A highly reputable, ethical and well established Management Consultancy based in the UK with extensive International experience. The business was formed over 15 years ago and since then has been involved in delivering a wide range of highly successful consultancy advice, and training and development contracts in, Oman, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Libya, Egypt, Eastern Europe – Bulgaria and Croatia – as well as in the UK. Oakwood has been actively working in the MENA Region for over 12 years and we have developed a sympathetic understanding of The Middle East/Arabic culture, current Nationalisation programmes, and the development needs and career opportunities of people in this Region. Oakwood specialises in designing and delivering tailored programmes in Leadership, Management Development, Business Planning, Performance Management, Team Building and many other essential Business Skills. We have extensive experience in Recruitment & Selection, Competency Profiling, Career Development, as well as Executive Search and Executive Coaching. Oakwood takes great pride in delivering The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) accredited Foundation (Level 3) and Intermediate (Level 5) Programmes in Human Resources and Learning & Development. Membership of the CIPD is viewed by many organisations as an essential “passport” into the increasingly challenging world of HR and Training. Oakwood is also an ILM Centre (Institute of Leadership and Management). We deliver 2 levels of these prestigious qualifications, from new Supervisors (Level 3) through to Middle Managers (Level 5). We also offer ILM Certification in the increasingly important areas of Coaching & Mentoring – also at Level 5 – essentially for Managers or those responsible for training and developing people. Oakwood is now also a Centre of Excellence and fully accredited to deliver The Chartered Institute of Marketing programmes. We offer these at Certificate, Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma levels (Levels, 4, 6 and now 7). These are run on a face-to-face basis with our own in-house Chartered CIM Fellow, not on a distance learning basis, as so many centres do. We have a 100% success/pass rate. For both CIPD and ILM qualifications, Oakwood holds Direct Claims Status. This means that if Oakwood awards a PASS to any assignment, then this mark is binding and will not be overturned. Whilst we are naturally quality-checked by our respective Institutes, we have never had an awarded mark changed. Our latest development is in the field of Competency Profiling, specifically concentrating on behaviours and attitude. We now have profiling software that delivers personal development plans, succession plans, business and training needs analysis – and much more. The software has been designed from a Line Manager perspective making it easy to use and understand. Oakwood is also the very proud owner of the prestigious Investors in People award. This signifies Oakwood’s on-going commitment to its Staff, assisting them in their personal development, helping them to improve their performance, and realise their full potential. We have recently centred our Middle East headquarters in our new offices in Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. We are really pleased with the success of this operation and the fact that it can truly be said that Oakwood is clearly adding in-country value to its MENA operations.