On course for success


Brunei Institute of Leadership & Islamic Finance (BILIF) organised their annual HR Retreat 2023 on Tuesday, 21 Muharram 1445H corresponding to 8 August 2023M. The event was attended by over 40 human resource (HR) professionals from both private and government organisations such as Ministry of Finance and Economy, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Darussalam Enterprise (DARe), Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei (TAIB), Baiduri Bank Group, Standard Chartered Bank, and Datastream Digital Sdn Bhd.    

Amongst the objectives of the event are to strengthen relationships between BILIF and its stakeholders and clients, as well as to provide a platform for HR professionals to network and learn from one another. The annual event discusses the latest HR trends and issues as well as remedial strategies in human capital development.  

The event commenced with a welcoming remark from Yang Mulia Hajah Sufinah binti Haji Sahat, Chief Executive Officer, BILIF. In her opening speech, she emphasised the crucial role of HR professionals as strategic partners across all departments. She urged them to champion the professional growth and self-development of all employees. Additionally, she highlighted the significance of fostering a culture and developing strategies that encourage employees to proactively pursue their own development. This approach would not only enhance employee retention but also ensure the long-term sustainability and success of the organisations. 

During the morning session, the event saw several presentations including “People, Potential, Progress” delivered by Dr Logama Doraisamy, Senior Consultant, Salve Asia and “Learning & Development Programmes 2024” delivered by BILIF representatives. The event then continued in the afternoon with a workshop led by Dr Logama titled “Human Competency and Capacity Development.”  

Established in 2010, Brunei Institute of Leadership & Islamic Finance (BILIF) provides high-quality learning programme as well as organises signature and collaborative events for human capacity development in the areas of Islamic finance and leadership. Among BILIF’s notable signature programme is the Leadership in Islamic Finance & Economics (LIFE), which offers a comprehensive professional learning pathway covering Islamic banking, takaful, and Islamic capital market sectors. One of the unique features of LIFE is the ability for anyone to join and become an expert even without an Islamic finance background. BILIF also offers three (3) signature leadership programmes namely, the Young Executive Leadership Programme (YELP), Senior Executive Advanced Leadership (SEAL), and High Impact Executive Leadership (HIEL) designed to empower employees at various stages of their careers and help them unlock their full potential. For more information on BILIF and its learning and development programmes, please visit the BILIF website at www.bilif.com.bn or BILIF’s Instagram @BILIF.bn. 


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