OAB Conducts First Module of ‘LEAD 2’ Development Programme

Muscat, November 28, 2017: Following the recent launch of the second edition of the ‘Leadership Enhancement And Development’ (LEAD) talent programme, Oman Arab Bank (OAB) has announced that 20 qualified LEAD candidates have now completed the first module of the leadership development initiative.

Commenting on the completion of the first module Adil Al Rahbi, Head of the Human Resources Division said, “Prior to being selected, all LEAD candidates were required to complete an online 360 degree evaluation and the 20 that were shortlisted were then also required to complete the online Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI) survey. Our first module of LEAD ‘2’ has focused on studying the individual results of these assessments in the context of self-awareness.”

The first LEAD module has been conducted over the course of two days from November 20 to 21 and examined the personal reports generated by the 360 degree and SDI survey which was then presented to each of the 20 delegates as important components in self-awareness and managing themselves as leaders. Additionally, Module 1 of this six-month multi-modular leadership development initiative also focused on several other key topics namely Personal Brand, Self-Discipline, Leadership Styles, Balancing Leadership Roles, Practical Coaching, and Presentation Skills.

“As with LEAD ‘1’, the entire programme will be delivered in 4 x 2-day and 1 x 3-day modules spread across six months between November 2017 and May 2018. Each module will involve experiential learning as its principle methodology. There will also be two Socialisation Workshops; the first of which will be conducted before Module 1, while the second will take place after Module 2. In between modules 3 and 4, the delegates will be split into four groups of five delegates each and will be challenged with business project topics of keen interest to OAB,” added Adil. “As the programme progresses, each of the delegates will get the opportunity to work side by side with some of the best motivational experts specialised in leadership development. Furthermore, they will be equipped with enhanced leadership skills and behaviours that will ensure effective career development for years to come.”

LEAD is a unique and specialised leadership development program that aims to cultivate the talents of high potential Omanis with guidance from internationally renowned experts. The six-month programme has been designed to utilise best practices in order to empower participants with opportunity, managerial expertise, and high-level workplace solutions.

The ‘LEAD’ programme has been designed in cooperation with Inspirational Development Group (IDG) and is facilitated by a team from IDG, a globally renowned leadership and management performance consultancy. The company has channelled its long history of experience delivering high-quality and intensive work programmes to some of the most prestigious organisations in the world. Closely affiliated with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, IDG has worked with some of the most important public and private sector companies in the region from its Middle East office based in Muscat.

Oman Arab Bank is one of the first banks to be established in Oman, with a rich and proud history. Today, the bank operates a nationwide network of 65 branches and representative offices and 148 ATMs spread across the Sultanate. OAB provides the complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate and investment clients.