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Reference: IMD-7-1979

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IMD and the Diwan of Royal Court. The national CEO program: A partnership to develop Oman's future talent

By Professor Robert Hooijberg, Professor Michael R. Wade, Professor Arturo Bris and Nancy Lane

This case follows the partnership between IMD and Oman’s Diwan of Royal Court as they co-created, designed and delivered an innovative program - called the National CEO Program (NCP) - to nurture Oman’s talent. Talent was defined as having a strong likelihood of becoming a CEO in the private sector or a high ranking official in the public sector. The key purpose was to create a cadre of private and public sector leaders who knew and respected each other so as to position the country for sustainable economic growth. In light of this purpose, the NCP participants learned valuable business skills and worked on projects relevant to Oman’s overall national economic agenda to better exploit its non-energy and gas natural resources – e.g., fisheries, food, logistics, mining and tourism.

Learning Objective

  1. For business and government people to look beyond their own organizational boundaries for innovation opportunities
  2. For leaders to be inspired to find creative ways to identify sustainable growth opportunities
  3. To learn about ways in which to balance the need for exploitation and exploration
  4. For Western participants to see and appreciate the creativity coming from the East
KeywordsTalent Development
SettingsMiddle East, Oman
2015-2017
TypeField Research
Copyright©2018
LanguageEnglish
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