Saudi Telecom Company (STC) senior management welcomed Mr. Masaaki Imai, founder of the world-renowned Kaizen Institute, a global lean management consultancy that focuses on continuous improvement in corporations across various sectors. STC Chairman and MD Abdulaziz Alsugair alongside senior executives hosted Mr. Masaaki at STC headquarters in Riyadh. Both sides discussed the potential for a strategic partnership between STC and the Kaizen Institute to adopt Kaizen’s methodologies to implement sustainable enhancements across STC. The latter continually seeks to improve efficiency and is noted as the first recipient of the highly regarded King Abdulaziz Quality Award, which acknowledges excellence in maximizing quality, efficiency, and productivity across sectors within the Kingdom. The term Kaizen is Japanese and means “improvement” or “change for the best,” referring to a philosophy or practices that focus on continuous improvement of processes in manufacturing, engineering, and business management.
Arrowad Group signed an exclusive Co-Brand Partnership with International School Leadership (ISL), a subsidiary of Ontario Principals' Council, Canada. Under this relationship, Arrowad Group will be providing ISL services in regards to consultation, training and certification for teachers and professional development programs. ISL provides professional consulting services, training and certification programs to K-12 school and system leaders around the world. ISL has long experience in the GCC & MENA on educational leadership and professional development. ISL is a partner of Charles Stuart University (CSU), Australia which entitles ISL Certificate candidates to enroll in the Master of International Education (School Leadership).
ISL's approach is based on four principles:
- Local Ownership: ISL collaborates with local policy and practice leaders to ensure the training incorporates leading global practices for educational leadership while building on local knowledge and expertise.
- Participatory Development: The approach is inclusive and consultative; designed to ensure results and based on evolving client needs and requirements.
- Leading Principles and Practices of Adult Learning: The programs focus on the most effective techniques for learning and pulls from the latest trends and research.
- Enhanced Learning through Technology: To facilitate and promote advanced learning and sharing, technology is be integrated seamlessly.