Sharjah Tatweer Forum launches new batch of leadership programme
SHARJAH: Sharjah Tatweer Forum launched on Tuesday the Sharjah Leadership Programme 2018, which is intended to produce forwardthinking leaders in both private and public sectors with an emphasis on the encouragement of powerful and creative leadership. Young leaders aspiring to join the programme can apply till Dec 5.
Jassem Al Bloushi, member of the Board of Trustees of Rubu Qarn Foundation for Creating Future leaders and Innovators, said that the Sharjah Leadership Programme is committed to developing leaders that will have a positive impact on their surrounding communities.
“This year’s edition stands out for its unique focus on customisation. The programme will comprise of leaders undergoing two modules from the American University of Sharjah and INSEAD Business School, in addition to facilitating site visits to entities related to his or her ield of study,” he said.
The selection process has been revamped with three intricate layers of screening prior to acceptance – the irst is psychometric (language and mathematical training), followed by group assessments, and inishing with individual interviews.
“Participants will be introduced to specialised coaching and mentoring through the companies that they work with, to identify their goals for professional growth, generate a dialogue with stakeholders, and create action plans,” Al Bloushi added.
The progress of each young leader will be reviewed periodically and they will be given valuable and constructive feedback on how can their skills can be improved, and what their expectations are thereafter. Through these series of activities, it can be determined of each individual’s unique talents and the participant who most showed potential for improvement will be promoted for a higher course.
The programme’s objectives have been upgraded in order to produce leaders with three speciic qualities: intrpreneurs, leading organisational innovation through the application of problem-solving and creative-thinking; entrepreneurs, leaders of strong and feasible projects that advance the economy; and social entrepreneurs, leaders with impact-based projects that create positive community changes.
On this occasion, Sharjah Tatweer Forum also signed partnership agreements with American University of Sharjah and INSEAD Business School as academic partners for the programme.
Dr Björn Kjerfve, Chancellor of American University of Sharjah, said “We consider the knowledge and skills gained are vital in today’s workplace, and in preparing individuals and their industries for the future. We are proud to provide young executives the opportunity of enhancing their professional and leadership skills as they set out on their careers.”
Neil Jones, Senior Afiliate professor of strategy at the INSEAD Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi added. “INSEAD is proud to partner with Sharjah Tatweer Forum and to be able to use our excellence in leadership development to advance promising Emirati youth in the public and private sectors.”