Leading Learning Organizations

Entrepreneurship & Management Excellence Center (EMEC) - IoBM

Leading Learning Organizations

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Program Overview

The business environment has changed generating a lot of pressure on organizations, to become ‘Learning Organizations’ to stay ahead of their competition. This is by bringing innovation/reinvention in the learning cycle, which includes leadership accountability, work unit accountability, strategic initiatives and aligned vision. This would be achieved through training and development strategy while emphasizing on planning, designing, implementing and evaluating the training programs. A learning organization is one that acquires knowledge and innovates fast enough to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing environment. A culture should be developed that encourages and supports employees learning so that the organization can benefit from it. This program will help identify organizational challenges and opportunities including that of the individuals and how best to manage learning and development of workforce.

Program Objective

Conducting Organizational Assessment For Analyzing The Strengths And Weaknesses
To Be Able To Develop A Learning & Development Strategy For Your Organization
Developing A Learning And Development Strategy For Providing A Framework
To Identify Key Factors Affecting The Workplace Productivity
Carrying Out Training Need Analysis For Identification Of Performance Gaps By Isolating The Difference Between Current And Future Performance

Key Learning Outcomes

Defining Organization Core Compentencies
Evaluation Of Current Employees Competencies
Identifying Gaps Leading To A Training Needs Analysis
Developing Innovative Solutions For Bridging Competencies Gap
Identifying Both Internal And External Learning Solutions And Resources
Measuring And Monitoring The Impact Of Training Investments

Trainer's Profile

Zafar Aziz Osmani
President & Managing Director

Key Qualifications

Founded Excelerate Private Limited in 2010
Prior to Excelerate, Zafar served as COO Karachi Electric Supply Co.
He has also served as SEVP Habib Bank Ltd.
Prior to HBL, Mr. Osmani served as SEVP Meezan Bank & Pak Kuwait Investment.
He is also a part of the Central Board of Revenue (HR Management)


Master in Arts in International Relations and Political Science. Bachelor of Law
Human Resources Management Program – Cornell University, USA

Employment Record

Central Board of Revenue, GoP– Restructuring of Government department and implementation of modern HR practices
Habib Bank Limited / KESC – Leading strategy development and implementation of new Human Resources programs
Saudi Pak Investment Company – HR strategy, organization structure and other HR processes
State Bank of Pakistan – HR capacity building, designing market based HR policies, supporting selection of fresh and experienced professionals
Alfalah Insurance – Employee culture audit, HR strategy, compensation survey and HR policies
Al Baraka Bank – Complete process of merger with Emirates Global Bank Dubai
Burj Capital Dubai – Developed organization structure, job descriptions and HR policies
KASB Bank – Employee culture audit, HR strategy, compensation survey, organization structure, job descriptions and HR policy manual


English – Fluent Urdu – Fluent
Honors: Global HR Excellence Award – Asia Pacific HRM Congress in Mumbai 2006
HR Leadership Award – Times- Ascent group in Mumbai 2008
Life Time Achievement Award
– Asia Pacific in Bangalore HR Congress 2012

Omar J Qureshi

Key Qualifications

Chief Operating Officer at Excelerate (Pvt.) Limited
General Manager of Deflog Pvt Ltd – Responsible for contract management, software
development, technical support and managing relationships
Served as an officer in the Pakistan Army Aviation
Certification in management employee related legal issues


Graduate of the Command and Staff College, Quetta, Pakistan
Certification in management employee related legal issues

Professional Experience

State Bank of Pakistan – HR capacity building, designing market based HR policies
PTCL – Capacity Building of Field Management / Leadership All over Pakistan
Conduct of HR Due Diligence prior to privatisation of Faisalabad Electric Company Ltd (FESCO) and
Northern Power Generation Company Ltd (NPGCL)
Conflict Resolution, Negotiation Skills and Team Building for OMV
Assisted the Ministry of Defence and DCN Log of France in negotiating and finalizing the technical and professional support contract
Qualified as an Aviation Instructor and Instrument Flight Examiner from Fort Rucker, USA
Leading and facilitating various operational support services to the Cabinet Division, Government of Pakistan
Extensive interaction and relationship management with Ministry of Defence, GoP
Associated with Management Excellence Center of Institute of Business Management conducting management and leadership related training programs


