Leadership Development Program

DEVELOPING FUTURE-READY LEADERS

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP IN THE ERA OF DISRUPTION

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 2024

EIF's General Manager Remarks

FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER'S DESK

In a crowded market marred by a variety of challenges and changes in business competition, organizations in the banking and finance industry must learn to effectively invest in leadership training and development to gain and maintain a competitive advantage as well as to facilitate business survival and ongoing success.

In collaboration with Saïd Business School, University of Oxford the prestigious business university in the United Kingdom, Emirates Institute for Finance (EIF) offers an intensive Leadership Development Programme (LDP) that is designed to train outstanding leaders and managers in the banking and financial services industry through the development of personal leadership and professional skills.

General Manager - EIF
Noura Alblooshi

After successfully running this programme last year, this year EIF is selecting another 25 senior and executive level UAE nationals from financial industry instead of banking to attend training sessions at Oxford university through its distinguished Leadership Development Programme. We have structured the programme along three overarching themes that are fundamental to effective strategic leadership: mind of the strategist, leading self and others, and industry disruption.

We encourage all leaders in the UAE to participate and all financial institutions to nominate qualified middle to senior level management to benefit from this world-class programme that realizes sustainable growth, inspires effective leadership and instills professional development.

Programme Director Remarks

Associate Fellow
Custom Executive Education, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Loizos Heracleous

In a time of turbulent change, organizations need to invest in their potential leaders to sustain competitive advantage. The leadership Development Programme (LDP) organized by one of the prestigious business schools in UK Saïd Business School, University of Oxford is the one that we believe will facilitate the needed development.

For the first time EIF is committed to partner with Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, to grow and develop Banking Industry leaders in the Emirates by immersing them in a custom-designed residential programme in Oxford.

To create a challenging, relevant and impactful curriculum, we have designed an 8-day programme outline addresses themes such as disruption, change, and strategic thinking.

The Programme is structured across three overaching themes and draws from leading edge research. The themes are: industry disruption, a red thread that runs through the whole programme, mind of the strategist: and leading self and others.

Together, these themes constitute a holistic development experience that can help participants become well-rounded, effective leaders, The sessions are designed and delivered in a challenging, thought-provoking way that is suitable and engaging for senior leaders.

COHORT 1

FEBRUARY 01, 2020

COHORT 2

DECEMBER 02, 2021

COHORT 3

JULY 2022 — Exclusive Emirates NBD Group

COHORT 4

DECEMBER 04, 2022

COHORT 5

MAY 05, 2023

Strategic Leadership in the Era of Disruption

EIF has partnered with Saïd Business School, University of Oxford to design a two-week executive development programme for outstanding managers from the Gulf region. The Leadership Development programme faculty team has created an impactful programme based on action-oriented experiences and participant-centered classroom discussions.

DEVELOPING WINNING STRATEGIES

The first half of the programme "Mind of the strategist in a disrupted industry". It includes sessions that strategic competence of leaders such as strategic alignment, understanding technology disruption, and balancing competing strategic demands. It also contains sessions that are directly relevant to financial services, such as a session on platforms and ecosystems, and another on orchestrating winning performance in financial services. We also include sessions on the important themes of strategic thinking and decision-making competencies of leaders such as the session on the important themes of strategic thinking and decision-making competencies of leaders such as the session on strategy under uncertainty, and the session on effective decisions on leading self-such as building emotional resilience and leadership body language. The theme of disruption is included explicitly or implicitly in these sessions and will be a red thread across the whole programme.

DYNAMICS OF INDUSTRY DISRUPTION

The second half is labelled "How leaders deal with industry disruption". It includes sessions that focus on important leadership competencies such as aligning operations and people with strategy, and leading change and innovation. The focus on strategic thinking initiated in the first half continues with a session on how to deal with wicked, undefined and multi-dimensional problems. We also examine applied cases of industries that are dealing with disruption such as the auto industry and the space industry.

LEADING TEAMS AND BUSINESS THROUGH DISRUPTION

Finally, we end the programme with a hands-on, theatre-based session based on the work of Shakespeare "The tempest"'. The tempest is a metaphor for technology disruption and the change it brings to industries. This session is intended to help participants integrate a lot of the ideas they engaged with through the programme, and understand as leaders, how they can more effectively deal with disruption at the individual and organizational level. Overall, the programme aims to inoculate leadership knowledge and competencies that can help the participants become effective and well-rounded leaders and strategists.

