MBRSG organises second Knowledge and Policy Council Session

DUBAI: The Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government, MBRSG, a research and teaching institution focusing on public policy in the Arab world, today organised the second session of the Knowledge and Policy Council, entitled: “Building National Leadership, a Journey of Achievements and Chances for Development”.

The session saw representatives from various leadership building programmes in the U.A.E. discussing methodologies for developing Emirati leadership and the need to work synergistically for achieving the objective.

Participants also reviewed the leadership building programmes currently underway in the U.A.E., their strengths, best practices and potential areas of improvement. Solutions for enhancing the commitment of institutions and individuals engaged in leadership programs were also explored during the session.

Chaired by Humaid bin Mohammed Obaid Al Qattami, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, the session saw the participation of Dr. Ali Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President of the MBRSG, Obaid Al Kutbi, Manager, U.A.E. Government Leaders Programme, Ibtisam bin Balila, Coordinator-General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Leaders Programme, Faisal Al Noaimi, Chairman of the Higher Committee, Abdulaziz bin Humaid Leaders Programme, Jasim Mohammad Al Bloushi, Chairman of the Sharjah Development Forum/Sharjah Leaders Programme, Lt. Dr. Omar Al Ali, Deputy Manager, Leaders Development Centre in the Ministry of the Interior, and Sultan Al Dhaheri, Director of Registration, Excellence Centre, General-Secretariat, Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

Mr. Al Qatami said, “The Federal Government seeks to continuously develop national leaders who hold the potential to be on top of current events and developments. This drive is part of the Federal Government s HR strategy that aims to enhance national competencies and skills. Building leadership capabilities is a cornerstone that supports the development process of the U.A.E. and is also a main pillar of the U.A.E. Vision 2021.

A strong rank of leaders will play a strategic role in enhancing our global competitiveness and position us among the developed nations.” Dr. Ali Sebaa said, “Our wise leadership seeks to build an advanced Emirati society and individuals. It is to their credit that the leaders have achieved great success in their objective. Continuing the journey, our leadership is focusing on developing people to secure the U.A.E. s future.”