
Site familiarization,
Equipment identification and inventory,
Nomenclature verification,
Preparing a block diagram,
Interconnecting the equipment,
Verification of accuracy, and
Practical exercise

Troubleshooting using electrical schematic
Effective trouble shooting approach
Evaluating and assessing the fault
Mapping a solution
Identifying the hazards


Case study
Create a block map of the installed equipment
Transfer the information to the one line diagram
Verify electrical prints and make changes to existing diagrams
Create and maintain regulatory compliant electrical diagrams
Question and Answer Session
 

Cost:

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          Basic Electrical Systems and Electrical Safety - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Basic Electricity
Capacitors and Inductors
Conductors and Insulators
Electrical Terms and Definition
Ohm’s Law, Series and Parallel connection
AC and DC Principles
Reading Electrical diagrams

Cables and Wiring

Types of Cables and wiring
Termination and jointing of cables
Working with Site Plans and Symbols
Lighting circuits
Use of Conventional chokes & Electronic chokes in tube light circuits


Measuring Instruments
Using: Multimeter, Meger, Energy meter, CT’s


L. V. Switchgear
Knowledge on Push Buttons, Limit switches, Contactors, Bi metal Relays, Fuses, MCB, ELCB.
Magnetism and Electro magnetism, Single phase and polyphase system


Introduction to transformers
Introduction to motors

Electrical Safety

Electrical hazards & Control
Common cause of electrical accidents
Electrical fires and prevention measures
Earthing
Lighting and Serge protection
Standards of Electrical Safety
Selection of Electrical equipment for hazardous area
Preventive maintenance
 

Cost:

Certified


          Workshop for DCS operator - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
DCS General
  
 TopicMode
Introduction to various control systems used
Applications of DCS systemPresentation
Architectural evolution for DCS
Hardware architecture of DCS
Processor, Power supply, I/O modules, Communication bus
Operator and Engineering station , RedundancyPresentation
Comparison between the hardware PLC & DCSPresentation
Practical exposure on DCS system

Overview of the system components and topologies
Detailed information on
Controllers, I/O cards, Carriers, System power suppliers
Control networksPractical on DCS
Designing DCS based automation solution for the applicationPractical on DCS
Setting up DCS system with PS, Controllers, I/Os with communication bus system
Connecting field devises to DCSPractical on DCS
Configuring engineering and operator stationsPractical on DCS
Application development in DCS system
Graphical User Interface Development
Control Modules, WorkspacePractical on DCS
Alarm and Process History
Sequential Function Charts
Display ScriptingPractical on DCS
Users and Securities
Custom Faceplates
Custom DynamosPractical on DCS
Scripting and programming languagesPractical on DCS
Configuring nodes on networksPractical on DCS
Networking technologies in DCS systemsPractical on DCS
Redundancy systems available in DCS
CPU, Power supply, I/O & Communication redundancyPractical on DCS
Troubleshooting

TopicMode
DCS trouble shooting techniques
Distinguish between hardware problems, software problems, and field problems
Reading the Error status bits
Replacing the faulty modules
CPU, I/O Modules / Power supply
Fault diagnostics and error handling
Backup & Restore Procedures and TechniquesPractical on DCS
  

Cost:

Certified


          Automation Workshop on Industrial Networking - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Industrial Networking
  
 Introduction to Industrial networking
Introduction to Industrial networking
Basic network knowledge, supported by demonstrations and practical assignments;
Data communication and networking used in plants
Serial connections: RS232/RS422/RS485
Sensor and Control-level Networks
Introduction to network equipment, Routing, Switching
Introduction to commonly used networking protocols – Fieldbus, Profibus, Modbus, Ethernet, Control Net, HART Communication
OSI model
Available networks (Master/Slave, Client/Server and producer/Consumer)
Communication relations (Point to Point, Multicast and Broadcast)
Transmission media (Cables, Wireless)
Network Standards
Practical Sessions on Modbus and Profibus protocols
Transmission medium
Physical characteristics and installation details
Data link functions
Addressing
Master Slave Mode
Remote I/O System
Sharing / Accessing Data on network
Troubleshooting
Common symptoms, problems and solutions
How to quickly identify likely causes
Communications issues
Grounding/shielding/noise

Cost:

Certified


          Workshop on SCADA Developer - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Objectives
Participants will learn selection, programming, installation, commissioning and troubleshooting of SCADA software

SCADA General

TopicMode
Applications of SCADA software
Different packages available with I/O structure
Features of SCADA softwarePractical
Practical exposure on SCADA software
TopicMode
Creating a new SCADA application
Creating Database of TagsPractical – Software
Creating & Editing graphic display with animation
Data Entry / Start Stop command
Analog entry
Sizing, Movement, Blinking, Visibility, FillingPractical – Software
Trending
Creating & Accessing Real-time
Creating & Accessing Historical TrendsPractical – Software
Creating Alarms & EventsPractical – Software
Writing logic through scriptPractical – Software
Connectivity with the different hardware
Communication protocols
Communication with PLC
Communication with Data Acquisition SystemPractical – Software
Connectivity between softwarePractical – Software
Concept of DDE, DLL, OPC driversPractical – Software
Commissioning the network nodesPractical – Software
Troubleshooting the application
Fault diagnostics and error handling
Sorting communication problemsPractical – Software
IN : Industrial Networking
Introduction to Industrial networking
Introduction to Industrial networking
Basic network knowledge, supported by demonstrations and practical assignments;
Data communication and networking used in plants
Serial connections: RS232/RS422/RS485
Sensor and Control-level Networks
Introduction to network equipment, Routing, Switching
Introduction to commonly used networking protocols – Fieldbus, Profibus, Modbus, Ethernet, Control Net, HART Communication
OSI model
Available networks (Master/Slave, Client/Server and producer/Consumer)
Communication relations (Point to Point, Multicast and Broadcast)
Transmission media (Cables, Wireless)
Network Standards
Practical Sessions on Modbus and Profibus protocols
Transmission medium
Physical characteristics and installation details
Data link functions
Addressing
Master Slave Mode
Remote I/O System
Sharing / Accessing Data on network
Troubleshooting
Common symptoms, problems and solutions
How to quickly identify likely causes
Communications issues
Grounding/shielding/noise

Cost:

Certified


          Automation Workshop on Advanced PLC - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Topics Covered

TopicMode
Introduction to PLC hardware and role in automation
Architectural Evolution of PLC
Introduction to the field devices attached to PLCPresentation and physical observations
PLC Fundamentals - (Block diagram of PLC's)
Detail information about PLC components
Power supply, CPU, I/Os, Communication bus
Various ranges available in PLC’sPractical demonstration on hardware
Identifying Logix System hardware and software ComponentsPractical demonstration
Types of Inputs & outputs / Source Sink Concepts
Wiring of the I/O devicesPractical on PLCs
Concept of flags
Scan cycle executionPractical on PLCs
Operation and Maintenance of PLC

TopicMode
Setting up PLCs / Connecting CPU, I/O modules, Rack, Backplane and Communication busPractical – Assembling PLC
Connecting Field devices to PLCs I/Os
Configuring Local 1756-I/O ModulesPractical -Physical wiring
Connecting a Computer to a Communications Network

Installing and to starting the programming terminals
Creating & Modifying an RSLogix new project
Transferring a Project File to a Logix5000 ControllerPractical – Installation of software
Identifying the status of PLC and communication busPractical on PLCs
Creating Tags & Monitoring Data in an RSLogix 5000 Project
Forcing of the I/O’sPractical on Software
Managing RSLogix 5000 Project Files
Back up of the programs and reloadingPractical on PLCs
Programming / Project Development
TopicMode
Creating various Tasks
Organizing Data
Entering, Editing, & Verifying Ladder Logic
Configuring Logix5000 Controllers to Share Data
Configuring a Message
Documenting & Searching for Project ComponentsPractical – Programming terminal
Ladder Logic Programming/Interpretation
Identifying Programming Strategies & Techniques
Documenting & Searching Ladder Logic
Programming Basic Instructions
Programming Timer & Counter Instructions
Programming Program Control Instructions
Programming Compare Instructions
Programming Compute & Math Instructions
Programming Move Instructions
Programming with Advance Instruction SetPractical – Programming terminal

Function Block Programming
Creating a Function Block Diagram
Programming Logical Function Block Instructions
Programming Timer & Counter Function Block Instructions
Programming Analog Function Block Instructions
Programming Timing Modes in a Function Block Instruction
Programming & Monitoring an RMPS (Ramp/Soak) Function Block Instruction
Controlling Program Flow Using Function Block InstructionsPractical – Programming terminal
Introduction to industrial networking
Identifying Industrial Networks for Use in a Logix5000 SystemTheory session
Introduction to DeviceNet, EtherNet & DHRIO
Devicenet configuration & use.
EtherNet configuration & use
DHRIO Configuration & use
Messaging over networksPractical – Demonstration on network
ControlNet Configuration, Scheduling & Troubleshooting
Basics of networks
Modules & Media
Addressing of nodes
Scheduling
Downloading/ uploading schedule
TroubleshootingPractical – Demonstration on network
Maintenance and Troubleshooting

TopicMode
ControlLogix Troubleshooting
Interpreting Project Organization & Execution
Monitoring Arrays & Tags of User-Defined Data Types
Editing Ladder Logic Online
Troubleshooting Controller Problems
Monitoring GSV/SSV Instructions
Forcing I/O & Toggling Bits
Troubleshooting I/O Module Problems
Troubleshooting Power Supply Problems
CPU, I/O module replacements
Fault detection and error handlingPractical on PLC

Cost:

Certified


          Automation - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Topics Covered


TopicMode
Introduction to PLC hardware and role in automation
Architectural Evolution of PLC
Introduction to the field devices attached to PLCPresentation and physical observations
PLC Fundamentals - (Block diagram of PLC's)
Detail information about PLC components
Power supply, CPU, I/Os, Communication bus
Various ranges available in PLC’sPractical demonstration on hardware
Types of Inputs & outputs / Source Sink Concepts
Wiring of the I/O devicesPractical on PLCs
Concept of flags and Scan cycle executionPractical on PLCs
Setting up PLCs / Connecting CPU, I/O modules, Rack, Backplane and Communication busPractical – Assembling PLC
Connecting Field devices to PLCs I/OsPractical -Physical wiring
Installing and to starting the programming terminalsPractical – Installation of

 Programming of PLC
TopicMode
Introduction to PLC programming softwarePractical – Programming
Addressing conceptsPractical – Programming
Introduction to bit, byte & word conceptsPractical – Programming
Programming instructions arithmetic and logical
Load /and /or/out / and Read / Write
Compare / Add / Sub /And /Or – Blocks
Leading edge / trailing edge instructions
MOVE block application, Timer and Counter Blocks programming
Advanced instructions,
File handling and Comment functions
Master control /set /reset functionPractical – Programming
Upload, download, Monitoring of programsPractical – Programming
Monitoring / Modifying data table valuesPractical – Programming
Standard procedure to be followed in wiring / writing ladder etcPractical – Programming
Documenting the projectPractical – Programming
Operation and Maintenance of PLC
TopicMode
Identifying the status of PLC and communication busPractical on PLCs
Fault detection and error handlingPractical on PLCs
Forcing of the I/O’sPractical on Software
Back up of the programs and reloadingPractical on PLCs
Replacing the faulty modules
CPU, I/O, Communication module replacementsPractical on PLCs
Troubleshooting and fault diagnostics of PLCPractical – Programming

Cost:

Certified


          (DCS) Application & Troubleshooting - ABB - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
Course goal
 
The goal of this course is to learn the modification of existing applications / projects using the Extended Automation System 800xA with AC 800M controllers. If more comprehensive engineering skills are Needed.

