Emrill, an integrated facilities management provider in the UAE, said it has expanded its Masterminds programme to include two continuing professional development (CPD)-certified courses. 
Last year in July, Emrill had launched Masterminds, a knowledge-sharing programme to circulate relevant, credible and current experience and expertise through masterclasses available to all levels and departments of the organisation. 
Since then, the facilities management services provider has launched 11 CPD-accredited courses, two of which have been added to the programme.
According to Emrill, each programme has been carefully developed to suit the learning needs of facilities management professionals. To date, Emrill has achieved CPD accreditation for eleven courses that provide instruction on technical, communication, leadership and business skills. 
Masterminds participants can access masterclasses dedicated to financial awareness, English-language conversation skills, leadership, project management, presentation skills, health and safety risk management, time management, team leader skills, performance management, and information gathering and data management. 
In March, Emrill had renewed its CPD membership and will continue to enhance its training and development programmes, including Masterminds, LEAD and Excel, during the year.
As part of its Masterminds programme, Emrill has launched masterclasses, two of which are CPD-accredited, across a broad range of topics including: Financial Awareness in FM; HSE Risk Management in FM; Business and Technical Risks in FM; Marketing and Branding; Commercial and Supply Chain Management in FM; Promoting Health and Wellbeing in an FM Environment; Managing Performance Appraisals, Assessments and Feedback; Essential IT Skills in FM; Increasing Efficiencies in Managing Soft Services and Operational Excellence and Success in Facilities Management.
"Achieving CPD certification was a major milestone for Emrill in 2021," said Sam Emery, Emrill's CFO. 
"Emrill has always been committed to creating development opportunities for employees, and CPD accreditation was another step on our journey to formalising training and continuing to offer world-class learning programmes," he added.
Emrill developed the Masterminds programme and masterclasses following a comprehensive gap analysis of the organisation's learning needs. Course topics were selected to complement Emrill's growth and operational strategies through the enhancement of key competencies. 
The masterclasses utilise an adaptive people development strategy, allowing for fluid learning across virtual and physical spaces with a combination of technology and visual, auditory, read-write and kinaesthetic resources. Emrill has taken a blended learning approach to ensure different types of learners across the organisation's locations can access and excel in the available masterclasses.
Explaining the importance of creating a knowledge-sharing platform, Kriska Golez, Emrill's learning and development manager, said: "Ensuring employees at all levels have access to reliable and practical knowledge they can immediately apply to their day-to-day duties has been a driving force in the creation of the Masterminds programme."
"Our masterclasses provide employees with tools to increase efficiency, quality, and safety through various curated facilities management and business topics, which benefits Emrill and its clients," observed Golez.
Since the launch of Emrill's Masterminds, 717 learners have participated in the masterclasses delivered by 18 subject matter experts from various sectors within the business, he added.-TradeArabia News Service