University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, Dubai Academic Health Corporation to drive leadership development

University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, Dubai Academic Health Corporation to drive leadership development

DUBAI, 8th May, 2023 (WAM) -- Dubai’s first academic health system, the Dubai Academic Health Corporation (DAHC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, one of the world's leading business schools, to partner on executive education programmes and research.

This collaboration aligns with DAHC's five-year strategic plan, which focuses on developing programmes to attract, develop and retain valuable healthcare professionals, administrators, clinical educators, and scientists.

The MoU was signed by Professor Alawi Alsheikh-Ali, Chief Academic Officer of DAHC and Provost of the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), and Dr. Eleanor Murray, Associate Dean for Executive Education and Senior Fellow in Management Practice at Oxford Saïd.

Under the agreement, Oxford Saïd will play an important role in enhancing leadership capabilities and identifying emerging leaders across DAHC.

Key focus areas include quality improvement, digital innovation and implementation, healthcare value creation and clinical governance. The goal is to create in-house leadership capacity, joint research projects, and explore novel and exciting ways the partnership can support DAHC to achieve its strategic goals.

The partnership aims to drive excellence and sustain a high-performing leadership culture through a thought-provoking and carefully curated curriculum bespoke to DAHC.

Commenting on the importance of strategic leadership development Professor Alsheikh-Ali said, “We are partnering with one of the world’s top business schools to unlock our team's true potential. These strategic programmes will serve as a catalyst, empowering our team to develop capacity and reach new heights as we embark on a remarkable journey to impact lives and shape the landscape of health in Dubai and beyond.”

Dr. Murray said, “Saïd Business School has a proud tradition of supporting excellence in leadership development. The opportunity to work collaboratively with DAHC with the ultimate aim to enhance the quality of healthcare delivery to the population of Dubai has generated much excitement - and we look forward to progressing the journey.”