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Harvard’s Arab Executive Education Program at KAFD

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For the third year the King Abdullah II Fund for Development hosts the prestigious Harvard Arab Executive Education Program in the Dead Sea.

The “Leading for the Future: The Arab Region in a Changing World” program provides an important forum to hone skills, expand knowledge, and gain unique perspectives on the challenges facing the region and the world. Intense interaction with world class faculty and other participants, who hold the most senior leadership and policymaking positions in their countries, will provide an unparalleled opportunity for discussions and reflection on the challenges facing the region.

The Program encourages the transformational skills of leaders and will enable participants to return to their countries with an enhanced understanding of the leadership necessary to promote reform, greater knowledge of changes taking place internationally, and a renewed commitment to working with their peers from other countries.

The first two sessions of the program in 2010 and 2011 boast an alumni base of over 100 program alumni and 15 Arab countries: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Syria, Oman, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, United Arab Emirates, and Jordan. One of the core elements of the program was the diversity of the participants in terms of geographical and professional backgrounds.

Leading for the Future: The Arab Region in a Changing World is designed for senior participants from Jordan and other Arab countries who work in the public sector, private sector, and civil society. The program offers these leaders a unique opportunity to deepen the knowledge and enhance the skills required for building collaborative solutions to the region’s challenges. Participants will learn, hone strategic capacity, and develop networks through intense interaction with faculty and other participants. They will do this, not only through lectures, but also by participating in simulations, class exercises, and discussions that use the case study method pioneered at Harvard, in order to bring real world problems into the classroom.

The program has complementary components that integrate the analysis of international and domestic policy issues with policy-making and management skills. The aim is to provide participants with analytical tools and practical skills. It is intended that participants will return to their countries with an enhanced understanding of how to use leadership in promoting reform, greater knowledge of changes taking place internationally, and a renewed commitment to working with their peers from other countries.
Topics to be covered will include:

  • Leadership
  • Economic Policy
  • Negotiation
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Political Dynamics and Public Policy  

Please click here to find more information and enroll.

For more information about KAFD, please visit www.KAFD.jo