In June 2018, LIFELONG received confirmation that Alerive’s modules on Leadership, Individual Wellbeing and Productivity will allow HR professionals to claim Professional Development Credits PDCs to maintain credentials awarded by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). “This is a great achievement for us and for Kuwait. LIFELONG is the only approved SHRM educational partner in Kuwait and with this partnership with Alerive, we can offer an expanded course offering to meet changing market demands” says LIFELONG CEO, Muhammad Ilyas. SHRM is the premier international organization for those working in human resources to keep their skills sharp with certification and continuing education through professional development credits (PDCs). “We are so thrilled to have been approved to offer Alerive’s Modules for SHRM credits locally through our partnership with LIFELONG”, says Arezou Harraf, co-founder of Alerive, who holds a PhD in Human Resource Development.
This momentous occasion is a culmination of nearly six months of work by Alerive and LIFELONG, who formed a partnership early this year to provide their Well@Work Plan™ to businesses in Kuwait. Arezou Harraf, PhD in Human Resources, and Alice Edwards, MBA, who formed their woman-owned company in the United States, have a mission to make every place a great workplace, on an international scale. They are fulfilling that mission by increasing employee productivity, well-being, culture, and engagement and are excited be bringing their vision to employers in Kuwait to improve workplace cultures and productivity. Harraf and Edwards strongly feel that countries outside the United States have a hunger to improve employee culture and leadership skills that other training and development companies have overlooked. Additionally, out of over 30 years combined management and training experience, Harraf and Edwards developed the Well@Work Plan ™, a science-based system that uses employee provided data to create strategic leadership and develop culture, to address the gap between well-intentioned desires to provide better wellbeing and leadership programs, and the knowledge and skillset to successfully implement such programs.
Edwards says, “Too many employers know that something is wrong within their company but they’re not sure exactly what.” Alerive wants employers to do more than guess work, they want to help them ask the questions that will lead them to long-lasting change. “The Well@Work Plan™ has measurements in place to identify key problem areas in a company and then we recommend interventions that have been proven by science to work in those problem areas,” says Edwards, “with the Well@Work Plan™ employers can track their return on investment.”
Alerive’s modules can be attended as an in-person course or an online webinar with either Edwards or Harraf and include hot topics for today’s business professionals and include topics such as Adapting to Environmental Change, Decreasing Stress Factors in the Workplace, and Mindfulness Training for Employees.
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