About Programme

The Stepping into Leadership Programme from ISB is the rock-solid foundation for your managerial career.

Based on three major tenets of leadership – introspection, understanding team dynamics and change management – this programme will help you lead with confidence as you build on your skills, motivate others and impactfully manage change.

Date & Venue


Programme Fee


Key Learnings

The 3-day learning experience of this comprehensive programme will help you build a solid base for your managerial journey.

  1. You will learn to be focused yet flexible
  2. You will learn to balance fearless agility with empathy and lead with courage
  3. You will understand how to blend excellent team communication
  4. You will be able to build Cultural Intelligence that delivers impactful solutions
  5. Understand broad themes – Introspection, Understanding team dynamics, Change Management

Who should attend?

Middle to senior managers holding designations such as AVP, Regional Manager, Account Manager, Analyst, etc. from across industries.

Organisational Benefits

  1. Develop a pipeline of future leaders equipped to deliver in dynamic scenarios
  2. Set down organisational best practices that help build future leaders
  3. Equip your key business leaders with the necessary skills like conflict management, trust-building and enabling win-win partnerships that favourably impact your organisation’s bottom line

Individual Benefits

  1. Step up to the next level of leadership with the niche skills essential today
  2. Evolve into an effective change agent
  3. Discover how to continually reinvent yourself with ongoing learning


Mitchell Watkins 

is a visiting faculty from the London Business School and has worked as a consultant with many companies in organisational and management development for over thirty years. In recent years, he has undertaken consultancy assignments for Deloitte, Exxon, Shell International, Reed Elsevier, Diageo, Pfizer and Unilever.

For the past ten years at the Indian School of Business, he has taught a number of programmes for Senior Managers of major Indian organisations.

Day 1

  1. Introduction to the programme
  2. Personal Introductions and expectations
  3. Introduction to SDI

Day 2

  1. Leading in demanding times
  2. Being connected
  3. Listening as a leader
  4. 360-feedback

Day 3

  1. Relating styles
  2. Work interests schedule
  3. Performance management
  4. Creating effective teams
  5. Delegation

Day 4

  1. Change leadership
  2. Gaining commitment to change 
  3. Transferring your learning back to work

Thank you for submitting your details. You will receive the brochure on your email shortly.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the duration of the programme?

Each programme varies, please find the information in the ‘download brochure’ section.


Once I have submitted the application, when will I hear from you?

We’ll acknowledge receipt of your application by email within 24 hours, providing it’s received during normal working hours (Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 05:00 IST).


Is financial aid available?

No, there is no financial aid available for this programme.


How do we cancel after applying?

Cancellation notification must be made in writing to Marketing Services.


Will I need a car?

No, if you are in residence, you will not need a car.