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Sheikha Al Mayassa honours QLC graduates at online event

Sheikha Al Mayassa honours 
QLC graduates at online event

Tribune News Network
Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) honoured its eighth class at a special virtual graduation ceremony held under the patronage of HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of the QLC Board of Directors, on QLC’s digital platforms on Monday. It included the special launch of a dedicated public online guestbook to salute the graduates.
In a special video message, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa addressed the graduates: “Today you have the educational qualifications that enable you to find modern solutions to the challenges that lie ahead.
“From its beginnings, Qatar Leadership Centre programmes were developed to maximise the potential of our promising national talent and strengthen the leadership qualities of executive leaders working in the Qatari government, public and private sectors.
“I congratulate all graduates of QLC and wish them all the best in their future professional endeavours.”
Videos with the remarks and other features were posted on QLC’s dedicated online guestbook and social media.
As the virtual celebration continues, QLC has invited the community in Qatar and beyond to join at to recognise 147 Qataris who have completed their studies in the National Leadership Programs (Rising, Government and Executive), and the Executive Master’s in Leadership – Qatar, offered by Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.
Sheikh Dr Abdulla bin Ali Al Thani, vice chairman of the Board of Directors and managing director of QLC, reflected on the unique nature of the 2020 graduation, noting that “our graduates have been strengthened by the tough challenges they have encountered this year, and are better prepared as a result of QLC’s rigorous programmes for the complex leadership issues they will face in years to come.”
The Centre also expressed appreciation to the many institutions and entities to which the graduates belong. The institutional support of these sponsoring organisations for the graduates’ leadership development has been invaluable in fostering national human development as part of Qatar National Vision 2030, it said.
Dr Ahmad A Al Kuwari, general manager at QLC, said: “The Centre’s investment in Qatari leaders aims to improve the lives of all Qatari citizens and help them realise their potential in line with the human development objectives laid out in Qatar National Vision 2030.”
This year, 122 Qataris graduated from the Centre’s three National Leadership Programmes, and 25 graduated with the Executive Master’s in Leadership–Qatar. The QLC alumni community now exceeds 800, creating an important and growing leadership resource for the nation.
Friends and colleagues of the graduates have been encouraged to leave personalised messages of congratulations on QLC’s official public online guestbook. The online portal features portraits of each of the 147 graduates and retains essential elements of the QLC graduation. Separately, the centre’s social media pages feature specially recorded video messages from professors as well as testimonials from the graduates themselves.
Institutional Programmes are an important third feature of QLC, with programmes offered for Qatari government institutions. Professionals from three leading Qatari entities, Kahramaa, Ashghal and Qatar Foundation for Social Work, participated this year in QLC’s customised Institutional Programmes, designed to support leadership development at Qatari organisations.