Release: CIM virtual training for marketers in the UAE



CIM accelerates its e-learning proposition in UAE with new Live Virtual Training

  • CIM’s launches over 75 new live virtual training courses to support marketers in the UAE
  • New digital marketing, technical skills and international marketing courses will help marketers’ futureproof jobs and take advantage of the current situation

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has strengthened its online training portfolio launching over 75 new live virtual training courses to allow marketing professionals from across the UAE to take its most popular courses online. With private-recruitment in the region falling and declining oil prices, the need for learning and development has become critical for the UAE’s job market to recover post-pandemic.*     

CIM’s new portfolio of live virtual training is priced competitively, offering something for every level of marketer, spanning brand strategy, digital marketing planning, product management, customer experience and paid social. Marketers across the UAE wanting to take advantage of the latest digital marketing techniques can take the live virtual Digital Marketing in Practice’ training, while marketers wishing to develop specific digital skills, can pick live virtual courses such as Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Principles and Pay Per Click for Google advertising.

Raj Achan, CIM Ambassador for the UAE said: “I welcome the news of the new live virtual online courses. Professional development is more important now than it has ever been for marketers across the UAE and regionally. It is essential that our growing marketing community have the opportunity to continue their learning and development remotely, using the very best technologies and courses.”

“CIM has monitored the situation in our region and has adapted quickly to make its most popular courses available online. In challenging times, local businesses must ensure they stay ahead of the competition and individual marketers need to keep up their personal professional development. These new live virtual training courses are a perfect way for CIM to support our marketing community in UAE in line with the vision of the UAE leaders.”

James Sutton, commercial director, at CIM said: “We already have a breadth of training materials and guidance online, but with so many organisations across the UAE adapting to remote working environments, it is absolutely critical that we do everything possible to ensure that the local marketing professionals can continue to upskill using the very latest techniques such as live virtual and online training.”

CIM’s decision to accelerate its e-learning proposition, follows an extensive review of the qualifications on offer to bolster professional development for modern UAE marketers, ensuring they can compete at both a national and international level.

To support marketers in the UAE region, CIM has also developed a portfolio of online courses such as the new “International Marketing” course, aimed at marketers seeking to break into new markets and develop new partnerships as countries like the UK look to strengthen international ties. The online courses offer up to 25 hours of online study and a comprehensive syllabus, which includes interactive learning and video classes. Modules include video introductions from course leaders and tests to help individuals track their progress.

The new virtual and online learning programmes will add to CIM’s growing portfolio of online services, which include: webinars, podcasts, training materials, best practice guides and articles to help navigate the unchartered waters of the COVID-19 crisis available on CIM’s Exchange content hub.

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Source: Gulf News, August 2020

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The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the world’s leading professional body for marketing, with over 28,000 members worldwide, of which there are over 2,500 Chartered Marketers. CIM’s mission is to create a marketing advantage for the benefit of professionals, business and society with a focus on export, data and skills. CIM believes marketing is the critical factor in driving long term organisational performance.

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