OFAC Lifts Sanctions on RUSAL

As of Sunday 27 January 2019, all sanctions on RUSAL by the U.S. government have been lifted.

We are pleased to report that the U.S. Senate did not block the U.S. Treasury Department’s plan to lift sanctions on companies owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.

Under the terms of the removal from OFAC’s List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (“SDN List”), En+, RUSAL, and ESE have reduced Oleg Deripaska’s direct and indirect shareholding stake in these companies and severed his control.

OFAC will continue to enforce its sanctions on Deripaska, including by closely monitoring these companies’ compliance with the terms of their removal from OFAC’s List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (“SDN List”). OFAC reserves the right to relist RUSAL should it fail to comply with the agreement.

Please see OFAC’s official press release

 

 

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OFAC Extends the Expiration Date of Certain General Licenses Related to RUSAL

16 January 2019

OFAC EXTENDS THE EXPIRATION DATE OF CERTAIN GENERAL LICENSES RELATED TO RUSAL

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) extended the expiration date of certain general licenses related to United Company RUSAL PLC (RUSAL), by issuing the following three general licenses:

General License No. 13J – Authorizing Certain Transactions Necessary to Divest or Transfer Debt, Equity, or Other Holdings in Certain Blocked Persons; (please note that for transactions involving GAZ group the general license is extended until 7 March)

General License No. 14E – Authorizing Certain Activities Necessary to Maintenance or Wind Down of Operations or Existing Contracts with United Company RUSAL PLC; and

General License No. 16E– Authorizing Certain Activities Necessary to Maintenance or Wind Down of Operations or Existing Contracts with EN+ Group PLC or JSC EuroSibEnergo

The General Licenses 13J, 14E, and 16E amend certain previous general licenses, by extending the expiration date from 21 January 2019 to 28 January 2019 for transactions related to RUSAL and its subsidiaries.

Please see OFAC’s official press release

 

 

World of Aluminium Workshop

This one-day workshop gives an introductory and practical understanding of aluminium production, processing, application and markets.

Who’s it for?

People involved in the manufacture, fabrication, selling and end use of aluminium products, and who have no prior knowledge. This course is commonly part of company induction processes for new starters.

There are 4 sessions

  • Introduction to Aluminium.
  • Working with Aluminium.
  • Uses of Aluminium.
  • The Aluminium Industry.

Date: Thursday 24th October 2019

Cost: (excl VAT) Members: £275 Non Members: £390

ALFED hold a number of World of Aluminium workshops throughout the year! Give the team a call on o121 601 6363, or fill in the form below to find out more information

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World of Aluminium Workshop

This one-day workshop gives an introductory and practical understanding of aluminium production, processing, application and markets.

Who’s it for: People involved in the manufacture, fabrication, selling and end use of aluminium products, and who have no prior knowledge. This course is commonly part of company induction processes for new starters.

There are 4 sessions

  • Introduction to Aluminium
  • Working with Aluminium
  • Uses of Aluminium
  • The Aluminium Industry

24th September 2019 – THE LAST ONE OF THE YEAR!

Held at the ALFED office Suite 9, Alcora Building Halesowen B62 8DG

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MANAGING TO LEADING

WHO IS IT FOR?

Our essential leadership courses are designed for those taking their first steps into managing or have been managing for some time and would benefit from necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours to be effective in their role.

All our courses can be taken individually or as part of a programme depending on experience.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

To examine the purpose of business and what your particular business is looking to achieve and deliver.  Recognise the changed role, purpose and requirements when transitioning from operator/worker through to manager/supervisor.

Develop skills, knowledge and behaviours that will enable immediate improvements to individual and organisational management performance.

Finally create an action plan to deliver changes to your management approach, style and influence.

