We are committed to helping people reach their full potential through ongoing training and development. This commitment is focused on both UAE nationals and our international talent through an extensive range of training programmes, seminars and conference attendance. As well as world-class education facilities on-site we have regular presentations from international experts to offer employees the opportunity to keep up to date on the latest industry news and analysis.
ADIA has a Leadership Development Programme and an Executive Development Programme combining both in-house training and outsourced courses. We have relationships with a number of academic institutions, whose seminars and courses are modified to suit ADIA training, be it on management skills, personal development or a specific requirement.
We are also firmly committed to developing local talent. Our scholarship programme reaches back into local schools to identify, develop and track students at an early age who we believe have the potential to be leaders of the future. Upon graduation, selected students are sponsored by ADIA to attend universities usually in the U.S. or Europe, after which an assessment is made by both parties as to their interest and suitability for a career at ADIA. We offer these students a broad range of services aimed at counselling and providing support to current and potential future employees on academic options, as well as assisting them to explore career options through internships and work placements. 2012 will bring increased emphasis on development of new UAE national hires, through planned training, structured developmental experiences, internal rotations and international internships.
We are proud to employ the highest number of chartered financial analysts (CFA) of any organisation in the Middle East. We currently have 114 charter-holders, and a further 56 employees who have passed at least Level 1. For CFA courses, we have a programme in-house to train people for Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 with instructors offering dedicated full-time training within the building.