His Excellency Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE
Minister of Economy, delivered the keynote at the seminar, where he discussed the benefits of capitalising on a knowledge-based economy to enhance the growth of the UAE
a number of sectors.
The seminar aims to highlight the necessary components required to build knowledge - based economies and its impact on the development in public organisations. The event also highlights challenges facing public organisations in this sector and how to remove barriers that prevent organisations from shifting to a knowledge-based economy, and finding suitable solutions.
This event is part of a three-seminar initiative which will take place this year and in 2011. All three seminars are designed to support the vision of the UAE
Government in developing the public sector and providing it with the required capabilities to achieve organisational excellence, economic development, and develop leadership skills among UAE
David Brennan, General Manager of the Etisalat Academy, said, "The Etisalat Academy realises the importance of the UAE
government's vision in the area of developing and supporting the public sector through setting an ambitious growth outlook for the nation, supported by clearly laid out action plans. We are fully aware that maximising the quality of services provided within the nation cannot be achieved without a real and continuous collaboration between different organisations across the UAE
. This step comes as a part of our responsibility as the leading professional training and development centre in the region and through our commitment to play a key role in achieving the government's strategies."
Mariam Mohammed, Director - Government Development Programs, said, "Each of the three seminars is designed to discuss a different theme. The first seminar which took place last June discussed strengthening competitiveness in the UAE
public sector. The second seminar focuses on knowledge based economies while the final seminar will discuss strategic leadership development best practice."
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the organisations and departments that supported us in this mission. I particularly thank the Ministry of Interior and Abu Dhabi Police for their incredible support. I am confident that their participation will create an added value to this series of events we are organizing," Mariam concluded
On the first day, the seminar touches on four key topics, namely; including the challenges and opportunities in the knowledge economy, the change in organisations' management within the knowledge-based economy, competitiveness and stability in the knowledge-based economy and transformation into a knowledge-based economy.
On the second day, four workshops will be hosted, that discuss how a knowledge based economy is created, the necessary skills to compete in the global economy, the role of innovation in building a knowledge society and the learning organization in a knowledge economy.
The Seminar will be attended by an assembly of leading figures, decision makers, business leaders and executives, managers of strategic management and organisational performance, managers of marketing centres and call centres, marketing and corporate communications managers, training managers and directors of administrative development, planning managers, human resources systems development managers, in addition to officers, leaders and official executives in the armed forces and the police.