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Towards becoming effective leaders

Izah Azahari

Leadership is an important component within an organisation in achieving a common objective and goal. The success of an organisation largely depends on the effectiveness of the leader in influencing, supporting and leading its employees to achieve the desired mission.

This was said by Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) General Administration and Finance Department Director Mohammad Zulhilmi bin Haji Omar Ali in his welcoming speech as the guest of honour at the opening ceremony of the 2nd Executive Development Programme (EDP) for the RBPF Middle Management Officers at the Conference Room of Institute of Leadership, Innovation and Advancement (ILIA), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) yesterday.

The programme will help prepare and equip participants with the advanced knowledge needed to become effective leaders, he added. Twenty senior officers with working experience in various fields within the RBPF will participate in the six-week full-time programme encompassing theoretical learning.

UBD Assistant Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) Pengiran Dr Mohammad Iskandar bin Pengiran Haji Petra; and UBD Director of ILIA Dr Jainatul Halida binti Haji Jaidin were also present at the event, along with RBPF directors and programme participants.

The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah, followed by the welcoming speech by the guest of honour. The event continued with the recitation of Doa Selamat and concluded with a group photo session.

The programme, in cooperation between the RBPF and ILIA, UBD, has been shaped in accordance with the needs and requirements of the team for middle management officers in the form of advanced knowledge of policy and governance; exposure to the implementation of Brunei Darussalam government policies in support of the country’s aspirations to achieve Brunei Vision 2035; and leadership and management modules leading to the values of Islamic understanding.

The programme aims to upgrade the knowledge and skills of officers in specific and appropriate fields to ensure that the duties and responsibilities undertaken will have an effective and direct impact. The programme will also train officers to face various stress tests on situations outside their comfort zones.

Programme participants at the ceremony. PHOTO: RBPF