Course list

We specialise in training courses, leadership development and assessment that includes:

  • Cyber-Security
  • Soft-skills training
  • Business skills training
  • Customer service training
  • Finance training
  • HR courses
  • First Aid training
  • Project management
  • Business development skills training
  • Team building activities
  • Action learning training
  • Communication training programmes
  • Sales training
  • Team building and corporate team days
  • Office management training
  • Emotional intelligence training
  • Graduate and Nationalisation programmes
  • Supervisor programmes
  • Management courses
  • Leadership courses
  • Individual executive coaching
  • Assessment centres
  • Development centres
  • Executive assessment
  • Individual assessment
  • Training needs assessment
  • Creating your Inner Happiness
  • Workplace Wellness

We also specialise in a broad-range of human resource (HR) consulting across the talent life-cycle:

  • Planning – talent strategy, workforce planning and modelling, change management planning
  • Recruitment & selection – graduate recruitment, candidate assessment, executive assessment, selection panel development, on-boarding programmes, living and working in the region
  • Employee engagement – career planning, career diagnostics, internal communication planning, engagement strategy, culture change
  • Managing performance – performance management frameworks, building management capability, recognition programmes, corporate team days, HR policy, HR processes, HR procedures, talent management policy, job description development
  • Skill development – competency frameworks, competency dictionaries, competency integration, assessor and verifier training, bespoke training courses, certified training, compliance programmes, identifying talent, high potentials (HiPo) and succession development, graduate development, future fitting leadership with executive assessment, executive coaching, leadership programmes, executive retreats and benchmarking programmes

Our service catchment

We provide services across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. We are headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE and provide quality services to Dubai, Al Ain and the wider UAE. Across the Middle East we have clients in Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, and across Saudi Arabia. Iran and Iraq are also in our footprint.

We also support companies in Africa, particularly Nigeria (Lagos and Abudja), Kenya (Nairobi and Mombassa), Ghana (Accra), and South Africa (Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Pretoria), but would love to support companies in all parts of Africa. In Asia, we have delivered services in Indonesia and Thailand, and are available to support organisations in Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Myanmar, India, Pakistan and central Asia.

  • Embrace change

    08 02 2015 Sunday UAE

    The long-held received wisdom is that people don’t like change. As Niccolo Machiavelli said in The Prince, “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction…

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  • Happiness Means Good Business

    08 08 2016 Monday UAE

    Research proves that happiness leads to better business outcomes and a healthier bottom line. Companies can easily implement initiatives that reap the benefits of workplace happiness.

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  • Women in leadership can boost profits by up to 15%

    23 10 2016 Sunday UAE

    Research of 22,000 companies proves that promoting women into senior leadership drives bottom line results. Taking steps to develop women has proven benefits for company leadership.

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  • Expatriates staying ahead

    13 04 2015 Monday UAE

    Expatriates are often skilled at making things happen. More often than not they are recruited because of competences (attitudes, skills and knowledge) that are not readily available locally. They arrive and get straight on with the job. At the same time, they…

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  • Mentoring for talent development

    10 06 2015 Wednesday UAE

    With population and unemployment figures on the increase, attracting and retaining talent would be should be getting easier. However, some startling statistics suggest otherwise.

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  • Motivation myths

    03 08 2015 Monday UAE

    What makes people behave the way they do? Why do some people seem to be motivated to do well in their work, while others do not? The study of motivation is endlessly fascinating as it concerns the driving force within individuals by which they attempt to…

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  • Selection matters

    29 09 2015 Tuesday

    Mark is the CEO of an SME in the engineering industry. He has just recruited a key member of staff, John, and is beginning to regret it. Instead of getting on with the job the new recruit seems to be needing an awful lot of Mark’s time – time that is already…

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  • Targeted training brings many benefits

    19 11 2015 Thursday

    It is sadly common for some companies to look at the cost of training and not see the numerous benefits stemming from it. Some take a short-term view and see training purely as a cost. Others see training as an investment in the future that derives many…

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  • Does leadership philosophy matter?

    01 02 2016 Monday UAE

    The Global Financial Crisis was the worst market correction since The Great Depression. So devastating was its impact, after seven years it is still an event from which many economies are still struggling to recover. It’s common knowledge that the catalyst…

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  • The Leadership Challenge: Interview with Jim Kouzes

    06 03 2016 Sunday UAE

    Jim Kouzes, co-author of The Leadership Challenge, sat down with Focus' David Brennan to discuss leadership in the 21st Century, the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, what it takes to be a truly great leader and if leadership is different in the rest of…

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  • Keeping the team on track in challenging times: grief and change management

    21 03 2016 Monday UAE

    Challenging markets can often mean cost optimisation of which staff reductions may be required. Whilst the process of realigning the staff profile is relatively clear, moving the remaining team forward is less so. Dealing with the grief of losing colleagues…

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  • Focus Training Centre LLC &
    Focus Management Consultancy
  • Al Salmein Golden Tower, Suite 602
  • Electra Street, PO Box 322
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates