Dubai: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, honoured 250 graduates of the ‘UAE Government Leaders Programme’ at a special ceremony held on Sunday at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The graduates included UAE citizens employed within more than 120 federal, local, and private sector institutions.
The ceremony was attended by Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; as well as a number of officials from the UAE Government.
Sheikh Mohammed congratulated the graduates and urged them to utilise the skills and expertise they have acquired through the UAE Government Leaders Programme to develop projects and enhance the performance of the entities they are employed in.
He also highlighted the importance of ensuring the constant development of leadership capabilities across various levels of the government.
The UAE Government Leaders Programme was established in 2008 under the directives of Sheikh Mohammed to enhance the capabilities of leaders across diverse sectors so that they can spearhead change and build a better future for the country.
The programme allows participants to gain an understanding on government trends, proactive and flexible leadership, and efficient smart decision-making. The training programme is focused on three main themes, namely leadership spirit, future outlook, and achievement and impact.