The session witnessed the participation of vivid regional and international strategic leaders, executives, and experts interested in developing strategies for governments and private sectors in the country and abroad.
QSEC's eighth session was inaugurated by the General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation- Katara, HE Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti, with an opening speech, in which he said: "It is my utmost pleasure to welcome you today at the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara in a new session of the eighth Strategic Leadership Forum; the initiative launched to act as a bridge that links us with national, Gulf, Arab and international leaders and corporations that share with us the same goals and aspirations towards building a promising future for our communities in which culture and cultivated individuals play a key role."
"Today's 8th Forum came to supplement the goals we set since the first forum through identifying and analyzing the best practices, transferring knowledge and circulating successful business experiences. The Cultural Village became an umbrella for senior leaders, Chief Executive Officers and individuals who work in the area of strategies in Qatar and the region, in order to hold dialogues, discussions, and support innovative concepts in the strategic plan development and implementation field." HE added.
The 8th forum included presentations on best practices for strategy alignment for various domains, including: health, education, culture, private sector & CSR, and government. The presentations were given by four experts in the field: The Global head of the Health Practice at Palladium, Dr. Farley Cleghorn, Chairman of Special Direction group of companies, Dr. Shadi Khawandanah, Assistant professor in Qatar University, Dr. Khalid Al-Mezaini, and the Regional Director at Palladium, Mr. Paulo Serra e Silva.
One of the speakers of the scheduled forum; Mr. Paulo Serra e Silva, The Regional Director for Strategy Execution, elucidated: "One of the aspects we are focusing on today is the strategy execution for governments, and municipalities. We develop a framework that we have been using all around the world to make it easy for the governments to add value to their citizens. We of course keep the 2030 vision in mind, as it is essential in formulating a proper and successful strategy."
Another speaker from the session, Dr. Farley Clehghorn, the Global head of the Health practice at Palladium group, said: "This is the very first time we are including the health domain in this strategy review. Health is different from strategy and execution, as it's a discipline that you have to implement; in particular, canonical discipline. We included the health domain this year as entails interdependencies in the government sector that have to be strictly managed in order to achieve health objectives."