Top govt. officials attend leadership programme

DUBAI - Thirty executive directors and directors from the ministries and other federal authorities and corporations are attending the 'Executive Leaders Programme' that kicked off in Dubai on Sunday.

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Published: Mon 28 Apr 2008, 6:03 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:59 PM

The programme was organised as the first initiative under the multi-pronged 'UAE Government Leaders Programme' that was launched earlier this year.

Titled 'Authentic Government Leader - Model One', the first workshop of the Executive Leaders Programme focused on three main areas of leading the self, wise decision-making, and communication skills. Held in collaboration with London Business School at the Palace Hotel, Burj Dubai, the first phase will conclude on April 29.

Launched under the directive of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE Government Leaders Programme aims to develop visionary leaders with the potential to drive the strategic objectives of the UAE federal government.

The 26-day Executive Leaders Programme will be delivered over a period of 18 months and comprise various training programmes that promote best international practices in the government sector. In addition to exploring the latest practices in strategic thinking, planning and implementation, the programme will help participants enhance core skills in key areas such as financial management, human capital management, project management, information technology and internal operations excellence.

Mohammed Abullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, said: 'The launch of the first programme follows a stringent evaluation process conducted in cooperation with a leading international agency. The highly competitive evaluation identified 30 participants, though 107 other senior officials across the UAE federal entities had close scores.

'The programme seeks to enhance the participants' strategic planning competencies and enable them to develop clear and result-oriented visions. It will also assist them to enhance their management skills in various areas such as team building, innovation and creativity, while equipping them with the necessary tools to cope with the ongoing dynamic changes.'

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