On the 31st of March 2014, the Institute of Capability Development was officially inaugurated with the gracious blessing of His late Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said bin Taimour – may his soul rest in peace – to work on developing Diwan of Royal Court staff capabilities across all echelons, especially at the middle- and upper-management and leadership levels.
Aspiring to be a model for purposeful leadership, the Institute of Capability Development enjoys a well-earned reputation in the Diwan of Royal Court for adopting the best and most updated management methods and practices for training. It has also set a long-term vision for the development needs of Diwan’s human resources. The Institute of Capability Development has developed a framework of future competencies that Diwan staff must possess, and this is the guiding force behind the training calendar every year, which covers such topics as leadership and innovation in the government sector, digital fluency and strategic thinking.
The very first of ICD’s activities kicked off in early 2014, when it launched the maiden issue of its informational bulletin ‘Kafaat’ (Capabilities), following which it prepared and rolled out a set of training programs in February and March 2018. This coincided with the soft-opening stage which spanned nearly three years, until 2017.
The soft-opening stage saw the establishment of the ICD internal regulations and the development of a wide range of training programs in collaboration with our strategic partners from different international organizations.