English – Fluent Urdu – Fluent Honors:
Received French Award ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite’ for his leadership role
Awarded 3000 hours Aviation Flight Safety Wing
Awarded Chief of Army Staff Commendation Cards

Co-Trainer's Profile

Fawwad Ahmed
Executive Director Project Consulting

Key Qualifications

Director PC
Prior to Excelerate, Fawwad served as AM Karachi Electric Supply Co.


Master in Business Administration.
Bachelor of Science
Human Resources Management Program – CHRP and HR Diploma from IoBM.
Advance Excel Certification form Pakistan Institute of Management
Advance Excel Certification form Innovative
Train the Trainer

Employment Record

As a part of KE HR team he was engaged in Payroll activities including performance appraisal, Comp and Ben and HR Services
Conduct of HR Due Diligence prior to privatization of Faisalabad Electric Company Ltd (FESCO) and Northern Power Generation
Company Ltd (NPGCL)
Conflict Resolution, Negotiation Skills and Team Building for OMV
Leading and facilitating various workshop of excel in K-Electric
Conducted HR manpower surveys and analyzed the data for developing critical narrative and graphical reports
Conducted compensation and benefits surveys for proposing pay structure in line with best practices
At Hub Power Company Limited (HUBCO), was carried out salary survey of the bench mark positions.
Conducted Salary Survey, Develop JD’s and Conducted Job Evaluation for IBP
As a part of Team Carried out assignment of Workload Analysis of SBP BSC in collaboration with Mazars Consulting Pakistan
Currently engaged with KPMG in conducting Workload Analysis of NBP


English – Fluent Urdu – Fluent Achievements:
Conducted more than 500 trainings on Advance and Intermediate Excel
Successfully carried out company wide retrenchment of 4500 staff
Successfully carried out performance appraisals (APA)
Linked Final Settlement with SAP HCM
Linked TIS to SAP for effective payroll and OT processing
Successfully Implemented Org. Management Module SAP HCM
Certified Advance Excel

Sana Pirzada
Executive Director Legal & Business

Key Qualifications

Legal Research
Good communication skills (verbal & written)
Pakistan & UAE Employment Law


Enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court in Pakistan (2013)
Called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn (2008)
Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School, London (2008)
Master of Laws (LLM), London School of Economics & Political Science (2007)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB), King’s College, London (2006)

Professional Experience

Sana Pirzada studied Law at King’s College, London and did her LLM from the London School of Economics
(LSE) (specializing in Criminology & Criminal Justice). She did the Bar Vocational Course from BPP Law School and was subsequently called
to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 2008.
She has a diverse professional background – she is enrolled to the High Court of Sindh and regularly provides legal advice on civil matters.
She is also affiliated with Excelerate Pvt Ltd whereby she deals with contractual and employment/ labour related issues.
At Excelerate been involved in Developing Union Management Relations Strategy along with GHS implementation plan for Faisalabad
Electric Company Ltd (FESCO) and Northern Power Generation Company Ltd (NPGCL) – HR Due Diligence prior to privatization Devel
oped NIFT union management plan for implementing of GHS scheme


English – Fluent Urdu – Fluent:
Sana is also a Trainer and conducts sessions (for professionals) on Gender Equity Laws, Employee Grievance Management, and Corporate
Legal Skills and has conducted sessions on Procurement Laws on behalf of USAID. Previously she taught Jurisprudence to LLB students at
the Themis School of Law.
Sana is also a fiction writer. Her novel, “The Rose Within” was published in the UK earlier this year.

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(30-10-2021) @ 15:00 (PKT) to
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