Launch of Module II of the UAE-Harvard Executive Program

Published April 27th, 2003 - 02:00 GMT

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) ministry of finance and industry and the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University have announced the launch of the second module of the UAE-Harvard Executive Program’s leadership training course: “Creating a High Performance Government: An Executive Program for the UAE.”  


The program, which will be led by Harvard faculty members, will take place from May 21-30 at Harvard University and will be attended by senior officials from various UAE ministries. “The UAE Federal Government has spearheaded many initiatives to transform the UAE government into a high performance institution,” said Musabah Al-Suwaidi, Assistant Under Secretary for Information Technology (IT), Administration and Finance.  


“This program is an integral part of government innovation and provides an invaluable opportunity for government officials not only to enhance their leadership skills, but also to fortify the relationship between Harvard University and the Government of the UAE,” he added. 


The UAE-Harvard Executive Program was initiated in 2002 and is aimed at enhancing the leadership and management skills of present and future government officials. It offers participants an opportunity to expand their knowledge on substantive issues of governance while acquiring the tools to enact effective management strategies.  


The next module of the program addresses Public Sector Innovation and focuses on practical skill development in the areas of leadership, strategy, problem solving and decision-making. It will build on the work completed during the first module that was held last summer and attended by a representative group of over 20 UAE government officials. This module covered issues related to change, policy analysis, negotiation and organizational management.  


Module Three of the program focuses on Public Sector Skills Development including executive skills in political and public management, human resource management, policy-making, organizational strategy, ethics and leadership. Module Four, the final component of the program, will address Public Sector Performance and Management in addition to defining key benchmark indicators. — ( 

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