McKinsey & Company has launched the second edition of the Qiyada Emerging Leaders programme – a one-year journey that aims to maximise the potential of top Emirati talent.
This is done through a selection of forums, team building exercises, coaching sessions and leadership assessments.
McKinsey has a long and well-established presence in Abu Dhabi working across public and private sector institutions to support the major economic transformation efforts across the emirate.
Unlike traditional leadership development programmes focused on technical skills, the Qiyada Emerging Leaders programme offers an immersive learning experience of self-discovery, self-definition and self-shaping. It has been designed for promising leaders committed to shaping and driving the ambitious transformation underway in the UAE’s capital.
Over the course of the 12-month programme, participants receive interactive training through both plenary and small-group-workshops, facilitated by esteemed industry experts.
To qualify, selected participants must currently serve in a managerial position and must illustrate a diverse range of achievements in their respective organisations. They must also demonstrate a commitment to networking and self-development.
Rima Assi, Senior Partner, and Head of McKinsey’s Abu Dhabi office, said: “Abu Dhabi is going through an ambitious transformation that requires the support of young, driven leaders. Through this year-long development journey of self-discovery, we hope to unlock both the personal and professional potential that will better equip participants to drive this transformation.”
Rawan Albina, Aberkyn hub leader in the Middle East and facilitator of the sessions, said: “During this learning journey, participants learn what it takes to be influential leaders during times of change, and how to lead teams in an adaptive and purposeful way. Participants also walk away with a deeper understanding of personal leadership and problem solving in challenging situations.”
Testimonials from participants in the programme:
“This programme was rich with information that I have never thought of in my life. It was an amazing experience - so worth my time. It’s a life changing programme!”
“By the end of the programme, you will feel a new and better version of yourself has arrived.”
“This is not a programme like any other. At Qiyada Emerging Leaders, you will learn and reflect on yourself as you progress throughout the programme, by leaping out of your comfort zone to explore and uncover traits and skills you never knew you had.”
The Qiyada Emerging Leaders programme includes the following:
*360-degree leadership assessment to understand strengths and weaknesses;
*One-on-one coaching sessions with professional coaches to shape a personal learning journey;
*Leadership training forums delivered by distinguished experts to progress leadership capabilities;
*Access to mobile-friendly digital learning modules to help reinforce learnings;
*Guest speakers from leading private and public sector organisations to deliver keynotes; and
*Networking and team-building exercises to encourage long-term collaboration among participants. -- Tradearabia News Service