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AUS Executive Education and Dubai Government working together to achieve world-class public administration
Executive Education at American University (AUS) is helping the Government of Dubai achieve its vision of becoming a leader in public administration. Through the new “Executive Development Leadership Program,” over 30 of Dubai’s public officials are being introduced to best practices in important fields relevant to government administration, including strategic development, performance, partnerships and integration. Participants are undergoing psychometric assessment and being instructed by coaches from the prestigious International Coaching Federation (ICF) as part of the program.
Junior and senior managers from across various Dubai government departments, including its Executive Council, are participating in the five-month program. To allow for flexible learning, modules are available through AUS’ online learning facilities, accompanying face-to-face instruction within the university’s Jafar Center for Executive Education. Modules cover topics such as The Art of Authentic Leadership; Design Thinking for Business Innovation; Translating Strategy Into Action; and Emotional Quotient and Emotional Intelligence. As a core theme, the program modules have embedded TEC’s values of team spirit, excellence, transparency, perseverance, impartiality, and corporate loyalty.
Faculty members from the university’s School of Business Administration (SBA) and College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) have developed the one-of-a-kind program, and began delivering the first of the modules last month.
Director of Executive Education at AUS, Dr. Ilias Visvikis said;
“This program is an excellent example of how AUS Executive Education is achieving its goal of translating academic knowledge to the world of business and government, helping organizations to achieve their visions for the future. The Government of Dubai has set itself noble goals that will benefit the emirate as a whole. We hope that through this program, we can play a part in the government realizing its ambitions.”