Personal Branding for Freelancers – PBFF

Personal Branding for Freelancers - PBFF

PBFF Objectives

By the end of training, participants will

  • Understand the impact of the personal image for a long-term success
  • Identify the requirements for effective and strong personal branding
  • Develop relationship building as one of the keys for branding

PBFF Topics

Brands as an Asset

  • What is a brand?
  • Value of branding
  • Branding Model
  • Creating compelling ideas

 

Parallel Branding

  • The people element of the Corporate Brand
  • How much of your brand investment are you really controlling?
  • Keeping your brand messages in sync
  • Brand consistency via the people

 

The Brand called ‘ME’

  • The 30-second power of first impressions and non-verbal communication – Creating immediate impact
  • Why it’s not all about image
  • Defining your Personal Brand
  • Packaging and marketing yourself
  • Increasing visibility and profile with your authentic brand
  • What do you want to be ‘famous’ for?
  • The Walking TALL ‘7 Big Strides’ ® to Personal Branding
  • How well are you being ‘heard’ – voice quality
  • Perception Management – how are you perceived by others?

 

Presentational Brand

  • Presenting your authentic self in front of audiences, consistently
  • Creating brand impact and charisma
  • The personal brand and the community
  • The personal brand on social media

Prerequisites

N/A

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Advanced Costing Management – ACM

Advanced Costing Management – ACM


Overview
Why ACM?
Who is the course for?
Overview

Summary about the Advanced Costing Management course

  • Providing the management with the required data and information for decision making
  • The advanced costing management allows the high management to have a better grasp on the factors of success
  • Providing the management with the required information from the resources of achieving the competitive advantages like cost, productivity, efficiency in comparison with the competitors and the prices that the institution may raise above the competitors’’ against the added values that makes it stand out in terms of costs.
  • Managing the strategic costs which is the cost management based on strategic issues like the strategies of costing, pricing, competitiveness. Therefore, cost management contributes to achieving the goals of the institution.

Why ACM?

The practical application of the theoretical knowledge stands out in this course. There will be a practical application of the concepts learnt in the training on an industrial company, given that the costing accounting for industrial companies is the most difficult to manage. We achieve that through focusing on the cost accounting of the activities.

Who is the course for?

  • Financial Managers
  • Chief Accountants
  • Cost Accountants
  • Factories’ Managers
  • Department Supervisors
  • Quality Managers
  • Development Managers

ACM Objectives

  • Building the capacity of precisely determining the costs of items
  • Pricing the items in a manner that achieves the targeted profits
  • Determining the profit and safety margins and the break-even point on the levels of the unit, the department, the factory and the market.
  • Achieving efficiency and effectiveness in utilizing the available materials
  • Using the cost management to contribute with achieving the strategic goals
  • Achieving the competitive advantage through reducing the costs and increasing the competitiveness in pricing
  • Focusing on the high-profitable item

ACM Topics

  • Classifying product costs
  • Fixed, variable and mixed costs
  • Other costs and their classification
  • Introduction to costing systems
  • Cost of sold products and manufactured products
  • Calculating the absorption costing and calculating variable costs
  • Review the income statement under:
    • Absorption Costing
    • Variable Costing
  • Costing systems
    • Costs measurement methods
    • Cost collecting methods
    • Additional costs distribution methods
  • Cost collection system
    • Productive stages
    • Productive orders
    • Operating cost
  • Cost of Additional Burdens
    • Distribution of additional burdens
    • Calculating the absorption average of additional burdens
    • Determining the cost of each additional burden unit
    • Absorption of fixed additional burdens
    • Increasing the gap in the absorption of administrative costs
    • Traditional costs against accounting the costs of activities
  • Analyzing the costs and profits
    • Calculating contribution margin
    • Calculating the safety margin
    • Calculating the break-even point
    • Target sales to achieve certain profit.

Prerequisites

Degree in accounting, financial management, economics and any other related field.

Industrial engineering, chemical engineering, operation management, and quality management.

And others interested in learning about cost management.

