Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) receives Full Accreditation from FAA

Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) is the first UAE institution to receive Full Accreditation from FAA(Finance Accreditation Agency)

FAA lauds EIBFS for its strong commitment to providing quality programmes in Islamic Finance. Its programme ‘Islamic Banking Diploma’ has just recently been awarded the FAA Full Accreditation which has seated the programme alongside other distinguished learning initiatives.

EIBFS General Manager, Mr Jamal Ahmed Al Jassmi, received the certificate today from FAA CEO, Dr Amat Taap Manshor

EIBFS Hosts Leadership and Innovation Seminar with Acclaimed Author, Coach and Speaker Dr Marshall Goldsmith

Session Discusses Dynamic Leadership Techniques, Highlights Importance of Personal and Organizational Growth

Emirates Institute of Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), a regional leader in banking and finance corporate education and training, collaborated with internationally acclaimed author, coach and speaker Dr Marshall Goldsmith to host an interactive seminar on leadership and innovation for more than 800 banking and finance executives from across the UAE.

On the theme ‘Re-Creating Ourselves, Our People and Our Engagement,’ the seminar highlighted the importance of personal and organizational growth in fostering innovative, dynamic and effective leadership. Drawing on his experience, research and sector expertise, Dr Goldsmith outlined proven coaching techniques to help high-level professionals develop the necessary interpersonal and leadership skills to realize growth and achieve innovation.

Commenting on the workshop, Jamal Al Jassmi, General Manager of EIBFS, said: “We are grateful to Dr Goldsmith for presenting this informative workshop, and for sharing insights on the components of effective leadership, an essential requirement in meeting the demands of the modern banking and financial sector. EIBFS is always eager to host conferences and seminars led by internationally respected authorities.”

Named among the ‘Top 10 Business Thinkers in the World’ by rating agency Thinkers, Dr Goldsmith challenged the workshop participants to abandon outdated ideas on leadership, adopting instead innovative practices that inspire team members and company management to generate higher levels of performance.

Dr Goldsmith said: “My objective is to motivate leaders to have the courage to ask how they can improve, the humility to accept that they can get better, and the discipline required to actually make the change. Personal growth is an important component in realizing change, innovation and collaboration in the workplace.”

Outlining his methods to engage and communicate with one’s colleagues more effectively, Dr Goldsmith advised the finance professionals and business leaders present to focus on positive feedback exercises, to value collaboration and to accept help and guidance from others.

Dr Goldsmith said: “If you want to become an effective and respected leader and a better innovator, it is critical to put aside your ego and ask for feedback on how to improve and develop skills, to listen and think before reacting to the feedback, to respond by asking for suggestions for the future, and to thank the team for pointing out shortcomings.

“Leaders should set clear goals needed to effectuate change and innovation and involve or enlist support from colleagues to achieve these goals. Finally, following up with your team and colleagues about your performance and improvement as a leader is an important step to witness change in leadership effectiveness and alter perceptions of your leadership skills.”

EIBFS’s commitment to providing students with informative and forward-thinking workshops is aligned with the UAE’s leadership decision to launch the National Innovation Strategy in 2014, aimed at promoting skills development in the national workforce, and 2015 as the UAE’s ‘Year of Innovation’.

EIBFS welcomes international training opportunities in order to encourage the UAE’s banking and financial services workforce to develop the best-in-class leadership skills necessary to keep up with the evolving business environment, and to realize greater nationalization of the UAE workforce.

Breakfast with Dr Marshall Goldsmith

Encouraging the emerging leaders in the banking and finance sectors we are organizing an event with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith who is ranked as the No.10 of Top 50 management thinkers in the world 2013, in the ranking by the Thinkers.

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized for the past four years as one of the Top Ten Business Thinkers in the World and the top-rated executive coach at the Thinkers50 ceremony in London. His newest book, Triggers, is a Wall Street Journal and New York Times #1 Bestseller

One-touch banking training – The official app of EIBFS Training

The Emirates Institute for Banking & Financial Studies (EIBFS) stands out among its contemporaries, being the sole provider of specialized knowledge and enhanced learning experiences to the banking and financial sector in UAE, since its establishment in 1983.

EIBFS offers a wide range of training and academic programs that cater for the needs of banking, insurance, exchange and finance sectors. Thereby upgrading the knowledge and skills of current professionals, as well as creating a pool of UAE nationals capable of pursuing careers in the industry.

The official EIBFS Training app helps you to stay connected, even while on the go.

The application provides access to relevant information about Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies and includes the following features:

  • Access to corporate directory of the Institute, which includes the contact information about the centers and services of the Institute
  • Geographical location of Institute buildings on all campuses
  • Information on various Training Programs offered by the Institute
  • Create user Account
  • Log in and submit applications for various programs
  • Check Application Status/Response
  • Manage profile

For any suggestions/feedback about the app please send an email to training@eibfs.com

Financial Services E-Learning

The aim is to use the learning from this pilot project to develop similar activity with others.

In line with the spirit of the present era that adopts technology as means of learning, communicating and simplifying and developing work practices, in the institute worked in corporation with intuition UK an international E-Learning provider to offer pioneering e- learning programs. During the year 2015 the institute continued its efforts in the direction and was able to deliver the e learning 3500 male and female in the banking sector through 68 programs in different categories.