In line with its strategy of honing employee's talent and helping them contribute to the economic growth of the emirate, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched its ambitious Leadership Development Programme, in collaboration with the U.K.'s Cranfield School of Management. The 12-month programme, which starts next week, aims to grow organisational performance and delivery through the development of key employees in leading Dubai Chamber's strategic objectives of creating a favourable business environment and promoting Dubai as an international business hub. In his inaugural address, Hisham Al Shirawi, 2nd Vice Chairman, Dubai Chamber, stated that the extensive training programme is designed carefully to cater to the developmental needs of the employees who will help drive the Chamber towards higher achievement. On his part, Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber, stressed the importance of the programme which he said will develop the skills of employees and help in the implementation of the Chamber's strategy of opening overseas representative offices and expanding into promising markets of the world while also promoting Dubai in the global business arena. The custom-made executive education programme will be delivered through two parallel streams with one focusing on developing the organisation's executive leadership team and the other on developing its young future leaders.