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Students participate in leadership and tech workshops during break

Published Jan 27, 2021

Texas A&M University at Qatar’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) hosted its winter cycle of leadership and technical training courses throughout the break, with 121 students participating in 11 synchronous and asynchronous sessions from 28 Dec. 2020 to 7 Jan. 2021. 

The cycle featured courses on various topics such as enterprise risk management, resilience and business continuity, IOSH certification, cyber security, corrosion testing, and virtual reality. CTL also collaborated with the Ministry of Transport and Communication’s Qatar Smart Program (TASMU) and Thales to host a workshop on the fundamentals of design thinking. The leadership courses with the highest attendance were focused on topics such as social and emotional intelligence, remote leadership toolkit, personal branding, and teamwork and collaboration.

“It was a real honor and pleasure to talk about Design Thinking and its concrete applications to this audience,” said Romain Laliere, strategic designer and engineer at Thales. “User-centered design is at the heart of Thales’ innovation process and we believe it is vital to illustrate its importance to our future designers, engineers or managers as soon as early as possible. Judging from the reactions and questions we got during the workshop, I’m confident that in that matter the future of Qatar is in good hands.”

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