Topics
Day 1 
  • System 800xA architecture
  • Operation
  • Engineering
  • Workplace / Plant Explorer
  • OPC connectivity
Day 2
  • AC 800MHardwar
  • Libraries
  • Variables and data types
  • Function Block Diagram
 Day 3
  • Structured Text
  • Task assignment and memory
  • Control Modules
  • Sequential Function Charts (SFC)
  Day 4
  • Control Modules
  • Communication
  • Alarm and events
  • Graphic displays
  • Historian and trends
 Day 5
  •  Operator Workplace
  • Import and,Function Designer
  • Function Designer

Cost:

Certified


          DCS, PLC & SCADA Systems - Prolific Systems And Technologies Pvt. Ltd. , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Al Kuwait, Salalah, Manama, Mumbai         
OVERVIEW
This program will cover the practical applications of the modern PLCs, SCADA & DCS Systems. Abnormal Situation Management and Intelligent Alarm Management is a very important DCS issue that provides significant advantages over PLC and SCADA systems. Few DCSs do justice to the process; in terms of controlling for superior performance – most of them merely do the basics and leave the rest to the operators. Operators tend to operate within their comfort zone ". If more than one adverse condition developed at the same time and the system is too basic to act protectively, the operator would probably not be able to react adequately and risk a major deviation. This workshop gives suggestions on dealing with these issues.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

• A solid understanding of the architecture and operation of DCS, PLC & SCADA Systems.
• Ability to design the overall DCS, PLC & SCADA and process control system
• Better specification of planned DCS, PLC & SCADA Systems.
• Improved process performance for your plant
• Understanding of the key ergonomic issues in design of operator displays
• Apply advanced control strategies to your plant control system
• More effective use of your existing DCS, PLC & SCADA Systems, process control capabilities
• Design and create a consistent and effective alarm philosophy for your installation
• Recognise and deal with human problems in interfacing to alarm systems

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

• Process Control Engineers & Technicians
• Automation Engineers
• Operations Managers
• Operators & Control Room Personnel
• Production Engineers
• Process Engineers
• Plant Engineers
• IT Managers working with Networks
• Electrical Engineers
• Project Engineers
• Electrical & Instrumentation Technicians
• Maintenance Engineers & Supervisors

TRAINING DURATION 5 Days
 

Cost:

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          Certified Balanced Scorecard Management System Professional - The KPI institute , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Kuwait, Bahrain, Doha, Istambul         

The training course provides you with relevant knowledge on how to develop and implement a Balanced Scorecard System. This course offers a comprehensive overview on the many benefits any organization can extract from the Balanced Scorecard System implementation

A highly interactive learning experience will enable you to grasp the functionality of the Balanced Scorecard, and leverage on its benefits to advance strategy execution. The course focuses on delivering all the information needed to fully comprehend the value of the Balanced Scorecard, as well as on developing the necessary skills for a successful implementation.  

5 Benefits:

  • Get access to a deeper understanding of the value added and functionality of the Balanced Scorecard Management System; 
  • Develop and implement a Balanced Scorecard Management Architecture in a standardized manner; 
  • Overcome challenges in strategy execution by implementing the Balanced Scorecard Management System; 
  • Improve strategy communication by using the Balanced Scorecard Management System; 
  • Obtain premium recognition as a Certified Balanced Scorecard Management System Professional by completing a unique international learning program. 

 Learning objectives:

  • Comprehend fundamentals of a Performance Management System; 
  • Transpose the organizational strategy into a Balanced Scorecard Management System; 
  • Learn how to integrate the components of a Balanced Scorecard Architecture; 
  • Differentiate between objectives, KPIs, and initiatives;  
  • Understand KPI selection and KPI documentation;  
  • Optimize the data gathering process.  

Evaluation :

The certification process is finalized only when you complete all 3 stages of the learning experience. Nonetheless, you will receive a:

  • Certificate of Attendance: after participating at the 3 days of on-site training course; 
  • Certified Balanced Scorecard Management System Professional diploma: after you have successfully completed all 3 stages of the learning experience. 

Cost:

Discount: Promotion Available

Next Session:

Duration: 3 Days

Certified


          Certified KPI Professional and Practitioner - The KPI Institute , Dubai, Muscat, Kuwait, Doha, Manama, Jeddah, Riyadh, Kuala Lumpur         

Selection and data gathering are considered by practitioners all around the world to be the most challenging aspects in working with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). A way to address these challenges is to build a sound framework to measure KPIs, starting from the moment they are selected, until results are collected to be centralized in performance reports.

The KPI Institute has developed a rigorous KPI Measurement Framework that embeds 10 years of research in the field and relies on best practices applicable in the real business environment.

This learning program is structured on two levels of certifications:

Certified KPI Professional - a three days training course focused on developing know-how in working with KPIs. The certification can be obtained by taking a multiple question Certification Exam in the last day of the course.

Certified KPI Practitioner - a two days training course meant to improve the practical skills in working with KPIs and developing instruments like scorecards, dashboards and KPI documentation forms. The applied exercises of this course will enable participants to complete a trial run of all the steps required to complete the portfolio which is the basis of the KPI Practitioner Certification.

The exercises will reflect a complete KPI implementation case study, from project planning to KPI data visualization. The training courses can be accessed individually. However, participants are eligible to receive the KPI Practitioner Certification only if they are KPI Certified Professionals.

5 Benefits

  • Develop the project plan for a KPI implementation initiative;
  • Practice a sound framework to ensure KPIs are aligned to strategy;
  • Receive personalized feedback on developing the KPI portfolio of instruments;
  • Expand your business network by becoming a member of the international Certified KPI Professionals Community;
  • Access +15 templates that help you implement a KPI Measurement Framework in your organization.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand KPI measurement challenges and how to address them;
  • Select KPIs for scorecards and dashboards from the organizational to the departmental and individual level;
  • Develop a KPI implementation project plan;
  • Optimize the KPI activation and data gathering process.
  • Differentiate between objectives, KPIs and initiatives; Understand KPI selection in different contexts;

Evaluation 

The certification process is finalized when you complete all stages of the learning experience. You will receive a: 

  • Certificate of Completion: after completing pre-course activities, passing the Certification Exam and the Learning Assessment Quiz;
  • Certificate of Attendance for Certified KPI Professional: after participating at the 3 days of on-site training course;
  • Certificate of Attendance for Certified KPI Practitioner: after participating at the 2 days of on-site training course;
  • Certified KPI Professional diploma: after you have successfully completed all of the 3 stages of the learning experience

Cost: Starting from USD 3,700

Discount: OFFERS AVAILABLE

Next Session:

Duration: 5 Days

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          Certified Supply Chain Professional - LEORON Professional Development Institute , Riyadh, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Doha, Muscat         

The APICS CSCP designation is the most widely recognized educational program designed for operations and supply chain management  professionals around the world. Demonstrate your mastery of supply chain management best practices by earning your APICS CSCP designation.

By earning the APICS CSCP designation, you will demonstrate significant commitment to your profession and your career, distinguish yourself as an industry expert.

Topics Covered

Day One:  Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

  • Supply Chain Management Concepts
  • Supply Chain Alignment with Business Strategy
  • Supply Chain Design and Improvement Considerations
  • Inventory Management
Day Two:  Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

  • Logistics Fundamentals
  • Market Segmentation
  • Demand Planning
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Concepts
  • Supply Management Concepts
Day Three:  Supply Chain Strategy, Design, and Compliance

  • Sustainability
  • Risk Management
  • Globalization
  • Logistics
  • Managing the Supply Chain
Day Four:  Supply Chain Strategy, Design, and Compliance

  • Technology
  • Influencing and Prioritizing Demand
  • Customer Relationship Management(CRM)
  • Supplier Relationship Management(SRM)
  • Inventory Planning and Control
Day Five: Implementation and Operations

  • Supply chain dynamics
  • Managing Supply from Internal sources
  • Managing Supply from External sources
  • Implementation of demand plans
  • Continuous Improvement
Target Audience

  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Logistics Managers
Course Benefits

  1. Earning the proven knowledge and organization skills to strategically streamline operations.
  2. Mastering the tools to effectively manage global supply chain activities that involve suppliers, plans, distributors and customers located around the world.
  3. Acquiring the skills to create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology, and corporate communication.
  4. Understanding how to use ERP systems and other technologies to improve the entire supply chain process. The APICS CSCP program can help corporations maximize their ERP in-vestments by millions of dollars.
  5. Earning a designation that is sought by employers and recruiters
  6. Increasing your professional value and securing your future performance or their customers.

Cost:

Discount: Discounts Up to 100% OFF

Next Session:

Duration: 5 Days

Certified


          Facility Management Professional - Review Course - LEORON Professional Development Institute , Bahrain, Ghana, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Muscat, Lagos, Accra, London         

IFMA's Facility Management Professional (FMP) designation is a knowledge-based credential that will help to accelerate an FM's transition into the profession and demonstrate a proven comprehension of the foundations of facility management. 

It is ideal for:

  •  Facility management practitioners looking to increase their depth-of-knowledge in the foundational FM topics deemed critical by employers. 
  • Individuals who are transitioning into the FM profession. 
  • Related-industry practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers. 
  • Facility-related product and service providers. 
  • Students entering the profession from colleges, universities, certificate or technical programs. 
  • Experienced FMs intending to pursue the CFM credential

    Cost:

    Discount: Discounts Up to 100% OFF

    Next Session:

    Duration: 5 Days

    Certified


              Certified Risk Based Auditor - LEORON Professional Development Institute , Dubai, Riyadh, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Cape Town, Doha, Muscat         

    Course Overview

    This program is suitable for many different types of risk analysts, managers and audit staff. It covers the entire risk management landscape drawing on different aspects of risk and delivers complex topics in an easy to understand manner.

