The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) and Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding, creating the Leadership Development Programme, a customised educational programme designed for members of Ashghal's senior management, department heads and employees.
"Qatar Leadership Centre is proud to partner with Ashghal once again to jointly contribute to Qatar National Vision 2030," said HE Sheikh Dr Abdulla bin Ali al-Thani, Managing Director and Member of the Board of Directors of QLC.
"Ashghal has already identified one of its goals — to bolster leadership capabilities in the organisation, in order to prepare for future challenges," he added. "The work of this important government authority and that of its employees will be strengthened by the QLC leadership programme."
Mishal Sultan al-Hitmi, Director of Shared Services Affairs at Ashghal, expressed his happiness for this partnership, as the QLC is a key player for the future social development of the country and a key partner in Ashghal's human capacity development, enabling to lead the vital projects in the country.
He added saying, "Developing capacity and increasing the contribution of national partnerships is a key part of Ashghal's strategic objectives. Hence, Ashghal seeks partnership with leading national entities like QLC."
The six-month programme, to be called "Leaders", will include a range of features designed to enhance participants development on strategic and practical levels.
Ashghal's Leadership Competency Model emphasises the importance of developing internal and external partnerships, as well as creative thinking, innovation, and communication skills.
One valuable learning aid is the Knowledge Portal, a website that allows participants to access presentations in Arabic (modules, workshops, and case studies, as well as summaries of global reports). These are centered on significant developments and concepts useful to leaders in the public sector.
The "Leaders" programme will be offered for two groups of participants from Ashghal's various departments.
Prominent experts and consultants in the field, with extensive academic and managerial experience, will lead the courses.
Launched in 2014, QLC's Institutional Programmes offer unique leadership education platforms for Qatari government organisations in order to advance institutional performance and enhance managerial competence toward the overall goal of leadership development.
Designed for Qatari professionals in public, private and governmental organisations, the programme includes customised training courses, seminars and executive discussions, all based on individual institutional needs.