Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) and Announce Results of Strategic Workshop to Evaluate an HR Portal to Help Local Saudi Arabia Businesses with Best Practices in HR

On September 6 -7, 2013,’s CEO, Debbie McGrath, addressed a group of more than 40 human resources (HR) leaders in Saudi Arabia about the importance of developing a strategic HR portal in the local area to showcase HR best practices and HR leaders. The workshop was held in Jeddah and was organized by the Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) and sponsored by the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF).

“The goal of’s collaboration with MILE is help the local HR professionals understand the importance of sharing, collaboration, and best practices to improve the effective use of managing local Human Capital”, said Dr. Mohamed Mostafa Mahmoud, CEO, MILE.

The results of the two-day strategic workshop clearly identified:

1. Key areas of content required to make this initiative a success and provide long term viability,
2. The key stakeholders required to make this viable and drive adoption,
3. The prioritization of the functions, content and user adoption to ensure success.

Attendees of the workshop included representatives from MILE, HRDF,, Microsoft, ITworx, Link Development, Sunbulah Group, PANDA, Basamh, Al-Nahdi, International Medical Center, Bupa, and Crestcom.

“With 70% of the Saudi population under the age of 18 and one-third of the workers imported, Saudi has incredible potential to utilize global best practices and social infrastructure to grow the local economy”, stated Debbie McGrath, CEO,

About Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE)
Madinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (MILE) is a non-profit Executive Education and Leadership Development Institute located in Al-Madinah Almounawarah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. MILE is a part of Madinah Knowledge Economic City (KEC) and aims at developing leadership and managerial skills of C-Level senior executives in developing countries in general with special focus on Muslim and Arab world.

MILE has launched several flagship executive education programs and has organized numerous international conferences in Madinah since its inception in January 2010. MILE operates a very active family of social media networks; regularly delivers series of live webinars by renowned professors and consultants and moderate several on-line communities on many critical topics; continually adding videos of business gurus to its You-Tube channel; and expanding its network of effective collaboration with academic and professional institutions.

Globally renowned university professors, CEOs of successful local and global companies, government leaders; and world-class consultants have contributed to MILE programs. MILE alumni include hundreds of senior executives from variety of businesses, governments and NGO sectors representing more than 40 countries.

In response to the immense leadership deficit in the Arab and Muslim world, MILE aims at bridging this gap. The initiative aims at building local intellectual capital and is based on a business model that ensures sustainability and provision of high quality, affordable and relevant life-long development opportunities to future business leaders.

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For more information, contact:
Debbie McGrath
Chief Instigator and CEO
Tel: 1-877-472-6648, ext. 104

Tel: +966 14 865 1010
Fax: +966 14 865 2900
MILE – Knowledge Economic City, King Abdul Aziz Road, P.O Box 43033, Madinah 41561, Saudi Arabia