The Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) has opened the application period for its 2017-2018 national leadership programmes to qualified Qatari professionals employed across all sectors.

Applications are open until October 31 via QLC’s website,

The Centre’s three rigorous and rewarding educational programmes empower participants to serve their country in innovative and effective ways by developing their leadership abilities.

QLC offers three leadership programmes: the Executive Leaders Programme, the Rising Leaders Programme, and the Government Leaders Programme.

The programmes deliver a unique blend of training modules, engagements with influential leaders and learning journeys to international centres of economy and politics.

QLC programmes also provide participants the opportunity to build networks with their contemporaries across all industries as they grow their leadership capabilities.

“This is a critical time in Qatar’s journey as we near the achievement of the ultimate goals of Qatar National Vision 2030,” said Dr Abdulla bin Ali al-Thani, board member and managing director of QLC.

“Human capital is the indispensable resource that supports our society and economy; enhancing the country’s talent is crucial to reaching sustainable development. Therefore we call on qualified Qatari professionals to apply to one of QLC’s programmes in order to strengthen their leadership skills for the good of the country.”

In every QLC programme, participants receive the highest quality instruction from internationally-recognised institutions, like the Harvard Business School, HEC Paris and Cambridge Judge Business School.

Participants benefit from policy seminars with influential national and international guest speakers, both in the public and private sectors.

QLC offers its participants a chance to embark upon an international learning journey to experience – first-hand – the impact of outstanding leadership.

They learn how innovation grows businesses from experts around the world.

Past learning journeys have taken participants to the US, UK, Singapore, China, and South Korea.

QLC’s programmes require a time-commitment of a few days per month over 12 months, in parallel with participants’ professional responsibilities.

Applicants are selected based on an extensive, merit-based evaluation process.

All applications that meet the minimum criteria are assessed holistically based on each applicant’s educational qualifications, professional experience, leadership potential, and other criteria.

QLC was established to provide high quality leadership training to accomplished Qatari professionals across all sectors and foster sustainable development of human capital in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.

QLC has 263 alumni and 115 current participants.

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