Bounty of the Bathay

Bounty of the Bathay

On Saturday, 22nd July 2023, Westford University College’s, consulting, and training division-Westford for Business, successfully conducted a transformative and unique immersive learning program, known as “Bounty of Bathay.”


“Bounty of Bathay” stands as an empowering Immersive Learning Program, aimed at equipping leaders to adeptly navigate disruptive business environments. Specifically curated for mid and senior-level executives, this program imparts essential skills and knowledge to effectively guide and lead organizations through turbulent and ever-changing business landscapes. 

The venue for the program was Voco Hotel, situated on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. The program’s schedule spanned from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The event drew considerable attention, witnessing an impressive turnout of 40 participants, all of whom were senior managers and learning and development (L&D) professionals hailing from prominent companies across the UAE.


At 10:00 am, the program commenced with a warm welcome and introduction delivered by Prof. Zawahir Siddique, the Dean & Head of Blended Learning at Westford University College. In his opening remarks, he underscored the critical importance of adaptive leadership in the dynamic and constantly evolving business environment of today. 

The program was led by Dr. Renaldo De Jager and Mr. Alan Lukose, seasoned consultants and trainers with expertise in leadership and organizational management. Throughout the event, they delivered a high-paced and engaging experience, encouraging participants to break free from conventional thinking and foster innovative approaches to problem-solving. The program remained dynamic and thrilling, pushing attendees to explore new horizons and cultivate creative solutions.


After a refreshing lunch break, the participants took part in networking and fruitful exchanges of ideas. Subsequently, the program delved into a profound analysis and reflection on the day’s activities, fostering valuable insights and essential takeaways. The active involvement and contributions of the participants played a pivotal role in enriching the learning environment and enhancing the overall experience of the program.


One of the most thrilling moments of the event was the announcement of prizes to recognize outstanding achievements during the immersive learning activities. Participants received well-deserved accolades for their exceptional problem-solving skills and strategic thinking demonstrated throughout the program. Their remarkable contributions added to the excitement and overall success of the event.


As the clock struck 5:00 pm, the day ended, and certificates of participation were distributed, acknowledging the attendees’ dedication and commitment throughout the program. Participants warmly expressed their gratitude for the program’s distinctive nature, praising the hands-on approach that enabled them to grasp the concepts of strategy, leadership, innovation, and quality practically and experientially. The program’s unique format resonated with the participants, leaving a lasting impression and a sense of fulfilment.


Without exception, the participants expressed their unanimous appreciation for the learning methodology employed in “Bounty of Bathay”. They found it to be truly eye-opening, providing them with a practical and insightful understanding of what it takes to be an effective leader in disruptive business environments. Westford University College, through its dedicated Westford for Business division, continues its unwavering commitment to empowering leaders with the necessary tools and knowledge to steer their organizations towards success amid the ever-changing corporate landscape. 

I've come across a remarkably engaging method of learning known as activity-based learning, courtesy of the Bounty of Bathay. This approach has proven instrumental in enhancing our abilities, whether in the realms of management or finance. It's a highly effective means of learning that not only equips us with new skills but also refines our existing ones. I find it to be an invaluable experience, and I urge everyone to seize this opportunity at least once.

Hala El Ghadban

Director of Nursing - Emirates Hospital Group

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