OVERVIEW

The National Experts Program (NEP) is a launchpad for Emirati experts and technical leaders to develop and hone their capabilities to best shape the future of critical sectors, empowering them with the strategic mindsets, knowledge and tools to drive the sectors’ ongoing development, and contribute to the economic growth and future prosperity of the nation.

CLUSTERS

SECTORS

PROGRAM STREAMS

MINDSETS

MENTORING
Each participant is assigned to a sector leader who acts as a Mentor throughout the program.
CAPSTONE PROJECT
Participants individually develop solutions to actual challenges in their sector with the potential for post-program implementation and impact.
IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES
This community building initiative helps develop solutions for positive change, and personal development planning to establish participant’s goal and roadmap.
SECTOR-FOCUSED COURSEWORK
Online learning opportunities and advisory offered for participants to deepen sectorial understanding.
Foundational Themes of the Program

THE FIVE MINDSETS

Participants learn to become better critical thinkers who lead across their sector and organization, regardless of job title. The experience changes how participants think, lead and work.

Building Sectorial Expertise through

THE CAPSTONE PROJECT

The NEP aims to deepen each participant’s understanding of their sector through the practical application of the coursework in the Capstone Project; the culmination of all program workstreams and a key outcome of the NEP.

Solving a challenge facing a key sector in the UAE

Identifying and capitalizing on win-win opportunities

Linking abstract thinking and understanding to create innovative solutions

The Road to Expertise

WHAT “NATIONAL EXPERT” MEANS?

na•tion•al ex•pert: A person who develops enduring mindsets, technical knowledge and sector understanding aligned with government priorities to foster change and national prosperity. 

THREE-PART DEFINITION OF NATIONAL EXPERT:

1

Honing lifelong mindsets

2

Deepening sector knowledge

3

Aligning with UAE objectives
Post-Graduation

NEP ALUMNI COMMUNITY

The graduates of the NEP automatically become members of the NEP Alumni Community with many opportunities to stay engaged and continue to grow.

NETWORKING

Graduates are given the opportunity to network with their peers in Alumni Meet-Ups that also provide the opportunity to meet incoming participants. NEP will also organize online discussion boards for the Alumni to share experiences. 

LEARNING

Graduates will continue their personal development through “Insight Recalls”—a series of learning reminders and resources. They will also have access to an online database of NEP program publications, virtual think tanks, a quarterly newsletter, and the opportunity to undertake certificate and skills development programs or apprenticeships outlined in their Personal Development Plans (PDPs).

CONTRIBUTING

At the heart of the NEP philosophy is the spirit of service, putting learning into action and giving back.  Graduates can inspire others by mentoring future NEP cohorts and sharing their experiences, insights and advice by hosting webinars or contributing to the NEP Newsletter. NEP Alumni also contribute to the community with active engagements such as participating in expert talks, joining sector-specific networks or professional institutions.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS TO JOIN THE CURRENT PROGRAM ARE CLOSED.

Applications for the 3rd edition of NEP will be launched soon. Stay tuned!