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Building Youth Leadership Skills During Summer Break

Aug 12, 2018

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 14 August 2018: Young Arab Leaders (YAL), nonprofit organization, supported Shabab summer camp organized by Emirates Foundation by delivering two workshops on leadership in Abu Dhabi on 12 August 2018.

During a three-day camp, more than 25 Emirati youth received valuable guidance in vision and leadership, including navigating change at three levels - self, others, and organization.

"YAL regards the Youth Summer Camp as a fundamental platform to build future leaders of the UAE. By instilling the ideals of our Father HH Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan, the young generation will work towards a future with a clearer sense of purpose – to serve, lead and inspire," said Mrs. Muna Al Gurg, Chairwoman of YAL and Director of Retail at Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group. " YAL will always provide a steady support to organizations like Emirates Foundation that educates the youth and empowers them to become responsible citizens of our nation."

Facilitators included Mr. Ali Maarrawi, YAL member & General Manager of OFIS, and Ms. Heba Sayed, YAL speaker & Head of Marketing at IBM Watson Customer Engagement Business Unit MEA.

Heba Sayed delivered a presentation titled "What does it really mean to be a leader?". She provided the youth valuable knowledge on key leadership topics such as what is a leader, the difference between a leader and a manager, the four patterns of great leadership, characteristics of a leader and leadership styles.

In addition, Ali Maarrawi hosted a workshop titled ‘Vision and Leadership’. He addressed why vision is important, why leaders must have a vision and how does a leader build and achieve a vision. He mentioned that there is no better example than the visionary leadership of the UAE.

By providing the Emirati youth with the knowledge, tools and skills, Emirates Foundation and Young Arab Leaders hope to have paved the way towards excellent leadership, vision and change.