    • Understand the concepts and practical application of RBA
    • Understand how to identify, mitigate and control risks effectively
    • Challenge management and sell the benefits of proactive risk management
    • Audit major areas of risk for your business with confidence
    • Add value to your organization by the application of Risk Based Audit
    • services
    • Gain confidence in your audit plans through understanding the role of risk
    • Plan risk based assignments efficiently and effectively
    • Understand the role of IA in fraud prevention and detection
    • Measure success effectively

    What will I learn?

    Day One:  Risk and the Internal Audit Role

    • What is risk-based auditing?
    • The transition from system-based to risk-based auditing
    • Internal audit professional standards
    • Different approaches to auditing
    • The nature of risk
    • Relationship between risk and objectives
    • Risk culture
    • How to measure risk
    • Inherent and residual risk

    Day Two:  The Risk-Based Auditor Role

    • The "Big Picture" of business
    • Understanding strategic risk
    • Risk standards:
    • ISO 31000,
    • AUS/NZ Risk Management Standard,
    • COSO Enterprise Risk Management,
    • OCEG GRC Capability Framework
    • Risk appetite, tolerance and capacity
    • Risk identification
    • Risk assessment
    • Risk planning
    • Evaluating inherent risk
    • Assessing residual risk
    • Dealing with risk exposures
    • Terminate
    • Tolerate
    • Treat, or
    • Transfer

    Day Three:  The Risk-Based Auditor Role

    • The role of internal audit in risk facilitation
    • Relationship between risk and internal audit
    • The changing role of internal audit
    • Acceptable and unacceptable involvements of internal auditing the risk management process
    • Monitoring of action plans and audit committee reporting
    • Coordinating efforts with other assurance providers
    • Risk management committee reporting
    • Audit committee reporting
    • Integrating the risk based audit plan into the overall risk agenda
    • The internal audit risk-based auditor role
    • The role of the internal audit function - policeman, risk assessor or consultant?
    • The reputation of the internal audit function and how to assess it
    • How to decide which areas to audit
    • The historical audit universe versus risks-based audit
    • Determining the right level of assurance

    Day Four:  Practical Risk-Based Auditing

    • Audit program development
    • Managing audit requests
    • Assigning and planning audit work
    • Use of specialists
    • How do the various assurance providers rise to the risk challenge?
    • Including external auditors in the process
    • Coordinating risk reporting
    • Planning a risk-based audit
    • The risk-based audit approach

    Day Five

    • Risk-Based Auditing in Practice
    • Relationships with the board and audit committees
    • Developing regular contact with the chief executive
    • Role of the audit committee
    • Evaluating the audit committee requirements
    • Developing and presenting audit committee reports
    • Quality assurance on the internal audit activity
    • Fraud and the internal audit role
    • Elements in an effective fraud detection program
    • Ensuring an effective balance between prevention and detection

    Target Audience

    • Heads of Audit, Audit Managers and Senior Auditors
    • Auditors responsible for developing or implementing a risk based approach
    • Other assurance professionals such as those in Compliance and QA functions who are wanting to develop their Risk Based Approach
    • Managers and Directors of business functions - to aid their knowledge of a risk based audit approach.
    • Plus anyone who is responsible for analyzing company financial risk and dealing with the various risk exposures that may affect their organisation.

    Course Benefits

    • Successful completion of this course makes you a CRBA™ Certified
    • Risk Based Auditor. You can use the designation CRBA™ on your business card and resume.
    • A member of the American National Institute (ANSI) the     
    • International Standards setting authority
    • Up to 18 months membership to the IABFM professional body
    • Access to the IABFM network and body of information online
    • Preferred access to education centers in USA, UK, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Latin America
    • Access to the IABFM journal published online Gold Embossed Certificate with your name and designation as MIABFM (Member of the
    • International Academy of Business and Financial Management) recognized or registered with regulators worldwide.

    Cost:

    Discount: Discounts Up to 100% OFF

    Next Session:

    Duration: 5 Days

    Certified


              Certified Manager of Quality Organizational Excellence - LEORON Professional Development Institute , Riyadh, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Cape Town, Doha, Muscat         

    The Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) is a professional who leads and champions process - improvement initiatives - everywhere from small businesses to multinational corporations - that can have regional or global focus in a variety of service and industrial settings. A CMQ/OE facilitates and leads team efforts to establish and monitor customer/supplier relations, supports strategic planning and deployment initiatives, and helps develop measurement systems to determine organizational improvement. The CMQ/OE should be able to motivate and evaluate staff, manage projects and human resources, analyze financial situations, determine and evaluate risk, and employ knowledge management tools and techniques in resolving organizational challenges.

    What will I learn?

    LEADERSHIP

    A. Organizational Structures and Culture

    • Organizational structures
    • Organizational culture

    B. Leadership Challenges

    • Roles and responsibilities of leaders
    • Roles and responsibilities of managers
    • Change management
    • Motivating, influencing, negotiating, resolving
    • Empowerment

    C. Teams and Team Processes

    • Types of teams
    • Stages of team development
    • Team-building techniques
    • Team roles and responsibilities
    • Team performance and evaluation

    D. ASQ Code of Ethics

    STRATEGIC PLAN DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT

    A. Strategic Planning Models

    B. Business Environment Analysis

    • SWOT analysis
    • Market forces
    • Stakeholder analysis
    • Technology
    • Internal capability analysis
    • Legal and regulatory factors

    C. Strategic Plan Deployment

    • Action plans
    • Resource allocation and deployment
    • Organizational performance measurement
    • Quality function in strategic deployment

    STRATEGIC PLAN DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT

    A. Strategic Planning Models

    B. Business Environment Analysis

    • SWOT analysis
    • Market forces
    • Stakeholder analysis
    • Technology
    • Internal capability analysis
    • Legal and regulatory factors

    C. Strategic Plan Deployment

    • Action plans
    • Resource allocation and deployment
    • Organizational performance measurement
    • Quality function in strategic deployment
    • Quality planning, deployment, and documentation
    • Quality system effectiveness

    E. Quality Models and Theories

    • MBNQA Criteria for Performance Excellence
    • ISO and other third-party standards
    • Other quality methodologies
    • Quality philosophies

    QUALITY MANAGEMENT TOOLS

    • A. Problem-Solving Tools
    • The seven classic quality tools
    • Basic management and planning tools
    • Process improvement tools
    • Innovation and creativity tools
    • Cost of quality (COQ)

    B. Process Management

    • Process goals
    • Process analysis
    • Lean tools
    • Theory of constraints (TOC)

    C. Measurement: Assessment and Metrics

    • Basic statistical use
    • Sampling
    • Statistical analysis
    • Trend and pattern analysis
    • Theory of variation
    • Process capability
    • Reliability and validity
    • Qualitative assessment
    • Survey analysis and use

    CUSTOMER FOCUSED ORGANIZATION

    A. Customer Identification and Segmentation

    • Internal customers
    • External customers

    B. Customer Relationship Management

    • Customer needs
    • Customer satisfaction and loyalty
    • Basic customer service principles
    • Multiple and diverse customer
    • Management

    SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

    • Supplier Selection
    • Supplier Communications
    • Supplier Performance
    • Supplier Improvement
    • Supplier Certification, Partnerships, and Alliances
    • Supplier Logistics and Material Acceptance

    Cost:

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    Duration: 5 Days

    Certified


              Certified Financial Modeler - LEORON Professional Development Institute , Riyadh, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Cape Town, Doha, Muscat         

    Course Overview

    The ability to create and understand financial models is one of the most valued skills in business and finance today. Microsoft Excel with Visual Basic for Application (VBA) macros programming has been the dominant vehicle used by finance and corporate professionals in the preparation and utilization of the full range of financial models and other applications. However, as a result of the so called '95/5' rule it can be concluded that 95% of Excel users probably only use a mere 5% of the program's power. Most users know that they could be getting more out of Excel especially by using VBA which would result in them being able to build more flexible, dynamic and professional models.

    Unfortunately, this aspect of Excel and VBA often appears to be complex and intimidating. This intensive 5 day workshop starts with basics and progresses in a logical step by step manner to the more complex and rewarding tools needed to build more robust models that save time, reduce unnecessary human errors and customize applications that cumbersome explanations and endless technical background. Delegates will need some basic knowledge of Excel but not of professional modelling or programming.

    Target Audience

    • The 40 Excel functions that financial modellers use the most
    • Best practice in modelling forecasted financial statements (Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement)
    • The powerful combination of arrays, the offset function, the match function and drop down menus 
    • The danger of using IRR in isolation and possible solutions
    • Modelling and automating ratio analysis in Excel
    • Various Optimization solutions using Excel Solver (cash and inventory management, capacity planning and capital budgeting)
    • Pivot Tables and OLAP tables.
    • From the basics of VBA to building a loan amortization table using a VBA macro
    • Coding a User Form in VBA to update your database automatically.

    Target Audience

    • Directors & Senior Managers
    • Financial Controllers & Managers
    • Financial, Business & Investment Analysts
    • Strategic, Business & Financial Planners
    • Risk & Treasury Professionals
    • Accountants
    • Middle Office Staff
    • Commercial Managers
    • Commercial Bankers
    • Portfolio Managers
    • Model Auditors
    • Company Controllers
    • Insolvency Professionals
    • Corporate Valuation Specialists
    • Project Finance Professionals
    • Economists & Quants
    • Transaction Advisers
    • Business Development Managers
    • Marketing Managers

    Course Benefits

    • Successful completion of this course makes you a CFM  Certified Financial Modeller. You can use the designation CFM  on your business card and resume.
    • Membership to the only professional body recognized by the AACSB, the world's leading collection of business schools
    • Up to 18 months membership to the IABFM professional body
    • Access to the IABFM network and body of information online
    • Preferred access to education centers in USA, UK, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Latin America

    Access to the IABFM journal published online Gold Embossed Certificate with your name and designation as MIAFM (Member of the International Academy of Business and Financial Management)

    How will I be assessed?

    CFM™ Examination on the final day of the training

    Entry Requirements

    Delegates must meet the following criteria to be eligible to become CFM™:

    • Attendance - delegates must attend all sessions of the course. Delegates who miss more than two hours of the course sessions will not be eligible to sit the
    • course exam
    • Successful completion of the course assessment
    • After successfully passing the exam the Certificates will be prepared by the IABFM and will be handed to you on the final day of the workshop.

    Cost:

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    Certified


              Certified Business Operations Manager - LEORON Professional Development Institute , Riyadh, Jeddah, Kuwait City         

    As survival in the modern industrial environment becomes more important than success and profit, the modern demands placed upon the Operational functions of an organization are increasing dramatically. Business Operations are becoming the 'go to' function when the need for Value-Generation and Total Efficiency become the priority for the organization. Globalization, Supply Chain Risk, Financial Uncertainty, Resource Management are all factors affecting the way we conduct our business. This course addresses these issues and drives the need to embrace the modern business climate and understand how we can make an impact.

