In line with its strategy of honing employee talent and helping them contribute to the economic growth of the emirate, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry launched its ambitious Leadership Development Programme, in collaboration with UK’s Cranfield School of Management.
This 12-month programme, which starts next week, aims to grow organisational performance and delivery through the development of key employees in leading Dubai Chamber’s strategic objectives of creating a favourable business environment and promoting Dubai as an international business hub.
In his inaugural address, H.E. Hisham Al Shirawi, 2nd Vice Chairman, Dubai Chamber, stated that the extensive training programme is designed carefully to cater to the developmental needs of the employees who will help drive the Chamber towards higher achievement.
“I encourage all the participating employees to make the most of this opportunity and help Dubai Chamber’s mission of representing, supporting and protecting the interests of the business community in Dubai while increasing productivity, motivation, and performance to take our organisation to the next level,” he said.
H.E. Al Shirawi added that key employees are given the opportunity to enhance their performance, leadership and develop a range of extensive competencies as the Chamber hopes to cultivate a high performance professional leadership team that can serve the interests of the business community in the emirate.
On his part, H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber, stressed on the importance of the programme which he said will develop the skills of the employees and help in the implementation of the Chamber’s strategy of opening overseas representative offices and expanding into promising markets of the world while also promoting Dubai in the global business arena.
H.E. Buamim added that in order to support our strategy of enhancing the competitiveness of the business community and to stimulate economic growth in the emirate we have to hone the talent of our employees who will, in return, contribute to achieving our goals in line with H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai’s saying, “Training opens your eyes to your weaknesses, boosts your self-confidence and brings you a step closer to victory”.
The custom-made executive education programme will be delivered through two parallel streams with one focusing on developing the organisation’s executive leadership team and the other on developing its young future leaders. It involves a blend of practical real-life experience, business insights, academic theories and personalised coaching to boost team work and team spirit among the staff and develop their abilities to communicate and collaborate effectively and to innovate proactively.