UAE Ministry of Finance launches Leaders Edge Program 2023-2024

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE MoF launches Leaders Edge Program
UAE MoF's Leaders Edge Program | Image Courtesy: WAM

UAE Ministry of Finance (MoF) has launched the Leaders Edge Program, aimed at preparing a group of young national leaders to lead the future of government financial work.

The program aims to create a platform for distinguished capabilities in leadership, behavioral, and professional skills at the ministry, and support the career path of employees.

The first cycle of the Leaders Edge Program will be executed in cooperation with the University of Arizona (Eller Executive Education) and will last for 12 months, targeting heads of departments and high-performing employees at the ministry.

The program aims to enhance their skills in planning, strategic thinking, and decision-making, as well as improve their self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and effective communication skills.

Mr. Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, highlighted the program’s significance in building and preparing national leaders capable of leading the financial field and contributing to achieving the goals of the UAE Centennial 2071.

Mr. Al Hussaini emphasized the ministry’s commitment to empowering talented leaders by improving their competencies and building a qualified generation of future leaders who can meet the UAE government’s aspirations.

The program includes eight main themes divided into two phases. The first phase, titled ‘Leadership by Action’, covers four topics, namely ‘Advanced Leadership Bootcamp’, ‘Building Growth Mindset’, ‘Advanced Communication Skills’, and ‘Building Your Leadership Brand’.”

The second phase, titled ‘Influential Leadership’, will cover four topics, namely ‘Transformational Leadership’, ‘Decision Making for Complex and Digital Environment’, ‘The Effective and Influential Leaders’, and ‘Leaders as a Coach’.

According to the statement, the program aims to build a team of smart and insightful leaders who can make the Ministry of Finance one of the most innovative government entities in the UAE.

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