    Understanding and implementing Corporate Strategy

    • An overview of Corporate Strategy
    • Tools and techniques for Strategic Analysis
    • Appraising and selecting the Strategic Options
    • Implementing Strategy
    • Change Management

    Maximizing the management of your Operations

    • Overview of Operations Management
    • The Impact of LEAN
    • Achieving Total Productivity
    • Understanding Quality

    Implementing a culture of Continuous Improvement

    • Learning by Doing
    • Benchmarking
    • KAIZEN
    • Principles of 'FIVE S'

    Embracing the modern trends in Leadership

    • What makes a good Leader
    • Leadership versus Management
    • Traits of a Great Leader
    • Understanding Leadership Styles

    Effective Management of Stakeholders

    • The importance of Stakeholder Management
    • Tools for Stakeholder Mapping
    • Communication Planning
    • Influencing and Persuasion

    Building High Performing Teams

    • Principles of Teamwork
    • Efficient Team Formation
    • Team Charters and Governance
    • Getting the best out of your teams

    Efficient management of Projects

    • Getting the Scope right
    • Effective Planning
    • Planning Tools
    • Risk Management
    • Time / Cost / Quality

    Developing efficient Supply Chains

    • Supply Chain Management
    • Supply Chain Mapping
    • Understand the principles of Value Chains
    • Procurement's role in Operations

    Resource Management

    • Identifying your Key Resources
    • Human Resources
    • Training and Development
    • Motivation in the Workplace

    Course Benefits

    • The ability to use the designation CBOP™ on your business card and resume
    • Access to the ACPOP network and body of information online
    • Gold embossed CBOP™ Certificate with your name and designation as Member of Gold embossed CBOP™ Certificate with your name and designation as Member of ACPOP (Association of Certified Procurement & Operations Professionals)
    • The CBOP™ shows that you have completed advanced level Operational Management training and that you have the skills and experience in managing key business operations on a national, regional and global level

    How will I be assessed?

    Only those who successfully complete the examination and participate effectively in the course case studies will receive the Certified business Operations Professional designation CBOP™.

    Entry Requirements

    Delegates must meet the following criteria to be eligible to become CBOP™:

    • Attendance - delegates must attend all sessions of the course. Delegates who miss more than two hours of the course sessions will not be eligible to sit the
    • course exam
    • Successful completion of the course assessment
    • After successfully passing the exam the Certificates will be prepared by the ACPOP and will be handed to you on the final day of the workshop.

    Cost:

    Discount: Discounts Up to 100% OFF

    Next Session:

    Duration: 5 Days

    Certified


              Lean Six Sigma Black Belt - Anexas , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharajah, Riyadh, Jeddah, Kuwait, Muscat         

    Six Sigma is a rigorous and disciplined methodology that uses data and statistical analysis to measure and improve a company's operational performance by identifying and eliminating 'defects' in manufacturing and service-related processes. Live Online session through Skype will be conducted and delivered by Consultants with more than 10 years of experience and have implemented it in organizations worldwide. The training uses examples, case studies, and exercises on issues which are relevant for all industry like Customer Satisfaction, Productivity (utilization, handling time), Transaction Quality, Service Levels, and Attrition.

    It also includes use of MINITAB Statistical software for data analysis and interpretation of results. Worked out Projects are used to demonstrate and practice the use of appropriate tools. On completion of this workshop the participants will be ready to launch Six Sigma projects.

    What will I learn?

    DMAIC, Pareto, Minitab, Lean Principles, Anova, Multiple Regression, DOE, Control Charts, MSA

    Target Audience

    The program holds good for any professional who is responsible for improving a business process, product or service. As successful GB / BB professional, you will be able to effectively solve the most complex business problems and instill discipline that catalyze the transformation of an organization's business performance. New upcoming business organizations will find this program very enriching. On a personal level, it instills strategic thinking, elevates your career and prepares you for leadership roles

    How will I benefit from taking this course?

    Six Sigma professionals are in Demand by Companies as they help companies reduce cost and increase profitability. Six Sigma professional over a period of time can expect 50 to even 80% hike in salaries.

    How will I be assessed?

    Each participant who has successfully met the criteria for training, will have to give a online examination to be "Certified Six Sigma Black Belt " from Anexas Denmark.

    Will I receive a certificate of completion?

    The certified "Certified Six Sigma Green/Black Belt " will recive a certificate from Anexas Denmark. This certificate is globally valid and accepted by organizations worldwide

    Testimonial of former student

    "I hope all is well. Today is quite a special day for me and I would like to share my happiness with you. I have just passes the PMP Credential Exam And Yes,on the very first try. First , I would like to thank Anexas Consultancy and you(Mr. Amitabh saxena), in particular , for your focused training, motivation and wholehearted support. Second, Anexas is doing a great job in this country(Saudi Arabia) and other parts of the world in providing working adults with Golden Oppurtunities for self development and career advancement. I can only wish you and Anexas the very best in the years to come."
    Dr. Mahmood Khan,PMP,MBA

    "..It was great to know the achievements of Anexas Consulting and we feel proud to be associated with you at individual and Organization Level. I wish all the success and Glorious days ahead of you and Anexas as a Company. It was great going through the Black Belt Training and the interactions we had. The Training was very good and it was taken with such a ease and care..."
    Bikram K.Giri ,Senior Advisor - Business Process Improvement,Dell

    "Master Black Belt was an amazing course conducted by anexas which allowed me to understand the stuffs in more detailed format about Lean and Six Sigma and how to implement it practically."
    Youssa Judicael,Engineer

    "The confidence level of participants increasing just by hearing Trainers Lecture's, they are a great orator and keeps the batch awake even after lunch hours with the same enthusiasm level."
    Gouthaman KTP,

    Cost:

    Certified


              Six Sigma Green Belt - Anexas , Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharajah, Riyadh, Jeddah, Kuwait, Muscat         

    Six Sigma is a rigorous and disciplined methodology that uses data and statistical analysis to measure and improve a company's operational performance by identifying and eliminating 'defects' in manufacturing and service-related processes. Live Online session through Skype will be conducted and delivered by Consultants with more than 10 years of experience and have implemented it in organizations worldwide. The training uses examples, case studies, and exercises on issues which are relevant for all industry like Customer Satisfaction, Productivity (utilization, handling time), Transaction Quality, Service Levels, and Attrition.
    It also includes use of MINITAB Statistical software for data analysis and interpretation of results. Worked out Projects are used to demonstrate and practice the use of appropriate tools. On completion of this workshop the participants will be ready to launch Six Sigma projects.

    What will I learn?

    DMAIC, Pareto, Minitab, Lean Principles, Anova, Multiple Regression, DOE, Control Charts, MSA

    Target Audience

    The program holds good for any professional who is responsible for improving a business process, product or service. As successful GB / BB professional, you will be able to effectively solve the most complex business problems and instill discipline that catalyze the transformation of an organization's business performance. New upcoming business organizations will find this program very enriching. On a personal level, it instills strategic thinking, elevates your career and prepares you for leadership roles

    How will I benefit from taking this course?

    Six Sigma professionals are in Demand by Companies as they help companies reduce cost and increase profitability. Six Sigma professional over a period of time can expect 50 to even 80% hike in salaries.

    How will I be assessed?

    Each participant who has successfully met the criteria for training, will have to give a online examination to be "Certified Six Sigma Black Belt " from Anexas Denmark.

    Will I receive a certificate of completion?

    The certified "Certified Six Sigma Green/Black Belt " will recive a certificate from Anexas Denmark. This certificate is globally valid and accepted by organizations worldwide

    Testimonial of former student

    "I hope all is well. Today is quite a special day for me and I would like to share my happiness with you. I have just passes the PMP Credential Exam And Yes,on the very first try. First , I would like to thank Anexas Consultancy and you(Mr. Amitabh saxena), in particular , for your focused training, motivation and wholehearted support. Second, Anexas is doing a great job in this country(Saudi Arabia) and other parts of the world in providing working adults with Golden Oppurtunities for self development and career advancement. I can only wish you and Anexas the very best in the years to come."
    Dr. Mahmood Khan,PMP,MBA

    "..It was great to know the achievements of Anexas Consulting and we feel proud to be associated with you at individual and Organization Level. I wish all the success and Glorious days ahead of you and Anexas as a Company. It was great going through the Black Belt Training and the interactions we had. The Training was very good and it was taken with such a ease and care..."
    Bikram K.Giri ,Senior Advisor - Business Process Improvement,Dell

    "Master Black Belt was an amazing course conducted by anexas which allowed me to understand the stuffs in more detailed format about Lean and Six Sigma and how to implement it practically."
    Youssa Judicael,Engineer

    "The confidence level of participants increasing just by hearing Trainers Lecture's, they are a great orator and keeps the batch awake even after lunch hours with the same enthusiasm level."
    Gouthaman KTP,

    Cost:

    Certified


              Nominate for (ISC)2’s Information Security Leadership Awards         
    (ISC)2’s EMEA Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA) is the perfect opportunity to recognise the excellence and hard work of information security professionals - and nominations are now open!

    The (ISC)2 EMEA ISLA awards are unique in that they provide the cyber security community with an opportunity to acknowledge professionals that have distinguished themselves under specific projects, programmes and initiatives.


    Your nominee could be a well-known figure, a standout leader or even an unsung peer of yours working tirelessly in the background.
      
    Nominations are open until the 12th of July 2017, midnight BST and are open to all professionals in information, cyber, software or infrastructure security in the EMEA region.

    You can submit your nominations here.

    Award Categories:
    You can nominate individuals (both (ISC)2 members and non-members) in the following four categories:



    Senior Information Security Professional: This goes to someone that has significantly contributed to the enhancement of the information security workforce by demonstrating a leadership role in any security workforce improvement initiative, program or project. Ideally, this nomination should have at least five years of experience in an information security role.  

    Information Security Practitioner: This award acknowledges an individual that has distinguished themselves by implementing and/or managing the implementation of a component of a security programme. Nominations typically should have at least three years of experience in an information security role.

    Up-and-Coming Information Security Professional: This award recognises a person who is a new, rising star in the information security field. The project, improvement or initiative may not relate to leadership and instead may relate to their current position or education.

    Woman Information Security Professional: This will be awarded to a female who has contributed to women’s representation in the profession and raised awareness to encourage vocations among women. The ideal nomination should have at least three years of relevant industry experience.

