About CEPPS

The Center for Executive Programs and Professional Services (CEPPS) is the business and professional outreach arm of the American University in Dubai (AUD). CEPPS programs and services encompass the entire range of expertise resident at AUD, as well as a wealth of expertise made available through knowledge partnerships and alliances with leading international providers of executive education and professional know-how.

CEPPS Mission

The mission of CEPPS is to provide top quality
executive education, training, professional
development and consulting services to private
and public sector organizations in the UAE,
the GCC region and the wider Middle East.

VP’s MESSAGE

At CEPPS, the executive and professional outreach arm of the American University in Dubai (AUD), we are committed to provide customized executive programs and professional services of the highest quality, that satisfy the learning needs of people in business firms of all sizes and in all industries, as well as people in government organizations.

Situated right here in Dubai, we are within close reach of customers in the UAE and neighboring countries. Thus, we can bring you the full range of know-how and expertise available at AUD, complemented, when needed, with the expertise of leading international providers who are part of the CEPPS knowledge network.

Through partnering with you, we can design and deliver relevant, application-oriented programs and services that address the specific needs of your organization and that will favorably impact the thinking, the decision-making processes and actual practices in your organization.

To look at examples of short professional development courses on topics in various areas that we can customize to suit your needs, please click here. CEPPS can also source and channel expertise on a much broader range of current topics to cater to your specific needs.


Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about our courses and other services, or to request a meeting. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you as a valued CEPPS partner.

Sincerely,



Dr. Jihad S. Nader
Vice President for Institutional
Advancement and Development
American University in Dubai
 
 

Customized Courses

All CEPPS courses are customized to suit the specific needs of your organization. We design programs upon your request and according to your specifications, to ensure that we deliver professional development outcomes that closely match the results desired by your firm.

Course Leaders

To ensure that our courses add the highest value by imparting relevant skills and current know-how to the participants, CEPPS assigns the development and delivery of its courses to seasoned faculty and leading consultants and practitioners, both from AUD and from our wide network of knowledge partners.

External Consultants

If you have appropriate credentials and experience as a management consultant and/or leader of professional training and development courses, and you are interested in working with CEPPS, please email us at info@cepps.aud.edu and attach your CV.

Examples of Past Course Offerings

ADVERTISING
  • Advertising Account Planning Fundamentals
  • Advertising Campaign Planning and Execution
  • Social Media as a Marketing Tool
  • Integrated Marketing Communication: State-of-the-Art Thinking and Practice
BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES MANAGEMENT
  • Credit Risk Analysis and Bad Debt Management
  • Bonds and Stocks: Characteristics, Valuation and Management
  • Understanding Financial Derivatives and their Applications
  • Analysis and Interpretation of Bank Financial Statements
  • Understanding and Managing Interest Rate Risk
  • Investment Analysis and Management
  • Understanding and Managing Foreign Exchange Risk
BUSINESS REPORT WRITING, COMMUNICATION AND PRESENTATION SKILLS
  • Business Report Writing
  • Communicating with Impact (Verbal and Written)
  • Effective Presentation Skills
CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
  • Applications of Modern Protective Technology in Construction Design
  • Leadership and Management for Construction Professionals 
EDUCATION MANAGEMENT
  • Educational Outcomes Assessment
FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT
  • Accounting and Finance Fundamentals for Non-Financial Managers
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Interpretation
  • Budget Preparation and Applications in Financial Management
  • Advanced Financial Analysis and Decision Making
MANAGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • Information Security Issues for Managers
  • The IT Audit: What to Look for and How
  • Managerial Issues in Data Center Design and Operations
  • IT Infrastructure for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuance Planning
MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL EFFECTIVENESS SKILLS
  • Global Technological Trends: Impact on Management in the Digital Age
  • Emotional Intelligence and Adaptive Leadership
  • People Management: Evolution of the Workforce
  • Time Management
  • Building and Managing Teams Effectively
  • Effective Interviewing Techniques for Quality Hiring
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Managing Emotions and Stress
  • Management and Leadership Skills
  • Managing Conflicts
  • Human Resource Management Fundamentals
  • Strategic Plan Preparation and Implementation
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
  • Purchasing and Materials Management
  • Project Management Skills and Applications
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
SERVICES MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT
  • Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction

Consultancy

CEPPS provides consulting services to corporations and public sector organizations by utilizing the expertise available in AUD’s different schools and academic departments. This resident expertise covers a wide range of professional areas and specializations.

