Privatisation Masterclass - Dubai, UAE

8 - 12 December 2019

Many public companies are now being challenged to;
  • Privatize
  • Change into a ‘Semi-Private’ organisation
  • Remain public but begin to operate as a private organisation

You will see this in directives, BOD’s and strategies. Countries will need to have their public entities operating as a private organisation

  • This course is designed to help people making and advising on these decisions. The course is based on theory and practical application through case studies of Privatisation and other alternatives throughout the world and a look at what is being implemented in the GCC.
  • There will be a range of failures and successes discussed with the emphasis of the course being on critical analysis of the alternatives.
  • This course aims to serve as an introduction to Privatisation, key attributes and discussions around PPPs, this is further supported by case studies from Europe and a look at the GCC.
  • This course will provide organisations, institutions and individuals that are planning to implement Privatisation programmes with a practical and results-orientated capacity building experience that will further their learning, development, planning and implementation objectives. The Privatisation training programme is intended for individuals who are working on any aspect of Privatisation, or individuals with an interest in Privatisation.
  • The training programme’s content is relevant to both public and private sector employees, and to countries at all levels of development.
  • What are the role and the duties of a state –which goods and services should be guaranteed to the population when employing financial resources raised through taxation?
  • Which provisions should be made directly by the state, or instead outsourced to the private sector operating on its behalf?
  • The course outline and the sequence of modules can be further refined to suit the individual requirements of the participants.
What will you learn?

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Grasp an understanding of what Privatisation is and its key features
  • Understand the difference between Privatisation and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)

a very common misconception between these

  • Understand the key drivers and benefits of Privatisation
  • Outline how state functions have evolved over time
  • Discuss how the public sector typically relates to the private sector for the provision of public goods
  • Explain and assess the main features of alternative public-private relationships
  • Assess the merits and limitations of alternative procurement legislations and procedures
  • Identify the goals of the procuring administration
  • Select the main dimensions for effective procurement design
  • Describe PPP concession contracts and their rationale, and assess different types
  • Identify some of the merits and limitations of a PPP contract
  • Explain the differences underlying alternative PPP models in different sectors
  • Identify the main economic principles behind PPP case studies
  • Explain the main reasons underlying privatisation of public assets

Detail the regulatory challenges behind privatisation

Day One

Module 1

  • Introduction to Privatisation -an Overview
  • Defining Privatisation
  • The main characteristics of Privatisation
  • The role of the State
  • Privatisation Case Study 1

Day Two

  • Recap of Day 1
  • Questions and query resolution
  • Module 2
  • Introduction to PPPs -an Overview
  • Defining PPPs
  • The main characteristics and key drivers of PPPs
  • The role of the State
  • PPPs Case Study 2
  • Group exercises

Day Three

  • Recap of Day 2
  • Questions and query resolution
  • Module 3
  • Privatisation v PPPs –similarities and differences
  • Site Visit (TBC)

Day Four

  • Recap of Day three and the site visit
  • Questions and query resolution
  • Module 4
  • Privatising Public Assets
  • Why Privatise?
  • Which Public Assets to Privatise?
  • How to Privatise?
  • Privatisation and Regulation
  • Designing Public Procurement
  • Privatisation in the GCC: Oman example
  • The creation of Saudi Arabia’s National Centre for Privatisation & PPP (NCP)
  • Reason for NCP’s creation
  • NCP’s mandate and responsibilities:
  • Drafting privatisation framework
  • Formulating regulations
  • Preparing State Owned Entities and government services for sell-off
  • The role of the NCP in making Privatisation & PPPs a success
  • Target sectors –Airports, Saudi Electricity Company other government-run services such as health, education and municipal services
  • Case Study 3 (TBC) / Group exercises (TBC)
Day Five
  • Module 4
  • Privatisation and PPP Case Studies –what worked and didn’t work on both Privatisation and PPP
  • [The Privatisation of the British Rail System]
  • [Privatisation of the Sydney Airport]
  • [others TBC]
  • What could have been done better?
  • Recap of the course
  • Aide Memoir

This course will be beneficial for Directors, Managers, Strategists, Financial Managers corking within a Public entity that is looking towards the future in the realization that their industry will be ‘disrupted’

What To Expect?
  • Participation: You are expected to collaborate with your facilitator and colleagues through interactive group discussions, role plays and exercises.
  • Supplemental Resources: This programme has plenty of tools and templates to help you apply what you learn during this 5 days.
  • Action Plan: We strongly recommend that you put together an action plan that you will apply once you return to work.

Farzaneh Majed, CRP, BSMP, KPIP, MCPM, SMPS
CEO & Managing Partner Transform Alliance
ROI Institute Partner in UAE
BSI Strategic Partner and Advisory Board Member

Farzaneh is BSI Strategic Partner and Advisory Board Member with over 20 years of successful business development, change management and innovation experience who has a passion for excellence and thrives on driving change. Farzaneh’s extensive career at global level has resulted in many successful initiatives being adopted lucratively. She believes in simplifying processes and delivering results through strategic planning and effective execution.
As the CEO and Managing Partner of Transform Alliance (TA), Farzaneh is committed to assisting organizations achieve transformation. Having identified the mission of the organization, clients are guided and closely monitored on the journey from Strategy Formation and Implementation to Change Management. A key focus throughout is the end result and measurement of the ROI on each project.

As Partnership Director within Informa PLC, Farzaneh was responsible for consolidating the network of 500 trainers, ensuring consistency of commercial terms, and developing key products.  She also transformed the relationships Informa had developed with key accreditation and certification bodies.

Farzaneh is a Key Performance Indicator Professional (KPIP), Balanced Scorecard Master Professional (BSMP) and has a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.  She has an Honours degree in Combined Sciences (Statistics & Biology) from University of Brighton in the UK.

Education, Training and Seminars

  • BSc Combined Sciences – University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
  • Balanced Scorecard Master Practitioner (BSMP®) – George Washington University, USA
  • Key Performance Indicator Practitioner (KPIP®) – George Washington University, USA
  • ROI Certified, ROI Institute, USA
  • Master’s Certificate in Project Management®) – George Washington University & PMI, USA
  • Leadership & Management – Chartered Management Institute, UK
  • Strategic Management Performance Systems, LBL Strategies, USA
Book and pay before 22 September, 2019 USD$ 3,495
Book and pay between 23 – 30 September, 2019 USD$ 3,995
Book and pay after 14 October 2019 USD$ 4,495
Book three delegates and pay for two USD$ 8,990


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