Posted on March 06, 2018

Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) marked the official commencement of its 2018-2019 National Leadership Programs by welcoming more than 120 new participants at its annual orientation event. The orientation, which was held at the Centre’s Al Bidda Tower headquarters from March 4-6, inaugurated the participants’ yearlong leadership development journey, further sustaining the Centre’s mission of strengthening Qatar’s human capital.

During the event, the Qatari professionals were introduced to the Centre’s facilities and policies, as well as upcoming modules, local and international trips, and other QLC activities and events.  Attendees had the opportunity to meet and interact with fellow participants and engage in a series of team-building exercises.

“For both government and business leaders, who are at the pinnacle of their respective industries, honing one’s capacities is necessary for continued success,” noted H.E. Dr. Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, Managing Director and Member of the Board of Directors of QLC. “Top-decision makers have an ongoing responsibility to their organizations and the community to remain on the cutting edge in order to contribute to sustainable economic growth and prosperity. I am proud of all participants for investing their time in such a meaningful endeavor.”

QLC is committed to developing leadership and creating knowledge. Three National Leadership Programs are currently offered at QLC – the Executive Leaders, Rising Leaders, and Government Leaders programs. Each program contains a bespoke mix of academic modules covering topics such as Strategy & Leadership, financial management, Marketing Analytics, Innovation & Change, Service Innovation, Negotiations, and team building.

The world-class modules are held in collaboration with leading institutions, such as Harvard University, Oxford University Saïd Business School, University of Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, HEC Paris, and Duke Executive Education. These are complemented by interactive policy seminars, exclusive talks by senior leaders, and site visits to influential institutions and organizations within Qatar. Each program year, QLC participants embark on an international learning journey to meet with business and academic leaders, explore best practices and leadership experiences, and foster knowledge exchange.

To date, nearly 400 alumni of QLC’s programs are contributing to Qatar’s development goals in innovative ways. The Centre’s 2017-18 participants will be honored for successfully completing their programs at a special ceremony on April 15th. To find out more, please visit QLC web site at: qlc.org.qa.

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