Posted on November 25, 2018

As it continues to prepare Qatari future global leaders, Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) in cooperation with the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business launched the third module of the Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML-Q) program focusing on Global Leadership Decisions.

As an integral part of the EML-Q program, the module was delivered during November 17-20, 2018. This module studied leadership decisions through the lens of cognitive biases and global supply chain management. Reflecting the strong partnership between Georgetown McDonough and QLC, Senior Associate Dean for executive degree programs, Dr. Bardia Kamrad, and Dr. Michael McDermott, attended the third EML-Q module.

Commenting on the importance of advanced decision-making skills and leadership, Dr. Kamrad stated: “Today’s executives are facing a world that is increasingly uncertain, dynamic and interconnected, presenting new opportunities and challenges. Leaders who can think horizontally and holistically about these dynamics are more efficient and effective in managing their organizations across different industries and sectors. The EML-Q program equips its participants to address these issues, locally and globally.” He then added that, “Consistent with Qatar’s National Vision 2030 and our valued relationship with QLC, we prepare EML-Q participants to effectively address the larger global challenges by synthesizing divergent viewpoints across multiple platforms into coherent and timely solutions.”

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The first half of the four-day program explored cognitive biases that have business and policy implications. Thus, enabling participant to develop relevant skills to deconstruct traditional behavior and decision-making approaches. Building on that, the second half of the program studied and linked the application of these decision-making models to the inherent and future global supply chain management. The upcoming module of the EML-Q program to be delivered in December 2018 will focus on the topics of power and influence and skills required to understand political developments on a global scale.

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