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March 5, 2013

Oxford University and QF in Leadership Development


Qatar Foundation has launched a training program to further enhance the expertise of top tier managers and improve efficiency across the organization.

In partnership with the University of Oxford’s prestigious Saïd Business School, the Leadership Development Programmme has been carefully tailored to suit Qatar Foundation’s strategic goals.

It will provide the Foundation’s most experienced managers with a new approach and way of thinking that can help them tackle complex challenges and implement positive change. The Saïd Business School ranked first for executive education in the UK and seventh globally in the latest Financial Times rankings.

Participants come from various sectors across Qatar Foundation, including science, research, education, community development, capital projects, and administration.

The first Qatar Foundation Leadership Development Programme will end in June, and the following one is expected to start in September 2013.

Participants will be required to attend four module sessions that are split between the UK and Doha. Each segment will last four to five days, giving trainees sufficient time to attend to their busy work schedules.

Rashid Al Naimi, Vice President of Administration at Qatar Foundation, highlighted the importance of this project and urged participants to share their feedback by identifying challenges and proposing solutions to implement best practice.

Hassan Al Hammadi, executive director of the Human Resources Directorate at Qatar Foundation, said he was confident the six-month program would improve synergy between the Foundation’s numerous departments and provide plenty of opportunities for individuals to work together.

Jassim Telefat, technical director of Qatar Foundation’s Capital Projects said, “What I feel is especially exciting and unique about this program is that we are working together as one organization to achieve our common goals and targets – this is what makes it very unique.”