As part of Qatar Petrochemical Company’s (QAPCO) strategy to promote a culture of knowledge sharing and diversity a ‘Developing Women in the Workplace’ program was recently organized for all female Qatari employees. The main aim of this three day workshop was to support the personal and professional development of the company’s ladies focusing on pro-woman issues and topics.
In line with Qatar’s National Vision 2030, one of QAPCO’s strategic intents is to maximize participation of Qataris (including women) and to develop them to reach their full potential. The overall approach and content of the programs modules support this vision as it encourages the development of core competencies based on and linked to behavioral competencies used by QAPCO. These include Personal Effectiveness, Teamwork & Collaboration, Communication and Developing Others through Coaching.
The program was also customized to satisfy the different trends that affect women’s development, including topics such as change and work-life balance and was designed to make a real impact by giving delegates a confidence boost. The program also gave the ladies a chance to meet and socialize as a group and will lead to more engagement for the ladies of QAPCO.
Mr. Nasser Mohammed Al Hajri, Human Resource & Learning Manager stated “We aim to reflect the diverse nature of society and to foster an environment which values people’s contribution irrespective of their age, gender, disability, race, religion, marital status, or ethnic origin. We are proud of our female employees and are extremely proactive in their recruitment and development. Initiatives such as our ‘Developing Women in the Workplace’ Workshop and our sponsorship of Conferences dedicated to women emphasize our commitment to expand and enhance this area of the workforce.” He continued to stress “I feel that QAPCO will reap the benefits of this program through increased employee effectiveness, improved morale amongst our female staff. Plus it will also show the Company are truly an Employer of Choice and enable us to attract and retain the best female talent”.
Selected participants of the program pictured with the Trainer