QNB launches ‘High Potential Talent Program’ to groom future leaders

QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, joined forces with Harvard Business Publishing (HPB) to launch a four-month “High Potential Talent Program” for the bank’s managers.
This programme, which started on February 4, 2022, is designed to equip high potential leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to deliver the crucial leadership accomplishments expected from senior managers at QNB.
This programme comes within the framework of QNB’s strategy to develop future leaders in the bank in a way that enhances human development as one of the pillars of the Group’s vision.
Participants will have access to key HBP online management modules, which will be complimented with face-to-face workshops where they will learn to apply their new skills in the workplace.
The curriculum will balance formal learning with self-reflection and the completion of relevant on-the-job assignments. Participants will learn to produce key work outputs including a Delegation Matrix, an improved Process, a Meeting Action and a Business Case for Change.
The Program commenced with a one-day workshop facilitated by staff from QNB’s Human Capital division, which introduced managers to Performance Thinking Leadership, and the employment of management tools and frameworks. The Program forms an integral part of QNB’s High Potential Leader Development.
Abdullah Nasser Al-Khalifa, General Manager Group Human Capital, said: “This programme represents an opportunity for our high-performing staff to reach their full potential. It will require them to demonstrate perseverance and aspiration through the completion of additional development whilst maintaining their current high level of performance. We are committed to developing our leaders to ensure they deliver the long-term strategy for the bank. QNB will run the program for four cohorts in 2022 to ensure all eligible staff members have attended. Human Capital will launch further leadership programs later this year.
QNB Group, currently ranked as the most valuable bank brand in the Middle East and Africa, is the official Middle East and Africa supporter of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Through its subsidiaries and associate companies, the group extends to more than 31 countries across three continents, providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. It employees 27,000 people at more than 1,000 locations and has an ATM network of more than 4,500 machines.