Team leaders from 35 government departments took part in the first of several two-day training workshops for leaders of the 10X teams, under the Dubai 10X initiative of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The initiative, launched at the 5th World Government Summit in 2017, is a radical programme that seeks to establish “X Labs” in every government entity while positioning Dubai 10 years ahead of the rest of the world.
The workshop was organised by the Dubai Future Foundation, DFF, at the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) programme’s headquarters.
The workshop constitutes the next step for the 10X initiative and heeds directives from their Highnesses Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, and H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority.
It seeks to educate the team leaders about the initiative’s objectives, as well as the timeline and deliverables to be executed to achieve its end goals. The inaugural training workshop coached participants in the optimal approaches to apply when selecting team members to form effective and efficient groups who will be able to accomplish the initiative’s objectives in time.
“The course underlines the pivotal and indispensable role that team leaders play in the Dubai 10X initiative. It seeks to provide them with the necessary training to do their part in achieving the initiative’s goals to implement in Dubai today what other cities around the world will be adopting 10 years from now,” said Amer Al Awadhi, Director of the Dubai 10X initiative.
“The programme’s curriculum offers rich in-depth courses to adequately prepare participants for the coming phases of the initiative,” Al Awadhi added. “It affords them all the necessary tools to complete the tasks they’ve been entrusted with, and to prepare reports and keep track of the initiative’s implementation against the set timeline.”
The first one of its kind anywhere in the world, the Dubai 10X initiative seeks to pair the Dubai Future Foundation with local government entities in the emirate in hopes of drastically overhauling traditional and stereotypical government functions, and adopting new models for future governments.