Events

The Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation's International Award Committee has selected the winners of the 5th International Award “Consulting Without Borders."  The Committee has also chosen the prize-holders of the EBRD Business Advice Best Practice Award, a special internal award organized by the Foundation for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.  The winners were announced and honored at the award ceremony on November 3, which became part of the EBRD International Conference: Competitive consulting: agility, innovation and internationalization.
 
Please find the information about the award winners and their projects here.

School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SLLC) is a new School at the University of Kansas, where Gabriel Al-Salem learned Russian and received his BA in 1989.      

On September 1, 2015, Viktoria Olskaia attended the SLLC’s Inaugural Convocation and spoke about developing partnership between Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation and the SLLC. Margarete Dorsch, Gabriel’s mother, was also present.

In summer 2015 the Foundation helped the SLLC make logistical arrangements and company placements of KU students as part of the SLLC’s 8-week Russophone Experiential Learning Program in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 

On September 1, 2015, Viktoria Olskaia and professor Marc Greenberg, SLLC Director, held a recognition ceremony for two of the outstanding returnees of the first iteration of the program: Garrett Farlow, a double major in Journalism and Slavic (Russian), and Michael Hemphill, Russian language major. Both students studied Russian at KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan and worked as interns.

Garrett assisted the Kazakhstan Press Club with a number of important projects, including helping Kazakhstan journalists break away from government censorship. Michael worked at Key Partners Consulting making significant contributions to cross-cultural communication by assisting with translations and external electronic communications. He also did excellent work for Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation preparing summaries of the winning cases for the Foundation's Annual International Award for Excellence in Consulting “Consulting without Borders - 2015.” Both students received certificates, commendation letters and $250 checks from Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation.

 

References:

  1. Slavic Department participates in the Inaugural Convocation of KU’s new School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures (Lawrencían Chronicle Fall 2015, p.p. 7-8)
  2. First Russophone Experiential Learning Program in Almaty, Kazakhstan (Lawrencían Chronicle Fall 2015m p.p. 9-10)
  3. From the Kazakhstan Press Desk: A Summer Internship Abroad

Organised by:

Funded by:

European Bank
for Reconstruction and Development

Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation Turkish Management
Consultants Association
This project is funded by
the European Union

16-17 April 2015, Istanbul, Turkey

The conference brought together professional consultants from across Turkey and the region, as well as Turkish and international business owners, top managers and international organizations active in private sector development.

The theme of the conference in 2015 was Turning knowledge into value. It provided a forum for discussion of best practice in business and consulting from around the world and how to apply these for real-world impact and business growth.

The overall agenda included:

  • A half-day conference with three international key note speakers and cases presented by last year’s winners of the International Award for Excellence in Consulting
  • A networking dinner & award ceremony for the International Award for Excellence in Consulting 2014
  • A full day workshop on Management Consulting Tools, delivered by Brian Ing, from the International Council of Managing Consulting Institutes.

 

At the gala dinner / award ceremony, which traditionally took place after the conference, Viktoria Olskaia, President of Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation, announced 10 prize holders from 7 countries. This year the Award International Committee received the total of 50 applications from 18 countries. The gala dinner participants not only cheered on the award winners but also enjoyed their artistic performances.

 

1 February 2014 Kyiv, Ukraine: 3rd Gabriel Al-Salem International Conference «Consulting without Borders» and the Ceremony for the winners of the International Award for Excellence in Consulting 2013

Viktoria Olskaia, President of Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation, will meet with management consultant in Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia

On April 25-26, 2013 Viktoria Olskaia, President of Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation, attended the Small Business Support Annual Workshop at the headquarters of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.  Viktoria presented the results of the first two conferences “Consulting without Borders” and the competitions for the Gabriel Al-Salem International Awards for Excellence in Consulting, which were held in Almaty, Kazakhstan and Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic on February 1 in 2012 and 2013.

Viktoria Olskaia, President of Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation, attended a Networking event for women entrepreneurs in Kyiv, which was organized by the Ukrainian BAS team of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Viktoria Olskaia, President of Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation, visited Kyiv, Ukraine to start preparations for the next Conference “Consulting without Borders” and the ceremony for the winners of Gabriel Al-Salem International Award for Excellence in Consulting, which will take place on February 1, 2014.

Kyrgyz Republic: 2nd Gabriel Al-Salem International Conference «Consulting without Borders» and Ceremony for winners of International Award for Excellence in Consulting.