MBRSG Executive Education Launches Arab Leadership and Government Excellence Program
Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) launched today “the Arab Leadership and Government Excellence” Program, aiming to prepare leaders to deal with the multiple challenges of globalization and the high degree of competitiveness among institutions while honing leadership skills in the government sector across a variety of disciplines and fields.
The program focuses on leadership styles and the essential skills needed to create an effective leadership system. Strategic thinking and planning, comprehensive strategy development, public policy development, performance management and institutional excellence are other essential components of the curricula. Participants of the inaugural year’s program include 26 senior leaders at the level of undersecretaries, directors and managers from government institutions and ministries across Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon and the UAE.
Dr Ali Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President, MBRSG, said: “The UAE offers a unique model for government achievements in all fields – the country’s model has been commended by many international reports and indices. The UAE is committed to supporting Arab countries by all means including transferring its know-how and sharing successful experiences as and when needed.”
Al Marri added: “The UAE has a lot to offer to the Arab world. We possess efficient governance processes and systems, highly acclaimed public institutions and a wealth of expertise in government best practices. Given the significant challenges facing Arab leaders today, MBRSG seeks to empower them with the opportunity to build leadership capacity, enhance skills and acquire new ones to outline and execute strategies that will help drive their institutions forward and ultimately boost development processes in the Arab world.”
Aisha Al Shamsi, Executive Education Director at MBRSG, said: “Excellence remains a key priority for government institutions in the UAE, and the country recently ranked first in government efficiency globally according to the World Competitiveness Report issued by Switzerland’s IMD Institute. The Arab Leadership and Government Excellence program enriches participants’ knowledge, and enhances their practical skills and capabilities.”
Hana Ateeq Al Kash, Arab Leaders Program Manager, MBRSG said: “The program brings together participants from a variety of backgrounds and practices to interact and benefit from each other and from the successful Emirati model of Government. The Modules of this open enrollment program offer our participants the opportunity to develop and grow through lectures, case studies, practical exercises, workshops and field visits, in addition to thought sessions delivered by prominent guest speakers from renowned UAE-based institutes and organizations.