Posted on November 09, 2014

Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) is currently accepting online applications from qualified Qatari professionals for its three national leadership programs, for 2015-2016. Its Rising Leaders, Executive Leaders and Government Leaders programs are designed to foster leadership development among Qataris working in managerial and executive positions in diverse government institutions, public organizations and the private sector. The Centre has 67 alumni and almost 100 active participants. Applicants undergo a merit-based evaluation, with assessment of their educational qualifications, professional experience, leadership potential and other criteria. Qualified Qataris are invited to apply by submitting an online application on the Centre’s website, www.qlc.org.qa. Applications will close on December 4.

All programs feature modules delivered by QLC’s world-class academic partners, including Harvard University, the University of Cambridge, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Duke CE and HEC Paris. Participants have the opportunity to interact with prominent decision makers from government and business during special policy seminars and customized visits. International study trips are an integral component of the programs as well. Past destinations have included the USA, UK and China; this year learning journeys include visits to Silicon Valley, Singapore and Korea. QLC’s three programs take place for a few days each month, for a period of 12 to 16 months.

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A National Platform for Leadership Excellence

“Qatar Leadership Centre is a national platform for leadership excellence,” empowering Qataris to serve their country in innovative ways, noted H.E. Dr. Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, Board Member and Managing Director of QLC. “Our participants benefit not only from the expertise of our world-class partners but also from shared collaboration with each other over the course of the program. I encourage qualified Qatari professionals to consider applying for one of the Centre’s customized programs.”

Participants are drawn from diverse arenas, including government, oil and gas, healthcare, education, the military, finance and tourism. The Rising Leaders Program enrolls Qataris between the ages of 25 and 35 with at least three years of professional experience. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or above and a sound command of English and Arabic. The Executive Leaders Program is designed for Qataris between the ages of 36 and 46 with at least 10 years of professional experience. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or above, hold a managerial position in their workplace and have a sound command of English and Arabic.

The Government Leaders Program is conducted in Arabic and is designed for Qataris between the ages of 25 and 40. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or above and at least three years of professional experience. Participants in QLC’s programs serve Qatar by enhancing their personal and professional skills in order to contribute to the country’s future.

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