Testimonials from 2020 LDP Graduates

Testimonials from 2021 LDP Graduates

Testimonial from December 2022 LDP Graduate

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Dr. Hamad Abdulla Al Mehyas
Board Member of EIF | Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Daman - Insurance Company
I am thrilled to have been one of the Emirati participants in the Leadership Development Programmme, provided by the Emirates Institute for Finance. As a board member of EIF, I am proud of its efforts in supporting the country’s Emiratisation strategy.
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Dr. Hamad Abdulla Al Mehyas
Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Daman - Insurance Company
I am thrilled to have been one of the Emirati participants in the Leadership Development Programmme, provided by the Emirates Institute for Finance. As a board member of EIF, I am proud of its efforts in supporting the country’s Emiratisation strategy.

Oxford Business Alumni Network

The Oxford Business Alumni Network (OBA) is the Oxford Saïd`s official global business alumni network.

The OBA Network was launched in 1998 with the vision of building a world class business and management network, bringing together individuals who share a common interest in business and providing a network of emotionally and intellectually engaged members from Saïd Business School and Oxford`s collegiate university.

Alumni of Executive Education Programmes (of 4 days or more) are welcomed to join the OBA Network, which offers u a lifelong connection with Saïd Business School and University of Oxford. Access to OBA Directory of Members: Contact OBA Network exclusive members via the online OBA Directory. Search for professionals based on name, geographic location or company to establish new business contacts, corporate connections or networking opportunities.

High profile events in Oxford: Access exclusive tickets to high profile events in Oxford such as the Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford, the Private Equity Forum, the Business in Africa Conference and the University`s Oxford Alumni Weekend.

International Events: Access exclusive tickets to high profile events across the world held in conjunction with the Said Business School and University of Oxford such as the India Business Forum and China Business Forum. OBA Chapter membership and

Events: Become involved with the OBA chapter close to where you live or work. Our chapters span the globe and hold networking events such as dinners or debates.

Insider news from the OBA Network: Keep up to date with our monthly electronic newsletter and targeted email communications.

Discounts to additional Executive Education Open Programmes: Take advantage of a 250£ alumni discount on further Executive Education programmes.

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP IN THE ERA OF DISRUPTION

Program Schedule — Week 1

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
10 DECEMBER 2023 11 DECEMBER 2023 12 DECEMBER 2023 13 DECEMBER 2023 14 DECEMBER 2023 15 DECEMBER 2023
14:00 PM 08:45 AM- 09:00 AM 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

(Participants arrival,
check in)

Programme introduction
Loizos Heracleous

Tech disruption,
digital platforms, and ecosystems

Pinar Ozcan

The effective negotiator

Owen Darbishire

Leading innovation

TBA

Leading change

Tim Morris

Disruption
and strategy

Marcus Alexander
BREAK: 10:30 AM BREAK: 10:30 AM BREAK: 10:30 AM BREAK: 10:30 AM BREAK: 10:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Tech disruption,
digital platforms and ecosystems

Pinar Ozcan

The effective negotiator

Owen Darbishire

Leading innovation

TBA

Leading change

Tim Morris

Disruption
and strategy

Marcus Alexander

12:30 PM
Group Photo & Lunch

12:30 PM
Group Photo & Lunch

12:30 PM
Group Photo & Lunch

12:30 PM
Group Photo & Lunch

12:30 PM
Group Photo & Lunch

13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM

Rise of Fintech
and the future of banking

Pinar Ozcan

Beyond rationality
- emotions and biases
in decision making

Owen Darbishire

Leading innovation

TBA

Opening strategy

Eero Vaara

Developing
strategic agility

Marcus Alexander
BREAK: 15:00 PM BREAK: 15:00 PM BREAK: 15:00 PM BREAK: 15:00 PM BREAK: 15:00 PM
15:30 PM - 17:00 PM 15:30 PM - 17:00 PM 15:30 PM - 17:00 PM 15:30 PM - 17:00 PM 15:30 PM - 17:00 PM

