INSEAD deepens Asia presence into India
Launches 1 year Leadership Programme for Senior Indian Executives
Mumbai, November 24, 2010 – INSEAD, one of the world’s largest graduate international business schools, and recently ranked No. 1 in Businessweek’s 2010 ranking of international business schools, is deepening its reach in Asia by launching a specially designed 11-month leadership programme in India. ‘INSEAD Leadership Programme for Senior Indian Executives’ [ILPSIE] begins from the next academic year in August 2011.
ILPSIE will be conducted at INSEAD’s global campuses in France and Singapore along with seamless immersions in India, and offers alumni status to the participants. INSEAD has thus become the first top-rated global business school to offer such a management development programme for Indian executives.
Addressing mediapersons in Mumbai, Prof. Paddy Padmanabhan, who is the 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.”
Under the supervision of 18 outstanding faculty led by programme directors Prof. Paddy Padmanabhan and Prof. Bala Vissa, the programme will also leverage work done by INSEAD’s Global Leadership Centre (IGLC) in enhancing leaders’ effectiveness. Components such as a 360O degree feedback, individual and group coaching, a capstone business simulation and ongoing project work will help participants realize their true leadership potential.
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”.
Rooted in the Indian context and with global business perspective, ILPSIE is a one year Programme with monthly learning interventions. The mainstay of the programme is its immersion weeks – taught by INSEAD faculty, predominantly at the INSEAD campuses in Singapore and Fontainbleau, France. With 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, the programme strives to transform senior executives’ leadership capabilities.
The programme is being introduced in association with Eruditus, INSEAD’s 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”.
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