Module II of the UAE-Harvard Executive Program completed

Published June 17th, 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 successful completion 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 10-day program, led by Harvard faculty members, took place from May 21-30 at Harvard University and was attended by 21 senior officials representing various UAE ministries in addition to Zayed University and the UAE University. 


This course is the second module of four that are scheduled to be completed in 2004. The first module was conducted in July 2002. The purpose of the course is to expose senior government officials to new trends in public sector management and to cultivate a new calibre of leadership capable of dealing with the complexities of a knowledge economy.  


The main topics of the course comprise strategic management, regulatory reforms, negotiation skills, change management and public policy. All topics were delivered by renowned thinkers and experts in their field including Professor Dutch Leonard on Public Policy, Professor Gabriel Kaplan on the Balanced Scorecard, Dr. Deborah Spar on Economic Reforms and Professor Gowher Rizwi on International Government Innovation. — ( 

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