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UAE Government Leaders

In 2008, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the UAE Government Leaders Programme, an initiative of the Prime Minister’s Office at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs with the support of the Leadership and Government Capacities Sector of the UAE Cabinet, the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs manage the Future, with the aim of establishing a platform to nurture the best national talent in the country. The Programme seeks to foster national expertise and qualify change agents capable of achieving the objectives of the UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Centennial the UAE Government Leaders Programme to ensure a steady influx of leadership cadres at various levels


To create the change agents of tomorrow who engage with, lead, innovate and reinvigorate the UAE and the rest of the world

What Distinguishes the Programme

What distinguishes the UAE Government Leaders Program is that it is an integrated platform that works at all levels in the federal, local and private sector. Programme offers more than just educational workshops for leaders from different institutions in the UAE, personal leadership guidance programs for participants, and building Strategic relations with leadership development centers and government administration. In addition to contributing to the building of specialized capacities through training government agencies in coordination with stakeholders, advising the government on the development of government leaders, and providing global speakers on topics Selected government interests.

  • Developing the national leadership of the UAE’s future industry
  • Strengthening communication between leaders from different levels to exchange experience
  • Promoting the objectives of the programme that seek knowledge transfer amongst leaders.
  • Creating a global reference in preparing the best leaders of the future

UAE Government Leadership Model

UAE Government Leadership Model is the second generation of the Leader of the 21st Century model that is based on three pillars: Leadership spirit, Future outlook and Achievements and impact

The model seeks to streamline and fast-track the efforts of the UAE government to comply with global standards of government work, keep pace with the latest developments and achieve the objectives of the UAE Centennial 2071.

Learning and Development

Within the first 10 years of its launch, the UAE Government Leaders Programme made tremendous progress in terms of the educational and training opportunities offered. Unlike traditional programs that are limited to a classroom setting, the learning journey has abandoned a strictly theoretical concept in favor of a wider practical approach that involves field visits, interactive workshops and talks, as well as visits abroad to experience the work of leading government entities first-hand.

UAE Government Leaders Programme

Targeting employees of ministries and other federal and local government and private sector entities, the Programme comprises four sub-programs, based on the level of seniority

Capacity Building Programme

The program works to build and develop the specialized capabilities of national cadres in federal and local institutions and the private sector. It aims to contribute to achieving the vision of the UAE towards the development of the human element, and achieve strategic goals in accordance with the best global practices, through the design and implementation of specialized training programs in collaboration with international training institutions. Through current programs

Continuous Development
  • Practices from the UAE
  • Knowledge Journeys
  • Government Leadership Talks
  • Government Leadership Talks Journey in a Book

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