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01 June, 2016
9:30 AM
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Premises of The King Khalid Foundation


Values-based Leadership

Riyadh, June 1-2, 2016

The Arab Foundations Forum in collaboration with the King Khalid Foundation and the Global Thinkers Forum is pleased to announce its second capacity building module in 2016, entitled: Values-based Leadership, which will be held at the premises of the King Khalid Foundation in Riyadh on June 1-2, 2016.

The training will be conducted by Elizabeth Filippouli, CEO of the Global Thinkers Forum, a London-based consultancy. This module targets senior-level management at foundations and philanthropic support institutions across the region.


Workshop Description

Today there is a dire need to Lead with Values: to act ethically and virtuously, to treat all stakeholders with respect, to empower women, youth and underprivileged groups and create extraordinary outcomes without necessarily sacrificing performance and profits. The financial results and organizational growth that can be achieved when leaders, managers and employees operate under a shared-values culture are impressive; Value-based leadership turns good companies to great! Values-driven organisations have high levels of employee engagement; they generate higher earnings; they are more profitable, more customer focused, and more productive—they have high retention rates and low absenteeism.

Serving as a capacity building module for AFF’s members, GTF’s workshop aims to showcase how values-based decision-making and leadership can result into more effective programs/initiatives of strategic philanthropy, in order to help the wider Arab region – and especially the grant foundation who can afford to donate funds to good causes- understand the value and importance of doing so. GTF sees a need to shift mentality and embed strategic philanthropy into organisations’ and individuals’ cultures. Ultimately, this shift dives into a broader opportunity for said beneficiaries to become more aware and updated, ultimately proving the direct link between effective strategic philanthropy and a positive impact on their bottom line.


Elizabeth Filippouli

Founder & CEO – Global Thinkers & Global Thinkers Forum

Elizabeth Filippouli is an entrepreneur and international business development expert. She is the Founder & CEO of Global Thinkers Forum (GTF), an international organization that works as an agent for positive change by connecting international thought leaders and promoting values-based leadership, collaboration and cross-cultural understanding. GTF is a London-based and UK registered social-purpose organization with presence in 5 countries: UK, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, UAE and a fast growth rate. It was launched in 2012 in Amman, Jordan under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania and is proud to have Board members representing more than 20 countries.

By founding GTF, Elizabeth established:

  • A prestigious network of thought leaders coming from diverse countries & backgrounds.
  • A truly independent, non-political, nonpartisan organisation with direct reach to different audiences.
  • Extensive presence & connections in the EU, US, Arab World & Africa.
  • A combination of global reach and local presence.
  • Endorsement from high-profile leaders and decision makers.

She was recently named among Oxford University’s Said Business School’s 42 top graduate entrepreneurs.

In 2010 she launched Global Thinkers as a management consultancy with forward thinking expertise in values-based leadership and customized training for organizational and human development. Global Thinkers offers its own VALORE method that helps in cultural transformation through measuring organizational health with the use of online evaluation and assessment tools and customized surveys covering the fields of staff engagement, Diversity & Inclusion and creating a values-based culture.

Among Global Thinkers’ clients are companies and organizations like: National Lottery UK, World Economic Forum, European Union, SBS, AGL.

Elizabeth has longtime expertise in managing change and working in very complex and culturally diverse environments. She has been an international journalist working with Greek media, then CNN, Al Jazeera English and NewsXchange for fifteen years.

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