As the business landscape evolves with new market realities, disruptive technologies, work-from-home as the 'new normal', and managing teams virtually, the role of the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) has become intrinsically complex. The new-age CHROs need to be agile in thinking and strategic in their approach towards building innovative HR practices resulting in a long-lasting shared workforce resilience.

Joining XLRI VIL's Senior Executive Development Programme in Building Future CHROs will help you understand the unique dynamics of strategic HRM, and gain skills needed to build and implement innovative and future-ready HR strategies. Anchor your career-growth and transition into a future-ready CHRO to steer your business towards growth, with insight, innovation and strategy in HR practices.


  • Acquire the skills to translate and articulate high-level organisational goals and strategies into an effective and agile human resource strategy
  • Become an effective agent of change management to plan and lead the organisational culture and growth strategy
  • Gain the ability to continuously scout, acquire and develop key talent resources in the organisation
  • Design and implement organisational structures that complement the business strategies
  • Explore and understand the applications of analytics to make data-driven business decisions
  • Explore how to motivate individual and team performance, design incentive systems, and create an attractive work environment
  • Learn about leadership, HR's role as an influencer, and effective communication practices in the context of the 21st century workplace
  • Gain insights into the changing 'new age employee' and organisation relationship along with strategies to improve it


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      Coming Soon


      10 Months
      (Live Online Sessions - 3 Hours/ week
      Sunday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)


      INR 2,50,000 + GST (exclusive of application fee)

    Who is this Programme For

    This programme is ideal for:

    • Senior HR and learning and development managers, soon-to-assume HR head or CHRO role and are responsible for managing a large workforce
    • CHROs, business heads and organisational development leaders keen on improving the company’s human capital strategy and aligning it to the business goals
    • HR specialists and consultants interested in improving strategic decision-making and business outcomes for their client organisations
    • Senior managers or leaders from other business functions aspiring to be a CHRO
    • Entrepreneurs and business owners seeking to leverage effective people management strategies for business growth
    • ELIGIBILITY - HR professionals with graduation (10+2+3) in any discipline from a recognised university with minimum 10 years of work experience.
    • Experience in the HRM field/ people management is preferred.

    Programme Modules & Faculty


    • Understanding strategy – reviewing strategy and its impact on organisational process
    • Deriving HR strategy from organisational strategy
    • Understanding HR and strategy fit and strategic alignment
    • HR’s role in managing change
      • HRM issues in M&A and JV
      • HRM in related versus unrelated expansion
      • HRM in globalisation
    • Role of Structure and culture in
      influencing strategy and vice versa
    • Talent development strategy
    • Succession planning, career planning and managing extra organisational networks
    • Talent development modes and impact
    • Understanding motivation – the current theoretical stage
    • Designing pay philosophy – pay strategy and pay mix
    • Performance management – the why and how of it
    • Pay for performance – short-term and long-term incentives
    • Understanding leadership from a personal & organisational leadership perspective
    • Leadership and communication
      • HR’s role in leading the organisation through transactional and transformational leadership
    • HR managers as influencers
    • HR leader’s role in managing and leading change & business transformation
    • Key aspects of IR in India
    • Labour laws – a refresh of the various legislations and its impact on industries
    • Preparing for Automation of jobs by exploring new-age industrial and employee relationships
    • Key developments in marketing management/ sales and branding
    • Key roles in marketing and sales and their performance measurement
    • Marketing the HR function
    • Understanding key concepts in finance
    • Finance and HRM
    • Understanding key concepts in operations management
    • HR and TQM/ planning, scheduling and HRM
    • How to understand and interpret Data
    • Using Data to answer or ask HR questions
    • Software that enable HR analytics
    • No programme is a success unless you can apply what you have learnt! To that effect, this hands-on capstone project enables you to assimilate your learnings from the theoretical concepts in the modules within the framework of real-world business challenges. Throughout the project journey, you will be guided by experienced faculty and industry practitioners.


    Dr M. Srimannarayana
    Dr M. Srimannarayana


    Human Resource Management

    Dr M. Srimannarayana, a Gold medallist in M.A. (I.R. & PM) from Andhra University, has a doctorate from Utkal University on Training and Development in Public Sector Undertakings. Dr Srimannarayana has presented several refereed papers in notable international conferences and has published articles in national and international journals. His primary research interests include staffing, training needs assessment and training evaluation. He has spearheaded various consultants projects and customised MDPs on HR policy, training and HRD for leading companies, government departments and state governments.

    Dr L. Gurunathan
    Dr L. Gurunathan

    Associate Professor,

    Human Resource Management & Strategic Management

    Prof. Gurunathan is a Fellow of IIM Ahmedabad, and his teaching expertise lies in executive compensation, strategic human resource management, as well as wage determination and administration. He is a prolific trainer and has been a prominent consultant to the Sixth Pay Commission, Government of India, NPCIL, TCIL and Reliance India Limited to name a few. His research work has also been published in various national and international peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

    Programme Fee

    Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
    Coming Soon 10 Months Live Online Sessions - 3 Hours/ week
    Sunday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    INR 2,50,000 + GST (exclusive of application fee)
    Deadline Application Fee
    Round 1 Nov 25, 2020 INR 2,500 + GST
    Round 2 Dec 21, 2020 INR 2,500 + GST
    Remarks Instalment Amount
    Instalment 1 Within 7 days of Selection INR 50,000 + GST
    Instalment 2 Jan 6, 2021 INR 70,000 + GST
    Instalment 3 Apr 6, 2021 INR 70,000 + GST
    Instalment 4 Jul 6, 2021 INR 60,000 + GST

    Student Loan Details

    Loan Amount Available Tenure (months) EMI
    INR 2,80,250 36 INR 10,361


    • The above EMI’s are indicative. The EMI’s offered by each of the loan providers might vary from the above figures, depending upon tenure and loan amount to be disbursed.
    • Other EMI tenures available (Months):
      Propelld: 6/12/18/24/30/36/42/48
      Eduvanz: 12/24/36/48
    Please visit Students Loans and Financing for details on how to avail a student loan.


    This programme includes live online classes. To attend a live online class you will need to have a PC/Laptop/Mac with

    • Speakers and microphone: built-in or a USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
    • Webcam: built-in or USB plug-in
    • Processor: with Dual Core 2Ghz or higher (i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent)
    • RAM: 4 GB or higher
    • OS: Either MacOS 10.7 or higher OR Windows 8 or higher
    • An internet connection: Minimum bandwidth of 3.0 Mbps (up/down)
    • Browser: IE 11+, Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
    • Zoom software client installed on your PC/Laptop/Mac

    We use the Zoom software application to conduct live online classes. Zoom works on a variety of PCs/Laptops/Mac systems and also on phones and tablets. You can join your live online class from a phone or tablet if it supports the Zoom client. We recommend that you attend classes from a PC/Laptop/Mac.