IDG in Oman
Since 2013 we have been working with our Omani clients providing quantifiable business improvement benefits by improving the behaviour of their people
We design and deliver high-quality, bespoke behavioural improvement programmes aligned with our client’s strategic goals to address their specific performance and development needs. Our focus is on experiential learning to achieve measurable and sustainable change of behaviour and leadership excellence.
Our partnering agreement with Royal Military Academy Sandhurst allows us to draw upon key leadership and team performance methodologies honed over 200 years when designing our programmes. It also means that our clients have the opportunity to use the Academy’s uniquely inspiring facilities in the UK.
Our main business improvement focus in Oman to date has been within leadership development, work ethics, team building and employer engagement. We are honoured to work with clients from both the private and public sector, and from industries including oil and gas, banking, retail, insurance, utilities, and government services.
The IDG Oman office was established in 2013 and currently comprises a mix of full-time employees, highly qualified associates and capable partners. The IDG team is approximately 75% Omani, with the rest of the team made up of people mainly from Oman but also from the UK, India and The Netherlands.
We have designed and successfully delivered leadership development programmes for many organisations including Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), 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.
Currently, we are conducting a large employee 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.
For full details of all the services we offer please go to our main Middle East page.
At IDG we see our clients as our partners and we are proud to have productive, ongoing relationships with highly respected organisations both in the public and private sectors.
Our programmes are tailored according to the particular needs of our clients. We are sensitive to cultural differences and our bespoke interventions are designed to address and overcome strategic needs within the business.
As such, we spend a lot of time at the beginning of any relationship understanding exactly what our clients are trying to achieve before designing a bespoke solution. This approach will ensure that the solution is consistent not only with the strategic objectives but also with the political and cultural environment in which the organisation operates.
IDG are very impressive. They bought into what we were trying to do and were passionate about delivering this. IDG have helped the team discover its leadership potential.
King Abdullah II Fund for Development
IDG’s consistent track record with The Crown Prince’s Training Programme for Youth has seen a further successful roll out for the sixth year.
Shaikha Marwa Bint Rashed Al-Khalifa
Court of the Crown Prince Training Programme for Youth
…best Away Day ever. The key element was the professionalism and focus that IDG brought to the event.
Former British Ambassador, British Embassy, Amman