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Professional Interpreting Certification – PIC

Professional Interpreting Certification – PIC


Overview
Why PIC?
Who is the course for?
Overview

Professional Interpreting Certification (PIC) is a hands-on tailor-made programme to set fresh translators and potential professional translation seekers apart from the crowd and bring them eye to eye with the nuts and bolts of the interpreting industry. PIC showcases to current and potential employers and clients that you have solid nuggets of knowledge and know-how to wield a positive impact on bottom-line results and ensure smooth accurate interpreting.

Why PIC?

  • An eye-opener hands-on market-oriented interpreting course;
  • Gets you ready to pass the Oral Part of the MoJ Translation Certification Examination;
  • Helps you locate jobs on the local market;
  • Delivered by a handpicked team of trainers with a proven record at the forefront of the interpreting industry.

Who is the course for?

PIC is a guaranteed added value, but not limited to:

  • Motivated newbie AR/EN translators/interpreters;
  • Fresh AR/EN translation graduates;
  • Fresh freelance AR/EN interpreters;
  • Fresh English Language graduates with fluent command of Arabic;
  • Fresh English Language and Literature graduates with fluent command of Arabic;
  • Interested English language teachers;
  • Interpreting enthusiasts;
  • Arabic language graduates with fluent command of English;
  • Arabic Language and Literature graduates with fluent command of English.

Objectives:

The Professional Interpreting Certificate program is tailor-made to:

  1. build up interpreting-related skills, including public speaking, mental alertness/split attention, note-taking and listening skills;
  2. give the participants a space to practice sight translation and consecutive and simultaneous interpreting;
  3. offer specialist training on sight interpreting and consecutive and conference interpreting;
  4. familiarize the participants with the interpreting equipment;
  5. provide guidance on interpreting ethics and conduct; and
  6. equip the participants with the tools needed to expand their knowledge.

Topics:

Placement Test

  • The PIC Placement Test: A 60-minute assessment;

Welcome to the PIC training

  • Introduction of trainers and guest speakers
  • Methodology
  • Outline
  • House rules
  • Kick-off assignment

Interpreter’s general knowledge

  • Read around your subject
  • News round-up
  • Wiki-parallels

Interpreting-related skills

  • Public speaking
  • Split attention
  • Alert listening
  • Note-taking
  • Shadowing

Sight translation

  • Sight translation practice
  • Sight paraphrasing

Consecutive interpreting

  • What to note
  • How to note
  • When to note
  • Consecutive interpreting practice

Conference interpreting

  • Practice

Booth Behaviour

Booth Interpreting Ethics

Interpreter’s Resources for further CPD

Branding for Interpreters

  • How to locate and land jobs on local and international markets.

Guest speakers

  • Interpreting as a freelance job
  • Court interpreting
  • Whispering interpreting

Final Assessment

  • 3 hours final assessment.

Prerequisite(s)

    • The PIC Placement Test
    • University degree (or equivalent) in translation, interpreting, English Language, English Literature, Arabic Language, Arabic Literature
    • Note: Arabic Language and Literature degree holders should provide evidence of their English fluency.
    • Very good command of Arabic and English
    • Strong professional development motivation
    • Basic computer skills
    • Self-Commitment

The minimum requirements needed to succeed in this training:

English proficiency
80%
Very good command of Arabic and English
85%
Strong professional development motivation
80%
Basic computer and MS skills
80%
Self-Commitment
90%

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English Language Program

English Language Program

ELP Courses:

Participants can sign up to any of the listed courses based on a placement test:

1.      Tips to Improve Your Language Through Reading & Listening – One day course

2.      English for Beginners – Beginners

3.      English Conversational Skills – Upper beginners

4.      Business English – Intermediate level

5.      Business English – Upper intermediate level

6.      Business English – Advanced level

 Sector-specific ELP courses:

7.      English for Banking Communication – Intermediate to advanced

8.      English for NGO Professionals – Intermediate to advanced

9.      English for Business Meetings – Intermediate to advanced

10.  English for Diplomats – Intermediate to advanced

11.  English for Law – Intermediate to advanced

12.  English for Media Professionals – Intermediate to advanced

13.  English for Executives – Intermediate to advanced

14.  ELP – Coaching – All levels

Prerequisites

Each course requires a placement test.

