ISB - Darden Global Strategy and Leadership Programme

A business driven by strong values is often a very successful venture. From the customers who engage with it, to the people who drive its success, every stakeholder is impacted by the organisation’s value system. Values shape a company’s vision, mission and strategy. In a global and rapidly changing economic landscape, this can very well become a business advantage.

The ‘ISB-Darden Global Strategy and Leadership Programme’ (GSLP) is designed to give top and senior executives a sense of purpose, and provide a leadership and strategic perspective on their businesses. It will focus on equipping an individual to lead strategically in today’s environment of rapid change, new possibilities and growing globalisation. Special emphasis will be ascribed to creating a sustained winning edge, using values, shared vision and purpose as a business advantage. The programme will also create a roadmap for the professional future of the individual and the teams, in synergy with the organisation’s values and mission.

Dates and Venue

July 27, 2018 - July 31, 2018
INR 6,00,000 plus taxes
Phase1:July 27 - 31, 2018 at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India
October 22, 2018 - October 26, 2018
Phase2: October 22 - 26, 2018 Darden Campus, Virginia

Who should attend

  • Top and Senior Executives involved in the development of business strategy, like CEOs, and heads of enterprises, business units, functions, strategic planning, etc.
  • Senior Executives of large and medium-sized enterprises who are, or will be, responsible for strategy execution in their firms
  • Executives who are responsible for competing in global markets


This is a unique opportunity for participants to attend programmes in two of the top global schools, viz Darden and the Indian School of Business, to share strategic perspectives from one another’s firms, as well as with international peers/participants during the Darden module, in addition to:

  • Learning to lead with a set of core values and convictions
  • Becoming familiar with research-based global frameworks that will contribute to strategy formulation and implementation
  • Exploring concepts and skills associated with successful business endurance, evaluating business models and new opportunities
  • Creating a positive environment and inspiring direction for all stakeholders
  • Developing a leadership style personalised to one’s own strengths.


  • Alicon Castalloy Limited
  • Alliance for American Manufacturing
  • Engineering Project Management Northrop Grumman
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • International Policy Department of Defense
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.
  • Levi Strauss India Pvt Ltd
  • Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Cooperation
  • New City Arts Initiative
  • Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Saudi Telecom Company
  • The School District of Palm Beach County
  • World Wildlife Fund, Inc.


Amir Ullah Khan teaches at the ISB’s Centre of Executive Education and at the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

U Srinivasa Rangan holds the Luksic Chair Professorship in Strategy and Global Studies at Babson College.

S Venkataraman is MasterCard Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.

Alec Horniman teaches ethics, strategy and leadership at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.

R Edward Freeman is University Professor; Elis and Signe Olsson, Professor of Business Administration; Academic Director, Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics; Academic Director, Institute for Business in Society.

David L Newkirk is Strategy and Leadership Adviser; Former CEO, Darden Executive Education.

Bidhan L. Parmar is Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business