Both proven and promising Qatar leaders in the public, private and government sectors still have the chance to apply for enrolment into one of Qatar Leadership Centre’s (QLC) National Leadership Programs 2020-2021. These programmes provide a unique opportunity for individuals to develop their leadership abilities.

Online applications for the National Leadership Programs – Rising Leaders, Executive Leaders and Government Leaders – are open until 22 September. Enrolment into these programmes is determined through a stringent evaluation process spanning from September 2019 to early 2020, where candidates will be assessed based on their work experience and academic background.

The admissions criteria are unique to each National Leadership Program, as they provide custom coursework that is aimed at bolstering specialist knowledge in various fields. Upon admission, successful candidates who meet the rigorous standards for admission will benefit from the Centre’s curricula and the combined knowledge of their prestigious international academic partners.

According to HE Sheikh Dr Abdulla bin Ali Al Thani, Board Member and Managing Director of QLC, they seek to realise the full potential of Qatari leadership across all tiers of seniority and industrial sectors, and strengthen the country’s national workforce through the development of local professional skills.

As per HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s vision, we have become a hub and a national platform of leadership development, helping the country realise the human development goals prescribed in Qatar National Vision 2030. We are more committed than ever to training present and future Qatari leaders, ensuring that the country sustains its rapid development for the foreseeable future.’

The National Leadership Programs were designed and developed in conjunction with esteemed educational institutions, including the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, HEC Paris, Harvard University, Georgetown University, Duke University, University of Chicago, Civil Service College Singapore as well as the International Advisory Group, Profiles International, and Al Jazeera Media Institute. The programmes offered feature comprehensive coursework, including modules on strategic corporate policymaking, crisis leadership, financial management, negotiation and persuasion skills as well as communication, branding, and positioning in competitive markets.

The programme participants education extends beyond the classroom as QLC regularly schedules exclusive meetings with influential leaders in Qatar, the region, and throughout the world, allowing them to learn from experiences shaped in the highest-level boardrooms and offices in the public, private and government sectors.

The programmes also incorporate their own annual week-long Learning Journey, as participants travel to meet leading executives and experts in important markets in Sweden, Japan, Singapore, the US among others, to observe and learn insights developed by leading figures spearheading innovation at the government and corporate level. Due to the in-depth nature of these programmes, participants are required to dedicate three to five days a month throughout the academic year for these high level Learning Journey.

QLC boasts an alumni community of more than 600 business and government leaders, who continue to guide and shape the country’s development. To learn more about QLC, and to apply to one of the Centre’s three National Leadership Programs, visit their website at