Altaaat's most recognised flagship program, the Storybased Leadership Development Program has been designed and devised by an internationally educated team of local practitioners and educators who have combined the best and latest leadership and management theories of the West, that which is applicable, realistic and practical with the specific needs of the Region.
Formerly known as the T6 Leadership Program, the Storybased Leadership Program takes participants on a ten-week journey, where they attend their leadership session once every week at a reputed organization, followed by an inspiring interview with a leader from that entity. The ten-week program encompasses various interactive and dynamic activities that include a “Job Shadowing Exchange” opportunity, which along with the leaders' interviews and the visits to the different workplaces of peer companies in the various sectors, add to the profound richness and the excitement around the learning delivered. The program applies Altaaat Institute’s six step group learning methodology devised to best suit the region’s local leadership environment, their needs and preferences.
Leading entities have enrolled their managers and potential leaders on the program and witnessed the great value return and impact from this program on their employees and their organization. Participants on the program have had the opportunity to visit leading entities such as the Emirates Nuclear Energy Company, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Mubadala Aerospace, Etihad Airways, SEHA, the Central Bank, and many other entities, and have been inspired by interviews with the leaders at those organizations.
Since the rollout of the program’s first cohort back in 2001, demand on the Storybased Leadership Program from this Region has exceeded every expectation. The proven success of the program made it a favorite amongst organization leaders of countries in this Region. It is the tangible and real changes in personality build up and thinking of delegates who had been on the program, and which was perceived by themselves and people around them alike, that had been the underlying source of inspiration and satisfaction in the program.
Problems such as lack of attendance, concentration, and interest, commonly experienced with programs in the Region were not a concern. In fact, participants had to be politely reminded that the program session was over, for them to leave. Some candidates even referred to the day of the week during which the session was held as their “big Thursday”!