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Doha Learning Week 2017


Workshop Description

As part of the Doha Learning Week 2017 that is planned to take place on November 10-16 across Doha, culminating with the 2017 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC) will deliver a workshop entitled “The role of parents in guiding their children’s career paths”. The workshop will address the impact of parents on their children’s career-related decisions, and the importance of introducing ‘career guidance’ to both parents and children.


The workshop will present the ‘Career Decision-Making Paradigm’, which is a practical tool and a mental probing exercise that aims to assist individuals, particularly the youth, in identifying the optimal academic and career path/s for them.

The workshop falls in line with QCDC’s efforts to instill a strong career guidance culture in Qatar and guide students into choosing the right academic and career paths.

Date, Time and Location

  • Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Building 15, Katara


Workshop Objectives

This workshop primarily aims at assisting individuals, particularly the youth, in identifying the optimal academic and career path/s for them. It is also of significant value not only to students, but also to other groups including experienced people and those looking for a career shift or to rejoin the working force after a career break.

The workshop will also educate parents on how to effectively assist children in decision making.


Workshop Topics

To reach the above desired result, the paradigm presented in the workshop outlines the need to thoroughly look at two internal forces and two external factors, indicating that the optimal academic and career path for any individual resides in the very spot where these four components intersect.

Internal Forces

  1. The Individual’s Psyche - as represented by personal fundamental building blocks such as:
    1. Tendencies
    2. Preferences
    3. Interests
    4. Values
    5. Aspirations

      These blocks are usually influenced and shaped by several inner-circle pressure sources like:

  2. The Individual’s Capability Spectrum - as represented by personal elements such as:
    1. Intellectual and Academic Stamina
    2. Availability of Financial Backing
    3. Social and Cultural Adaptation Capacity

      These elements are usually influenced and shaped by several constituents like:

    4. Academic Background, Achievements and Readiness
    5. Personal and Family Financial Situation
    6. Personality, Character, Habits and Customs
  1. Family
  2. Friends and Peers
  3. Personal Background and Experiences


External Forces

  1. Economic & Labor Market Outlook - as expressed in aspects such as:
    1. Types of Professions and Careers in Current Demand
    2. Prospective Professions and Careers
    3. Professional Sustainability Outlook

      These aspects are usually influenced and shaped by several agents like:

  2. Power of Practice - which is the outcome of putting our theoretically aspired academic/career choice to the trusted test of hands-on experiences. This outcome can be reached through means like:
  1. Dynamics and Resilience of the Economy
  2. Labor Laws, Policies and Regulations
  3. Local Socio-Economic Developments
  4. Global Economic, Social and Political Developments


  1. Internships
  2. Shadowing
  3. Training



The workshop is open for the public targeting both parents and students, and can accommodate up to 50 attendees.

Attendance will be on a first-come-first-served basis

Monitoring, Evaluation and Follow-up

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will complete an evaluation to assess its effectiveness in terms of accomplishing goals and objectives. The trainers might recommend follow-on activities to ensure the solidification of information provided in the workshops.



Participants will be issued a certificate of participation from QCDC. 


Mr. Abdullah Al-Mansoori, Director, QCDC.

Language and Other Requirements

The workshop will be delivered only in Arabic.


Registration Link : Click here

Contact Information


Phone: 44546812