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ISB Executive Education | Emerging Leaders Programme

Enhance your leadership skills

Course Snapshot

  • FeeINR 3,75,000 + Taxes
  • Work Experience5 - 15 Years
  • Duration7 Months
  • Delivery MethodBlended- Online

Course Detail

Programme Overview:

The rapidly transforming digital world has redefined leadership responsibilities and requires a new class of leaders with a unique combination of strong technical know-how and effective interpersonal skills. New organisational challenges demand leaders who are more resilient to changing times and are better at leading and making decisions in uncertainty.

The Emerging Leaders Programme (ELP) is designed to help you fast-track your growth in the early stages of your career as a manager. As you step up in your path towards leadership, this programme builds a firm foundation to power your success in current and future roles.

Build a deeper understanding of operations, marketing, innovation and change to develop a cross-functional business approach. Develop a 360-degree perspective of how various functions align with the broader strategy of your organisation. Understand what makes you 'YOU' and explore your leadership style. Empower your team by delegating, role modelling and engaging effectively. Bring newly gained insights into your daily work life to drive higher performance both now and in the future as you build your track record of success as a future leader.

Programme Outcomes:

  • Craft your leadership development plan to lead teams with greater authenticity, empathy, and purpose.
  • Identify opportunities for growth and innovation unleashed by the digital revolution and a globalising economy.
  • Understand the challenges of modern business management.
  • Master a cross-functional approach to collaboration and delivering business outcomes.

Programme Highlights:

  • Experiential Learning through Action Learning Projects
  • Virtual sessions.
  • Career Progression workshops.
  • Self-paced async sessions.
  • Campus Immersion.
  • Industry perspective sessions.

Desired Candidate Profile

Emerging Leaders Programme (ELP) is crafted for forward-thinking, high-potential executives with 5 - 15 years of work experience who are seeking to play an expanded role in driving corporate strategy and success. Ideal profiles include:

  • Individuals who have recently transitioned into managerial roles and are looking to gain a cross-functional overview of the business and assess and sharpen their abilities for leadership success.
  • Individual contributors with 5-10 years of work experience who have been identified as outstanding prospects for leadership tracks within the organisation.
  • Young business leaders/owners or next-gen directors of family-managed businesses will also benefit from this programme.

Course Modules

Module 1: Building Business Foundations

  • Build shared business knowledge and management foundation as a first step to starting your transformative leadership journey.
  • Build a strong foundation with some of the critical concepts required to lead effectively.
  • Complete introductory courses in accounting, statistics, managerial economics, an critical thinking to start on a level playing field.
  • Improve your organisational management and decision-making ability and gain a unique industry perspective in a changing business world.
  • Understand and appreciate the complexities associated with diverse parties and agendas in negotiation.
  • Increase awareness of your own negotiation style.
  • Learn about marketing, financial analysis, and operations with a shared vision and optimally utilize the resources at hand.
  • Understand the emerging and future business trends via market research and learn how to present your findings with greater impact.
  • In this module, you will also prepare yourself to craft your Action Learning Project (ALP). You will work with faculty and peers to identify and clearly define a business problem with transformative potential. Your faculty mentor will work with you to define.
  • problem hypotheses and how you could test them.

Module 2: Leading People and Change

  • Learn invaluable lessons on how to form your personal leadership strategy.
  • Develop an understanding of how to develop and be committed to enhancing your leadership skills through changing times.
  • Identify your strengths and gaps and receive 360o feedback from faculty and peers.
  • Learn to lead and manage stakeholders effectively by engaging in case studies, simulations, and role play.
  • Learn how to use storytelling as a communication tool to catalyse your personal brand.
  • Attend the first ELP career progression workshop to establish your personal brand.
  • Apply the learnings from the previous module to provide a comprehensive assessment of your business problem and formulate an initial solution for your Action Learning Project (ALP).

Module 3: Creating Business Value

  • Bring newly gained insights in-between modules into your daily work tasks to drive results and create business value.
  • Learn about new and advanced digital technologies and their applications to transform products, processes, and business models.
  • Explore the business drivers of technology-related decisions in firms.
  • Equip yourself with skills, tools, and frameworks to formulate and implement competitive strategies for your firm
  • Gain industry perspective to explore and create new-age business opportunities.
  • Enable user-centric thinking in your organisation with practical skills such as design thinking.
  • Learn to embrace and inspire a culture of innovation and change.
  • Rewire your leadership mindset for the future and mitigate the effects of disruption with innovation at scale.
  • Attend focused career progression workshops on networking effectively and crafting your career development plan.

Module 4: Driving Customer Excellence

  • Drive customer excellence by understanding customer value propositions in business markets.
  • Join engaging conversations with industry practitioners and entrepreneurs in an exclusive roundtable event.
  • Complete a thorough self-assessment of your business problem with reflections from your learnings complemented with guidance from faculty and your peer group.
  • Present your comprehensive Action Learning Project (ALP).