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Acacia Learning in Saudi Arabia

As Middle East economies shift from an almost total reliance on oil and gas to a sustainable future as knowledge economies, governments and employers across the region recognise the valuable role HR can and must play. In this context, CIPD’s potential to make a difference to work and working lives couldn’t be greater.


Joining the CIPD tutor team in Saudi Arabia our very own Andrew Williams has had the pleasure to launch the third-weekend cohort in partnership with Prime HR Solutions.


This was Andrew’s first visit to Saudi Arabia, during which he has been delighted with the warmth and enthusiasm of the students and the support provided by Prime HR Solutions.


Teaching students whose second language was English was another first for Andrew, but the level of understanding within the group was good. The students were a little apprehensive in the first workshop as is natural for anyone starting a new programme of study, but they all got involved and supported each other. By the final workshop of this block, all the students had relaxed and really started to enjoy the experience.


Andrew is looking forward to returning to Saudi Arabia in July to continue working with this group of students and they have agreed to support him to learn to speak a little Arabic.


By inspiring new thinking, leading practice and building capability in HR and L&D, we believe we can help to drive sustained performance in any organization.


We wish the students the best of luck on their programme.