Training Department

The Department of Training, Development and Community Service (DTDCS), and its subsidiary units and centers in all of the eight branches of AOU, do work on investing being  part of The “Arab Open University (AOU) to provide various training, consultations and developmental services, where (DTDCS) is generally specialized in achieving training and developmental objectives related to the achievement of the AOU strategic goals, and, hence; designing  and implementing the related training programs that most fit the various needs of AOU and different Arab societies.

The (DTDCS) draws its vision and mission from those of AOU in developing and spreading knowledge, and building expertise according to international quality standards, regardless of time and geography barriers, aiming at contributing to the appropriate preparation of Human Resources necessary for continuing development and growth, that eventually lead to the building of the society of science and knowledge in Arab countries.

Major Tasks and Duties of (DTDCS):

In order to able to achieve its objectives, (DTDCS) is particularly responsible for, and working  on, the achievement  of  the

1. Preparing and Suggesting various policies and guides organizing the training sector in AOU.

2. Conducting various Training Needs Analysis (TNA) for AOU academic and non-academic staff, as well as for its students,
so as to increase the related job knowledge and skills.

3. Communicating  and  collaborating  with  various  organizations to  share  job related problems, needs, plans and various
projects, seeking providing professional assistance in terms of proper consultations.

4. Building  productive partnerships with other Open Universities and specialized Institutes in order to develop  and  improve
AOU’s capabilities  in community  service and  continuing  education,  and to be  enable  AOU keeping  up with  related new
aspects, especially those help in qualifying  professional trainers in various  fields among  academic and  non-academic  staff
through Train Of Trainers (TOT) programs.

5. Focusing on training teachers over all educational levels, especially the early childhood level.

6. Concerning   for  Arab  women  in  general,  and  conducting  training  programs  and  workshops  of their concern, and
encouraging them for effective participation in the growth of their societies.