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35 lucky Omanis chosen to help shape Oman's future
August 23, 2017 | 8:36 PM
by ONA
Sayyid Salim bin Musallam Al Busaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Civil Service for Administrative Affairs Development, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) said that the programme aims at promoting human resources. Photo-ONA
 
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Muscat: An introductory meeting for 35 participants from the various public organisations in the Sultanate at the National Leadership and Competitiveness Programme was organised by the Competence Development Institute of the Diwan of Royal Court at Al Wahat Club in Al Athaiba on Wednesday.

The programme, which targets directors general of the government units, is blessed by His Majesty the Sultan.

While addressing the participants, Dr. Ali bin Qassem Al Lawati, Advisor at the Diwan of Royal Court said that the programme aims at enhancing partnership between public and private sectors and enabling the private sector to play a bigger role in the socioeconomic development.

On his part, Sayyid Salim bin Musallam Al Busaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Civil Service for Administrative Affairs Development, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) said that the programme aims at promoting human resources.

He pointed out that the candidates have been selected after passing several rigorous tests to ensure selecting the best human resources.

Participants were introduced to training and guidance, the available resources and the strategic projects they will work on to get the required knowledge and experience throughout the eight-month long course.

The National Leadership and Competitiveness Programme includes the best content and pedagogy to enhance understanding of the business environment in the Sultanate and the world.

The programme aims at providing participants with knowledge on how to draft strategic and operational plans that enhance growth and efficiency of performance in their organisations and the public sector as well.

The meeting was attended by members of the Programme’s Consultative Committee and Dr. Laurence Williams, representative of the knowledge partner; Said Business School at Oxford University.


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