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  • Firms benefit from having motivated employees, as measured by employee engagement, satisfaction, commitment, and intention to stay. And yet truly motivated employees can be as elusive as unicorns. Turns out employees are guided by 4 basic emotional needs or drives. Join this session to learn about the science of motivation and how to address these basic needs to bring your, and your team members’, best performance to life.

  • Curiosity fosters greater learning, engagement, and performance at work. Curious people and firms approach difficult problems in new ways, and they help create more joy at work. The great news is we can learn and further develop the skill of curiosity. Join this session to explore what the great masters of curiosity, such as Curious George, Barbie, and Albert Einstein, can teach us about the benefits of being curious, and how to apply it.

  • Understanding what motivates your team and helping them to develop through coaching and mentoring are some of the most important skills of a team leader. This session focuses on practical skills to help you manage for high performance and effectively lead your team. The session will cover the key areas for effective coaching and mentoring including:
    – Setting direction and agreeing on goals
    – Questioning skills
    – Techniques for coaching and mentoring
    – Coaching for better performance

  • Not all failures are unmitigated disasters. In fact, experiencing failure helps us avoid the same mistakes in the future, enhances our resilience and is a necessary part of growing our success in business, relationships, and life. The key to non-disastrous failure is to plan the best kind of failing. Join this session to learn how to think about, discuss and practice failure wisely to minimize unproductive failure while maximizing what we gain from failing wisely.

  • In this course you will be able to:

    – Familiarise digital ethics and their application to the metaverse.
    – Describe the different approaches to the metaverse and their differences.
    – Analyse the ethical issues related to privacy concerns and the relevance of GDPR.
    – Describe the ethical issues related to digital identity and self-sovereign identity.
    – Identify the ethical considerations for corporations and industry.
    – Understand relevant ethical issues related to content ownership and control of virtual assets.
    – Describe ethical issues related to IP, trademarks, and copyrights issues.
    – Analyse the ethical implications of metaverse for society and its impact on the environment.
    – Consider the ethical issues related to mental health and well-being impacts.

  • In this course you will be able to:

    – Familiarise digital ethics and their application to the metaverse.
    – Describe the different approaches to the metaverse and their differences.
    – Analyse the ethical issues related to privacy concerns and the relevance of GDPR.
    – Describe the ethical issues related to digital identity and self-sovereign identity.
    – Identify the ethical considerations for corporations and industry.
    – Understand relevant ethical issues related to content ownership and control of virtual assets.
    – Describe ethical issues related to IP, trademarks, and copyrights issues.
    – Analyse the ethical implications of metaverse for society and its impact on the environment.
    – Consider the ethical issues related to mental health and well-being impacts.

  • 15/03/2023

    Family Business Law

    Family businesses are undoubtedly prominent participants in the global economy. In the UAE in particular, they are considered the backbone of the business community and significantly contribute to the country’s GDP and economic stability.

    According to the Gulf Family Business Council Report, 1 trillion USD is due to transition to the successive generations in the next decade.

    However, research has revealed that 95% of the companies do not succeed to survive through the next generation due to several factors. Indeed, the continuity of the family business and the retention of wealth within the boundaries of the same family constitute a key concern that needs to be dealt with.

    In this course, we will tackle the following topics:

    1) What is a family business?

    2) The importance of a family business to the global and local economies;

    3) The challenges raised by the transition of the family business to the next generations;

    4) Succession planning strategies which may be adopted within the legal and regulatory framework in the UAE, in particular:

    a. Family business law no. 9 of 2020 which regulates family-owned businesses in Dubai and the new Abu Dhabi family business ownership governance law of 2022;

    b. Corporatization of family business;

    c. Good governance as an absolute necessity;

    d. Trusts and foundations recognized in DIFC and ADGM;

    e. Family offices.

    5) Disputes within family businesses and pre-emptive measures to be adopted to avoid disputes.

  • International sale agreements are among the most important means by which international trade is conducted and they have been recognized as ones of the most important and effective pillars in the economic life. Indeed, they have become today an indispensable phenomenon in the economic and commercial spheres as they spread in a stunning and striking way. These contracts are diversified as they govern international sale transactions that are constantly evolving.

    Perhaps the most prominent characteristic of these contracts that distinguish them from other contracts is that they are not governed by a specific law, but are rather subject to the rules of international law, especially the rules of international commercial law.

    The course of international sale agreements aims at providing the lawyers with an in-depth understanding of the International sale agreement, including the criteria of its qualification, parties thereto and their guarantees. The course will also deal with the conclusion of an International sale agreement, from negotiation to drafting. It will cover as well the topic of choice of law in this type of agreements in addition to the methods of resolving disputes arising out of these contracts.

  • International sale agreements are among the most important means by which international trade is conducted and they have been recognized as ones of the most important and effective pillars in the economic life. Indeed, they have become today an indispensable phenomenon in the economic and commercial spheres as they spread in a stunning and striking way. These contracts are diversified as they govern international sale transactions that are constantly evolving.

    Perhaps the most prominent characteristic of these contracts that distinguish them from other contracts is that they are not governed by a specific law, but are rather subject to the rules of international law, especially the rules of international commercial law.

    The course of international sale agreements aims at providing the lawyers with an in-depth understanding of the International sale agreement, including the criteria of its qualification, parties thereto and their guarantees. The course will also deal with the conclusion of an International sale agreement, from negotiation to drafting. It will cover as well the topic of choice of law in this type of agreements in addition to the methods of resolving disputes arising out of these contracts.

  • A federal law has been issued on the 20th of September 2021 (and became effective on the 2nd of January 2022) providing a legal framework for the protection of personal data, aligning as such the UAE with the international best practices on data protection principles.

    In this course, we will tackle the following topics:

    1) What is the scope of application of this law (both material and territorial)?

    2) What are the principles of the UAE law related to personal data protection? And what are the individuals’ privacy rights?

    3) How shall the concerned companies comply with this law and create an effective privacy framework?

    4) What is the role of the UAE Data Office established by the federal decree-law no. 44 of 2021?

    5) What is the process for reporting a personal data breach? What are the penalties for non-compliance?