The Continuous Education Center completed the second phase of academic skills and scientific research development courses for new employees with higher degrees. These courses were based on the directives of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research/Office of the Deputy Minister for Research Affairs/Government Program Department in order to encourage and urge new Higher academic degree holders to participate in the training program organized by the Continuous Education Center in collaboration with the Committee for Investing in the Potential of Scholars. The second phase, which ran from October 16-19, 2023, covered several lectures divided into topics such as managing research and scholarly publishing, ethics in scientific research, the importance of scientific collaboration with international and local researchers, building the identity of an academic researcher through scientific websites, developing communication skills and team leadership skills, and scientific promotion requirements and procedures. The scientific lectures were presented by Professor Dr. Sinan Abdul-Ali Naji and Assistant Professor Dr. Imran Musa Hamoudi, The training course was attended by a group of newly hired higher degree holders.