Titled iLead, the programme is designed to raise leadership competencies in current and future leaders at Sidra Medicine. Employees from across clinical, research and administration departments took part in the eight-month programme. iLead will enable them to play a key role in employee engagement initiatives, developing organisational culture and to positively contribute towards patient experience outcomes.
Dr Abdulla al-Kaabi, chief medical officer at Sidra Medicine, said, “The iLead leadership programme developed in collaboration with Harvard Business Publishing is truly unique – it was customised keeping our organisational strategy and goals in mind. This is a fantastic achievement and we are very proud of the first batch of our directors and managers who have all passed the course. The programme is just one of the many we have developed either in-house or in collaboration with world-leading institutions.”
iLead along with Lead Yourself for young national professionals, is part of an ongoing strategy by Sidra Medicine to ensure employees at all levels, are given access to the right training tools, mentorship and learning opportunities to advance their careers in healthcare. The strategy is a clear affirmation of support for Qatar’s National Vision 2030 and the country’s National Health Strategy 2018-2022.
Abdulla Jassim Abdulla, director of licensure, who won the 'Top Student' award on the iLead senior leadership development programme said, “The training was valuable in two main ways; in addition to strengthening the rapport among staff across all departments at Sidra Medicine, it also provided insights into tools and methods utilised to analyse processes, identify gaps, suggest solutions and implement changes.”
As top student, Abdulla has won an executive education course at Harvard Business School in the USA and will be sponsored by Sidra Medicine to attend next year.
Jennifer Ahen, director of Corporate Communications, another high-performing graduate of iLead said, “With a strong female workforce, it is very encouraging to work in an organisation like Sidra Medicine where they are creating avenues of professional and personal development that will encourage and inspire more women to consider careers in healthcare.”