ADSG celebrates graduates of Abu Dhabi Public Exchange Programme

ABU DHABI, 23rd June, 2022 (WAM) — The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG), the pioneering platform for accelerating human capital in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, held a graduation ceremony for the graduates of its prestigious Abu Dhabi Public Exchange Programme.

The ceremony was attended by Ali Rashid Al Ketbi, Chairman of the Department of Government Support; Sumaya AbdulAziz Al Hosani, Dean of the Abu Dhabi School of Government; and a number of representatives of government entities participating in the programme. During the ceremony, 25 graduates from 17 different government entities were honored for their efforts in specialising and acquiring key skills, most notably strategic consulting.

Ali Rashid Al Ketbi said, “Today, we celebrate the graduates of the Abu Dhabi Public Exchange Programme. Through this strategic programme, they have been introduced to multicultural work environments across a wide range of vital sectors that has enabled them to acquire new skills and experiences that will pave the way for them to lead and pioneer government projects. As they draw from the determination and values that is embodied by our wise leadership, we are certain that they will continue the comprehensive development renaissance of the UAE and bolster the government’s efforts to be at the forefront in various fields.”

Commenting on the occasion, Sumaya AbdulAziz Al Hosani said, “We are extremely proud to gather today to celebrate the success of this batch of exceptional graduates. This programme is a testament to our continuous efforts to provide Abu Dhabi government employees with valuable opportunities and experiences to promote their ongoing professional development.”

A discussion panel between today’s leaders represented by the respective directors-general at the graduates’ workplaces, and the future leaders represented by the graduates of the programme was held as part of the ceremony. The panel discussed the experience participants gained from the programme and the positive impact it had on their capabilities and competencies, and how they were able to put the experience and skills gained into practice once they returned to their work.

The graduation ceremony also provided graduates with the opportunity to showcase the strategic projects they worked on during their secondment and training as part of the programme, which included projects focusing on digital transformation in the workplace, design of support intervention services, a strategic framework and action plan, mapping mental health and wellbeing resources in Abu Dhabi government, and many more.

The Abu Dhabi Public Exchange Programme exposes top-performing talent in the Abu Dhabi Government to an array of multi-cultural environments across various industries in Abu Dhabi’s economy such as consultancy, technology, education, finance, entrepreneurship, and international affairs to enable knowledge exchange, skills transfer, and enhance cooperation between the public and private sector.

Chosen based on their performance, skills and capabilities, participants were subject to a rigorous assessment process prior to being accepted into the programme, ensuring their capacity for development and potential for future growth.

As part of the programme, ADSG has partnered with an array of leading private sector organisations including CAPADEV, PwC, Oliver Wyman, and Strategy&. The School is also working to establish future opportunities with a group of the most prominent leading educational institutions and international institutions to ensure continually immersive learning experiences for the participants.

Centered on four overarching learning components, which are job placement, project participation, training, and advisory, the ADPEP programme is backed by solid mentoring and coaching support, enabling a rewarding and immersive learning experience.

Source: Emirates News Agency