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Leadership Executive Education

Program Overview

  • The program provides the opportunity for leaders and managers in the Abu Dhabi government to develop skills in leading digital transformations. These creat new value from the possibilities created by combining new ways of working with new technological capabilities.

  • Participants will enhance skills in identifying and creating new digital initiatives, prioritizing them based on their likely impact on performance, and finally, in leading the changes to people and processes that will realize value for stakeholders.

    The program is designed to support motivated individuals in developing their full potential as leaders. If you are chosen to participate, through your own efforts, as well as the support you receive, you will creat a "launching pad" for your own career success as wll as contribute to the success of the nation.

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Program General Info

Executive Directors in Abu Dhabi Government entities

Program Duration is a (12) training days throughout six (6) months learning journey, with three (3) more months of supervision and follow-up

You can submit your nomination through the registration link.

  • UAE National

  • Executive Director Grade

  • Fluent in English

  • Complete registration process/ requirement

Learning Objectives


Develop and enhance leadership capabilities and effectiveness overall.


Understand the key drivers of digital transformation and its challenges of leaders


Assess potential applications for AI and other digital approaches to government both now and the near future. Develop a point of view on possible applications in your own areas of responsibility.


Understand the role of leadership and leadership tools and driving change


Understand the importance of managing for value creation (Value-based management) and how to estimate it


Apply the principles of change to a real-world simulation of AI implementation

Learning Journey


Program Outline

  • Transforming Digital Leaders  

  • Hidden Competing Commitments 

  • Innovative Strategy

  • Leadership and personality differences

  • Developing People and Teams 

  • Implementing and Evolving Digital Strategic Initiatives 

  • What Data and AI Can Do Today

  • Workshop for developing data/AI applications

  • Adopting AI in Your Organization

  • Finance: Managing for Value and Financial Analysis

  • Fundamental Principles of Value Creation 

  • Strategies for Digital Platforms 

Program Calendar

  • Module 1 (INSEAD Campus)
  • Group Coaching (INSEAD Campus)
  • Module 2 (INSEAD Campus)
  • Module 3 (INSEAD Campus)
  • Module 4 (INSEAD Campus)
  • Representing multiple event on same day


Sessions based on experiential learning and customized simulations that allow you to observe the impact of your decisions.


Aimed at sustaining your personal growth, and how that growth can be invested to benefit the Emirati Society.


Certificate of completion

Certificate of completion issued by Abu Dhabi School of Government and INSEAD


The Business School for the World

As one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD offers participants a truly global educational experience. With locations in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi) and North America (San Francisco) and alliances with top institutions, INSEAD's business education and research spans the globe.

Program Facilitators

Neil Jones

Professor of Strategy, INSEAD

Professor Jones's research is rooted in a wish to understand the strategic implications of technological change, especially in environments of increasing complexity. He has designed/ taught MBA and customized executive courses in business and technology strategy, management of technological change, and product development performance.

Graham Ward

Professor of Organisational Behaviours, INSEAD

Professor Ward's expertise is in leadership, high performance teams, group dynamics, team dysfunction and change. His teaching modules include the psychology of leadership, the application of fair process in teams, sustainable relationship building, and developing high performance teams and culture in organizational life.

Phanish Puranam

Professor of Strategy, INSEAD

Professor Puranam is an expert in the design and management of collaboration structures within corporations (between divisions or departments) as well as between corporations (alliances and acquisitions).

Sameer Hasija

Professor of Technology and Operations Management-Chair, Technology and Operations Management, INSEAD

Professor Hasija is an export in business model innovation, technology and business transformation, service management, supply chain management, and process and operations management. His current research uses an economics lens to understand the design and management of technology, Knowledge, and information intensive service systems.

Pascal Maenhout

Associate professor of Finance, INSEAD

Professor Maenhout teaches corporate finance, value-based management, derivatives and capital markets in the MBA, Executive MBA and Executive Education programs around the world. At INSEAD he teaches in the flagship C-suite Advanced Management Program as well as in many Company-Specific Programs and has worked globally in variety of industries with senior executives of companies.

Start building a brighter future for yourself today. Register and join other ADSG learners to begin a new and ambitious chapter in your career.

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