The meeting was organised by the Competence Development Institute of the Diwan of Royal Court. Blessed by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the programme has directors general of government units as participants.
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 the public and private sectors and allows the private sector to play a bigger role in the country’s socio-economic development. Sayyid Salim bin Musallam al Busaidi, Undersecretary for Administrative Affairs Development in the Ministry of Civil Service and deputy chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Public Administration said that the candidates have been admitted through rigorous selection procedure.
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 course.
The National Leadership and Competitiveness Program 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 Saïd Business School at Oxford University.