Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Dr. Amina Al-Ahmady Participates in KAUST Saudi Leadership Program (KSLP)

Dr. Amina Nayef Al-Ahmady (Staff Member at the Department of Physics, the College of Applied Medical Sciences) participated in the Saudi Leadership Program (KSLP) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The event witnessed the participation of a distinguished group of staff members from different universities in the Kingdom. Dr. Amina Al-Ahmady was the first and only candidate to participate in the program from Umm Al-Qura University (UQU).

KSLP focuses on strategic impact, and aims to enhance the ability of leaders to drive change in their institutions, build professional networks, and promote their personal growth.

Such comprehensive program was presented by a distinguished team of male and female staff members from UC Berkeley, USA, for six consecutive days on KAUST campus. During the event, the female participants engaged in an extensive series of interactive learning sessions which aimed at enhancing talent and fulfilling best leadership practices. The participants were welcomed by the diverse KAUST community (i.e. officials, staff members, students and employees) who offered them unique connection opportunities.

The program was concerned with raising and celebrating the professional achievements of the participants, while providing resources to reinforce personal growth and promote positive change in the workplace.

It should be noted that the program was joined by previous participants from sectors, including non-profit, advisory and academic organizations and companies. Moreover, the KSLP program graduates are recognized as having been at the forefront of higher education and innovation representatives in Saudi Arabia. This is because they have contributed to the program with comprehensive skills and knowledge to move their institutions forward, have become ambassadors and friends of KAUST, and have adopted a common mission to promote science, social responsibility, and development of both young talent and innovation spirit. In this regard, Dr. Amina Al-Ahmady commended the high standards of modern and integrated infrastructure, the readiness of correspondence to international standards, and the unique research environment in such lofty edifice.

She also thanked the administrators of KSLP and appreciated the distinction and professionalism of KAUST affiliates.