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Advanced Excel Skills – AES

Advanced Excel Skills - AES

Objectives:

This training course aims to give a hand to the participants in mastering:

  • Building great charts
  • Using conditional formatting
  • Identifying trends
  • Having an online access to Excel
  • Collecting, verifying and analyzing business data
  • Administrating and managing duties
  • Accounting and budgeting
  • Reporting and visualizations
  • Forecasting

Topics:

  • Creating Your First Custom Format
  • Understanding the Date & Time Format Strings
  • Using Date & Time Custom Format
  • Understanding Conditional Formatting
  • Assigning Names to Groups of Cells
  • Managing Named Range
  • Using Names in Formulas
  • Understanding Formulas & Functions
  • Create a Relative & Absolute Reference
  • Working with Logic Functions
  • Working with Text Functions
  • Using More Text Function
  • Working with Lookup Functions
  • Understanding VLOOKUP Function
  • Understanding HLOOKUP Function
  • Challenge Using Formulas & Functions
  • Create and Modify Tables
  • Sorting and Filtering Data in a Table
  • Build an Advanced Filter
  • Getting Summary Information in a Table
  • Calculate Total Row in a Table
  • Display Special Formatting for First or Last Column
  • Summing with Subtotals & Grand Totals
  • Validating Data During Entry
  • Working with Database Functions
  • Challenge 04: Organizing Worksheet & Table Data
  • Summarizing Data Visually Using Charts
  • Customizing Chart Data
  • Format Chart Legend and Titles
  • Changing the Chart Body
  • Saving the Chart as a Template
  • Creating a Pie Chart
  • Creating Combination Charts
  • Challenge 05: Working with Chart
  • What is a Pivot Table
  • Anatomy of a Pivot Table
  • How does a Pivot Table Works
  • Create a Basic Pivot Table Report
  • Rearranging a Pivot Table Report
  • Customizing a Pivot Table
  • Changing Summary Calculations
  • Adding and Removing Subtotals
  • Sorting in a Pivot Table
  • Filtering in a Pivot Table
  • Working in a Group Environment
  • Commenting in Cells
  • Tracking Changes in Workbooks
  • Turn on Track Changes
  • Accepting or Rejecting Changes
  • Review Changes
  • Keeping a Backup of your Changes
  • Create a Change History
  • Linking to Other Workbook
  • Create a Link to Other Workbooks
  • Consolidating Multiple Sets of Data
  • Consolidate Multiple Worksheets
  • Protecting Your Worksheet
  • Protect a Worksheet
  • Unprotect a Worksheet
  • Allowing Access to Parts of a Worksheet – I
  • Allowing Access to Parts of a Worksheet – II
  • Protecting Your Formulas
  • Protecting Your Workbook
  • Save Your Workbook with Password
  • Encrypting your Workbook
  • Recording & Testing a Macro
  • Using the Developer Tab
  • Create a Macro
  • Relative and Absolute Recording
  • Testing the Macro
  • Running and Deleting Macros
  • Using the Macro dialog box
  • Using a Shortcut key
  • Placing a Macro on the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Delete a Macro
  • Saving a Workbook with a Macro
  • Saving a Macro to the XLSM Workbook
  • Saving a Macro to the Personal Macro Workbook
  • Macro Security
  • Creating Practical Macros
  • Inserting a Header
  • Participants should have some knowledge about the basic data warehousing and data modeling concepts.
  • Participants are also preferred to have some working knowledge with Excel.
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Risk Management Professional – RMP

Risk Management Professional - RMP

Objectives:

RMP aims to:

  • Understand the risk concepts and risk management process
  • Learn tools and techniques to manage the risk effectively
  • Inspire to implement the management of risk into practice
  • Provide an understanding of the theory and practice of risk management in projects
  • Develop an approach risk management for any project
  • Conduct a formal risk assessment and develop your own risk management plan
  • Improve the identification of risk on your types of projects
  • Access the risk: define the scale and understand the exposure
  • Prepare the realistic responses
  • Use the tools to manage the risk effectively
  • Develop strategies for responding to identified risks
  • Control and monitor risks throughout the project

Topics:

  • Definition of Project Risk Management
  • Uncertainty
  • Roles and Objectives
  • Critical Success Factors
  • Definition of Project Risk
  • Individual Risks and Overall Project Risk
  • Types of Risk
  • Risk Factors
  • Stakeholders Risk Attitudes
  • Risk Appetite, Tolerance, and Threshold
  • Plan Risk Management
  • Identify Risks
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Plan Risk Responses
  • Monitor & Control Risks

