Entrepreneurship and Community Leadership workshop by Association of Muslim Professionals
Speaker: Dr. Abdulla Hassan
(CEO Dhow Capital, Kuwait)
Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) Bengaluru Chapter organized a workshop, “How to be an Entrepreneur?”, by Abdulla Hassan, an angel investor, Coach, Mentor, and CEO of Dhow Capital, Kuwait. The session was delivered at Al-Ameen institute of management studies, Bengaluru, on 8th of December. 80+ Students from MBA and M.Com department along with the teaching staff benefitted through this session.
The workshop started by qira’atul Quran, followed by brief introduction about the session by college’s Principal, Dr. Anuradha. Then, Mr. Hassan, started with a brief yet engaging talk about his background setting the context for students.He elaborated upon the sequential steps involved in bringing an idea to an entrepreneurial level. As he ventured into the details, he emphasized on two crucial steps:
- Relevancy of the idea (driven by innovative approach to the current need with an eye on the future)
- Validity of the idea (test your waters even before you bring the idea to investor tables)
He encouraged the Principal to take the workshop to actualization level and generously offered to help them in case of any clarifications/ advice. Later, Mr. Imtiaz Khan, Chapter Head, Bengaluru, graced the occasion and explained about the vision, mission and projects of AMP to the students. Founder of Al-Ameen education society Mr.Mumtaz Ahmed Khan was honored with “AMP Education excellence award 2018” by Mr. Abdulla Hassan and AMP Karnataka State Head, Dr. Zahida Khan. It’s important to note that this AMP National Award for Education Excellence was conferred to 110 educationalists at PAN India level which include VCs and Founders of many such institutions.
Later in the day Mr. Hassan enlightened the Bengaluru professional youth on the need of rightful community leaders in the current times. This session was conducted at Feroze White Manor between 3.00 PM to 5.00PM. Around 100+ AMP Bengaluru members along with few senior social leaders attended the session.
Following qira’atul Quran by Mr. Syed Nashit, Dr. Hassan took to stage and won the hearts of the participants with his candid speech. It is hardly seen that speaking about leadership, speakers talk about being a good follower. But this was the central idea that Mr. Hassan brought to the table of community leadership. He spoke about the various leadership styles by quoting the followers like Umar ibn Khattab RA and Khalid bin Walid RA. He stressed on the importance of no ego, lots of patience and forgiveness as crucial elements of being a great leader. He underlined the need of women workforce participation in India for us to become a successful community. He advised the participants to stop complaining about the circumstances and take collective responsibility of bringing change. One of the highlights of his speech was the ease with which he connected the dots between sunnah of character and current description of good leaders. For most of us,the quote that reverberated with us and hopefully will propel us to excel to be a better leader was,
“If you want to win,behave like winners!”
After the talk, the floor was opened for Q&A session. Following Q&A, Syed Nashit and Imtiyaz briefed the volunteers and other present at the occasion about the occasion about the vision, mission and projects of AMP and encouraged for active participation to empower the community by being the foot soldiers. Dr. Zahida ended the session with vote of thanks. The Role of Professionals in nation building is the need of the hour and they should take out an hour per week at least and play active role in givingback to society.
Eminent Professionals from MNCs and corporates attended this meet and provided their positive feedback. With a huge success of the first session,AMP Bengaluru plans of have similar session on a regular basis in the future. So stay tuned!!
For more details and to know more about AMP, you can contact Team AMP on 9573302126 or 8919731784 or visit www.ampindia.org.