Rise of Fintech
and the future of banking

Pinar Ozcan

Beyond rationality
- emotions and biases
in decision making

Owen Darbishire


Walking tour of Oxford

Leading innovation

TBA

Opening strategy

Eero Vaara

Developing
strategic agility

Marcus Alexander

17:00 PM - 17:15 PM
Learning Logs

17:00 PM - 17:15 PM
Learning Logs

19:00 PM
Dinner
Egrove Park

18:30 PM
Dinner
Egrove Park (or Free Evening)

19:00 PM
Dinner - PES TBC

18:30 PM
Dinner
Egrove Park (or Free Evening)

18:30 PM
Dinner
Egrove Park (or Free Evening)

Free Evening

Program Schedule — Week 2

SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
16 DECEMBER 2023 17 DECEMBER 2023 18 DECEMBER 2023 19 DECEMBER 2023 20 DECEMBER 2023 21 DECEMBER 2023
FREE TIME (ALL DAY) FREE TIME (ALL DAY) 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM CHECK OUT

Strategic alignment

Jonathan Trevor

Group dynamics
and leadership influence

John Denton

Leadership body language:
Projecting yourself as leader

Fiona Hoo
BREAK: 10:30 AM BREAK: 10:30 AM BREAK: 10:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Strategic alignment

Jonathan Trevor

Group dynamics
and leadership influence

John Denton

Leadership body language:
Projecting yourself as leader

Fiona Hoo
LUNCH: 12:30 PM LUNCH: 12:30 PM LUNCH: 12:00 PM
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM

Wicked problems
and clumsy solutions

Keith Grint

Critical thinking
during disruption

John Denton

Dealing with the storm
of industry disruption

Olivier Mythodrama
BREAK: 15:00 PM BREAK: 15:00 PM BREAK: 14:30 PM
15:30 PM - 17:00 PM 15:30 PM - 17:00 PM 15:00 PM - 16:00 PM

Wicked problems
and clumsy solutions

Keith Grint

Dealing with the storm
of industry disruption

Olivier Mythodrama

Dealing with the storm
of industry disruption

Olivier Mythodrama

17:00 PM - 17:15 PM
Learning Logs

16:00 PM
Programme Conclusion

DINNER: 18:30 PM
Egrove Park
(or Free Evening)

PRE-DRINK: 18:30 PM
19:15 PM — Dinner and
Graduation Ceremony
(Balliol)

16:00 PM
Programme Conclusion

General Programme and Logistics Information

PROGRAM DATES:
DECEMBER 11 - 20, 2023

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Participants are required to make their own travel arrangements to the United Kingdom, this includes the flight, visa and travel arrangements to their accommodation, Egrove Park Accommodation. Participants are to check-in to the accommodation provided on 10th December and checkout on 21th December 2023, An additional night of accommodation can be provided if requested in advance before the start of the programme.

VENUE & ACCOMODATION

VENUE & ACCOMODATION

The programme venue will be at Egrove Park which is set within 37 acres of rural parkland, 2 miles from Oxford city centre. Each participant will have their own private room and washroom. Breakfast will be provided to the participants at the accommodation, lunch and dinner will be provided at the venue.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

The programme will also include guided tour through Oxford campus and a special programme dinner etc amongst other activities. There will also be a graduation ceremony hosted by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford where participants are expected to wear smart business attire.

PROGRAMME INVESTMENT

PROGRAMME INVESTMENT

The programme cost is 55,000AED+ VAT per person. This amount includes full residential board at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford in United Kingdom. The all-inclusive rate includes cost of training, private accommodation and all meals mentioned, activities mentioned and the certification. Accommodation is for the dates mentioned in the programme. Any accommodation before or after the programme would be treated as personal expenses and is not covered in the programme. The rate also includes the Oxford Business Alumni membership for the participants.

PAYMENT TERMS

PAYMENT TERMS

Payment is due on or before 25th November 2023. Payment must be made within 30 days of receiving the invoice from EIF. No refunds or cancellations are allowed in the programme as the seat will immediately blocked. In case of a cancellation your company will need to find someone else to attend in replacement. Any other costs like travel, visa, personal expenses, would have to be arranged and borne by the participant or the sponsor. Application deadline is 10th November 2023.

Indicative Faculty

Do you want to become part of this year's Leadership Development Programme?

Get in touch with us!

For further information about the program, you may directly contact: sophia@eif.gov.ae, or submit an inquiry using the contact form.

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