We believe in dynamic and impactful Omani talent who are well-positioned to build

the Sultanate’s Future

The Diwan of the Royal Court’s (DRC) Institute of Capability Development (ICD) is a platform that contributes to the making of the nation’s future leaders, through cognitive, strategic and interpersonal training.

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ICD E-Academy

Transferring knowledge through the latest methods and techniques that are in line with digital advances and state-of-the-art technologies, to support the development of all levels of management and executive leaders, based on the DRC’s Leadership Competencies Framework.

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Nation-wide impact. Empowered leaders. With visions for the future and high-payoff training.

Diwan of the Royal Court’s human resources have been gaining leadership skills through ICD’s programs and initiatives since ICD was launched in 2014 with the gracious blessing of His late Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimour – may his soul rest in peace.


A pioneering platform for developing management competencies, toward sustainably proficient performance


To provide the latest development services in managerial leadership and executive learning for Diwan staff, in collaboration with specialized academic and professional organizations.

We have focused our utmost attention on education, and endeavor to develop, improve and foster learning, and to upgrade, enrich and adapt knowledge to an ever-changing world. This stems from the importance given by Oman to developing human resources, consolidating fact-based thinking and building educated generations capable of participating in the process of development and of efficiently and competently managing local and international changes and developments.
His late Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimour – may his soul rest in peace
Today, with a solid will and unrelenting determination, we stand at the threshold of a crucial stage of progress and development in Oman; a stage the aspirations of which you have helped to shape, in future vision ‘Oman 2040’, and contributed to the development of its economic, social and cultural direction and goals, reflecting the clear vision and worthy aspirations of a more prosperous and better future.
His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimour

Diwan of the Royal Court Leadership Competencies Framework

In the 21st century, active leadership calls for a new definition of a high-performance work environment for the present and future.
  • Readiness for the future
  • Digital fluency
  • Innovation & creativity
  • Focus on delivery
  • Critical thinking
  • Adaptability
  • Strategic implementation
  • Collaboration
  • Public-private alliance
  • Managing the new manpower

The latest programs and initiatives implemented by Institute of Capability Development

The Institute of Capability Development seeks to achieve proficiency and professionalism in government-sector performance, by fostering a culture of impactful leadership, to build a generation of Omani leaders capable of steering the course of the future.
Institute of Capability Development Initiatives

The Digital Fluency Program aims to prepare the DRC for digital transformation and the new economy. It is targeted at DRC staff, and endeavors to train them to spearhead digital transformation, thus contributing to boosting the digital national economy.

Institute of Capability Development Initiatives

The University of Oxford was chosen as the learning partner to implement this program. The Institute of Capability Development worked with the university to design learning content based on the model of leadership competencies in the new economy and to ensure that it corresponded with the needs of Assistant Directors-General.

Other Institute of Capability Development Programs & Initiatives…


The National CEO Program

Cohorts 2 & 3

The National Leadership and Competitiveness Program

line managers track

Department Directors Program

supervisory leadership in job behavior and recent trends in financial resource management (2019-2020)

Our strategic partners

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