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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid launches training for young leaders

DUBAI // A model to help promising young leaders achieve their potential has been launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

Called “The Leader of the 21st Century Model”, it has been launched for the UAE Government Leaders Programme and is created by the UAE Government. Inspired by the leadership of Sheikh Mohammed, it aims to strengthen the competencies and leadership skills at the federal-Government level to build effective networking among Government leaders and strengthen private-sector relations.

It is also intended to provide leadership training and attract talent from the public and private sectors.

The most promising young leaders will be provided thorough leadership training to hone their expertise and prepare them to evolve as distinguished leaders nationally, regionally and globally.

“The Leader of the 21st Century model which we have launched today marks a new phase in building distinct national capacities based on innovation and knowledge as we pursue efforts to serve our people and strengthen the position of our nation at the global level,” Sheikh Mohammed said. “I believe in modernisation and development across technological, scientific and economic fields, as well as other areas.

“This is imperative to keep pace with and anticipate rapid global changes, and to ensure that we continue to be at the forefront of the global economy.”

He pledged his faith in the young people of the country.

“I believe in the youth of the nation and their abilities,” he said. “They are our renewable wealth, and building their skills is a fundamental priority of our nation.”

“We must prepare our youth for the future and give them the tools that will enable them to proceed ahead in the march of success as well as build on them to create a better future for our citizens.”

He described the challenges that will face leaders in the current century.

The ideal leader of the 21st century is “extraordinary”, said Sheikh Mohammed, “keeping up and staying ahead of the rapid changes around, and developing effective and smart solutions to face the challenges”.

“The leader of the 21st century is flexible and creative, and supports innovation and creativity as well as encourages the team to embrace the new experiences apart from finding innovative solutions to overcome the challenges.”

The leaders of this generation should be able to work on entrepreneurial innovations, solve problems and apply a global view to a situation while navigating diversity, said Sheikh Mohammed.

Young leaders will be taught through the programme how to build global networks and access information and opportunities, with the goal of creating passionate leaders who speak the truth and do the right thing for their employees and stakeholders, a statement about the programme read. This is part of the Government’s effort to strengthen the country’s global position and achieve the UAE Vision 2021 goals.

The new model was launched in the presence of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, and representatives from the Dubai Department of Protocol and Hospitality, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Cabinet. The team of the UAE Government Leaders programme also attended.

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(via The National)