Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED) completed in 2010 a comprehensive training and qualifying plan for 1750 employees, with 246 courses, workshops and qualifying programmes conducted at DED’s Abu Dhabi Centre for Economic Knowledge and other well-known institutes. Training plans for implemented by DED last year centred on courses and programmes that are directly related to work skills and performance development. Employees were engaged in technical courses aimed to firsthand address best practices and internationally recognized professional programmes such as CIPD- Diploma in Learning and Development Practice, CIPD- Diploma in Human Resources Practice, CIA, PMP, Customer Care Certificate, and Trainers’ training course in preparation to have in place an internal training staff for various disciplines for 2011.
Mr. Mohammed Khalil Al Hosani, Director of Human Resources at DED stated that 2010 plan complimented the previous year’s plan that aimed at promoting and qualifying the human resources at leadership, specialized and operational positions at all sections.
“The plan was instrumental in boosting the professional and technical capabilities of employees, thereby helping attain goals and results as per corporate performance indexes and standards incepted from DED’s Strategic Plans for the upcoming five years”, he said.
“The annual training plan highlights the important role of DED within the general policy agenda of Abu Dhabi that aims to establish an ideal and attractive economic environment while coping with the huge developments and openness Abu Dhabi is experiencing in all aspects”, Al Hosani explained.
He also stressed that training courses and programmes last year centred on specialized and professional aspects that target employees’ skill needs such as dealing with the public, technical capabilities in managerial issues, and how to conduct interviews based on skills, all of which are in line with the annual development plans and programmes for all sections.
Al Hosani adds, “59% of total training courses and programmes of 2010 plan, which covered basic skills and leadership traits, focused on some development procedures in finance, modern office management, planning, business implementation, active management for procurement issues, as well as ongoing skill advancement for sectors such as investment and exporting.”
Mariam Al Suwaidi, Head of Training and Performance Assessment Section, stated that the ongoing activation of 2010 training programme for this year underpins the huge success of training courses and workshops for senior management and employees in general.
“The training programme plan for 2011 which is being prepared by HR Directorate in cooperation with DED’s Abu Dhabi Centre for Economic Knowledge focuses on technical and professional aspects of employees while cementing the modern management and leadership concepts that conceptualize the vision of our Wise Leadership to prepare national leading cadres that are well armed to take responsibility and achieve professional progress” she concluded.