  • Objectives
  • You as a manager
  • The elements of management
  • The role and functions of management
  • The core skills required
  • Manager versus leader
  • Implications for managers, other challenges current and future
  • Where are you in the industry, getting a handle on the ‘job to be done’
  • Understanding organisational structures
  • Identifying with the main business functions and challenges
  • Understanding the market and competition

BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER

  • Where can you go and how to get there!
  • Other challenges now and in the future
  • Identifying your learning – to take it forward

Course duration 2 days

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WORKING WITH YOUR TEAM

‘Using emotional intelligence’

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is now recognised as a key factor influencing high performance at work. But what is it, and more importantly how can it be developed? If you are emotionally intelligent you pay attention to the impact you make on those around you.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Whether you’re the office junior, the chief executive or anything in between, this workshop will increase your Emotional Intelligence and show you the way to even greater success.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Management and leadership effectiveness can be improved through a manager or leader recognising their own capabilities and strengths.  Psychology can be applied at work to understand and manage individuals, teams and workplace issues.

  • Self-awareness in a leadership role
  • Organisational behaviour analysis
  • Planning management and leadership effectiveness
  • Team personalities, traits and types
  • Explore and develop your own leadership style
  • Challenges of different personalities in a team
  • Self-awareness for leadership and soft skills development
  • The role of goal setting for personal change
  • Understanding emotional intelligence
  • Being a good manager
  • Your personal development priorities

BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER

  • Understanding yourself more effectively, your strengths, drivers and priorities
  • Developing focus on self-awareness and self-management
  • Recognising and how to identify team dynamics. Enabling high performance for you and your team

Course duration 2 days

Tuesday 24th September & Thursday 3rd October: 9.15am – 4.30pm

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EFFECTIVE TEAM LEADER

WHO IS IT FOR?

Our essential leadership courses are designed for those taking their first steps into managing or have been managing for some time and would benefit from necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours to be effective in their role.

All our courses can be taken individually or as part of a programme depending on experience.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Develop the core knowledge, skills and behaviours to undertake their role with increased confidence and competence.

We look at the difference between managing and leading. What the key skills that make an outstanding manager.

  • Managing through people
  • Building a team
  • What is the right team balance?
  • Effective communication, delegation and motivation
  • Managing conflict
  • Performance and development through effective feedback, conversations & coaching
  • What is management and what is leadership?
  • Leadership behaviour and leadership effectiveness
  • Recognising and applying different thinking and application

BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER

  • The learning cycle and learning styles
  • The importance of reflection – from theory to practice
  • Your management and leadership priorities action plan….

Course duration 2 days

Tuesday 14th November & Friday 6th December 9.15am – 4.30pm

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World of Aluminium Workshop

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See other dates on the courses page!

Held at the Park Inn by Radisson, Birmingham West, Jcn1 M5, Birmingham Rd, West Bromwich, B70 6RS

This one-day workshop gives an introductory and practical understanding of aluminium production, processing, application and markets.

Who’s it for: People involved in the manufacture, fabrication, selling and end use of aluminium products, and who have no prior knowledge. This course is commonly part of company induction processes for new starters.

There are 4 sessions

  • Introduction to Aluminium.
  • Working with Aluminium.
  • Uses of Aluminium.
  • The Aluminium Industry.

Please find attached the WoA Programme – February 2019 and a WoA RegForm February 2019*

If you wish to make a booking please complete the attached form and return to the ALFED office.

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Outward Bound Behavioural Development Open Enrolment Programmes

ALFED Academy and The Outward Bound Trust have developed a suite of open enrolment programmes for apprentices, graduates and young leaders from across the aluminium industry.

These programmes have been designed to develop the attitudes and behaviours your early careers talent will need to learn and grow within your business and the aluminium sector. Read more about our programmes on our website.

LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION PROGRAMME
A foundation programme suitable for graduates and young leaders who are already in a leadership role or are actively preparing for that next step in their career.

Who should attend? Graduates & Young Leaders
Location: Outward Bound Eskdale
Date: Mon 1 to Friday 5 April
Cost: £1,250 + VAT

APPRENTICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
A five-day residential designed to accelerate your apprentices’ awareness of the importance of workplace behaviours. During the week the apprentices’ will undertake a series of activities that will focus on specific behaviours listed in the apprenticeship standards and will provide them with first-hand experience of taking responsibility for self and others.

Who should attend? Apprentices
Location: Outward Bound Loch Eil
NB: the course will include a tour of the Lochaber Smelter
Date: TBC please contact us via the form on our webpage for details
Cost: £1,000 + VAT (Outward Bound courses are 90% fundable through the apprenticeship levy, please contact us for more information)