Posted on September 16, 2015

Qataris seeking a unique learning opportunity, meant to accelerate their leadership abilities while contributing to Qatar National Vision 2030, can now apply online to one of Qatar Leadership Centre’s (QLC) 2016-2017 programs, which feature modules that enhance a diverse range of competencies and skills.

Established by Amiri decree in 2008, QLC boasts more than 150 alumni among its growing community of accomplished business and government leaders from various sectors. Qualified Qatari professionals working in managerial and executive positions across all sectors are invited to submit their complete application online at, no later than 06:00 PM on Sunday, October 25, 2015. QLC currently offers three leadership programs, which are the Executive Leaders Program, the Rising Leaders Program and the Government Leaders Program.

“Qatar Leadership Centre is committed to supporting the development and growth of the current and next generation of leaders. Building strong national leadership across all arenas is of great importance in our efforts toward promoting sustainable development and enhancing the wellbeing of the country as a whole. QLC aims to develop the economy and society through human capital.” noted H.E. Dr. Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, Board Member and Managing Director of QLC. “We urge all qualified Qataris in managerial and executive positions from various sectors – women and men - to take advantage of this opportunity and submit their applications to one of QLC’s programs.”

QLC’s three programs take place for a few days each month, for a period of 12 months, and require a work release for the dedicated days during the entire period. Selected participants will have the opportunity to learn from, and interact with industry leaders and experts through customized policy seminars and international Learning Journeys.

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QLC’s interactive modules are offered in collaboration with leading institutions, such as Harvard University, the University of Cambridge Executive Education, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Duke Corporate Education and HEC Paris. The diverse expertise of participants, who hold positions in government, healthcare, finance, education, the military and tourism, serves as a valuable resource to the entire cohort. Participants are given the opportunity to network and exchange knowledge with one another during and well after they have completed their time at QLC.

The Executive Leaders Program is designed for Qataris between the ages of 36 and 46, who hold a managerial position, have a minimum of ten years of professional experience, and have obtained at least a Bachelor’s degree or above. Applicants must have sound command of Arabic and English. The Rising Leaders Program is targeted towards Qataris who are between the ages of 25 and 35, have a minimum of three years of professional experience, and hold at least a Bachelor’s degree. Sound command of both Arabic and English is required.

The Government Leaders Program is suited for Qatari professionals who are between the ages of 25 and 40, have a minimum of three years of professional experience, and hold at least a Bachelor’s degree. Applicants to this program should note that it is conducted in Arabic. QLC’s application process has been designed to thoroughly evaluate candidates for their educational achievements, professional and leadership experience, and other competencies. Successful applicants are expected to attend all modules conducted by QLC in addition to their professional responsibilities.