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LAD – CPP EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM Strategic Management of Policy Reform

05 - 09Mar2023
  • All Day
  • College of Public Policy
  • Minaretein, Education City


The Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) trains government officials and business leaders from developing countries to help the private sector be a constructive force for economic growth and development. The course will teach participants how to be effective reform leaders, promoting sound public policies in complex and contentious settings.

It is widely recognized that private sector performance is a key factor in driving any country’s growth and development, and government policies and programs can either stimulate or hinder sustainable growth in the private sector. To strengthen the performance of the sector, it is essential to build the capacities of the local government officials and members of the private sector making the decisions that frame the business environment. These leaders and decision-makers must have technical knowledge and analytical skills, and their training must take a multidisciplinary approach that anticipates the complexity of the diverse challenges they face.

LAD has been offering training programs with local partners in the developing world since 2010 and will partner with the College of Public Policy (CPP) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and HBKU Executive Education Center (EEC), targeting public and private sector leaders from the MENA and Africa region. Since its launch, 50+ LAD training programs have been held in more than 20 countries. This joint program will be launched through a five-day intensive course on the topic of Strategic Management of Policy Reform. The course will take place from March 5-9, 2023 in Qatar and will be delivered in English. 

Course Design and Eligibility

The course is designed for leaders from the public and private sectors, in addition to NGO’s. Out of the 30 offered spaces, up to 15 shall be allocated to participants from developing countries, 10 from Qatar, and 5 from the GCC.  The cost per participant is QAR 18,000/- equivalent amount of USD 4,950/-

Eligibility Criteria for Participants

  • Applicants should be mid-career practitioners, with at least five years or more of working experience in the field of political science, economics, social science, or international economic relations.
  • Applicants should, in their present capacity, play important and influential roles in their country’s political, economic, and social development.
  • Good command of English.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in teams.

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Founders and Faculty

The Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) program was co-founded by Dr. Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), Stanford University; and Dr. Roger Leeds, Professor, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University.

The current course will cover the topic of ‘Strategic Management of Policy Reform’, delivered by a distinguished group of faculty:

Core Faculty at HBKU: