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CPISP concludes Group 18 candidacy training
 The Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Programme (CPISP) concluded its training for students taking part in the Group 18 Candidacy Programme this week. The training period comprises part of the selection process for candidates applying for one of CRISP’S ten annual scholarships.
CPISP Director Dr. Cynthia Gessling presented certificates of achievement to the Candidacy Program participants during the closing session, which came at the end of a specially organised training day dedicated to developing teambuilding skills, held at Novotel Bahrain Al Dana Resort. 
Dr. Gessling praised the hard work, dedication, and performance demonstrated by students during the candidacy training, which began last summer in partnership with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF).  The training included courses on academic writing, critical thinking and leadership. Students were also given the opportunity to take part in communications development training which included a Level 3 Certificate in Team Leading certified by the UK-based Chartered Management Institute, as well as personality and career path assessments. 
As part of the course, CPISP organised guest lectures and panel discussions with qualified professionals on academic, personal development, and career-related topics, as well as IELTS and SAT preparation courses for candidates.
Dr. Gessling affirmed the final ten scholarship recipients will be selected based on their Grade Point Average, their IELTS and SAT test results, and scores of the leadership training and critical thinking course.  They will include three young women and three young men from Ministry of Education schools, and two young men and two young women from private schools.
Dr. Gessling extended her thanks and appreciation to the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Information Affairs and BIBF for their continued contribution to the programme, and wished the students success.
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