Session 1: Leaders as Mentors
Objectives: Understanding growth stages of a start-up, identifying measures for impact the venture aims to create, balancing economic value and social impact. Choosing appropriate points of intervention, e.g. goals, mental models, values, reinforcement, identity and self-concept. Build excellence in mentoring through directive and non-directive coaching.

Projects: Mentor 2 start-ups selected by Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), identify impact areas.

Facilitator: Prof. Kavil Ramachandran and Prof. S. Ramnarayan

Session 2: Leaders as Teachers
Objectives: Using the well-known framework of the “teachable point of view” (Noel Tichy, 2002), we will discuss the cases of leaders who have used teaching as a successful route to influence and drive change. These sessions will also help you in understanding how to use appropriate, pedagogy and audience engagement strategies to express your current tacit knowledge for the benefit of your clients and colleagues.

Projects: Evolving and crafting a teachable point of view, teaching/co-teaching a class, co-authoring a case study, creating a MOOC offering. 

Facilitator: Prof. Chandrasekhar Sripada

Session  3: Leaders as Applied Researchers
Objectives: The focus of this module is to use applied research in corporate decision making. This module will start with problem-framing to ensure you focus on the problems worth solving and that have strategic and transformational impact on your client’s company. This will be followed by identifying forward looking metrics that matter and have strong predictive power. As you will appreciate, in the new world of big data, organizations have to leverage information for market informed decisions.  Last, you will be introduced to options thinking which requires flexibility and agility from organizations to react to uncertainties and dynamic market environment.

Project: Conference presentation, Whitepaper

Facilitator: Prof Rajendra Srivastava