All inquiries and requests for consulting services should be addressed to the VP’s Office. We will respond quickly and set up a meeting for discussing your consulting needs in detail. This will be followed by a specific proposal for providing the consulting services you require.

A Partial List of Organizations We Have Served


Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO)
Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority
Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC)
LG Middle East
Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company Limited (ADGAS)
Maritime Industrial Services Co. Ltd., Inc. (MIS)
Al Arabiya MBC
MashreqBank
Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai
Mohamed Hareb Al Otaiba
Albawardi Group, Dubai
National Drilling Company (NDC), Abu Dhabi
Al Mansouri Group, Abu Dhabi
International Fund for Houbara Conservation, Abu Dhabi
Amadeus IT Middle East, Dubai
Nestle Middle East
Commercial Bank of Dubai
Nigerian Free Zones Executives
Dubai Aluminium Company Limited (DUBAL)
Oman Shipping Company, SAOC, Muscat
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)
RAKBANK
DHL Express
Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Co.
Eli Lilly
Schlumberger Technical Services
Emirates Flight Catering Company
Sofitel City Centre Hotel & Residence, Dubai
Etisalat Academy
Standard Chartered Bank
Valentine Maritime (Gulf) L.L.C., Abu Dhabi
The Executive Office, Dubai
H. H. The Rulers Court, Dubai
THG Sports, Dubai
Honeywell Middle East Ltd.
UAE Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
National Human Resource Development & Employment Authority (Tanmia)
General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Dubai

About AUD

The American University in Dubai (AUD) is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1995 in the city of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). AUD has evolved over the years into a premier institution which offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates, and a very wide choice of majors, minors, concentrations, tracks and emphases in different academic and professional fields. For more information about AUD, click here.

AUD's Accreditation

AUD is officially licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs. The Ministry has accredited all the university’s programs. AUD is permitted by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). AUD is accredited in the USA by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. AUD is approved to operate by the State of Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (NPEC) . AUD has received specialized accreditation for its Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The university’s undergraduate majors in Marketing Communications and Advertising have been accredited by the International Advertising Association (IAA) in New York. The Civil, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering programs of AUD’s School of Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Bachelor of Communication and Information Studies program, with majors in Digital Production and Storytelling, and Journalism, is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). The Interior Design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) has granted AUD’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), with majors in Advertising, Digital Media, Graphic Design and Studio Art, and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Interior Design the designation of Substantial Equivalency with accredited programs in the United States.

 

New CEPPS Courses

"Blockchain Technology: Basics and Applications"

The emergence and rapid adoption of blockchain technology has set in motion a transformative process whose scale, scope and magnitude are viewed by many business and government leaders as no less far-reaching than the advent of the internet in the late 20th Century. Private and public sector organizations worldwide are now faced with enormous challenges that arise from the pressing need to adopt blockchain technology and reinvent their systems and processes to make this technology work for them. Learning the basics of blockchain technology is, of necessity, the first step towards meeting these challenges.

To meet this rapidly growing need to learn about blockchain technology, and to assist firms in formulating their blockchain strategy, CEPPS is planning to offer a professional development course titled “Blockchain Technology: Basics and Applications” (one or two days).

If a course on this topic is of interest to you and other members of your organization, please send us your contact details by completing the following form. As soon as we receive your message, we will call you to discuss your needs and provide more information about the course.


"The Science and Practice of Happiness: Achieving Success through Optimizing Health and Well-being in the Workplace"

The increased emphasis on happiness, health and wellbeing in the workplace constitutes one of the most defining elements of the 21st century organization. The ever-growing personal and professional demands placed on the workforce today have made organizational investment in workplace health not only a necessity, but an essential element to the overall success of the company. The increased levels of job satisfaction, retention, productivity and creativity derived from on-the-job mechanisms that promote employee well-being provide the competitive edge organizations need to thrive in the present-day complex, global economy.

Offered by CEPPS, the professional development course titled “The Science and Practice of Happiness: Achieving Success through Optimizing Health and Well-being in the Workplace” will provide organizations with the foundational tools necessary to enhance the well-being of their respective workplace. The individual and company-wide benefits of a happy and healthy work environment can be realized through organizational application of the knowledge and skills gained from the training.

If a course on this topic is of interest to you and other members of your organization, please provide us with your contact details by filling out the following form. As soon as we receive your message, we will call you to discuss your needs and provide more information about the course.

Contact Us