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AUS students take part in World Business Dialogue 2019
Four students from the AUS Student Leadership Program participated in the 22nd World Business Dialogue in Cologne, Germany, held February 19—22, 2019. Sivan Issa, Nikhil Mahtani, Ola Abdel Jabbar and Mariam El Sinawi attended the student-run business convention with this year’s topic “Digital Zeitgeist: Time to Rethink Learning.”
The World Business Dialogue is a network, a community and a platform for youth to meet and interact with professionals, experts and community influencers. The convention’s agenda highlighted various significant topics such as:
- Wisdom Creation which demonstrated the tools and methods that enhance the process of knowledge acquisition.
- Talent Development which described the process of discovering, attracting, retaining and developing skilled resources. It also connected the audiences with experts to learn about necessary skills for future markets and the significance of lifelong learning.
- Learning Environment which defined the space that is planned to enable the acquisition of knowledge and skills. The topic also shed light on prospective changes in office environment, functionality, operations and the role of artificial intelligence.
Sivan Issa, a senior majoring in international studies, said:
“Applying to the World Business Dialogue 2019 was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The two-day conference gave me great insight into how technology plays a key role in world business today and the significant role of learning and education in maximizing the efficiency of such technology. The outcomes from workshops, panels, and the speeches of notable speakers contributed to my understanding of the importance of leadership, communication, and listening skills needed to become a prominent leader. A motto I adopted from a notable speaker was: ‘Start now, start simple.’"
Paula Doyle, Executive Director of Human Resources and Acting Dean of Students, said:
"We believe that the best sources of opportunity are through network, collaboration and partnership. By attending the World Business Dialogue 2019, students got a chance to network, meet experts in the field of business, discover new approaches and gain insight on how fast technology is affecting the current job market. Our students are the game changers of tomorrow and innovation must be part of their culture; with consumers changing faster than ever before, an understanding of market demands is necessary for success. The Student Leadership Program will continue to provide students with leadership development opportunities and we encourage more students to take advantage of such opportunities for their own personal growth.”