Other Events

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

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.

The event was organized by the Consortium of Consulting and Research Organizations in the Republic of Kazakhstan with the support of the EBRD BAS Programme in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan Chamber of Management Consultants CMC Kazakhstan holds its First National Conference and a 4-hour training on Ethics in Consulting (only for CMC-Kazakhstan members!)

The First Kazakhstan National Conference welcomes professional consultants representing various areas of management consulting, marketing research and PR.

On October 6, at its 2011 Biennial Congress in Taiwan’s capital of Taipei, ICMCI (International Council of Management Consulting Institutes) conferred upon Gabriel Al-Salem the title of “Member of the Meridian Order” posthumously. 

Viktoria Olskaia, Foundation’s President, visited Kansas, Gabriel Al-Salem’s home state