Islamabad—Under the auspices of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), training workshop on the topic of “Managed Pakistan: Today’s Need, Tomorrow’s Solution” concluded. The training workshop was attended by business administration faculty of all eight campuses. The main purpose of the workshop was to promote research and networking in the region. Following the tradition through bridging gap between industry and academia, the event opened with a welcome address by Dr. S.M Junaid Zaidi, Rector CIIT who emphasized over learning from
The past and preparing for the future. He emphasized the faculty to incorporate modern teaching methodologies to prepare students for global competition.
Mr, Tariq Farid, Founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements international, USA, gave motivational talk on how teachers can encourage their students to become entrepreneurs. Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, Dr. Khalid Riaz also spoke on the occasion and shared his thoughts Pak China Trade.
The opening ceremony was followed by a group activity in which groups were assigned topics to discuss pertaining to Past Business Education Practices.
The evening session has two talks. The first talk was delivered by Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC who emphasized upon collaboration amongst researchers and meaningful research output. The second speaker was Dr.S. Sohail H. Naqvi, VC LUMS, who highlighted the importance of incorporating ethics, technology and sustainability in business education. He emphasized that management education is an application discipline which needs to be connected with industry for fruitful results.
The talks were followed by training by Dr. Nasir Afghan, IBA- Karachi. He guided the faculty as to how can they effectively deliver case study teaching methodology. The first day closed with a colorful musical evening.
The second day opened with a talk by Mr, Bradley Emerson, Former Regional Manager of CIMA, who emphasized on combining all the stakeholders with the university system. The second talk was given by Dr. Sohail Jehangir Malik, Chairman Innovative Development Strategies Pvt. Ltd., who spoke on the role and importance of teacher in the society. The talks were followed by a Training by Mr. Yousaf Haroon, Group Head HR and IT – Emaar Pakistan, on writing case studies.