IDG has been working throughout the Middle East since 2001.
The IDG Oman office was established in 2013 and has developed a team of full-time employees, as well as highly qualified associates and capable partners with whom we work regularly. Currently, the IDG team in the Middle East consists of 20 staff covering the entire region, with programmes being delivered in Oman, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar.
Our main business improvement focus in the Middle East has been on leadership development, work ethics, team building and youth development. We have designed and successfully delivered programmes for many organisations including Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), KAFD Senior Civil Servants, Oman Arab Bank (OAB), Mazoon Electricity Company, Schlumberger Petroleum Technical Services and the Municipality of Al Ain.
Work ethics programmes have been delivered successfully for the PDO-sponsored school leavers and for the Omani Authority for Partnership for Development (OAPFD) training ‘short course students’ at Saham Vocational Training Centre. The latter also included training in practical problem solving through robust outdoor tasks.
We have conducted various types of team building programmes for several clients in order to improve internal and external processes. Examples are Schlumberger, HSBC, Shell, Carillion, JP Morgan Chase Bank and Oman Gas Company.
In Jordan we are proud to have strong partnerships with the government that have led to us working on several programmes, including the King Abdullah II Fund for Civil Service Development (KAFD) and the Youth Development Programme. This important intervention has further developed into the Haqiq youth programme under the auspices of the Crown Prince.
Currently, we are conducting a large employer engagement programme for PDO helping this client improve the welfare of 30,000 employees in its contractor community. A leadership programme for OAB is also ongoing and for PDO, we are also engaged in the delivery of an employee welfare survey pilot for BP.
Due to our unique relationship with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, we have been able to deliver programmes at the Academy for many of our Middle Eastern clients. In 2013, 32 participants became the first civilians from Saudi Arabia to attend an IDG leadership development programme at the Academy.
IDG Middle East has a strong footprint in the region and is honoured to work with clients from both the private and public sector.