HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has issued an invitation to the leadership competencies with "exceptional" skills.

"We are looking for new competencies, new blood, exceptional skills and a passion to serve the nation," he said in a post on his Twitter account. This has resulted in the graduation of more than 600 leaders in various leadership positions in the country, including 9 ministers and assistant undersecretaries, 35 general managers and executives, and 16 eminent persons in various fields.

Under the title 'Become an Elite', the video included an invitation to join the influential leaders by enrolling in the third installment of the 'Influential Leaders' program at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development of the Executive Office of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for a journey of development and refinement. Leadership abilities according to Mohammed bin Rashid model of leadership.

The Influential Leaders Program, designed in collaboration with international universities, attracts Emirati employees from various entities in the government and private sectors, competing for 30 seats to enroll in the third edition of the program, which aims to develop eight key leadership capacities of the trainees: strategic foresight, global citizenship, and entrepreneurial thinking. Passion, commitment, value creation, diversity and engagement, caring for the human being first, and the development of flexibility and curiosity are the main pillars of Mohammed bin Rashid's leadership system.

This year's Leadership Program, which has been opened directly through the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development (mbrcld.ae), includes training courses covering theoretical and practical activities and the development of the intellectual and physical skills required in the leadership personality. And follow-up to develop his leadership capabilities.

Saeed Al Attar, Director General of the Executive Office of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, said: “The Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development aims to develop new national leaders according to the leadership system of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in collaboration with the best international specialized institutions. Supplying the leadership sector in the country with national cadres continuously.

He added that the leadership training program includes leadership courses, research projects, international trips, and the development of new initiatives by the trainees themselves, adding that the programs of the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Leadership Preparation have the most applications of its kind, where the previous session only submitted more than 3000 Emiratis Only 30 candidates were accepted after a series of different tests and assessments.

Saeed Al-Attar pointed out that the graduates of the program are among the elite leaders ready to assume responsibility in many areas due to their intellectual, leadership and practical readiness. He also confirmed the launch of the Mohammed bin Rashid Center to prepare leaders for a range of specialized programs in new areas during the coming period.

The program "Influential Leaders" in its advanced courses simulates the latest global trends in the field of qualifying and preparing outstanding leaders. The program was designed based on the elements of the leadership system of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and in partnership with three international universities, "UC Berkeley" in the United States And Imperial College London, and the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) from Switzerland.

The influential leaders program was launched in its first version in 2017 to prepare leaders to stimulate innovation in work methods and creativity, and achieve qualitative shifts in the paths of empowering cadres and work environments, and contribute to the future and industry, and the program received more than 4000 applications in the previous two sessions, 62 of them were able to enroll After a series of evaluations and several stages of qualifying.

Over the past two sessions, the program has organized more than 60 specialized training workshops, concluded strategic partnerships with 10 global strategic partners, and organized four international visits to its staff to see leading global experiences in such vital areas as digitization, technology, artificial intelligence, sustainability and other vital sectors of the human future.

Since its inception in 2003, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development has provided quality programs and targeted activities that contribute to the qualification of leadership figures with diverse vital skills, practical and life, and can adapt to developments and deal with changes flexibly and intelligently, and have the competence and know-how to qualify them to make fundamental decisions and innovation Solutions for future challenges.

To date, the Center has witnessed the graduation of more than 600 leaders in various fields and sectors, many of them in leadership positions in the first ranks within the public and private sectors.