CIBFM gathers HR professionals for retreat

THE Centre for Islamic Banking, Finance and Management (CIBFM) recently held the annual HR Retreat gathering for Human Resource professionals from 17 local organisations at Radisson Hotel.

The objective of this year’s retreat was to foster better relations between CIBFM and its stakeholders and clients as well as share information on how to develop human resource strategies for learning and development.

Attendees also participated in a workshop conducted by the Chief Executive Officer of AJM Academy Dr Amat Taap Manshor titled ‘Performance & Competency Gap Analysis: Identifying Your L&D Interventions,’ where he shared trends and competencies that were valued and prioritised by global organisations that contribute to their success and sustainability.

Dr Amat also focussed on strategies that improve the skill levels of the workforce in an organisation.

Participants also had the opportunity to analyse and discuss current human resource strategies with their fellow peers and discover trends of knowledge and information that have gained increasing importance and priority among the local organisations.

Attendees in a group photo. – CIBFM

Attending as the guest of honour was Hajah Sufinah binti Haji Sahat, the Acting Assistant Managing Director of Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) as the Acting CEO of CIBFM.

Hajah Sufinah expressed thanks to CIBFM’s stakeholders, the finance industry and non-stakeholders for their continued support and attendance to their programmes.

Alhamdulillah, in the first half of 2019, CIBFM has successfully conducted 31 training and examinations, which is an increase from the 26 programmes and examinations over the same period in 2018. The participation rate has also increased by 30 per cent, where 53 per cent of the registrations are from our stakeholders. We are also delighted to note that there has been increasing participation from the public sector and private sector by 121 per cent,” said the Acting CEO of CIBFM.

She also iterated that CIBFM will continue to strive to deliver programmes needed and required to further develop the talent in the Sultanate, in line with the Brunei Darussalam Financial Sector Blueprint to achieve the Brunei Vision 2035.

Some ongoing project mentioned by Hajah Sufinah included an upcoming signature Islamic Finance Professional Programme that is expected to commence in 2020.

She also added that CIBFM is supporting AMBD’s implementation of the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for the financial industry with the first phase targetted for the Capital Market licence holders.