The authority’s 81 employees took part in phase I of the Individual Development Plan (IDP), which is a new customized and achievable plan that will constantly review and assess the employees learning and career objectives in order to identify and drive his or her personal development in the right direction and fastest way.
The launch event was attended by Ashghal president and senior engineer Nasser Ali al-Mawlawi, accompanied by a number of senior directors and managers. A number of representatives of government entities including the HR Assistant Director at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers Rashid Nasser al-Khalifa, manager of Development and Planning Department at the Institute of Administrative Development (IAD) Abdul Aziz Saad al-Majali, head of the planning and follow-up section at at the Institute of Administrative Development Noora Hamad al-Thani, HR assistant director at the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning Nawwaf al-Fheida and director of the Qatar Society of Engineers Jassim Jolo.
Speaking at the launch ceremony Ashghal’s human resources manager Saif al-Kaabi said the new plan is part of the overall human resources development strategy adopted by Ashghal.
Al-Kaabi said the IDP takes every individual employee’s personal development goals into account and is crafted to be consistent with the corporate business objectives, values and mission.
“It is in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 that aims to develop all people to enable them to sustain a prosperous society”, he added.
The IDP is designed to guide Qatari employees through a confidential and rigorous process of self-evaluation to develop and improve their skills.
Guided by experts, each employee’s self-assessment will be used to rank a set of career paths.
After the employee has identified a long-term career goal, the IDP will help them set short-term goals directed toward enhancing skills important for their career development.
“One of our key corporate values is to care. We care about the development of our employees, our true assets, and hence is the constant drive to introduce training programs and improvement schemes like IDP”, added al-Kaabi.