    Who’s the judge?
    Submissions will be judged by members of the Europe, Middle East and Africa Advisory Council (EAC) and will consist of the following industry leaders:
    • Yves Le Roux, CISSP, CISM: Co-chair of the (ISC)2 EMEA Advisory Council 
    • Dr. Yiannis Pavlosoglou, PhD, CISSP: Strategic Change Manager for Operational Resilience at UBS.
    • Tom Gamali, CISSP, CISA: Head of Group Technology Risk and Business Continunity Management for Kuwait Finance House
    • Rainer Rehm, CISSP, CISM: Security Architect at MAN and one of the founding members of The (ISC)2 Chapter Germany 
    • Sofiane Chafai, CISSP: Information Security expert with over 15 years' experience in managing ICT and security projects 
    • Paco Hope, CISSP, CSSLP: Recognised expert in the field of software security. He is the author of two security books, a frequent conference speaker and a regular online author 

    Award Ceremony:
    Awards will be hosted at the (ISC)2 Secure Summit in London in December. This will also act as the perfect opportunity to bring together our community and celebrate the achievements and commitment to excellence that we all continue to strive for.

    Shortlisted nominees from different countries will be sponsored to attend the event. 

    For more details on how to submit your nominations and what the judges are looking for, check out this guide

              Lebanon Politics        
    Michel Aoun comes home to roost

    by Sami Moubayed [from Asia Times May 13, 2005]

    http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GE13Ak02.html


    DAMASCUS - Michel Aoun's return to Lebanon on May 7, after 15 years of exile, is yet to shake the political landscape of Lebanon. To some, it is a great victory, to others, a humiliation and a bitter reminder of civil war memories that many people have been working hard to forget.

    Aoun returned to Lebanon on the offensive, hateful of everyone and everything that kept him in exile for so long, promising destruction of the existing order and sweet revenge. The Beirut he entered last week was very different from the war torn one he left behind in 1990. That Beirut did not have a Rafik Harrri hallmark on it. Yet, all the actors of Beirut 1990 are still there.

    Former president Amin Gemayel, who appointed Aoun prime minister in 1988, upsetting tradition in Lebanon because Aoun was a Maronite, is still there. Patriarch Man Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, who worked for Aoun's downfall, is also still in religious office. Ex-prime minister Salim al-Hoss, who led a rivaling cabinet in 1989-1990, is there, and so is Samir Gagegea, who Aoun had viciously fought in the eastern districts of Beirut. The general who had been chief-of-staff and who had orchestrated Aoun's exodus from Baabda Palace, stands today in Baabda Palace, the legitimate and internationally recognized president of the Lebanese Republic.

    At Beirut Airport, Aoun told the masses, most of whom were too young to remember the civil war, Lebanon will never be governed again by the "political feudalism" and "religious system that dates back to the 19th century". He called for an end to "old fashioned prototypes which represent the old bourgeoisie which persisted without questioning". Aoun has effectively promised to strike back at the entire political establishment of Lebanon. Will he succeed?

    Before returning to Lebanon, Aoun promised a "tsunami" in Lebanese politics. Aoun's first encounter with the press and well-wishers at Beirut Airport was less than diplomatic. Annoyed at all the commotion, the ex-general barked at those welcoming him, claiming they were noisy. Once a military man, always a military man. Aoun was never a politician and never had direct contact with the Lebanese public. When people started seeing him as a national leader in 1989-1990, he was too busy with his war against Gagegea and Syria to engage in populist politics. The security situation in Lebanon also prevented him from doing that. He never staged rallies during his career in Lebanon, but rather, was always confined to the barracks, living the life of a professional soldier.

    The average age of his supporters is 20, an age where young men and women are full of life, and easily enchanted by Aoun's fiery speeches, which he gave from his exile in France. A generation hungry for reform and hope, they supported Aoun as an exiled leader. Now that he has returned to Lebanon, and engaged himself once again in the dirty game of Arab politics, he might lose the aura he had created for himself as a "struggler" from 1990-2005. He also faces the difficulties of a wide generation gap between him and his supporters. Aoun is 70, while his supporters are in their early 20s. If he fails to live up to their expectations, this impatient generation could quickly abandon him and turn to younger, more attractive politicians.

    Aoun has said he has his eyes set on the presidency, but by the next time presidential elections take place in Lebanon in 2007, Aoun will be 72. Also, Aoun needs to understand that unlike in the 1980s, the Maronites are no longer the de facto rulers of Lebanon - not because of Syria, but because demographics have changed in the Lebanese Republic. It is the Muslims (or more specifically the Shi'ites) who are the current majority in Lebanon, and any future deal should be cut with the Muslims. Aoun cannot spearhead opposition to traditional Muslim leaders, nor can he completely cozy up to them, in fear of losing support within his own Maronite constituency. While he was in exile, the Maronites created new leaders for themselves who even today would defeat Aoun in the most democratic of elections. The first name that comes to mind is Nasib Lahhoud, a moderate, seasoned, and highly respected Maronite politician. Also, so long as Aoun remains on bad terms with Sfeir, whom he promised to visit soon, he stands a slim chance of becoming the leader he strives to be, since Sfeir is still considered a principal figure and ultimate authority in Christian politics in Lebanon.


    History of Michel Aoun

    Aoun was born in 1935 into a poor family in Haret Hraik, a Shi'ite neighborhood that currently serves as a stronghold for Hezbollah, the Shi'ite resistance of Lebanon. It acquired this status in the 15-years of Aoun's absence in Paris, and upon his return to Beirut, one of the first questions fired at him by a journalist was whether he intended to visit his native neighborhood, which is swarming with Shi'ite warriors today, and meet with Hezbollah's Secretary General Hasan Nasrallah. He replied affirmatively.

    The Haret Hraik that Aoun was born into in 1935 was a mixed Muslim-Christian suburb south of Beirut. Aoun attended Catholic schools, lived with a religious family, but declared years later that he "never differentiated between Ali and Peter, or between Hasan and Michel".

    Aoun finished high school in 1955, during the heyday of Christian power in Lebanon under the regime of the Christian "king", president Kamil Sham'un. He enrolled at the Military Academy and graduated in 1958, while a Muslim uprising was raging in Lebanon against Sham'un. Aoun watched attentively as the Lebanese army, which he was entering, remained loyal to its president. When Aoun was 40, his country went to civil war, as the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) of Yasser Arafat fought with the Muslims of Lebanon against the Maronite forces of Pierre Gemayel, who were backed by Syria. By the late 1970s, the Lebanese army had fractured along sectarian lines, yet Aoun, having learned from the 1958 experience, remained loyal to the central government. In the early 1980s, he became head of the "defense brigade" of the Lebanese army, a unit separating East and West Beirut. In 1982, he was involved in fighting against the Israeli army that occupied Beirut.

    That same year, Aoun created the 8th brigade, which fought the Syrian army in the Souk al-Gharb pass overlooking Beirut. In June 1984, a reconciliation conference was held for all warring parties in Switzerland (brokered by former prime minister Rafiq al-Harriri). Army commander Ibrahim Tannous was fired and replaced by General Aoun. Aoun complied, but took no part in politics, giving no press interviews in 1984-1988. In September 1988, 15 minutes before the end of his term, president Amin Gemayel appointed Aoun prime minister, thereby breaching the National Pact of 1943, which said that a prime minister had to be a Muslim Sunni, whereas the president's office would be occupied exclusively by a Maronite Christian. Lebanon's Muslim prime minister, Salim al-Hoss, who had taken over after the assassination of prime minister Rashid Karameh, refused to step down, resulting in two Lebanese governments. Aoun's team reigned from Baabda Palace.

    When he came to power, Aoun only controlled limited areas of East Beirut. To establish himself as a cross-confessional leader, Aoun began his war on the Lebanese Forces (LF), a Maronite militia headed by Gagegea. He ordered 15,000 of his troops into action and wrestled the port of Beirut from the LF. He shelled entire neighborhoods of East Beirut and infuriated the Christians of Lebanon, who to date, had kept East Beirut quiet and safe. Ghassan Tweini, publisher of the Beirut daily al-Nahhar, said in an interview years later that the Christians will not forgive Aoun for dropping bombs on their heads during what was labeled "the war of cancellation" within the Maronite community. On March 14, 1989, Aoun declared a "war of liberation" against Syria. This war was one of his bloodiest. He ignored the advice of the Arab League, destroyed what remained of West Beirut, and contributed to the exodus of over 1 million people from Beirut. He opened channels with Syria's archenemies, Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and PLO chairman Arafat, both of whom supported him with no hesitation.

    Aoun finally agreed to a cease-fire by the Arab League in September 1989, but refused to endorse the Taif Accord of Saudi Arabia (October 1989), claiming that it did not call for the withdrawal of the Syrian army from Lebanon. He was also opposed to the constitutional changes that emerged at Taif, which stated that the Muslim prime minister would be voted on by parliament and not appointed by the Maronite president. Support for Taif came from both Gagegea and Sfeir, who declared that Aoun's stance was illegal and unconstitutional. Around 100 of Aoun's supporters even invaded the Patriarchal See in Bkirki, physically assaulting Sfeir for his support of Taif. Sfeir complained that Aoun's army, stationed at the gates of Bkirki, had failed to protect him. Aoun's "rebellion" ended rapidly when in August 1990, his friend Saddam invaded Kuwait. The United States, eager to defeat the Iraqi dictator, wanted Arab support in Operation Desert Storm. It found no better way to achieve that than through an alliance with Syria for the liberation of Kuwait. Syria's late president Hafez al-Asad sent his army to the Arabian Desert, and in reward, the US gave him a green light to bring the saga of Michel Aoun to an end.

    On the morning of October 13, 1990, the Syrian army launched a massive operation on Baabda Palace and areas of East Beirut controlled by General Aoun. The defeated general fled to the French Embassy in Beirut then moved to Paris when president Francois Mitterrand gave him political asylum. Syria established itself in Lebanon with firm power through Lebanon's new president Elias Hrawi, his prime minister Rafiq al-Harriri, and speaker Nabih Berri, all of whom came to power with the direct backing of Damascus. Meanwhile, a pro-Aoun movement emerged in Beirut, among high school and university students, called the Free Patriotic Movement, which he supported from his Paris-exile. In 2003, Aoun played a leading role in getting the US to pass the Syrian Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Act, which brought criminal charges against him in Beirut, where many described his alliance with Washington against Damascus as treason. During the early 1990s, it became common in certain Christian neighborhoods to read the phrase: "Aoun will return!"


