I am grateful and thank you for allowing me to lead the chapter and to be part of this 40th year, i.e., Ruby Anniversary of the ICAI Dubai Chapter. To say that I’m honored doesn’t even begin to quantify the depth of gratitude that accompanies our beloved Chapter's Chairmanship.
Our Chapter was established in 1982, and since then, it grew multifold under the dynamic leadership of past chairmen who have adopted different terms, themes, and ways to run the chapter while keeping its core objective the same to “apprise members with required professional education at one hand and building ICAI Image for quality on the another.”
I joined ICAI Dubai in October 2017, and after four years of work, I achieved defining milestone in a long but blessed journey where I had the opportunity to serve each one of you. My preparation for today began in 2019 when I was elected as Secretary to the Chapter. The unprecedented level of disruption caused by the coronavirus crisis has forced us to rethink everything we do to survive and emerge more vital in this increasingly virtual world.
We remain agile across our profession by organizing even double the number of events we usually do in the year to see new opportunities, adapt with speed, and flourish even during challenging times.
In this Ruby year celebrations, we will share practical insights on how both leaders and teams can become more agile and successful. It’s world of unicorns where we will organise events by blending conventional education with real-life examples to prepare you to be cogent with perspectives to look at the world differently.
As it rightly said, “real influence is gained by sharing knowledge and educating by example” I am thrilled to share with all of you, the theme of this year!
“SPREADING KNOWLEDGE AND CREATING GOODWILL”
About Spreading Knowledge:
One of the most significant challenges in this world is knowing enough about a subject to think you are right but not enough about the topic to realize you are wrong!
We will impart knowledge to prepare you, how to think!
The goal here is to train your mind to see the world differently and question what others say!
We all have learned a cardinal principle to have an inquisitive mind, a questioning mind. We need to demonstrate professional skepticism in all spheres of life, including our own life.
By the time we complete this term, you will be equipped with some of the methods and tools to turn data into information, information into knowledge, knowledge into wisdom that will benefit your life, the life of family, and even civilization!
About Creating Goodwill
As we all know, communication, education, and spreading awareness help us increase your acceptance. This acceptance can be termed Goodwill, and the more significant the goodwill, the greater the possibilities of transforming prospects into opportunities.
Knowledge, experience, network, communication skills, and negotiation skills are some of the attributes of an excellent professional. Together these form a social status called GOODWILL.
We have seen and experienced that many leaders grow up with not a lot of money, but they definitely shopped at Goodwill.
You will learn to develop a style, build your specialty and make yourself a better professional by learning alongside people from all over the world and all walks of life their stories of building excellence and achieving possibilities.
However, this will only be possible if you come forward and become part of knowledge sharing.
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Pay your membership at the venue at POS
ICAI Dubai has taken a POS terminal enabling you to pay while attending the event. We accept debit and credit cards issued by Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
ICAI Dubai Marketplace
We have been working on your requests over the years to provide you with ICAI branded accessories (i.e., T-shirt, Pocket Square, Tie, Lapel Pin) customize to your needs.
Charteredx is a grassroots initiative created in the spirit of ICAI Dubai’s overall mission to research and discover “creativity worth sharing.” Charteredx will bring the spirit of ICAI Dubai to members around the Dubai and Northern Emirates through Charteredx events. These events will be organized (1-2 events in a year) for passionate individuals who seek to uncover new ideas and share the latest research in their areas that spark conversations in our fraternity.
Let us come together and be part of our aim to spread knowledge and create Goodwill for yourself and the fraternity. Because this is not my term, but this is YOUR TERM. And our success depends on our collaboration.
CA Anurag Chaturvedi