A path-setting comprehensive ‘Digital Leadership Competency Framework’ developed and copyrighted globally by BIBF

A path-setting comprehensive ‘Digital Leadership Competency Framework’ developed and copyrighted globally by BIBF

The Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance (BIBF), the leading training and career development provider in the region, has developed a unique, comprehensive Digital Leadership Competency Framework (DLCF) and successfully obtained its global copyrights.

BIBF’s Head of Leadership & Management Centre, Dr. Abdulla Bader Alsada, who played a pivotal role in leading this digital leadership development initiative, stated, “We’re proud to announce that the BIBF’s Leadership & Management Centre has developed a comprehensive framework that forms the cornerstone for organisations in today’s digital era. The DLCF is comprehensive enough for organisations to use as an independent framework for different positions and competencies or can be customised and merged with their current competency framework.”

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Moovala, Lead Consultant, developed the DLCF after significant research, focus groups’ input and global benchmarking. The DLCF provides a unique perspective on digital leadership, highlighting the competency clusters, competencies and competency definitions for five levels of employees, namely, C-Suite/Senior managerial level; Middle managerial level, Front line managerial level, Non-managerial and Graduate levels.

The BIBF Director Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh stated, “The BIBF is continuously at the forefront in undertaking development initiatives in topical areas, and aligns itself to the ever-changing work environment by meeting the requirements of the corporate world. The DLCF is a significant step to support organisations in their digital journey.”

The new digital workplace is having an impact on established organisational roles and responsibilities. In particular, this framework equips employees with the required competencies to think and act more strategically in a digitally disruptive world.