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Burgan Bank Delivers ‘The Secret to Self-Empowerment' Workshop at Watheefti Career Fair

Burgan Bank Delivers ‘The Secret to Self-Empowerment' Workshop at Watheefti Career Fair

Tuesday, January 31, 2023/ Editor -  


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As part of its committed ESG efforts and community development program

Kuwait, 31st January 2023:  In an initiative that underscores Burgan Bank’s proactive and leading role in human capital development, the Bank recently expanded its participation in Kuwait’s largest career fair, Watheefti, by delivering ‘The Secret to Self-Empowerment’ workshop to the fair’s visitors. The workshop marks an extension to Burgan’s ESG strategy and its active role in the development of its community through various learning activities and events.

Led by the Bank’s Human Resources Department, the workshop was delivered by Ms. Fatemah Yagoub, Learning Manager, and Mr. Bashar Al-Qattan, Talent Empowerment Manager at Burgan Bank, who, together, led the workshop. Designed to be dynamic and engaging in its format, the workshop saw the Burgan team sharing their knowledge and experience with the aspiring professionals in attendance. Ms. Yaqoub’s and Mr. Al-Qattan’s workshop aimed to guide participants on how to reap the most value from their professional journeys by choosing the best suited career path for their aspirations and skills.

Commenting on the workshop, Mr. Yagoub said: “Embodying Burgan’s philosophy, Driven by You, ‘The Secret to Self-Empowerment’ workshop was designed and delivered with the sole purpose of empowering our community with the proper tools that any employee or job seeker needs in order to thrive in today’s labor market. The ultimate aim is to achieve not only career success, but also, and most importantly, personal growth and self-actualization.”
Adding to Mr. Yagoub’s comment, Mr. Al-Qattan further noted that: “At Burgan Bank, we realize that our institutional success is entwined with the development of our community, whereby one’s success leads to the other’s success, forever fueling one another’s growth and maturity. That’s why, giving back to our community is an integral part of our daily operations and overall strategy.”

The workshop, which garnered more than 75 registrations, covered some of the most vital skills required for successfully choosing the best professional route, including: understanding and creating SMART goals, evaluating opportunities by running a SWOT analysis, identifying personal values, as well as different personality traits and communication styles. To ensure maximum added-value, the workshop was based on active participation from the audience through discussions and self-reflection, which culminated in an action plan that each individual can follow in pursuit of their own career success.
As a leading national financial institution and an active member of the Kuwaiti society, Burgan Bank continues to innovate in its on-ground participation that aims at achieving nation-wide growth for Kuwaitis across various fields. This comes under the umbrella of it’s the Bank’s commitment to ESG practices, which call for long-term, sustainable growth that serves the environment and society, in adherence to Kuwait’s governance.

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