The process of defining how to conduct risk management activities for a project:

  • Critical Success Factors
  • Creating a Risk Management Plan
  • Risk Categories
  • Risk Breakdown Structure (RBS)
  • Definitions of Risk Probability and Impact

The process of determining which risks may affect the project and documenting their characteristics:

  • Risks Identification
  • Critical Success Factors
  • Methods of Documenting Risks
  • Information Gathering Techniques
  • Checklist Analysis
  • Diagraming Techniques
  • Developing a Risk Register
  • The process of periodizing risks for future analysis or action by assessing and combining their probability of occurrence and impact:

    • Critical Success Factors
    • Probability & Impact Scales
    • Determining Risk Ranking within the Project and Between Projects
    • Project Risk Score
    • Probability & Impact Matrix
    • Risk Data Quality Assessment
    • Risk Urgency Assessment
    • Analytics Hierarchy Process (AHP)

The process of numerically analyzing the effect of identified risks on overall project objectives:

    • The Purpose of Quantitative Risk Analysis
    • Critical Success Factors
    • Data Gathering and Representative Techniques
    • Probability Distribution
    • Three Point Estimating
    • Quantitative Risk Analysis and Modeling Techniques
    • Sensitivity Analysis
    • Tornado Diagram
    • Expected Monetary Value (EMV)
    • Decision Tree
    • Modeling and Simulation
    • Monte Carlo Simulation

The process of developing actions to enhance opportunities and to reduce threats to project objectives:

  • Critical Success Factors
  • Risk Response Strategies for Threats and Opportunities
  • Residual Risks
  • Secondary Risks
  • Contingent Response Strategies
  • Contingency Planning and Fallback Planning
  • Reserves
  • Creating a Budget
  • Multi-Criteria Selection Technique
  • Scenario Analysis

The process of implementing risk response plans, tracking identified risks, monitoring residual risks, identifying new risks, and evaluating risk process effectiveness throughout the project:

  • The purpose of Monitor & Control Risks
  • Risk Reassessment
  • Risk Audits and Risk Reviews
  • Variance and Trend Analysis
  • Reserve Analysis
  • Workarounds
  • Exam Content Outline
  • Practice Exam

Have a good basic understanding of and experience in the project environment.

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Certified International Purchasing Manager – CIPM

Certified International Purchasing Manager – CIPM

Objectives:

CIPM aims to:

  • Identify purchasing and supply management
  • Actively engage participants to analyze the strategies of sourcing
  • Define the operations and structure of purchasing
  • Follow the non-lecture style demonstrating strategic sourcing processes
  • Explain the critical elements of the supply chain
  • Provide relevant material for each participant

Topics:

  • Introduction to Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.
  • The Purchasing Process
  • Purchasing Policy and Procedures.
  • Purchasing and Supplier Integration for Competitive
  • Advantage. Purchasing and Supply Chain Organization
  • Purchasing and Category/Commodity Strategy Development
  • Supplier Evaluation and Selection
  • Supplier Quality Management
  • Supplier Management and Development: Creating a World-Class Supply Base
  • Worldwide Sourcing
  • Strategic Cost Management
  • Purchasing and Supply Chain Analysis: Tools and Techniques
  • Effective Negotiations: Preparation and Execution
  • Contracting: Developing and Managing Effective
  • Purchasing Law and Ethics
  • Contract Administration: Getting the Goods and Services You Ordered, As You Ordered Them (And Supplier Development), Purchasing Services
  • Supply Chain Information and E-Systems
  • Sourcing and Supply Performance Measurement and Evaluation
  • Purchasing and Supply Chain Changes and Trends

Prerequisites

None

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Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) – Parts I, II & III

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) – Parts I, II & III

Objectives:

Upon completion, the trainee will be better able to:
  • To prepare for the CIA in the most efficient way
  • To learn about the tips of passing the exam
  • To manage time in order to cove the material
  • To prepare practically for the exam

Topics:

125 questions | 2.5 Hours (150 minutes)

