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Young Emiratis tour public sector firms

UAE-SCD

The participants were divided into groups according to their academic and professional specialisations.

Sharjah for Capability Development (SCD) has taken participants of the 11th annual Sharjah Leadership Programme (SLP) on site visits to a variety of UAE’s public and private sector entities.

Through these, the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators subsidiary aims to reinforce the Emirati youth’s capabilities, and help them achieve corporate excellence by shining light on leading examples of management and investment models in the country.

The site visits were selected carefully to familiarise SLP participants with the experiences and best professional practices adopted by public and private institutions, as well as their approaches inquality management, engineering, innovation and technology, research, marketing, government communication and community outreach, among others.

The participants were divided into groups according to their academic and professional specialisations, in order to enable them to acquire the necessary practical experience, and gain field-specific knowledge and expertise in their respective areas of work.

The entities for the field visits were chosen from a variety of sectors including health, tourism and environment, as well as media and communications. The visits included, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar); Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park); Youth Hub in Dubai; Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB); leading aircraft manufacturing company, Strata and SAP. During their visits, participants explored how theses UAE-based and multinational entities have adopted best practices in the fields of quality management, architecture, innovation, technology, research,marketing and communications.

The visits reflect SCD’s strategy to train SLP students in a multidimensional approach, which will lead to enhancing their knowledge and shaping their skills in a comprehensive, well-rounded way.

Hussein Al Mahmoudi, CEO of Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park

(SRTI Park), said SLP plays a leading role in developing the capabilities of Sharjah’s human capital. He emphasised the importance of involving young Emirati professionals, such as the group that has participated in the SLP programme, to lead UAE’s and Sharjah’s drive towards the creation of a knowledge economy with their innovative ideas and projects.