Leadership is at the heart of good public governance. Government sustainability and success depends on the development of effective leaders.

The National Leadership & Competitiveness Program is a highly specialized leadership program offered in partnership with world-class educational institutions. Recognising the growing demands on the Public Sector to respond both to the changing environment and needs of their constituents, the program is designed specifically for Omani senior government officials who are in a position to deliver world class impact.  

The program enhances participants’ leadership skills by helping them broaden their perspectives, deepen their technical knowledge, and build their networks within government and externally with the private sector. In addition Public Sector participants will acquire necessary strategic capabilities that will enhance organisational performance and so help the Sultanate to enhance its competitiveness, in line with Oman’s vision for the future. It will provide them with the opportunity to reflect on their leadership style and so enhance their impact. 

Through this rich learning journey, participants will explore how to facilitate public-private sector engagement and the mechanisms to support private sector growth within a positive business environment. They will identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of public service delivery and examine leadership practices which enable successful policy implementation.

The program is delivered in partnership with Oxford University – Saïd Business School, one of the world’s leading international universities. It offers a learning journey which encompasses four learning approaches: classroom sessions, international study visits, individual leadership coaching, in addition to strategic application projects of national significance. 

This initiative is a first of its kind in the Sultanate. It is designed to deliver a community of senior executive leaders in the government that are responsive to the opportunities and challenges faced by Oman. The National Leadership & Competitiveness Program will provide an immersive learning experience that empowers government officials, both individually and collectively, to become agents for delivery and so driving the nation’s competitiveness forward.