The Executive Development Programme, EDP is seen as investment in problem solving and decision-making that fits the nation. For the Ministry of Defence and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, the EDP will continue to be an important component for the development of the senior officers as aspired in the first Defence White Paper 2004, and instilled further in the following three Defence White Papers to insure building excellence in leadership and professional development.
This was stated by the Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, yesterday afternoon during the Closing Ceremony of the 16th EDP 2021. The Second Minister of Defence also emphasised the increasing importance for leaders to address change, promote progress and keep up with the ever-changing environment, particularly with the advent rise of rapid technological developments. He also highlighted that there is a need to uphold the highest level of integrity to deliver the best interests of the nation.
28 participants comprising senior officers from the Ministry of Defence and Royal Brunei Armed Forces, Royal Brunei Police Force, the Ministry of Finance and Economy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism and Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University completed the programme. Four foreign participants from the Republic of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Republic of the Philippines, and the Republic of Singapore participated in the 3-month programme that aimed to provide knowledge and training for senior executives on perspectives and conceptual frameworks within the field of public policy and management. It took place at officers' Mess, Bolkiah Garrison.
Source: Radio Television Brunei