Mohammed bin Rashid launches ‘The Leader of the 21st Century’ model for UAE Government Leaders Programme

DUBAI, 30th July, 2015 (WAM)–Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has launched ‘The Leader of the 21st Century’ model for UAE Government Leaders Programme, designed by the UAE government to achieve a quantum leap in capacity building.
The programme will strengthen the competencies and leadership skills at the federal government level with a view to building effective networking among government leaders and strengthen relations with the private sector.
‘The Leader of the 21st Century’ model aims to take the leadership skills of officials at the federal government to the next level by strengthening the skills of the most promising young leaders. They will be provided extensive leadership training to hone their expertise and prepare them to evolve as distinguished leaders at the national, regional and global levels.
Sheikh Mohammed said, “The Leader of the 21st Century model which we have launched today marks a new phase in building distinct national capacities based on innovation and knowledge as we pursue efforts to serve our people and strengthen the position of our nation at the global level.”
“I believe in modernisation and development across technological, scientific, economic fields as well as other areas. This is imperative to keep pace with and anticipate rapid global changes, and to ensure that we continue to be at the forefront of the global economy.
“I believe in the youth of the nation and their abilities. They are our renewable wealth, and building their skills is a fundamental priority of our nation. We must prepare our youth for the future and give them the tools that will enable them to proceed ahead in the march of success as well as build on them to create a better future for our citizens.
“The Leader of the 21st Century is extraordinary… keeping up and staying ahead of the rapid changes around, and developing effective and smart solutions to face the challenges. The Leader of the 21st Century is flexible and creative, and supports innovation and creativity as well as encourages the team to embrace the new experiences apart from finding innovative solutions to overcome the challenges.”
‘The Leader of the 21st Century’ model was launched in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai, Ohood Al Roumi, Director General of the Prime Minister Office, Najla Al Awar, Secretary General of the UAE Cabinet and Abdullah bin Touq, Executive Director of Excellence and Leadership in the Prime Minister Office, and the team of the UAE Government Leaders programme.
‘The Leader of the 21st Century’ model has been inspired by the leadership of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who has set an example to the world in government leadership. A clear vision and an ambitious approach to build a smart future government led by innovation and excellence are at the heart of the model.
The UAE Government Leaders Programme aims to attract talents from both public and private sectors and provide best training opportunities for developing leadership skills through launching of ‘The Leader of the 21st Century’ model. In turn, this will also help to build an effective network among all the participants.
With the new model, the UAE government seeks to strengthen the global position of the UAE by preparing and empowering government leaders to achieve the goals of ‘UAE Vision 2021’. It focuses on strengthening relationships between the public and private sectors and accessing global best partnerships by taking into account the needs of the UAE. It also establishes a network that connects elite government leaders in the country.
‘The Leader of the 21st Century’ model also supports the UAE National Agenda and UAE Vision 2021 by offering the best training programme for future leaders, instilling in them the required leadership skills for the twenty-first century.