Events management experts provide training for Qatar 2022 workforce
The team, made up of Phil Clements, Nicola McCullough, Bernadette Saltibus, Tim Yeardley and Jane Welbourn from the UK Centre for Events Management (UKCEM) at Leeds Beckett are delivering a course in Major Events Management for the Josoor Institute in Qatar.
As Phil Clements, Principal Consultant in Events, Tourism and Hospitality, explained: “For Qatar, the winning of the World Cup 2022 provided an opportunity to focus on developing a workforce that is capable of delivering the World Cup as well as a legacy of skilled and knowledgeable personnel in the region. Importantly, the training we are providing is helping to equip the workforce with the knowledge and skills to deliver large-scale sporting and non-sporting events across the region long after 2022.”
The UKCEM team launched a programme of none-accredited certificates and diplomas in Major Events Management in April, with Leeds Beckett experts developing and delivering content to delegates in Doha across the MENA region, including the DOHA Film Institute, the Qatar Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy and the Yemen Football Association.
Launched in December 2013, the Josoor Institute aims to train people who will play an integral role in Qatar's hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee is a founding partner of the Josoor Institute and is working alongside some of the world's leading universities, marketing agencies, media outlets and events and sports management companies to develop and deliver the programmes and courses.