The CIPD has rolled out its Foundation Certificate in People Practice in Arabic as part of its commitment to meet the professional needs of the Middle East. A first-of-its-kind in the region, the program's first phase is being run in collaboration with Dubai Police.

The program will enhance the knowledge and skills of HR professionals in Arabic, broadening their specialised experience in a more inclusive and expansive approach. The qualification training will last six months and is being delivered by CIPD’s delivery partner, Bradfield Consulting Group, with the first learners representing various departments of the Dubai Police. 

Launching the qualification through the Dubai Police also reflects the wider business transformation the Middle East is undergoing, thanks to efforts and initiatives aimed at economic diversity. The qualification supports innovation and digital transformation which are two key skills needed for people professionals, now and into the future.  

CIPD Arabic qualifications launch to the wider Middle East market by the end of 2023.

"This is part of Dubai Police's broader collaboration with globally renowned organisations specialising in HR sciences, ensuring the sustainability of human resources to meet the goals and strategies of the departments they serve."

Brigadier Badran Al Shamsi, Director of the General Department of Training, Dubai Police

"We are delighted to pilot Arabic HR qualifications with the Dubai Police in the Middle East. This initiative aligns with our mission to champion better work and working lives by contributing to the overall enhancement of the people profession in the region."

Stuart Dunlop, Regional Director, CIPD MENA

Championing better work and working lives

the CIPD

At the CIPD, we champion better work and working lives. We help organisations to thrive by focusing on their people, supporting economies and society for the future. We lead debate as the voice for everyone wanting a better world of work. 

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