An international flagship programme for Shariah scholars in the Islamic finance industry aimed to upscale the scholars’ effectiveness in advising financial institutions was launched today. The programme, which is known as the “Leadership Anatomy for Shariah Scholars in Finance”, is jointly offered by three international institutions namely Islamic Research and Training Institute (“IRTI”), the research and training arm of the Islamic Development Bank; Amanie Academy (“Amanie”), a talent development service provider in Islamic finance of Amanie Group; and The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre (“Iclif”), an institution specialising in leadership and governance research, advisory and executive education.
The programme is targeted at Shariah scholars serving the Islamic financial services industry including members of Shariah Committees and Shariah officers of financial institutions. Designed to provide practical solutions that can be applied back at work, the programme is developed to enhance business professionalism of the scholars, complementary to their existing Shariah expertise. The programme will cover three elements that are key in producing a high performing Shariah scholar in finance namely, practical knowledge in integrating finance and Shariah considerations, professional skills in rendering Shariah advisory services and adaptive emotional intelligence in engaging different stakeholders. These modules are ultimately aimed at strengthening a scholar’s oversight roles and holistic assessment on Shariah issues in finance.
The programme will be held in several major cities including Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur and Marrakech, starting with the first programme in Makkah from 21 to 23 February 2017. The programme will be conducted in either English or Arabic depending on the venue, to cater for different Shariah communities across the globe.
(See attached file: LeAP Brochure (Final)-141216.pdf)