Zayed University Institute for Community Engagement (I.C.E)
Zayed University has recently reorganized its outreach program by setting up The Zayed University Institute for Community Engagement (I.C.E). The Institute is an amalgamation of the previous units (ITI, CBEX, CPD, ZU Media and English Outreach) and as such replaces them.
The reorganization followed a directive by H.E. Sheikh Nahayan in his 2008 Convocation speech.
The mission of I.C.E is to support the economic and social development of the UAE by making available the academic and research resources of Zayed University (ZU), and to engage ZU students in voluntary work to develop their sense of responsibility towards their communities.
To achieve this mission, I.C.E will offer:
Trainer of Choice
I.C.E manages all external outreach activities for ZU working closely with the colleges to offer high quality programs to the government, business and the community at large. Through I.C.E’s efforts, we aim to make ZU the first choice institution for future generations in the UAE and an aspirational one for those in the region. We also aim to make it the trainer of choice for businesses and government and an internationally recognized center for language and culture.
I.C.E educational and service programs are intended to enhance the qualifications of employees and the effectiveness of operations in the private and public sector. The range of programs offered includes English language instruction, project management, governmental operations education, media and communications training, computing proficiency enhancement, and managerial skill development.
I.C.E provides training, consulting and continuing education services to empower employees to be more effective in today’s workplace. I.C.E seeks to promote technology adoption, the culture of innovation and quality improvement. Benchmarked to international standards, I.C.E programs are designed to provide participants with a wide range of competencies.
Through its strong corporate and academic links, I.C.E has access to a large pool of subject-matter experts. I.C.E leverages its knowledge and experience in consulting, education and training to design and deliver programs that address the needs of our clients and provide them with functional and innovative solutions