B.A. International Relations
Senior Management Associate, Spearhead Training, UAE
Dania is a US national, who moved to the UAE in 2003. She received her B.A. in International Relations from Pepperdine University, California, in 1993. A keen writer, she completed her thesis on Intercultural Communication, and continued to expand her knowledge on this subject, through extensive travel. Her multicultural experiences have enabled her to understand the different impacts of corporate communication on global workforces, and the specific effect they can have on the success of organizations.
Dania also understands the importance of good customer service throughout all levels of an organization. Her work as a front-line travel operative in Los Angeles helped shape her attitude towards high levels of customer service. Her U.S.A. experience enhanced her customer-focused approach, which has always been one of her top priorities in her professional career. Dania is passionate about, not only receiving good customer service, but ensuring that others gain the skills needed to achieve this very important competency.
Dania began her training career in 2004 in the UAE, as Training Manager for Puig Middle East, a luxury fragrance company. She successfully managed and trained a team of over 50 consultants, based throughout the MENA region. The focus of the training was on top-class customer service, sales, communication, and self-motivation. Her interpersonal skills, and ability to understand the needs of a culturally diverse environment, helped in making this role an outstanding success.
In 2008, Dania accepted the role of Training Specialist at OSN, (Orbit Showtime Network), a leading TV network in the Middle East and North Africa. During her period with OSN, the company experienced a merger, and a change of CEO. These challenges provided her with the opportunity to demonstrate her managerial abilities, by implementing a company-wide ‘change management strategy’. Dania successfully created and designed in-house training programmes that were tailor-made for the network, and which met the specific needs of the delegates and the restructured organization.
Dania has excellent planning and communication skills, demonstrated by her clear, structured training methodology. Her Lebanese heritage has given her the advantage of understanding the Arabic culture first-hand, and the ability to communicate in Arabic.
Dania joined Spearhead Training in 2012 as a Senior Management Associate.
Dania’s key areas of expertise include:
City & Guilds – ILM Courses
Management & Leadership Training Courses
HR Management & Training
Customer Service Training Courses
Personal Development Training Courses
Business Writing Training Courses
Additional Courses (In-Company Only)