ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, May 22nd 2016 [ME NewsWire]Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior stressed the importance of developing the higher leadership competencies of Ministry of Interior (MoI) staff members. HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed stated that this could be achieved by building and developing administrative capabilities among staff and fostering their professional skills, so as to meet the objectives of the MoI and its strategic plans. HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed also pointed out the importance of preparing national competencies and assessing and developing the capabilities of distinguished officers, to further empower them. In addition, HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed asserted the importance of preparing second line leadership to ensure the continuity of excellence and innovation. This can be achieved within the framework of an institutional system that adopts creativity and innovative ideas that benefit society.
On Sunday, HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed attended the launch of the two programs at the Creativity and Leadership Development Center at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. Held by the AFAQ for Leadership Development Center in Abu Dhabi, the first program “First Higher Leadership Program” was organized in collaboration with Oxford University, UK, with the “Second Line Leadership Program” was organized in collaboration with Cambridge University, UK.
The launch event was attended by Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior; Major General Mohammed bin Al Awadhi Al Menhali, Assistant Undersecretary of Resources and Support Services; and a number of senior MoI officers.
The one-year long “First Higher Leadership Program” targets a number of Directors General and Deputy Directors General at the MoI, as well as other sectors and the general headquarters under the MoI. The “Second Line Leadership Program,” an eighteen-month program, targets the Major and Lieutenant Colonel ranks at the MoI police departments.
Both programs aim to develop and foster intellectual and educational skills among MoI members, and enhance both their basic and leadership capabilities. The programs also aim to achieve the MoI strategic objectives and implement institutional excellence standards.
Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Omar Ibrahim Al Ali, Director of the Creativity and Leadership Development Center at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, explained that both First Higher Leadership and Second Line Leadership Programs represent an illustrious opportunity to impart sophisticated capabilities, according to the standards of institutional excellence and innovative methods. This aims to achieve the MoI’s strategic objectives to prepare MoI members for distinguished leadership capabilities.
He also expressed his gratitude for Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior for his support and follow-up with launching the programs. He also noted that the attendance of HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed indicates the high level of ambition that members of both programs must show, as it also asserts HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed’s belief in their capabilities and faith in the importance of the vision, mission, and strategy of the Ministry of Interior.
He also pointed out to the unlimited support and close follow-up that HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed gives for developing the objectives of the Creativity and Leadership Development Center. This represents an incentive for the Center to double the efforts and continue giving in order to realize the vision of the police leadership and maintaining the advanced position of the MoI that is committed to develop future leaders and encourage distinguished capabilities.
The Director of the Creativity and Leadership Development Center stressed the keenness of the Ministry of Interior to provide all the necessary capabilities and needs to drive the staff towards excellence. He urged the staff to double the efforts, and be ready to enroll in the set programs that aim to hone and develop the leadership skills and competencies, to keep pace with the comprehensive development of the UAE in the fields of innovation and creativity.
He pointed that the two programs were meticulously set, according to the best international practices, and carried out by the Leadership Development Center, in cooperation with the top universities and educational institutions worldwide; such as Oxford and Cambridge Universities in the UK. He said that this is done by attracting highly-qualified and internationally accredited lecturers, and exchange of expertise in the field of developing the leadership skills and capabilities based on the international standards of professional excellence, and in line with innovative scientific and practical foundations that contribute in achieving the strategic approach of the ministry to develop the human resources’ capacities and nurture future leaders.
He explained that the “First Higher Leadership Program” includes training courses prepared by the prestigious British Oxford University; attending leadership conferences, seminars and meetings; and reviewing the best local and international practices. He pointed to the endeavors of the Creativity and Leadership Development Center to achieve the strategic objective of the Ministry of Interior, implementing the institutional excellence standards and developing the staff to exceptional levels.
He pointed that the “First Higher Leadership Program” comprises of two main parts: First is the cognitive and knowledge skills, which includes national security and foreign policy; world economy and technological advances; and demographic and social issues. The second is leadership competencies, which includes strategic thinking; change and development management; institutional planning and utilizing resources; empowerment and delegation; crises and disasters management; and project management.
He said that the “Second Line Leadership Program” also targets officers working in the Ministry of Interior, with ranks of (Lieutenant Colonel and Major) and includes development training courses in leadership skills; attending leadership and academic conferences, seminars and meetings; and reviewing the best local and international practices; as well as effective guidance and self-development programs.
He added that the “Second Line Leadership Program” is based on various axes such as strategic thinking; change and development management; empowerment, delegation and effective guidance; crises, disasters and project management; institutional planning and utilizing resources; communication and team work skills; innovation and creativity skills at work along with skills of foreseeing the future and the skills of the spokesperson.
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