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Specialized Programs and Professional Certifications

Program Overview

This program aims to develop participants professional expertise in the following areas

  • Consulting
  • Digital Transformation
  • Learning and Development
  • Finance
  • International Affairs
  • Entrepreneurship


Program General Info

The positive return of the program on the following categories:


  • Strategic investment of resources and budgets

  • Develop a national pool and network of experts, who can understand and achieve world-class operations in a government context.


  • Sustainable and substantial improvements in productivity.

  • Results of participants performance incorporated within Abu Dhabi government performance assessment process and talent pool.


  • Acquire practical and transferable skills and knowledge that can be put into practice once participants return to their entities.

  • Work alongside international consultants and seasoned practitioners on current and strategic projects.

  • Multi-cultural environment exposure with focus on teamwork and collaboration

  • Exposure to high-level executives and unique networking opportunities
  • Integration in a highly professional environment
  • UAE National
  • Full time employment at an Abu Dhabi government or semi-government entity
  • Potential leader
  • At least 2 years of Experience
  • Score of 4 or above in last two performance appraisal cycles
  • High English Language proficiency
  • Relevant Work Experience
  • Passing Online Assessment
  • Passing Assessment interview
  • Passing Personal interview
  • Registration
  • Online/Face-to-face Assessment
  • Assessment Interview
  • Entity Approval
  • Signing Secondment Agreement
  • Partner Interview
  • Secondment Enrollment

Learning Journey Components

  • Career Advisory
  • Specialized Training
  • Projects Assigning
  • Progress update with Line Manager and Project Team
  • Capstone Project
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Mentoring and Coaching

Participants will acquire the following (but not limited) competencies and skills:

  • Benchmarking
  • Research and Data Analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Stakeholders Management
  • Projects Management
  • Emerging Technology
  • Design Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Story Telling
  • Building Professional Networking
  • Fostering a Digital Mindset


  • A Six (6)-month learning journey

  • You can submit your nomination through the registration link

  • Full Secondment
  • Assigned to projects inside or outside UAE
  • Face-to-face or in-person commitment
  • Fully hosted in the partner premises
  • Commitment to attendance, integration, and completion of all assigned tasks, projects, and learning programs. 

  • Non-disclosure agreement to project agreement for project information shared during or after the secondment.

  • Adherence to companies/business work rules, policies and procedures.

  • Successful completion of assignments and projects.

  • Continuous self-assessment, tracking, updating reports, attending coaching, mentoring and training sessions.

  • Commitment to partner working hours


Certificate of completion

Learners obtain a Certificate of Completion from ADSG and Strategic Partner.


The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG)

ADSG is reshaping the culture of learning and supports Abu Dhabi’s ambition to build a sustainable and open economy, driven by a confident society and innovation through world-class initiatives, partnerships, and technology.

Start building a brighter future for yourself today, to begin a new and ambitious chapter in your career.

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