    Aoun has returned

    Aoun has returned and finds a political arena fertile for activism. The first issue to erupt in everyone's face is the 2000 election law, which will govern parliamentary elections scheduled to take place for Lebanon's 128-seat chamber on four consecutive Sundays, starting on May 29. This law, drafted by General Ghazi Kenaan, who was Syria's intelligence supreme in Lebanon until 2002, places Christian districts within larger Muslim ones. Bsherri, for example, the birthplace of Gagegea and a strong base for his disbanded LF, is in the same district as Dinniyeh, which has a Muslim majority. With a Muslim majority, the Christians will have to rely on them for the victory of their candidates. Chairman of the Lebanese Socialist Progressive party and opposition leader Walid Jumblatt has allied himself with Sfeir, much to the displeasure of Aoun, and Saad al-Harriri, the political heir and son of Lebanon's slain former prime minister Rafiq al-Harriri. A meeting on Tuesday between Harriri Jr and Aoun raises fears of a Aoun-Harriri alliance in the upcoming elections, much to the displeasure of Jumblatt, who refuses to meet or work with Aoun. Christian opposition members are pressing for a new law with smaller constituencies but many are opposed to any change, fearing that a change would delay the elections, which Prime Minister Najib Mikati has promised to hold on time.

    For his part, Aoun is delicately striking his election alliances with former archenemies and foes. Aoun received Strida Gagegea, the wife of arrested warlord Samir Gagegea, and promised to "turn a page on the past". Samir Gagegea, arrested in 1994, will be released from jail soon, but not before the elections take place, since it is in nobody's interest in Lebanon for him to enter the election race, after 11 years of arrest, and turn the tables on Aoun, Lahhoud, Jumblatt and practically everyone else.

    More surprisingly, Aoun received Hezbollah representative Ali Ammar, who said that a high-profile meeting was soon to be held between Aoun and Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah, since both men share a parallel vision on political reform. Both imposed themselves on Lebanese politics forcefully, and neither are members of the feudal notability of Lebanese politics that has been in power with no interruptions since the turn of the 20th century. Many fear an electoral alliance between Nasrallah and Aoun, which Ammar hinted at after his meeting with the ex-general. Aoun has also received another traditional foe, the Amal Movement, which is headed by the pro-Syrian Speaker of Parliament Berri.

    Aoun has also allied himself with the pro-Syrian ex-minister of interior Sulayman Franjiyyieh, who visited him upon his return to Beirut and said that Aoun's team were "true Christians", claiming that rivalries in the past do not mean an alliance cannot be formed between them today. Aoun also allied himself with Emile Lahhoud Jr, the son of the president who is a deputy in parliament for the Maronite stronghold of al-Metn. An alliance with Lahhoud Jr would also mean an alliance with Lahhoud Jr's brother-in-law Elias al-Murr, another pro-Syrian former minister of interior. Traditionally, the Lahhouds and their in-laws, the Murrs, were the ones to gain the most from the 2000 election law, because due to their alliance with pro-Syrian Muslims, they also secured a majority in parliamentary elections. Today, both the Lahhouds and Murrs fear that Aoun's popularity in al-Metn would ruin their standing among Christian voters in the Maronite district. That is why the president said on Tuesday that the 2000 election law, which he had once relentlessly defended, "does not achieve equality among the Lebanese". If Aoun allies himself with other politicians in al-Metn, like ex-president Gemayel or Nasib Lahhoud, he can easily defeat the Lahhouds and the Murrs. This is why Lahhoud Jr, probably under the guidance of his father, hurried to work with Aoun, although Aoun has been the loudest critic of the Lahhoud regime since its creation in 1998, describing it as a Syrian-creation.

    A defeat for Lahhoud in the upcoming elections would be a disaster for the Lebanese president, for he would run a high risk of being voted out of office if an anti-Syrian, or anti-Lahhoud parliament is elected. That is why the Lahhouds, who have been pro-Syria more than Syria itself, need Aoun today (more so than Syria) to survive in Lebanon. Another early-caller on Aoun was Druze leader Talal Arslan, who combats Jumblatt over leadership of the Druze community in Lebanon. He too offered to work with Aoun, to defeat Jumblatt in the Druze-Maronite district of Aley.

    Jumblatt would also fear an alliance between Aoun and Hezbollah in Baabda. Jumblatt, fearing Aoun's influence in the elections, was highly critical of Aoun and called on Lahhoud to resign, wanting to get rid of both men. Aoun stood up for the Lebanese president, who he has repeatedly criticized, signaling that he might ally himself with Lahhoud, Syria, and Hezbollah, to defeat Jumblatt and the current leaders of the Lebanese opposition. Once rid of Jumblatt, and in the power struggle of Lebanon, he would turn his attention against Lahhoud, Syria, and Hezbollah. This is a complex and complicated game, even by the standards of Lebanon.

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    Sami Moubayed is a Syrian political analyst.

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              HUMAN RIGHTS IN 2010: THE CIRI REPORT        
    In conjunction with Human Rights Day, 2011, the CIRI Human Rights Data Project releases its ratings of government respect for 16 internationally-recognized human rights in almost every country in the world for the year 2010. The CIRI project's data stretch back, annually, to 1981 and can be freely accessed at www.humanrightsdata.org

    The CIRI data are used by governments, scholars, international organizations, businesses, think tanks, and students the world over for a wide variety of purposes. The project is Co-Directed by Dr. David L. Cingranelli (Binghamton University) and Dr. David L. Richards (University of Connecticut) and assisted by Senior CIRI Associate K. Chad Clay (University of Georgia). Any inquiries may be addressed to info@humanrightsdata.org

    Below, we present four types of stories from this year's released data:


    THE BEST AND WORST of 2010

    All 14 of CIRI's indicators of particular human rights can be summed into an overall human rights score for each country in the world. The top (best) score a country can receive is 30, while the worst score would be 0. The world average was 18 and the USA scored 26 (tied for 5th place). Below are the best and worst of 2010.

    Top 13 Countries:

    Denmark [30]
    Iceland [30]
    Austria [29]
    New Zealand [29]
    Norway [29]
    Australia [28]
    Belgium [28]
    Finland [28]
    Liechtenstein [28]
    Luxembourg [28]
    Netherlands [28]
    San Marino [28]
    Sweden [28]


    Bottom 10 Countries:

    Burma [2]
    Eritrea [2]
    Iran [2]
    China [3]

    Korea, Democratic People's Republic of [3]
    Yemen [3]
    Zimbabwe [3]
    Saudi Arabia [4]
    Congo, Democratic Republic of [5]
    Nigeria [5]


    THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

    On May 20, 2011, the United Nations elected 15 new members of the UN Human Rights Council. Here are their total CIRI human rights scores for 2010, out of a possible 30 points. Six out of the fifteen new members had scores below the world average of 18 for the year 2010. Below are the scores for each new member:

    Austria         [29]
    Benin          [16]
    Botswana     [22]
    Burkina Faso    [20]
    Republic of Congo  [18]  
    Chile             [26]
    Costa Rica     [26]
    Czech Republic   [24]
    India               [10]
    Indonesia        [13]
    Italy               [24]
    Kuwait          [11]
    Peru              [18]
    Philippines     [15]
    Romania        [17]


    DECLINE IN RESPECT FOR PHYSICAL INTEGRITY RIGHTS

    The CIRI Index of Physical Integrity Rights measure's a government's overall level of respect for four rights: torture, extrajudicial killing, political imprisonment, disappearance. The index ranges from 0 (no respect for any of these four rights) to 8 (full respect for all four of these rights). In 2008-2009, the world saw an overall average increase in these rights of .047. However, a reversal of this improvement was seen from 2009-2010, with it's overall average decline in respect of -.031. In particular 2009-2010 saw the following dramatic changes:

    Three Countries Lost 3 Points (Violations Increased)

    Croatia
    Georgia
    Panama

    Seven Countries Gained 2 Points (Violations Decreased)

    Angola
    Chad
    Chile
    Guinea
    Italy
    Kenya
    Seychelles

    The fact that the CIRI data stretch back in time to 1981 allows for longitudinal comparison. For example, the graph below shows how regional averages of respect for physical integrity rights have changed over the years:



    MORE TORTURE

    An important part of this overall decline in respect for physical integrity rights comes from a continuing degradation, globally, of respect for the right not to be tortured. For example, 2009-2010 saw 17 countries engage in more torture, while only 8 engaged in less torture. Below is the list of these countries. CIRI's indicator of government respect for torture is as follows: (0) Frequent/systematic torture, (1) Moderate/occasional torture (2) No reported/confirmed episodes of
    torture.

    Increased Torture, 2009-2010

    Austria
    Bahrain
    Canada
    Congo, Republic of
    Croatia
    Georgia
    Hungary
    Japan
    Korea, Republic of
    Kyrgyz Republic
    Marshall Islands
    Mozambique
    Nicaragua
    Senegal
    Sierra Leone
    Slovenia
    Thailand

    Decreased Torture, 2009-2010

    Chile
    Czech Republic       
    Denmark       
    Dominica       
    Italy       
    Micronesia, Federated States of       
    Seychelles       
    Spain

    This trend in the greater use of torture is not a post-9/11 phenomenon, however. The chart below shows the increased use of torture beginning in the early 1980s. The extent of the drop in respect for this right differed by region and is seen to be particularly acute in Africa.


              Airbus A300-600R Kuwait Airways - Scale 1:200        
    Airbus A300-600R Kuwait Airways - Scale 1:200

    Airbus A300-600R Kuwait Airways - Scale 1:200

    Diecast Airbus A300-600 Kuwait Airways aircraft model in 1:200 scale. Stand and landing gears are included. The Airbus A300 is a short- to medium-range widebody jet airliner. Launched in 1972 as the world’s first twin-engined widebody, it was the first product of Airbus Industries, a consortium of European aerospace companies, fully owned today by EADS.


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               Kuwait this week         
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     Job Location: Kuwait   
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    • Secretary (Male) 
    • Sales Persons experienced in construction (Male) KW DL  
    •  Engineers/Civil (Male) KW DL  
    •  Mandoub : arabic speaking & experienced working with all the ministries  Cleaners  : (only Male & Female 6519-5639) Applicants applying for the above positions must be Transferable Visa #18, Good in spoken & written English and be able to start work immediately. Candidates meeting the above criteria are requested to send in detailed CVs with Cover Letters to: response@agtkuwait.com  
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              Multiple vacancies, Kuwait        
    Job Title:
    • Contract Administrator
    • Quantity Surveyor 
    • Planning Engineer 
    • Civil Construction Engineer 
    • Mechanical Construction Engineer 
    • Procurement and materials Engineer
    •  Safety Engineer
    •  Project Cost Accountant 
    • Administrative Assistant 
    • Safety Officer 
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              Gulf .....A short description.....        

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    Subject: Gulf .....A short description.....


    This is GULF


    * Local calls are free
    * Petrol is cheaper than water, Payment for drainage too
    * Any building construction finishes in 3 months
    * Unqualified get more salary than Qualified
    * Show-off matters more than real quality & performance
    * Labourers are paid less than what they can earn back in their own country
    * Companies can kick out their employees without any reason
    * Wastas (recommendation) are more powerful than money
    * Cleaners have more Wasta than officers
    * Watchman has more Rights than the Building Owner
    * Office boy & Drivers have more influence on Boss than Manager
    * Gulf climate changes so fast, in one hour u can see raining, dust storm, hot / humid / chilling weather
    * Gulf is located in desert, still u find greenery everywhere
    * If u can't earn money in the Gulf, u can't earn anywhere in the world * In Gulf, time goes very fast, Friday to Friday comes u never know, its sooo fast
    * Every bachelor has a dream of getting married and buying a house in India
    * U love your parents, friends, relatives 100 times more than when you were together
    * Being at home is more painful than being at work
    * Indians appear/pretend to be more religious/God fearing than they really are
    * Theatres are full of Arab nationals whenever there is a movie of Salman / Sharukh
    * Gulf girls sing Hindi songs but don't understand anything
    * Prostitutes available, but cheaper than beggars
    * Dance Bars and Pubs more than that in B'lore
    * A ladies hair saloon every 5 meters
    * Food/Grocery delivery to the car
    * A Starbucks every 10 meters
    * Hard Rock Cafe with no alcohol

    * In one single flate sharing with 5 families
    * A Shopping Mall located every 2 km
    * Highway lanes differentiated for slow & fast drivers
    * Getting a license is more difficult than buying a car
    * Smashed cars are more than bugs
    * Parking charge: 2 Dirham for 1 hour - 5 Dirham for 2 hours & so on
    * No Queues for women

    TRAFFIC SIGNAL IN GULF:
    * GREEN : Signal to go for Indians
    * YELLOW : Signal to go for Egyptians and Pakistanis, Americans, Europeans
    * RED : Signal to go for Kuwaitis, Saudis , Palestinians & Lebanese

    IF YOU'RE SAYING 'NO' THEN YOU ARE HIDING THE TRUTH....... ......... .


              NORBERTO BOBBIO        

    Norberto Bobbio


    (Turín, 1909 - 2004) Ensayista, profesor y teórico del pensamiento político. Norberto Bobbio nació el 18 de octubre de 1909 en Turín, en el seno de una familia acomodada y relativamente progresista. Su padre, Luigi Bobbio, era uno de los cirujanos más prestigiosos de la ciudad.
    Norberto tuvo una infancia y una adolescencia felices, protegido como estaba por el entorno paterno. Tuvo por compañero de clase al escritor Cesare Pavese, con quien compartió, entre otras cosas, el entusiasmo por el idioma inglés y los clásicos de la literatura anglosajona. Su pasión creciente por la lectura se desarrolló en un ambiente familiar despreocupado, sin obsesiones clasistas ni políticas.
    Norberto Bobbio
    Aunque este entorno familiar era filofascista, como en general ocurría en toda la burguesía italiana de la época, cuando en 1919 Bobbio entró a estudiar en el Liceo Massimo d’Azeglio se encontró con que la mayoría del profesorado era abiertamente antimussoliniano. La educación política le llegó al filósofo por esta vía, más en concreto gracias a maestros como Zino Zizi o Augusto Monti. También algunos amigos que siguieron estudiando con él en la universidad, como Leone Ginzburg y Vittorio Foa, fueron eficaces en la posterior «conversión» ideológica de un joven hasta entonces sin especiales inquietudes en este terreno.
    Militante antifascista
    En 1927 Bobbio ingresó en la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Turín. En aquel tiempo todavía pertenecía a los Grupos Universitarios Fascistas (GUP), aunque las mencionadas compañías, unidas a algunos episodios concretos, fueron desvinculándolo de esta vaga militancia. En 1935, una operación de la policía fascista acabó con el arresto domiciliario de Bobbio, debido a que la mayoría de sus amigos formaban parte de la asociación izquierdista Justicia y Libertad.
    Poco tiempo después comenzó su currículo como profesor universitario, que en 1938 le llevó a la cátedra de filosofía del derecho de la Universidad de Siena. En 1939 tomó contacto por primera vez con el pensamiento de Thomas Hobbes, filósofo que inspiraría gran parte de su pensamiento político y del que se le considera uno de los mayores especialistas.
    La militancia fascista de Bobbio había sido hasta esa época puramente anecdótica (muchos ciudadanos estaban afiliados al Fascio únicamente por razones prácticas, sin tener por ello simpatía por Mussolini y sus ideas), ya que de hecho la práctica totalidad de sus amigos pertenecía a círculos antifascistas.
    Al llegar los años cuarenta, Bobbio cambió su actitud y pasó a militar abierta y conscientemente contra el fascismo. No en la forma de un marxismo ortodoxo, sino en el marco del movimiento liberalsocialista, que en poco tiempo se fundió dentro del Partido de Acción. No puede decirse que durante la guerra Bobbio corriera un grave peligro al adoptar esta postura. Su antifascismo era de extracción burguesa, lo que quería decir que aprovechaba los privilegios familiares sin por ello limitarse a la protesta: en 1942 había participado en la fundación de la sección véneta del Partido de Acción.
    En 1943 Bobbio se casó con una antigua amiga del Liceo y compañera de militancia, Valeria. Al poco tiempo, un decreto no excesivamente severo ordenó el traslado de Bobbio a la Universidad de Cagliari. Poco después se produjo la caída de Mussolini: la debilidad creciente de su partido se tradujo en una militancia más activa por parte de la resistencia. Bobbio mantuvo contactos con las primeras partidas de partisanos.
    Esta actividad le llevó a la cárcel, de la que salió en 1944 para retornar a Turín. Fueron tiempos duros en los que encontró una ciudad muy distinta a la que había dejado años atrás: registros continuos, hambre, bombardeos. La unión de las fuerzas de izquierda, coordinadas por el Partido Comunista, se hizo necesaria. Bobbio fue el encargado de ocuparse de la prensa clandestina del frente.
    Intelectual de prestigio
    En 1945 se produjo el viaje a Inglaterra del que Bobbio dijo: «Me sirvió para conocer por primera vez la democracia». Una buena experiencia para afrontar con miras más amplias el panorama de renovación política que conllevó la liberación. Bobbio siguió militando en el Partido de Acción, criticando a la Democracia Cristiana por su filiación a la Iglesia y manteniendo posiciones distanciadas con respecto a los comunistas y al Partido Socialista. No obstante, el fracaso electoral de su formación, que sólo logró siete escaños en todo el país, hizo que Bobbio decidiera abandonar para siempre la política activa.
    En esa época se produjo un hecho crucial en la vida social italiana de las siguientes décadas: el progresivo alineamiento de la cultura progresista en torno al Partido Comunista (PCI) y su gradual abandono del resto de formaciones políticas de izquierdas. Los «accionistas» de Bobbio, de corte muy intelectual y enraizado de algún modo con la tradición histórica del liberalismo europeo, no calaron entre una juventud que votaba masivamente al PCI.
    Bobbio profundizó en sus estudios sobre historia del pensamiento político. Su prestigio intelectual fue creciendo, en gran parte, gracias a su aportación a la revista Occidente, nacida en Milán en 1945 y trasladada a Turín en 1952. El rector de la universidad de la ciudad invitó de hecho a Bobbio, perteneciente al comité de redacción de la publicación, a pronunciar el discurso de apertura del curso académico, el primero desde que llegaran los fascistas al poder. El núcleo articulado en torno a Occidente, anglófilo en general, mantuvo estrechos vínculos con la Sociedad Europea de Cultura. Sus integrantes, en una época en la que la idea de Europa difícilmente era mantenible después de una cruel guerra, marcaron las pautas de lo que décadas más tarde serían los primeros esbozos de una Europa unida.
    En 1955, tras publicar Estudios sobre la teoría general del derecho, Bobbio fue uno de los miembros de la primera delegación italiana invitada a visitar la China de Mao. Italia y el país asiático no mantenían aún contactos diplomáticos. El viaje sirvió a Bobbio para reafirmarse en sus sospechas, marcadas por lo demás, de que el comunismo chino y prosoviético poco tenía que ver con Marx y menos aún con Hegel. En las discusiones con los «intelectuales» chinos y rusos llegó Bobbio a la conclusión de que eran meros «miembros del partido» y las alusiones a la libertad de expresión quedaban sofocadas en un entorno opresivo y embarazoso. En 1962 Bobbio comenzó a enseñar ciencias políticas además de filosofía del derecho.
    La influencia de un pensador
    La actividad intelectual de Bobbio y la polémica generada en torno a estos temas hicieron que su notoriedad aumentara considerablemente. En 1966 fue invitado al Congreso Internacional de Filosofía del Derecho, celebrado en Praga, donde se le instó a pronunciar las ponencias inaugurales tanto del VI Congreso como de la Hegel Gesellschaft.
    El 68 francés tuvo eco en la Facultad de Turín, lo que cogió por sorpresa tanto a Bobbio como al resto del profesorado. Para el filósofo y ensayista, la revuelta estudiantil fue una demostración de «la fragilidad de la estabilización de la democracia y del centroizquierda en la que ya creíamos». Después de un prudente retiro docente, en 1969 Bobbio publicó Ensayos sobre la ciencia política en Italia, un brillante compendio de su pensamiento sobre esta disciplina. Asimismo, volvió a la política al presentarse como senador por la coalición PSI-PSDI (socialistas y socialdemócratas), que cosechó un rotundo fracaso electoral.
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    Durante su nuevo período docente (1972-1979), Bobbio manifestó su creciente preocupación por lo que él denominaba el «creciente sectarismo» de la actividad de cierta izquierda. La razón definitiva fue el asesinato en 1977, a manos de las Brigadas Rojas, de su amigo Carlo Cassano, a la sazón director del diario La Stampa.
    En 1980, Bobbio se unió al grupo de voces disidentes con la línea impuesta por Bettino Craxi en el PSI. Aunque el grupo no tardó en ser derrotado por la línea general del partido, desde ese momento Bobbio se convirtió en una de las personalidades críticas dentro del núcleo de intelectuales del socialismo italiano. Un papel al que no renunció ni siquiera cuando en 1984, definitivamente retirado de la enseñanza, fue nombrado senador vitalicio por decisión del entonces presidente de la república, Sandro Pertini.
    Bobbio se convirtió, entre 1980 y 1995, en uno de los comentaristas políticos más influyentes y polémicos de Italia. A raíz de sus colaboraciones y artículos en La Stampa, sus relaciones con Silvio Berlusconi fueron siempre tensas. Pero no siempre fue la derecha el blanco de sus críticas: en 1991, su escrito sobre el silencio de los intelectuales ante la invasión iraquí de Kuwait levantó ampollas.
    En 1996 escenificaba una «retirada simbólica» del ámbito del periodismo haciendo balance de sus opiniones y su trayectoria en una entrevista mantenida con Giancarlo Bossetti, aparecida en L’Unità. Y en 1997 publicó su última obra, una autobiografía que condensaba casi ochenta años de pensamiento político. Falleció el 9 de enero en Turín tras ser ingresado en un hospital por una crisis respiratoria de la que no se recuperó.

