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Welcome message by Associate Vice-Rector, Executive Education

Welcome message by Associate Vice-Rector, Executive Education

Welcome and thank you for your interest in ADA University Executive Education!

Our mission is to provide high quality and needs-based professional development and training programs for government and businesses in Azerbaijan based on our distinguished academic resources.

Today, we are a major training vehicle for both civil servants and business people in the country. Since 2007, ADA University Executive Education has been an important tool for government agencies and businesses to nurture junior, midcareer and top leadership talent.  It has been one of the main streams of activity at ADA University since the very beginning. We have trained about 1,313 civil servants from 20 government agencies, 2,530 corporate people from 100 companies and 599 foreign civil servants including diplomats from 95 countries over last 13 years.

Since our founding in 2007, more than 150 educators have joined us and taught in Executive Education programs. Our program instructors are professors of the School of Public and International Affairs and School of Business of ADA University, visiting professors from our partner institutions in Europe, USA and Asia, and practitioners from government and corporate sectors, international organizations and think tanks.

Our Executive Education Programs foster dialogue between government and business and provide excellent networking opportunities among all participants.

We support our client organizations by means of flexible program design and implementation, tailored to the specific learning needs of each organization. Our programs equip participants to become better managers, leaders or civil servants in their organizations, now and beyond.

I encourage you to learn more about how ADA University Executive Education can assist you in meeting your professional goals and reaching success in your career. We look forward to supporting you on your professional development this academic year.

Sincerely,
Ms. Aygun Hajiyeva
Associate Vice-Rector, Executive Education

Why ADA University Executive Education?

  • Create a culture of learning
  • Boost employee motivation and efficiency
  • Advance leadership and communication skills
  • Improve teamwork and collaboration in organizations
  • Equip participants with dynamic and long lasting skills to meet the challenges of change
  • Provide recognized faculty and practitioners from all over the world who bring a global perspective into the classroom
  • Customized programs for organization teams
  • Excellent networking opportunities for both government and business
  • Discounts available for ADA University alumni, partners and donors
  • Access to ADA University Library

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Our Faculty

Dr. Alovsat Muslumov
Adjunct Professor, School of Business, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Finance, Financial Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Financial Statement Analysis
 

Mr. Altay Mustafayev
Founder & Managing Partner at Altay Mustafayev Law & Tax
Areas of Expertise: Legal Analysis, Private Law, Banking Law and Business Law
 

Dr. Anar Valiyev
Dean, School of Public and International Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Public Policy, Policy Analysis, US Government: Foreign and Internal Politics, History, Geopolitics of Caspian Region

Ms. Aygun Hajiyeva
Associate Vice Rector for Executive Education, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: International Relations, Public Diplomacy, Leadership Development and Communication Skills
 

Ms. Aydan Asgarova
Outreach Programs Director, U.S Embassy Azerbaijan
Areas of Expertise: Public Relations, Event and Project Management, Emotional Intelligence

Mr. Azad Jafarli
Chief of Administration, State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations
Areas of Expertise: International Law, International Relations, Diplomacy, Public Administration, Negotiation Skills

Dr. Azer Babayev
Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Conflict Resolution, Race, Gender, Ethnicity and Minority Relations, Modern World History, Sustainable Development

Mr. Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli
Vice President for Communications, External Affairs, Strategy & Region, BP Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey
Areas of Expertise: Energy and International Affairs, Geopolitics
 

Mr. Dafir Kramer
Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands
Areas of Expertise: Management Consulting, Strategy / Policy Development, Organizational / Team Development

Dr. Elkin Nurmammadov
Dean, School of Business, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Macroeconomics, Economic and Financial Development, International Economics

Dr. Elnur Soltanov
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Areas of Expertise: International Security and Political Economy, Methodology and Energy Politics

Mr. Fariz Ismailzade
Executive Vice Rector, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Politics, Energy Security, Public Diplomacy, Geopolitics of the Caspian Region

Dr. Ferit Murat Ozkaleli
Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: International Relations, Foreign Policy and Diplomacy, Research Methods

Ms. Gulnur Ismayil
Associate Vice Rector, Student Services and Alumni Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Formal Assessments & Self- Management, Leadership Development and Communication Skills

Mr. Hikmet Hajiyev
Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department, Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Areas of Expertise: International Affairs, Foreign Policy and Public Diplomacy

Dr. Jamaladdin Hasanov
Assistant Professor, School of Information Technologies and Engineering, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: IT Project Management, Principles of Information Systems, Distributed Systems

