The Emirates Institute of Finance (EIF) has announced the launch of a leadership training programme in partnership with the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
The programme, titled "Leadership Development Programme", is designed to train national leaders in the financial sector on new skills related to Strategic Leadership, Personal Leadership and Organisational leadership, with a focus on Disruption throughout the programme.
Participants in the Leadership Development Programme are from Emirati and Bahraini supervisory bodies and financial institutions. The programme was attended by 30 leaders from a range of UAE-based institutions, including the UAE Central Bank, United Arab Bank, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Emirates Islamic Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Emirates NBD, National Bank of Fujairah, Tanfeeth, as well as representatives from the Bahrain Stock Exchange and Benefit Bay Company.
The Institute and the University of Oxford have jointly developed the programme with the aim of training and developing outstanding leaders in the field of financial services from the Middle East. Specifically, the programme aims to develop leaders on the skills of strategic leadership in the era of disruption and financial challenges, focusing on the development of winning strategies and navigating the challenges faced by the financial and banking sector, as well as leading companies and teams during periods of disruption.
Noura Al Balooshi, Acting Director of EI, commented,
“Through our partnership with the Saïd Business School at Oxford University, we aim to upgrade the skills of leaders in the banking and financial sector in the region. We are committed to providing leaders with the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure their growth, as well as the growth of their organisations.”
She went on to encourage all leaders in the financial and banking sector, as well as financial institutions in the country, to participate in this program and nominate qualified team members to upgrade their skills from middle to high level. She emphasised the benefits of this global program in achieving sustainable growth, inspiring effective leadership, and instilling professional development.
The Leadership Development Programme at the Saïd Business School, at the University of Oxford represents an opportunity for leaders in the financial and banking sector in the UAE and Bahrain. It is a testament to the commitment of the Emirates Institute of Finance investing in the growth and development of the industry's leaders, as well as the industry.
News Source: Emirates News Agency