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Sharjah Leadership Program (SLP), running for the past ten years, is among the most successful leadership programs across the United Arab Emirates. SLP has produced 380+ leaders in the public and private sectors.

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Sharjah Tatweer Forum

Sharjah Tatweer Forum (STF) was established by an Emiri Decree in 2005 by His Highness Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, with the aim of contributing to the progress and the sustainable development of the Emirate of Sharjah and the United Arab Emirates. By enabling young leaders , implementing viable projects and interacting with society, STF will achieve its vision for the future.

STF is proud to be comprised of over 800 members and 100 public & private partnerships who contribute to overall objectives through suggestions, ideas, activities and voluntary social work. The forum also provides a platform for networking and communication between large segments of youth, allowing the sharing of new ideas and perspectives on modern affairs and development.

In 2017, STF came under the umbrella of Rubu'Qarn foundation, which serves to develop young leaders from a young age until they reach the point were they can be an effective and productive part of their community.

About Us

Under the Patronage of His Highness

Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi

Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah and Honorary Chairman of Sharjah Tatweer Forum

Sharjah Leadership Program (SLP) is among the most successful leadership programs across the United Arab Emirates with a history and experience of more than 10 years. SLP is proud to have produced forward-thinking leaders in both the private and public sectors.

The American University of Sharjah is the academic partner in this endeavour, offering AUS Certification for the participants. In recent years, AUS has cooperated with other renowned academic institutions to supplement the program's outcomes. In addition, the strong partnership that SLP has with various private and public companies across the UAE makes this experience this program offers its participants entirely unique.

SLP Timeline

Sharjah Leadership Program

  1. The program started out as the Tatweer Leadership Program and produced 260 graduates, of whom a substantial number oversee today various human capital development initiatives in Sharjah.

  2. The first SLP was concluded in December 2013 and was followed by a graduation ceremony on April 16, 2014 in the presence of His Highness the Crown Prince of Sharjah to honor the first graduating class. The occasion also saw the launch of the Sharjah Leadership Alumni Association (SLAA).

  3. The 2nd SLP ended in June 2015 and included a cooperation with the Paris Sorbonne University - Abu Dhabi.

  4. The 3rd SLP ended in June 2016 and was distinct from the previous program due to a 10-day visit to Silicon Valley, USA and a session on innovation at Stanford Research Institute.

  5. The fourth SLP ended in May 2017 and included a partnership, which included an 11-day trip to the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

  6. The fifth SLP will begin in November 2017 and includes a visit to INSEAD in Singapore. The revamped program will focus on the individual progress of each participant, emphasizing on transferring 21st Century Skills.

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An invitation to invest in leaders


  • Two seats on the SLP (provided participants pass the selection examination) exempt from programme fees (AED 15000) but not exempt from travel expenses (AED 15000)
  • Notably place company Logo on programme roll-ups and banners
  • Company Logo on back cover of SLP folders
  • Company Logo on back cover of ALL collaterals (Brochure, Student guide, Trip guide)
  • Company Logo and profile on STF website
  • Mention in all press release and newspaper ads
  • Mention in social media

Graduation Ceremony

  • 2 VIP front seats
  • Access to VIP Majlis for one person
  • 3 Tee sign, roll-up and banner recognition
  • Award presented by patron of ceremony
  • On-screen recognition or signage
  • Reserved table/booth in venue foyer
  • Mention in all press releases related to the Graduation Ceremony
  • Mention in social media
Investment: AED 100,000

Special partnership opportunity for SLP Graduate Community & Start-ups


  • Opportunity to showcase project/start-up at graduation ceremony (Access to 150+ guests) and key STF events
  • Award presented by patron of graduation ceremony
  • Company Logo and profile on STF website
  • On-screen recognition or signage
  • Company Logo on SLP participant folders
  • Mention in social media
  • E-promotion of company product launches and events
Investment: AED 25,000

Program Objectives


Leading Organizational Innovation by applying problem-solving and creative-thinking


Leading Strong and Feasible projects to advance the economy

Social Entrepreneurs

Leading impact-based projects to create positive change in the community

Our Graduates


Shajah Leadership Prgoram Graduates