To support the continued advancement of human capital in government bodies, and in line with the National Development Strategy (NDS) 2018-2022, the Executive Education Centre (EEC) of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) recently hosted an information session for human resource professionals in cooperation with the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) of the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA).
The event, which took place in Education City, brought together 60 human resource department leaders and training managers serving across various government agencies and ministries in Qatar. EEC’s training and development programmes are supported by world-class educators and by the vision that complements the country’s national aspirations as outlined in its strategic development plan, Qatar National Vision 2030.
Speaking on the centre’s efforts towards the advancement of Qatar’s continuing education sector, EEC Executive Director Rodolphe A Boughaba said that the session was designed to showcase how their programmes can benefit the ambitions and busy schedule of active professionals seeking an opportunity for career development within the government sector. He said that the Institute of Public Administration has been an invaluable collaborator, considering its insight and wide-reaching grasp on labour affairs across all government sectors.
While we aim to familiarise all participants with existing course offers, we also want to receive their valuable feedback to help us identify the most relevant areas of training development in shaping our future programmes, to fit the specific requirements of Qatar’s public service sector.’
Explaining the pivotal role of training and development in any professional’s career progression, Director of Training at IPA of MADLSA, Abdulaziz Saad Al Majali, underscored the importance of cooperating with training centres to implement specialised training programmes outside the Institute’s jurisdiction. Such courses, he said, whose modules were based on research and relevant experience, would uplift competitiveness and productivity on a national scale.
Currently, the EEC’s extensive menu of training courses span across three broad categories:
‘Leadership Series’ consist of specialised, multi-module courses that delve into topics such as Leadership in Sports Management, Management Best Practices for Corporate Governance and Transformational Leadership and Innovation.
‘Unique Management Skills’ introduce executives to topics like Emotional Intelligence and Women and Entrepreneurship, through interactive workshops aimed at clasping modern concepts in performance and capability management.
‘Specialised Education Courses’ target key academic disciplines that hold grave relevance to current socio-economic trends such as Fundamentals in Cybersecurity, and Food and Natural Resource Sustainability in Qatar.
As part of HBKU, EEC ascribes to the university’s four pillars – Excellence, People, Innovation and Partners. Focusing on the centre’s mandate to develop human capital within the country, its extensive professional training supports executive education across a myriad of Qatar industries, for private as well as government and semi-government entities.