Mohammed bin Rashid attends graduation of 1st national experts’ batch in Government Performance Management

2013-10-07 15:34:14
WAM DUBAI, 7th October, 2013 (WAM) — Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has asserted that the development of UAE Government starts with developing the national capabilities, the success in achieving the government objectives is directly linked to the qualification of workforce and the preserving of our globally leading position requires the development of our national experts to the international standards.
Sheikh Mohammed statement came during the graduation ceremony of the first batch of the Performance Management System for the employees of Federal Government.
The ceremony was held in the Abu Dhabi Presidential Palace and was attended by Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
Addressing the performance experts after the ceremony, Sheikh Mohammed stated: “we want our government’s work to be developed by the hands of our national experts and consultants. Government system is a contemporary science, and our objective is to develop specialized national competencies. We cannot keep competing internationally unless we qualify our national cadres to the international standards and make them an active part in the daily work cycle”.
Sheikh Mohammed added: “you are the starting point and the model for other government employee. We believe in you and we want you to share with your colleagues what you have learned. We expect you to engage actively in developing the performance in your departments. We want you to contribute in realizing our vision and strategy. We want you to continue your education as knowledge evolves by practice”.
His Highness concluded: “building national human capacity was, and still is, one of the fundamental pillars that our country stood on. This principle proven to be valid and successful in developing the United Arab Emirates, government development will continue with your efforts and with all the teams that are equipped with science, knowledge and skills. All those who participate in our development are considered leaders and team member”.
The Performance Management System graduation ceremony was attended by Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet affairs, Lt. General Musabbah Rashid Al Fattan, Director of Dubai Ruler’s Office, and H.E Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director General of Dubai’s Protocol and Hospitality and number of government senior officials.
The graduation of the 22 national experts in the field of government performance systems is conducted in cooperation with the best European universities as part of the Performance Management System for the employees of Federal Government. The program aims to qualify domestic experts and consultants to integrate sustainable quality performance indicators in the daily engagements of governments’ departments.
The program set in 2010 pursuant to directives from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in collaboration with the British Cranfield University, aims to prepare national Federal Government experts to enable government entities to develop and enhance government services.
Moreover, the program establishes the process through which performance is evaluated in comparison with the main objectives and indexes of the performance according to the international standards. The ultimate objective of the program revolves around building confidence, applying best international practices, enhances government communication and increase customer satisfaction.
The program also develops participants’ skills and knowledge about modern management principles and disciplines and reflects the Federal Government’s determination to enhance government services and institutional performance. Additionally, the implementation of the program’s objectives will encourage initiatives, expand innovation horizons, motivate creativity, and boost operations and government services.
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