NBO Works With Leaders In South Sharqiya To Develop Leadership Skills In Public Sector
Developing successful leadership beyond the banking industry, National Bank of Oman (NBO) organised a series of virtual workshops for senior government employees in the South Sharqiya Governate. Held through the bank’s Academy of Excellence, the series of workshops aimed to coach participants on the fundamentals of effective leadership in the digital age. The initiative’s inauguration, held virtually, was attended by His Excellency Dr Yahya Al Mawali, the Governor of South Sharqiya, and Hassan Shaban, NBO’s Chief Government Banking Officer. The workshops are in line with a growing string of partnerships the bank has established in its efforts to strengthen ties with the government and promote national capabilities.
“As the Sultanate’s national bank, we believe our role surpasses the provision of financial services. We are proud of our long-standing relationship with the government which is line with our alignment with the Oman Vision 2040. Through our many shared initiatives we seek to build bridges between the private and public sectors, add to the future-readiness of the workforce, while supporting the overall socio-economic development of the country,” said Hassan Shaban.
The Academy of Excellence, the bank’s in-house training arm, offers a range of programs through its online platform from soft skills to technology. The workshops, which were held over a period of three weeks, covered such topics as the qualities of successful leaders, how to influence others, building leadership characteristics, motivating teams in the workplace, digital leadership, and performance management. With this, and other similar initiatives, NBO continues to be an active participant in supporting government projects that add value to the development and diversification of the economy, and help to create employment opportunities for the nation’s citizens.
National Bank of Oman
Founded in 1973, National Bank of Oman was the country’s first local bank, forging a rich history with Oman’s local businesses and its economy at large. Today, it is one of the largest banks in Oman, with a paid up capital of OMR (Omani Rials) 110.8 million (US$ 288 million) and a regulatory capital of OMR 377.8 million (US$ 981 million)*.