HE Sheikha Al Mayassa Salutes New Graduates of Qatar Leadership Centre
Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) honoured their eighth graduating class during a special virtual ceremony, held under the patronage of HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of the QLC Board of Directors.
The event was also highlighted by the special launch of a dedicated public online guestbook to salute the graduates.
In a special video message from HE Sheikha Al Mayassa to the graduates, she reminded the class that they now have the educational qualifications to enable them to find modern solutions to the challenges that lie ahead.
From its beginnings, Her Excellency noted, Qatar Leadership Centre programmes were developed to maximise the potential of the nation’s promising talent and strengthen the leadership qualities of executive leaders working in the Qatari government, public and private sectors.
I congratulate all graduates of QLC and wish them all the best in their future professional endeavours.
The virtual celebration recognise 147 Qataris who have completed their studies in the National Leadership Programs (Rising, Government and Executive), and the Executive Master’s in Leadership – Qatar, offered by Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.
HE Sheikh Dr Abdulla bin Ali Al Thani, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of QLC, reflected on the unique nature of the 2020 graduation, noting that graduates have been strengthened by the tough challenges they have encountered this year, and are better prepared as a result of QLC’s rigorous programmes for the complex leadership issues they will face in years to come.
They have demonstrated their abilities; we are confident each graduate will contribute in interesting and intelligent ways toward Qatar’s future development.
The centre also expressed appreciation for the institutions and entities to which the graduates belong. The support of these sponsoring organisations for the graduates’ leadership development has been invaluable in fostering national human resource development as part of Qatar National Vision 2030.
QLC General Manager Dr Ahmad A Al Kuwari said that the centre’s investment in Qatari leaders aims to improve the lives of all Qatari citizens and help them realise their potential in line with the human development objectives laid out in Qatar National Vision 2030.
He said that citizens – both men and women – have a particularly important role to play, and it is to this end that they look to the Class of 2020.
Professional and personal undertakings of young citizen leaders like them will be at the centre of our ability, as a nation, to succeed.
This year, 122 Qataris graduated from the centre’s three National Leadership Programs, and 25 graduated with the Executive Master’s in Leadership – Qatar. The QLC alumni community now exceeds 800, creating an important and growing leadership resource for the nation. Following the safety guidelines issued by the Ministry of Public Health, as part of the national effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, the centre put its annual graduation event on hold earlier this year.
Family, friends and colleagues of the graduates are encouraged to leave personalised messages of congratulations on QLC’s official public online guestbook. The online portal features portraits of each of the 147 graduates and retains essential elements of the QLC graduation. Separately, the centre’s social media pages feature especially recorded video messages from professors as well as testimonials from the graduates themselves.
Institutional Programs are an important third feature of QLC, with programmes offered for Qatari government institutions. Professionals from three leading Qatari entities – Kahramaa, Ashghal, and Qatar Foundation for Social Work, participated this year in QLC’s customised Institutional Programs, designed to support leadership development of Qatari organisations.
Those who wish to congratulate the graduates can visit QLC’s social media channels or their dedicated website at qlc.org.qa.