As part of the Abu Dhabi government strategic initiative for lifelong learning, Abu Dhabi School of Government, the leading government platform for developing workforce competencies in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, launches the 2021 "Ramadan Initiatives" through which it will offer webinars throughout the Holy Month in educational, digital and leadership areas.
The three Ramadan initiatives: DigitalFAST, TeachBACK, and One-Power-Hour, where a large number of government leaders, executives, and speakers are participating, aims to develop the leadership and digital competencies in Abu Dhabi; focusing on the culture of learning and continuous development, sharing knowledge and experience in support of Abu Dhabi's efforts in building a sustainable knowledge economy.
"Ramadan Initiatives" confirm our commitment to support the journey of continuous Lifelong learning and development, which is considered a vital part of the goals for government competency development.
These goals are achieved through several programs and initiatives that broaden participants' perspectives, increase their knowledge, and shed light on the significant contemporary challenges in business, leadership, and management.
Dr. May Al Taee pointed out the importance of the three initiatives in terms of their inclusion of different community groups, and their diversity between acquiring digital competencies and sharing acquired skills, as well as presenting essential real-time topics to reach a modern and comprehensive working environment. “Participants in the initiatives will obtain new skills and information that will cover educational, digital and leadership fields which will allow them to progress professionally and personally, realizing Abu Dhabi's pioneering vision”.
Under the slogan "Pick new digital skills and insights this Ramadan," the DigitalFAST initiative, which is open to the community, offers a unique opportunity to acquire new digital skills through learning how to benefit from the modern techniques to achieve digital transformation on personal, educational and institutional levels. Under the Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) continuous efforts to empower digital competencies and knowledge in Abu Dhabi, speakers from pioneering tech institutions address, during the initiative's seminars, modern techniques and their effect on businesses and individuals.
Commenting on the initiative, Sheena Kadri, Digital Learning Programs Manager at ADSG, said that digital skills have become a pressing need in today's world. It is impossible to talk about building a contemporary digital economy without developing all groups of society's digital skills. Therefore, ADSG continues to offer several programs for digital learning and development. She pointed out that the DigitalFAST initiative will be a unique opportunity for the audience to learn how to benefit from the digital revolution in several areas and thus make use of it by applying the combination between this acquired knowledge and the work environment's development.
This unique initiative highlights the importance of continuous learning and knowledge transfer and presented under the slogan "Paths Altered by Inspirations … Lifelong Learning does not have an age" showcases stories of exceptional development achieved by learners of different ages and professions in the last years. In the four initiative seminars, learners who acquired special skills will share with the participants their experiences, motives for learning, ways of developing these skills, and how they are using their newly acquired skills in their everyday life due to the effect of these skills.
Commenting on the initiative, Shaikha Alahbabi, General Training Programs Section Manager, clarified that TeachBACK would provide a pioneering platform that allows for the transfer of knowledge, sharing of skills, and disseminating benefits through reviewing skill acquiring experiences and ways of its development and application. This platform permits others to be inspired and transforms learners into inspirational knowledge transferors. She also mentioned that the continuous learning that ADSG commits to consolidate is a strong motive for individual development, especially since learning and development lead to more responsibilities. Thus, the initiative aims to make the audience realize the significance of continuous learning and participate in this critical learning path.
This initiative is conducted under the slogan "From Leaders to Leaders." It aims to shed light on many timely issues and challenges in business and management addressed to senior government leaders to envision the future. A select number of leaders and global speakers from different fields present these sessions, discussing topics of interest for executive leaders such as the Post COVID 19 economy, disruptive business models, innovative governments, the diversity and productivity of women in business, the psychology of achievement, and more.
Commenting on the initiative, Dr. Khalifa Al Hosani, Leadership Programs Manager at ADSG, stated that businesses and economies face many challenges today and require consistent efforts to reach innovative and creative leadership solutions. "The purpose of One-Power-Hour is to propose ideas by pioneers in this field, where they discuss the contemporary issues and present the experiences and solutions, and will inspire others and contribute to the transfer knowledge and sharing of experiences.
Zabna Omar, Programs Support Manager at ADSG, indicated to ADSG commitment in empowering government employees and enhancing their skills in different topics through raising innovative ideas, and up-to-date programs anticipating the potential challenges and working towards coming up with solutions to contribute to building a sustainable and knowledge-based economy.
For more information, you can visit the Abu Dhabi School of Government pages on social media, which will provide all the details about the webinars including timings and links. You can also refer back to the academy ambassadors in the government entities in Abu Dhabi, who will be provided with more details about the webinars.