National Leadership, Competitiveness Programme for public sector launched

May 10, 2017

Under the patronage of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Diwan of Royal Court, represented by the Institute of Capability Development (ICD), launched the National Leadership and Competitiveness Programme (NLCP) for the government sector.

The programme is an example of the Public-Private Partnership Taskforce’s (Sharaka) ambition to drive people’s development (leadership, management and professional) in both the public and private sectors. The programme intends to develop those capabilities required by the labour market to unlock cross-sector economic performance and growth in Oman.

H E Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, said, “This programme is only a reflection of the wise vision and insights of His Majesty the Sultan, where he has on many occasions asserted the need to develop human resources and that people are the cornerstone in the development of any society, which is the goal and purpose of development."

He stressed that the launch of the programme comes after the success of the National CEO Programme initiative in the private sector.

In addition, it builds on the Undersecretary Programme delivered last September. The PPP Taskforce believes it is essential to continue with such learning initiatives that raise the efficiency of executive leadership in both the public and private sectors. The programme is targeted at the public sector, emphasising its central role in steering future development. In addition, it aims to align efforts to drive the national agenda, to promote sustainable development and to encourage best practice partnership with the private sector.

The programme will contribute to building a community of Omani leaders capable of operating at an international level in the government sector.

This will enhance the sultanate’s competitiveness, progress national priorities, and enable the sector to play its role in the social and economic development.