MCN Academy to collaborate with Harvard Business School Online
Posted on 2024 Jun,13

MCN Academy – the talent hub of parent company MCN – has reinforced its commitment to upskilling its talents for the future. 

From young leaders through to executive leadership, MCN Academy is rolling out a platform to grow and develop its community at all levels, tailored to our individual and business requirements informed by learning, feedback and analysis.

Aligned with the ambitions of our global networks, MCN Academy says it is committed to further nurturing and fast-tracking high-potential talent, upskilling across both leadership development and within areas that will be critical for future business growth. It will partner with reputable academic bodies, starting with a dedicated Harvard Business School Online learning collaboration for mid-management and executive leader talents, to be rolled out this month.

Over the next two years, MCN Academy will invest in three business-critical themes, relevant to all MCN agencies, focusing on helping upskill the company’s talents, while scaling and enriching its skillset and capabilities to clients: Leadership development at all career stages; Generative AI; EQ and Inclusive Leadership.

“We are deeply committed to Learning + Development in the MENAT region; our focus is to collaborate with the best and most progressive partners to ensure the upskilling of our talents, at all levels and all career stages, in areas that are critical for the future development and growth of our clients and our own business,” says Ghassan Harfouche, CEO of MCN MENAT.

By using insights from the business, MCN Academy focuses on relevant areas with expert partners to deliver best-in-class leadership development opportunities for its people across key career moments. These bespoke programs span rising and next generational leaders right through to high potential and mid management, plus visionary executive leaders in the company.

“Our people are undoubtedly our most important asset, which is why we continue to invest in their upskilling and progression at every stage of their career. The MCN Academy is grounded in real insight and analysis on which areas of progression will help grow our people, our business and ensure the highest quality skillset for client offerings for the future. It is a platform for hybrid and scaled programs that integrate both internal training and collaboration with expert external bodies, to deliver personal and professional progression for our people,” commented Ricarda Ruecker, Chief Talent Officer of MCN MENAT.

Harvard Business School Online offers a unique and highly engaging way to learn vital business concepts, enabling committed learners to transform their careers, their organizations, and their lives.

MCN prides itself on being an inclusive and progressive work environment where people can thrive and flourish, both professionally and personally. Made up of 66 nationalities with 42.5% of women leadership, MCN and its agencies are committed to the development and progression of its people. For the previous two years, MCN and its agencies have been recognized as a Great Place to Work.