INSEAD launches leadership program with Eruditus

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INSEAD, No. 1 in Businessweek’s 2010 international B-School ranking of international business schools, is launching a specially designed 11-month leadership programme for senior executives in India. The ‘INSEAD Leadership Programme for Senior Indian Executives’ [ILPSIE] will start from the next academic year in August 2011.

ILPSIE is a one year program with monthly learning interventions which provides its participants a global business perspective with an Indian context.  The USP of the programme is its immersion weeks – taught by INSEAD faculty, predominantly at the INSEAD campuses in Singapore and Fontainbleau, France along with  India and its participants will be offered alumni status. INSEAD hence is the first global business school to offer such a medium term management development programme (MDP) for Indian executives.

The program offers a mix of functional courses such as accounting, finance, marketing and strategy as well as experiential, skill-enhancing coursework in areas such as negotiations, persuasion and influence, communication and coaching, to enhance senior executives’ leadership capabilities.

INSEAD has signed up Eruditus, as its programme partner in India, with the aim to transform Corporate India’s senior executives into great business leaders. Mr Chaitanya Kalipatnapu, Director, Eruditus, said, “Eruditus’ goal is to bring quality business education from global business schools of repute to India’s high growth organizations and senior leadership talent. We are very excited to be partnering with INSEAD in bringing this much needed programme to India’s burgeoning leadership talent pool”.

Prof. Paddy Padmanabhan, John H. Loudon Professor of International Management at INSEAD and co-programme director for ILPSIE, said, “The launch of ILPSIE demonstrates our commitment to work with India’s future business leaders. With unmatched international experience, the programme will enhance leadership skills of senior executives and help them face the challenges created by the huge business opportunities in India.”

The program would be conducted under the supervision of 18 INSEAD faculty members led by programme directors Prof. Paddy Padmanabhan and Prof. Bala Vissa. It would feature learnings from INSEAD’s Global Leadership Centre (IGLC) in enhancing leaders’ effectiveness. The program components include 360 degree feedback, individual and group coaching, a capstone business simulation and ongoing project work.

Prof. Bala Vissa, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD and co-programme director, said, “ILPSIE has been tailored to address the relative scarcity of general management and leadership skills in fast growing Indian companies. This programme aims to transforms the thinking and behaviour of participants to accelerate and drive effective change”.

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