Dr. Katarzyna Pisarska
Director, European Academy of Diplomacy, Poland
Areas of Expertise: Leadership and Management Development, Public Diplomacy and EU Affairs

Dr. Kavus Abushov
Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: International Relations Theory, International Security, Political Economy

Ms. Nargiz Nasrullayeva-Muduroglu
Advisor to CEO, State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Areas of Expertise: Business Development, Public Administration, and Negotiation Skills 

Mr. Natig Hajiyev
President, ADA University Foundation (Azerbaijan)
Areas of Expertise: Project Management, Fundraising and Leadership Development
 

Mr. Olaph Terribile
Diplo Foundation, Malta
Areas of Expertise: Diplomatic Protocol, Diplomatic Law, Consular Affairs and Consular Crises Management, Business Etiquette and Protocol

Dr. Rashad Ibadov
Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Legal and Political Theory, Public Law, International Human Rights Law and EU Law

Mr. Ron Ton
Director, Clingendael Academy, the Netherlands
Areas of Expertise: Diplomatic Practice, Negotiation Skills, Strategy and Scenario Planning in Foreign Policy

Ms. Shafag Mehraliyeva
Instructor, School of Public and International Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Media Relations and Communication, Public Diplomacy, International Policy and Practice

Ms. Shamsiyya Mustafayeva
Coordination Analyst, UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, Baku
Areas of Expertise: Leadership Development, Change Management, Intercultural Communication and Conflict Management

Dr. Taleh Ziyadov
Director-General, Baku International Sea Trade Port
Areas of Expertise: International Affairs, Transport, Logistics and Energy Issues in the Caspian Region, Political Economy

Dr. Vafa Kazdal
Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, ADA University
Areas of Expertise: Content Based Teaching, Teacher Development, Language, Identity and Cross-Cultural Communication
 

Ms. Zarina Zeynalova
Chartered FCIPD, Independent Consultant
Areas of Expertise: Management and Leadership Development, Change Management and Women Empowerment in Business

Team Members

Ms. Aygun Hajiyeva
Associate Vice-Rector, Executive Education

Ms. Aygun Hajiyeva is currently Associate Vice-Rector of Executive Education at ADA University. Ms. Aygun Hajiyeva joined ADA in August 2007. She has been responsible for development of Executive Education Programs for professionals in government and corporate sectors. Ms. Hajiyeva is also responsible for managing and growing client relations for Executive Education and the successful delivery of high quality programs to civil servants, foreign diplomats and managers in the corporate sector.

From 2007-2008 she was on a “Job Training Visit” to the US working at the Azerbaijani Embassy in Washington D.C., and universities’ administration at John Hopkins University, Georgetown University and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. In 2010, Ms. Hajiyeva was on a “Job Training Visit” at the Azerbaijani Embassy in London, Oxford University Foreign Service Program and London Business School.

Ms. Hajiyeva holds a Master’s degree in the History of International Relations from Baku State University. She received a Certificate for “Management Development Program” by Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (Graduate School of Education) in June 2014. She has received numerous certificate programs in the field of Leadership Development, Public Administration and Diplomatic Studies in Europe and USA from 2008-2014.

Ms. Hajiyeva received an “Award of Appreciation for Five Years of Dedicated Service” to Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy on August 1, 2012.

Training Experience: Leadership Skills; Effective Communication Skills; Public Diplomacy and History of Diplomacy.

Ms. Aliya Aghalarova
Administrator of Leadership Development Programs

Ms. Aliya Aghalarova is a Training and Development professional with 7 years of working experience. Currently, she is working as an Administrator of Management and Leadership Development Programs at ADA University Executive Education. In this position, she is responsible for developing, planning, implementing and evaluating custom-designed Capacity Building and Professional Development programs for business and government sectors. Prior to joining ADA University, she had been working in Allianz Consult training company as a Training Coordinator.

Ms. Aghalarova holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Azerbaijan State Economic University and a BA degree in Regional Studies from Azerbaijan University of Languages.

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Testimonials

“Being part of the Nobel Oil family, we were impressed by Executive Education trainings which were aimed at mastering management and leadership skills, promoting team productivity and innovations. The examples shared during the sessions were real case studies, which provided grounds for the participants in generalization of new insights and their adaptation both for routine work and while tackling complex issues. These sessions gave Nobel Oil team members the tools to better identify opportunities for growing the overall business and reaching our team goals. What made this program really practical was that the tutors encouraged implementation of the acquired knowledge and skills at the workplace and offered to assess the attained results.”

Ms. Ellada Alishova

Group HR Manager, Nobel Oil

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