The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has launched the “Leadership Program” to develop the capacities and expertise of its human resources. The program, developed by TRA in cooperation with the International Center for Training and Development (ICTD), is an intensive practical training program, supported by many tools, methods, and success stories, to enable leaders to become more effective in their roles. The program will last until November 2019.
The program develops skills of leadership, innovation, future shaping, excellence, strategic planning, project management, change management, negotiation, conflict resolution, and effective team building. The program also contributes to strengthening the culture of corporate excellence in TRA. It supports leaders to come up with many innovative practices for sustainable results, keeping pace with global leadership levels in the telecom and smart government sectors, in addition to concepts of continuous improvement according to many modern methods. The program assists the trainees through their participation in international and local excellence awards that reflect advanced performance levels.
On this program, H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA Director General, said: “The Leadership Program launched by TRA is inspired by our wise leadership directives to work on creating second and third lines of leaderships to ensure sustainability and efficiency and to make leadership a culture and business style in the UAE. It emphasizes the importance of supporting the human element as a key for sustainable development. It is part of TRA’s efforts to prepare national talents and future leaders capable of meeting future challenges, achieving the requirements of effective management and leadership and keeping pace with change in all fields. We have launched the “Leadership Program” to develop the capabilities and expertise of our human resources. The program aims to develop our national talents and cadres, enhance their abilities and personal skills, and promote the culture of creativity, innovation and vision of the participants in line with the UAE vision 2021 and other strategic directions of the country, in addition to enabling the participants to adopt best international practices in analysis and decision-making. "
Moreover, the trainees will learn through the program, about the true meaning of leadership and its seven traits, leadership theories, the characteristics of effective leaders, the outlines of leadership responsibilities, and special training to learn about leadership styles and competencies and the impact of changes in the workplace to create a new generation of leaders.
Trainees will also have the opportunity to learn the critical team leadership skills, understand the behavioral styles, gain effective listening and communication skills, improve performance, and build a culture of trust, integrity and high performance, and to identify potential pipelines failures.
In a special module, trainees will learn modern coaching methods, as coaching is a leadership tool to stimulate performance and achieve results. The program will address a range of coaching models, coaching high performance, and establishing the coaching agreement. The program also focuses on coaching as a leadership tool in motivating performance and achieving results. It highlights emotional intelligence and the main elements of emotional intelligence in leadership, the strength of emotions, self-control, flexibility, and emotional honesty.
At the end of the program, the graduates are expected to have the ability to deal with the new trends in innovation management, their implementation in government entities, distinguishing between the various concepts of the management of organizational innovation, the classification of different types and forms of innovation, the use of different innovation tools, understanding the strategic innovation and its role in business success, and evaluating the skills of innovation and individual creativity.
TRA makes all efforts in building the future cadres to lead the ICT sector, by adopting strategies and methods that prepare UAE leaders for the post-oil phase, which will radically change the form of the economic, education and social sectors. The human cadres will be capable of dealing with the requirements of the next phase, such as artificial intelligence, e-commerce, new media, and others.