Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched a new vision for the Mohammad Bin Rashid Centre for Leadership Development (MBRCLD) during the graduation ceremony for a new batch of executive, government and youth leaders.
“Today we witness the graduation of a new batch of our nation’s leaders. We are proud of what they have learned, and of the new leadership skills they have acquired. We are also honoured that UAE leaders are role models to be emulated. The UAE is a hub for creating future leaders in the world,” Shaikh Mohammad said.
The new vision involves the application of international standards in training and equipping leaders with global skills and experiences and developing new applied methodologies.
“This is the starting point for creating leading minds that will shape the future. The centre works on developing a generation of Emirati leaders in a way that is in accordance with UAE Centennial 2071,” Shaikh Mohammad said.
The centre’s new vision reflects the UAE’s vision for designing the future and enhancing the human dimension in creating innovative leaders and creative leaders able to deal with the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It also aims to enable the UAE to realise its Centennial Vision 2071 through the development of leading global leaders in all sectors and rolling out development programmes in cooperation with the best global partners.
“Officials should work hard to create leaders that contribute to shaping the future for the region and the world through the centre. We have to put all our capabilities and ideas to provide direct support for the centre, which draws up a clear roadmap for future leaders in the country. This is why I directly follow-up and supervise and the mission of creating leaders through the centre,” Shaikh Mohammad added.
“We are investing in developing people, and leaders are the focus of our attention. A capable leader is a successful and profitable investment for building the nation and governments of the future. That is why we have launched the new vision for the centre.
The graduation ceremony was attended by Shaikh Ahmad Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation; Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs and the Future; Jameela Salem Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education, and other senior officials.
Since its inception, the centre, which embraces a long-term strategy for preparing a generation of leaders who are capable of coping with the rapid international changes, has contributed to the graduation of more than 600 leaders in several vital sectors.