Initiative underlines healthcare network’s determination to support a sustainable healthcare sector by nurturing local talent and elevating education standards

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: In support of its vision to transform the regional healthcare landscape, Mubadala Health has become the first healthcare network in the region to create and deliver specialized employee leadership development programs that are accredited by the prominent UK-based Institute of Leadership and Management.

This initiative aligns with the healthcare network’s focus on utilizing education and training as tools to elevate healthcare standards in general, while also creating a sustainable healthcare sector through nurturing Emirati talent. The two new leadership programs on offer will complement existing programs to complete a comprehensive, customized development approach that ensures excellence in all the diverse employee roles, and encourage Emiratization throughout all levels of the organization.

Mubadala Health’s Chief Executive Officer, Hasan Jasem Al Nowais, says that the new leadership programs have benefits for its employees and patients alike. “By offering internationally accredited training that meets the needs of the local healthcare sector, we can ensure that we are creating accomplished leaders who are empowered to effectively drive innovation, research, training and the highest standards of care across medical specialties.”

He adds: “Significantly, around 60% of the talented employees identified as ideal candidates for the development programs are UAE nationals. In the long term, this translates into a sustainable healthcare sector, with an increasing number of Emiratis equipped with the necessary leadership skills to lead us into a new era in regional healthcare.”

Through ongoing evaluations, Mubadala Health has identified employees who have demonstrated remarkable talent and competence to qualify for admission to the programs. The first of the two programs, Boost, is a three-month course aimed at associates and junior professionals. The second program, known as Advance, is a six-month course aimed at senior professionals and managers. Both programs include leadership masterclasses, a digital learning pathway, and regular coaching and mentoring sessions.

The Institute of Leadership and Management has independently verified that both of these programs meet their leading, evidence-based standards, and encompassing its Five Dimensions of Leadership, namely authenticity, vision, achievement, ownership and collaboration. After successfully completing the programs, employees will be awarded with a Certificate of Achievement endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management and join a global community aligned on inspiring great leadership, everywhere.

CEO Al Nowais concludes: “We are delighted to be the first healthcare provider in the region to offer accredited leadership development programs, and we hope it will lay the foundation for others to follow suit. Our employees are our greatest asset and we are pleased that our customized training is deemed world-class by the Institute of Management and Learning.”

About Mubadala Health:

Mubadala Health is the integrated healthcare network of Mubadala Investment Company. Established in 2021, Mubadala Health operates, manages, and develops a portfolio of healthcare assets including: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Healthpoint, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), Amana Healthcare, National Reference Laboratory (NRL), Capital Health Screening Centre (CHSC), Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre (ADTC), Danat Al Emarat, HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, HealthPlus Family Clinics, HealthPlus Fertility, HealthPlus Women’s Health Center, Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi, and a stake in Al Meswak Dental Clinics Group. With a vision to transform the regional healthcare landscape, Mubadala Health sets a new benchmark for the UAE and regional healthcare industry through its state-of-the-art facilities and world-class caregivers who strive to put patients first across its continuum of care. Innovation, research, and education are the foundational pillars of Mubadala Health, supporting the further development of a sustainable healthcare sector in line with the vision of Abu Dhabi and the region.