HEC Paris and Takatuf Oman successfully concluded the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) for 23 mid-senior managers and leaders from diverse industries in Oman.

The programme incorporates Takatuf’s human capital expertise and the internationally acclaimed management programmes of HEC Paris, to offer a powerful learning experience to emerging leaders.

Featuring three modules and an Action Learning Project, the ELP has been especially designed to improve the leadership competencies as well as develop new competencies for executives, and contribute to the growth and sustainability of a company.

While the first module ‘Me as a Leader’ analysed leadership behaviours and how to develop them, the second module ‘Me as a Guide’ scrutinised how teams are managed and integrated to achieve organisational goals. The third module ‘Me as a Builder’ examined how executives can develop the future of organisations through innovation. It further built on the insights of the previous modules and focused on strategic decision-making.

The first two modules of the programme took place in September and December 2019, respectively. The third module, revised to accommodate online delivery, featured workshops by prominent HEC Paris professors. The online closing ceremony was conducted by HEC Paris in Qatar Dean Dr Pablo Martin de Holan and Takatuf Human Capital Consulting Senior Manager Crispin Garden-Webster.

Reiterating the high points of HEC Paris and Takatuf’s partnership since its inception in 2016, Dr Martin de Holan said that the Emerging Leaders Program is aimed at preparing Oman’s senior leaders to ‘grow’ themselves and their organisations.

We have witnessed the transformational journey of these participants.  Learning is changing and growing, and the participants have grown and are ready to continue their journey as managers and leaders in their organisations and in their lives.

Designed specially to fulfil specific requirements of executives, the custom-designed programme of HEC Paris has played a major role in the successful implementation of ELP, says Dr Martin de Holan.

We are confident that this learning will have a deeply positive impact on Omani society and enable professionals to excel in their respective fields in an ethical and sustainable way.

Garden-Webster said they are proud to partner with HEC Paris in Qatar as the collaboration enable them to provide a world-class learning experience for the participating managers.

After four years, we are happy to have trained numerous leaders to a range of sectors who are at work building the nation.

Said Al Asmi, Director of Production at Oman India Fertilizer Company (OMIFCO) and a 2020 ELP graduate, said that the learning process needs to be a continuous one, and leaders need to be prepared for all eventualities in order to pave a path for the future.

The training that ELP provides for navigating through leadership skills is pivotal. It helps in a better understanding of the business ecosystem and develop useful skills on topics like negotiation and change management.

The custom-designed HEC Paris programmes were ranked #2 worldwide by Financial Times in 2020. These programmes are fully customised leadership development programmes that enable participants to reflect upon themselves, their organisation, their role within their industry, and the position their company occupies in the national and global stage.

The programmes incorporate blended solutions including case studies, business simulations and bespoke digital portals, further accentuated by elements like professional and executive coaching, projects tackling real-life challenges, and international study tours, for a lasting transformational impact.

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