              Rex Tillerson to visit Gulf for talks on Qatar crisis        

    Istanbul: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will start a four-day visit to Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia on Monday for talks with Gulf Arab leaders, the State Department announced.

    Tillerson's trip appeared aimed at finding a breakthrough in the crisis over sanctions imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia and its allies.

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              Los países MAS RICOS del MUNDO.        

















    Se dice que los países son ricos si las personas que viven allí ganan lo suficiente para mantenerse ellos mismos. Hay dos métodos estándar para medir la riqueza de los países, y qué tan ricos o pobres son susHABITANTES. La medida usada más a menudo es el Producto Interno Bruto[^] o (PIB), el cual representa el tamaño de la economía de un país.
    Un refinamiento de éste, es el PIB per cápita, el cual es una medida del bienestar promedio, y la riqueza o pobreza de los residentes de un país — Sin embargo, la medida que la mayoría de los economistas en el mundo prefieren es el PIB basado en la Paridad del Poder Adquisitivo[^] o (PPA). Esta es la lista de los 10 países más ricos del mundo basada en la Paridad del Poder Adquisitivo (PPA) per cápita:
    #10. Kuwait
    PIB (PPA): $43,773 [€32,386.72]
    Región: Medio Oriente
    Los Diez Países Más Ricos Del Mundo 2013Kuwait es uno de los países más prósperos en el Medio Oriente. Como los otros, depende enormemente del petróleo para sus ingresos. El crudo representa la mayoría de sus exportaciones. Cuenta con una población de 2.8 millones. Su ingreso per cápita lo convierte en uno de los países más ricos del mundo.

    #9. Suiza
    PIB (PPA): $44,015 [€32,565.83]
    Región: Europa
    Los Diez Países Más Ricos Del Mundo 2013Situada en el continente europeo, Suiza cuenta con una economía bien diversa, además de ser una de las economías más estables del mundo. La economía de este rico país depende de laBANCA, el turismo, industrias y agricultura. Suiza es también líder mundial en la exportación de relojes de alta gama. Es uno de los paraísos financieros para aquellos quienes buscan esconder su dinero.

    #8. Emiratos Árabes Unidos
    PIB (PPA): $48,434 [€35,819.13]
    Región: Medio Oriente
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    When I consider that all world leaders in their different eras get handed complex problems not of their own creation - Lincoln and the scourge of black slavery, say, or Churchill with the outbreak of the Second World War - I’m tempted to shrug and just conclude that it comes with the job. But then I remember that these great leaders of the past never had to confront a foe where a nuclear attack on themselves or a close ally may be the result of their actions.
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    President Trump has on his shoulders some immensely vexing burdens: the evil shenanigans of the Kim Dynasty in North Korea, the aggressive expansion of China into the South China Sea and their stubborn complacency over reining in North Korea, the aggressive expansion of Russia into the sovereign state of Ukraine and their support of Assad in Syria - three of these regimes possess nuclear weapons. There is also, of course, the ongoing catastrophe of Syria and its dastardly Iranian and Russian backed dictator, Assad.

    ​Throw into the mix of these weighty matters the other black foe of Islamic barbarity, ISIS (and the many hundreds of militias who fight for a similar cause including the Taliban in Afghanistan), and one starts to get a dark overview of only some of the problems that the president has to wake up to every morning - and these are just his foreign policy concerns.

    As I write this, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Mosul and prepares to announce a victory over ISIS in this last stronghold of the terrorist army in Iraq. There is no longer an Islamic State of Iraq & Syria in terms of territory, it has been obliterated thanks to an aggressive offensive fought by a coalition of Iraqi forces, Kurdish Peshmerga, Shia militias and American air power and special forces. But many ISIS fighters shed their uniforms only to melt back into the civilian population; they were not all killed unfortunately, but many thousands were.

    Back in May, United States Secretary of Defence, James Mattis, said after being empowered by President Trump to annihilate ISIS:

    “Our strategy right now is to accelerate the campaign against ISIS. It is a threat to all civilized nations. And the bottom line is we are going to move in an accelerated and reinforced manner, throw them on their back foot… Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to North Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, to Africa. We're not going to allow them to do so. We're going to stop them there and take apart the caliphate.”

    The fact that the feckless President Obama did not cut this beast’s head clean off when it first dramatically emerged in a country where American troops had just spent ten years fighting a savage insurgency, goes to clearly show that an American president’s actions or inactions can indeed be a force for evil or a force for good. ISIS is just Al Qaeda rebranded and reinvigorated, until now. As of this year they are thoroughly demoralised - their caliphate was meant to be the fulfilment of a dearly held prophecy. They will meet the same fate in Raqqa, Syria, before too long. They will also send as many of their fighters as they can into Western nations to wreak terror on modern cities - and that will be the fault of Western leaders and Western citizens who have taken an inflexibly soft-headed stance on the “refugee crisis” by demanding that they all be let in under the unquestioned sentiment of compassion.

    All I can say on this score is President Trump made it clear from the outset that he wanted to severely limit immigrants - and refugees - from coming into the United States if they were coming from the unstable parts of the Islamic world, and he was courageously and morally correct to take that stand considering whose interests he was voted in to represent. As it happens he is also trying to protect the whole world from an adversary as wicked as ISIS, if Secretary Mattis’ words above are anything to go by.

    Syria is going to be more tricky, with no simple solutions in sight.

    Syria, unlike Iraq, comes with the hated Baathist dictator still in residence - and propped up by Iran and Russia. Syria, under Assad, has lost over a quarter of its population in six years. An estimated 400,000 Syrians have been killed and around 5 - 6 million are displaced - 2 million reside in refugee camps in Turkey, between 1 - 2 million made their way to Europe (the official number is unknown - a major cause of concern for the West) and another 2.5 million have allegedly been absorbed into the Gulf States, Lebanon and Kuwait. For those who always like to say, as far too many people did after Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were deposed, that it’s ”better to leave the dictator/strongman in power no matter how brutal he is because he is the one who keeps the country stable”… how does that worn-out, cheap little bromide work for you now when you consider Assad’s Syria?

    Just before the war started, In 2011 at the time of the so-called Arab Spring (or Islamist Winter) when Syrian students and citizens came out to protest against Assad’s dictatorial regime, never let it be forgotten that Assad had in his slaughterhouse of a prison at Sednaya many high ranking, ferocious Al Qaeda operatives whom he let out when he feared that the United States might also be of a mind to depose him as they had done with Hussein and Gaddafi. Better to risk violence from terrorists and look like the man standing between them and peace than look like the bastard standing between dictatorship and democracy. Since then he has allegedly used chemical weapons (sarin, mustard, chlorine) and lied about it around 50 times - so it was with great relish that I watched President Trump order the 59 cruise missile attacks on the Shayrat airbase, which decimated 25 percent of Assad’s airforce. Good job President Trump!

    President Trump is now seeking to negotiate a ceasefire in Syria with President Putin, who insists on abetting this piece of filth, Assad, but whether or not the ceasefire will hold is anyone’s guess. Trump has made it clear to Assad, Putin and the whole world that if Assad uses chemical weapons again the United States will unleash hell on them every time. Trump doesn’t call this a “redline” but that’s exactly what it is and he has already enforced it - and all civilised countries of the United Nations should give him their support since it is an important part of the Geneva Protocol.

    The most imminent foreign policy threat on President Trump's plate continues to be North Korea as they are a rogue nation which has nuclear weapons. No person of sense anymore doubts that they will use them, whether provoked or not. Their leader, Kim Jong-un, makes constant threats to hit the American homeland with nuclear warheads, which can no more be ignored than the similar threats made by the Iranian regime to hit Israel and America, but they aren't a nuclear power - yet - and hopefully never will be (Israel would certainly strike their nuclear facilities preemptively before allowing that to happen).

    The Kim Dynasty for the last 70 years has absolutely no regard for its own people, it is well known that North Korean citizens live in a state of abject fear and slavery, as is a common story for citizens living inside an ultra communist nation. Hundreds of thousands of North Korean citizens: men, women, children and babies, subsist in concentration camps which have been modelled on the gulags of Stalin. The crimes for which a citizen can be sent to one of these ominous slave-pens range from being an official who has fallen out of favour with the regime, to being a third generation relative of someone who has fallen out of favour with the regime, or for not keeping the compulsory household portrait of the nation’s founder, Kim Il Sung, clean enough - in other words, you can be sent to a death camp for no reason at all. Some of these hell-holes have 50,000 prisoners who are subject to beatings, torture, medical experiments, rape, barbaric executions, starvation and being worked to death. We know these facts because of the testimonies of people who have defected, like Lim Hye-jin, who was a prison guard lucky enough to defect to South Korea.

    Every American president since Bush Senior has kicked the can of dealing with North Korea down the road, but now that it is clear the regime possesses nuclear weapons technology, the dead end of that road has loomed large. After the horrific incident of American student, Otto Warmbier, being arrested in North Korea on a spontaneous tour to the rogue nation and then obviously tortured into a coma, only to die in America after Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, instructed by President Trump, negotiated his release, the President is motivated to deal with North Korea once and for all. No one is quite sure what that is going to look like; China is committed to enabling North Korea’s dependency on them and fears the humanitarian crisis which would pour over their border if there were a war - or a liberation. Frankly China deserves it since its economic enabling of the North Korean regime has augmented in the first half of 2017, not diminished, as President Trump hoped it would.

    This is a huge diplomatic struggle for President Trump who has a range of options on the table: strikes on North Korea’s nuclear facilities and its leader, or fresh economic sanctions and a trade off for something North Korea may want from America (like a reduction in troops on the South Korean border). Another option may be to nuclear arm Japan. South Korea is understandably nervous - a war with its northern rogue neighbour could mean millions of deaths. However, the time for successful sanctions and negotiations was before they acquired nuclear weapons. For an overview of the military options on the table go here.

    President Xi of China enables the Kim regime as President Putin of Russia enables Assad's. Is it any wonder that in his first year of the presidency Trump has been striving to cultivate decent diplomatic relations with both these men? If he didn’t, the world (let alone the main stream media) would crucify him for not taking a diplomatic approach. He must try that option before becoming heavy handed with either of these super powers.

    When President Trump says, as he does from time to time, “I inherited a mess,” upon winning the presidency, he is by no means engaging in exaggeration.
    ​


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