Sep 10 2019
Youth Council ponders future-shaping concepts
RTA’s Youth Council held a workshop entitled ‘Youth Community’ at ‘Youth Hub X’, Emirates Towers, Dubai. About 30 employees of RTA took part in the workshop, which is a part of the annual creative events held by the Council.
“The initiative aims to open an unconventional communication channel with the youth at RTA and engage them in rich discussions with council members. Therefore, the council is keen to run a series of workshops and lectures on diverse job-related issues to the youth at RTA,” said Ms. Moaza Al Marri, Executive Director at the Office of the Director-General and Chairman of the Board, and Chairperson of the Higher Committee for Shaping the Future, RTA.
“This year’s workshop aimed to inspire participants by future-foresight concepts. Lectures and practical demonstrations were tailored to shaping and anticipating the future and how to use simple questions to gather and develop thrilling concepts about change drivers in future. The overall aim is to train youth on benefiting from future-envisioning tools in building future case scenarios. The workshop experimented new style for comprehending the techniques of destructive resistance to change through a three-phase plan (short, medium and long terms),” she added.
“The workshop also examined opportunities and challenges facing RTA youth. It examined programmes that contribute to RTA’s youth development, encourage them to be innovative, and help them polish their administrative and leadership skills. Discussions also touched on several aspects about youth ambitions such as the aptitude for holding key future posts, skills needed to achieve such ambitions, and decision-making skills, noted Al Marri.
“RTA is lending unwavering support to Youth Council, which comprises of Emirati employees hailing from various sectors and agencies. It seeks to uplift the administrative and leadership skills of members, chart out programmes that encourage them to improve, innovate and cope with challenges of shaping the future,” concluded Al Marri.