The revised CIA exam Part 1 is well aligned with The IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and includes six domains covering the foundation of internal auditing; independence and objectivity; proficiency and due professional care; quality assurance and improvement programs; governance, risk management, and control; and fraud risk. Part One tests candidates’ knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, particularly the Attribute Standards (series 1000, 1100, 1200, and 1300) as well as Performance Standard 2100.​

The CIA exam Part 1 topics tested include:

  1. Foundations of Internal Auditing (15%)
  2. Independence and Objectivity (15%)
  3. Proficiency and Due Professional Care (18%)
  4. Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (7%)
  5. Governance, Risk Management, and Control (35%)
  6. Fraud Risks (10%)

100 questions | 2.0 Hours (120 minutes)

The CIA exam Part 2 includes four domains focused on managing the internal audit activity, planning the engagement, performing the engagement, and communicating engagement results and monitoring progress. Part 2 tests candidates’ knowledge, skills, and abilities particularly related to Performance Standards (series 2000, 2200, 2300, 2400, 2500, and 2600) and current internal audit practices.​

Domains   

  1. Managing the Internal Audit Activity (20%)
  2. Planning the Engagement (20%)
  3. Performing the Engagement (40%)
  4. Communicating Engagement Results and Monitoring Progress (20%)

100 questions | 2.0 Hours (120 minutes)

The CIA exam Part 3 includes four domains focused on business acumen, information security, information technology, and financial management. Part 3 is designed to test candidates’ knowledge, skills, and abilities particularly as they relate to these core business concepts. Domains           

  1. Business Acumen (35%)
  2. Information Security (25%)
  3. Information Technology (20%)
  4. Financial Management (20%)

Prerequisites

  1. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university or college.
  2. A CIA candidate must obtain a minimum of 24 months of internal auditing experience or its equivalent.
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Advocacy and Lobbying (A&L)

Advocacy and Lobbying (A&L)

Objectives:

Upon completion, the trainee will be better able to:
  • Understand RBM in n a changing development context
  • Understand relevant methodologies and tools for results-based planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Learn how develop a results framework and design and use indicators

Topics:

Trainer Bader Al Hudhud

Bader Al Hudhud is a certified trainer in Advocacy and Lobbying with over 12 years of experience. He produced the Social Entrepreneurship Training Manual, and is active in Leadership and civic engagement. He is also a certified trainer in PTS (Life and Employability skills), Adult education and Advocacy training. Al Hudhud is talented in delivering youth engagement training; he trained more than 1500 youth from different universities and marginalized areas locally and in the region. Mr. Al Hudhud effectively contributed in establishing Partners for Sustainable Development organization in 2009, where, as the Program Director, he is leading the PSD community learning and development centers (CLDCs) and working on several initiatives related to education and ICT, youth development, Women’s Economic development, after-school programs and community development initiatives. Mr. Al Hudhud also coordinates a microcredit project for women in South Hebron where he leads the creation of a women’s business network that links businesses in the southern and northern West Bank to each other. Al Hudhud is experienced in designing creative ideas for community development and has developed proposals for various issue areas, including economic, social and educational programs targeting children, youth and women. Mr. Al Hudhud is the author of “Positive Extracts in Youth Rising” book. Mr. Al Hudhud holds BA in Information and Communication Technology- minor Management from the Arab American University in Jenin (AAUJ).

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Results-Based Management (RBM)

Results-Based Management (RBM)

Objectives:

Upon completion, the trainee will be better able to:
  • Understand RBM in n a changing development context
  • Understand relevant methodologies and tools for results-based planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Learn how develop a results framework and design and use indicators

Topics:

  • RBM in changing contexts
  • The project/ program cycle
  • Development of project/ intervention objectives
  • Logical framework/ Theory of change (ToC)
  • Developing indicators
  • Work plans
  • Project monitoring approaches tools and methods
  • Planning for project monitoring
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Monitoring as a management tool
  • Project evaluation approaches, tools, and methods
  • Incorporating evaluation in project design
  • Developing evaluation plans
  • Results-based reporting (preparation – implementation)
  • Good practices in reporting
  • How to use the information for decision- making/ policy and advocacy activities/ exist, scaling up

Prerequisite(s)

Interested participants must complete a survey to identify their needs and expectations prior to the training. In addition, a pre and post surveys will be designed to assess the knowledge of participants before and after the training.

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