The characterics of a leader based on Maqasid Syariah were highlighted by Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) Major General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sahat during a dialogue session at the Lecture Theatre 2, Library Complex of Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) yesterday.
The session was part of the 28th Executive Development Programme for Senior Government Officers (EDPSGO) and 29th Executive Development Programme for Middle Management Officers (EDPMMO) organised by Public Service Department (JPA) in collaboration with UTB.
Twenty-four EDPSGO government officers and 25 EDPMMO government officers participated.
Vice-Chancellor of UTB Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, UTB Principal Officers, and Acting Director of Personnel Services at the Public Service Department Hajah Siti Mardynah binti Haji Ibrahim were also present.
The RBAF Commander also spoke on ‘National Power and Leadership: Military Perspective’ to expose participants to the significance of national security and its impact to Brunei’s stability from the military’s perspective. The participants were briefed on what national power is through diplomatic/political, informational, military and economic (DIME) lenses. The key concepts to boost leadership skills and techniques were also shared. The 28th EDPSGO and 29th EDPMMO commenced on August 18 at UTB.