Burgan Bank recently organized a special event to honor 91 of its internal trainers and mentors in recognition of their dedication, passion and success in delivering effective learning solutions throughout 2021. This came in line with the Bank’s strategic commitment to promoting a culture of ongoing learning and development across all departments and functions.
The event was inaugurated by the Unit Head of Learning and Talent Development (LTD) at the Bank, Ms. Ghada El Kadi, in the presence of Ms. Halah El Sherbini, Burgan Bank Group's Chief Human Resources and Development Officer, senior management from various departments as well as senior executives from the Human Resources Group.
Speaking about the event, El Sherbini said: "Internal knowledge transfer and collaborative learning are crucial components of building a strong work and learning focused culture ensruing a seamless operating environment. Internal trainers and mentors in particular are an important asset in our human resources strategy driving change from within and actively contributing to the advancement of our people and our processes.”
El Sherbini further added: " Every single employee at Burgan is contributing to the Bank’s success and growth, and internal trainers in particular are playing a vital role in upskilling our human capital. We therefore continuously aim to recognize them for their efforts and for especially helping us tackle this challenging year with a development-centric mindset. Our human resources development plans are long-term and expansive, and we are looking forward to even more ambitious and innovative training programs in the years ahead.”
On her part, El Kadi noted that in addition to helping develop skills and expand knowledge bases, internal trainers and mentors are promoting a stronger internal culture; embedding core values in an effective and resonating manner. She added: “As we continue to drive towards elevating the banking experience we offer customers, we will continue to invest in building a strong workforce that is fully capable of delivering on that promise,”
It serves to note that 2021 witnessed considerable activity and continuous investment by Burgan Bank with regards to the development of its human resources, as the Bank maintained a robust calendar of professional development and practical training programs throughout the year, targeting all departments and service areas. This included the "Ro2ya Talent Journey" program, an as-yet ongoing program launched by the Bank which focuses on upskilling top preforming employees from across all levels and functions and building the future successors. The Bank’s learning and development agenda in 2021 also included specialized programs for all Burgan employees from across all departments, as well as summer training programs and internship programs targeting aspiring young talents in the market.
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