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WCM-Q and HMC help develop Qatar’s medical leaders

Alumni of Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar and Hamad Medical Corporation doctors have received certificates after completing an extensive leadership and mentoring course.

The 49 doctors were honored at a ceremony at the W Hotel following their successful completion of the internationally recognized ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management.

The program is designed to enhance leadership competencies and behaviors for qualified physicians and provides both the practical skills, tools and techniques and the underpinning knowledge to develop the required management skills.

The doctors received their certificates at a ceremony in front of Dr. Javaid I. Sheikh, dean of WCM-Q, Dr. Aksam Yassin, the deputy chief medical officer for medical affairs, Medical Staff Office at Hamad Medical Corporation, and Alia Taub, chief executive of Leadership Focus which delivered the course.

Dr. Javaid Sheikh said the qualification would allow the doctors to continue their career progression and further healthcare in Qatar.

Dr. Sheikh said: “As medical leaders in your own right, albeit at different stages in your careers, you already know the challenges that hospitals and healthcare environments place on leadership roles. I hope this program has helped you to overcome those challenges but also to empower you to make the positive changes that may be needed in your workplace, and to lead your teams with confidence. Her Highness Sheikha Moza, chairperson of Qatar Foundation, places great importance on empowering our alumni so that along with their education and knowledge, they have the confidence and leadership skills required to make a difference to the nation and I am sure you will be that difference.”

The doctors completed eight modules spread over seven workshops, encompassing the topics: management and leadership styles, performance management, presentation and communication skills, decision making, managing change, emotional intelligence, influencing and assertiveness skills, and coaching and mentoring skills.

The course was jointly coordinated between WCM-Q’s Office of Alumni Affairs and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer at HMC.

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