LOCATED in Taman Taynton View in the heart of Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, the UCSI Professional Academy (UPA) is home to more than 1,000 students from 36 countries. UPA offers language courses like IELTS, TOEFL and Business English for today’s working professionals and students.
The academy also has a number of foreign language courses like Korean, Japanese and French.
Besides being a language hub, UPA is also one of the leaders in corporate training.
It offers customised training in areas such as language, personal development, leadership and professionalism. A testament to this is the Evening Talks series conducted by UPA in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Members of CIMA are known to have an understanding of finance and business.
The UPA-CIMA partnership plays a crucial role in establishing the relationship between both companies as they are involved in the business of training and development among global companies.
The first Evening Talk programme was held on Feb 1, the same day the memorandum of understanding was signed between CIMA and UPA. Different topics and trainers are arranged for every month.
Another Evening Talk was held on Aug 16 with the theme “Modern Manners in Today’s Business World: Building a Professional Image-Part 1”.
The talk was held at CIMA’s office for two hours and its emphasis was on the importance of a strong and professional business image and how perception can damage your business.
The objective of the talk was also to build positive leadership, good attitude, self-esteem, principles and a strong foundation of success within the business world.
The talk was carried out by Kalpana Kapil from Zambia. Educated in Britain and Australia, Kapil is a communicator who enjoys teaching English, designing and developing corporate training.
Currently, UPA is one of the official training providers for CIMA. UPA is responsible for hosting the Continuous Personal Development Programmes and Corporate Training Programmes at CIMA.
UPA has established partnerships with a number of organisations for corporate training such as Petronas, Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia Airlines and the Securities Commission.
UPA aims to not only continually develop its domestic business relationship but also internationally via future collaborations with other prestigious organisations. n For details, contact 03-9130 8888 or visit www.upa.edu.my.