Alumni of Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar (WCM-Q) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) doctors have received certificates after completing an extensive leadership and mentoring course.
The 49 doctors were honoured at a ceremony at the W Hotel following their successful completion of the internationally recognised ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management.
The programme 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, HMC and Alia Taub, chief executive, Leadership Focus which delivered the course.
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. 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, HMC.