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Leadership course to secure Abu Dhabi's 'vision'

Abu Dhabi-based property developer Aldar Properties PJSC is to establish a new educational development programme.

Abu Dhabi-based property developer Aldar Properties PJSC is to establish a new educational development programme. The aim of the Leadership Excellence Applied Diploma or ‘LEAD' programme is to develop strategically sound leaders and world-class managers capable of achieving the ‘vision' of Abu Dhabi.

The programme - a joint venture between Aldar, University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and Knowledge Horizon - is to be launched with two initial start-up groups of 25 students. The course will take two years to complete and will comprise of workshops, focus groups, guest speakers and training. The flexible structure of the study programme will allow there to be a number of intake dates and the taught elements of the course will be a combination of day and evening lectures allowing students to remain in employment, while progressing their career.

"The focus will be on potential organisational leaders across all industries in Abu Dhabi and will not be exclusively for Aldar employees. This is because we want to ensure that the emirate is equipped with quality managerial candidates across the board," said Abdalla Zamzam, CCSO, Aldar. He stressed that the focus would be on training UAE nationals to ensure the future stability of the countries growth.

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