Brunei B100 Young Leaders Program To Create Secure and Strong Future Generation

Programme aims to create secure and strong future generation for the nation
on: January 31, 2017

| Danial Norjidi |

HIS Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, Chairman and Sponsor of the PENGGERAK Steering Committee attended the opening session of the Second Brunei Top 100 Leaders (B100) Programme yesterday.

His Royal Highness was greeted upon arrival by Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ibrahim, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance II, as Co-Deputy Chairman of the PENGGERAK Steering Committee, alongside members of the PENGGERAK Steering Committee, Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, Minister of Education; Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Awang Haji Mohammad Yasmin bin Haji Umar , Minister of Energy and Industry at the Prime Minister’s Office; Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah, Minister of Development; Dato Paduka Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Deputy Minister of Finance, and Dato Paduka Awang Haji Mohamad Roselan bin Haji Mohamad Daud, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’ Office as Head of PENGGERAK.

Also present were permanent secretaries and other senior government officials. The opening session, which was held at the Prime Minister’s Office, began with the recitation of Doa Selamat, followed by welcoming remarks delivered by Dato Paduka Awang Haji Mohd Roselan bin Haji Mohd Daud, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office as Head of PENGGERAK.

In his speech, the deputy minister shared that PENGGERAK designed the B100 Programme to create leaders required to realise the three pillars of Brunei Vision 2035.

“Throughout this programme, learnings are specifically tailored to equip, enhance and amplify participants’ abilities and capacity to create a stronger nation. We do this by emphasising on the utilisation of Delivery Approach in the participants’ every day workplace, both in the public sector and private enterprises,” he said.

He noted that, based on the overwhelming response and successes that have been witnessed from the first cohort, he has great confidence that the B100 Programme will continue to spread the delivery culture of action-based strategies and outcome-oriented individuals.

“Since the inception of the delivery approach in Brunei Darussalam, we have seen remarkable improvements in our global standing in the Ease of Doing Business as well as valuable experiences on the ground with regards to improving the quality of education,” he added.

He emphasised, however, that 2035 is not too far away. “We have many more targets to hit and progress to make before we can confidently say we have created a strong and secure nation for our future generation.

“This is why we have participants this morning, brought together to take part in this landmark programme. The expected outcome is to take what you will learn here, from the delivery experts and our partners from Delivery Associates, and with everyone in the room here today, and apply them to your daily tasks and responsibilities with the hope to achieve what we need by 2035,” he continued.

“I am pleased to share that we received 220 nominations across ministries and the private sector. Upon which we have done a rigorous selection process conducted by a panel of external assessors and you make up the Top 100. This is a testament to your motivation to become high-quality leaders; your passion in achieving the Brunei Vision 2035; as well as the integrity you have shown.

As in the previous cohort, the programme will have international experts from Delivery Associates to act as the participants’ principal mentor to guide them throughout the year. There are also members from the first cohort who will be the participants’ in-house mentors. This the deputy minister said was in line with PENGGERAK’s endeavour to incorporate more local talents into the programme, where the combination of international and local mentors can give the participants the best possible learning experience.

“Brunei Darussalam will have a pool of workforce filled with delivery agents in the not so distant future and Insya Allah, Brunei Darussalam will build its own brand of delivery,” he concluded.

His Royal Highness the Crown Prince then delivered a sabda.

The B100 Programme is a capacity building initiative for public sector officials, which aims to inculcate the ‘Delivery Approach’ in their role in implementing delivering priorities and key performance indicators of Brunei Vision 2035 consistently and effectively in their respective ministries and agencies.

This is in line with the titah of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam during the opening of the First Meeting of the 12th Session of the Legislative Council whereby it was emphasised that any strategies or initiatives must take a ‘Delivery Approach’.

The first B100 Programme was successfully conducted for public sector officials last year. This year, the programme will also involve participants from the private sector.

The opening session of the programme also saw a keynote address delivered by Leigh Sandals, Partner at Delivery Associates.

In his presentation, he defined ‘delivery’ as “a systematic process through which system leaders can drive progress and deliver results”. He highlighted that it enables a system to answer five questions rigorously: What is our system trying to do? How are we planning to do it? At any given moment, how will we know whether we are on track? If not, what are we going to do about it? How can we help?

He also said that developing a culture of delivery is key and requires ambition, focus, clarity, urgency and irreversibility.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin


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