Self-Awareness & Self-Control

Putting People Frist

Leading Others

XLRI presents the Executive Development Program in Building Leadership Competencies (BLC). This program is focused on how leaders see their roles, how they derive sense from their work, and how they can assess their own journey. It is tailor-made to enhance your abilities as a responsible leader, and is delivered through a direct-to-device, interactive learning mechanism.


  • Become aware of your purpose and values
  • Learn to face challenges and dilemmas in living up to your values
  • Deepen your knowledge on different types of changes and relevant leadership competencies
  • Strengthen your ability to co-create a desired future for the society as a whole
  • Gain insights and learn about your current leadership competencies and track your progress


Certificate from XLRI
upon course completion
Course content structure
designed by XLRI
Lectures imparted by eminent
faculty & practitioners
Exposure to practical
examples, cases & exercises
Real-time virtual interactive
live sessions using
direct-to-device technology
Convenient schedule:
weekend classes of 3 hours
per week over 4 months

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Module 1
Foundations of responsible leadership

We will briefly explore key dimensions for responsible leadership, such as the
ability to co-create a compelling future and adapting to challenges easily.

Module 2
Co-creating a compelling vision

Participants will partner up in small teams to create a people–centric vision and identify key adaptive challenges faced by people and organisations in India.

Module 3
The quest for integrity

This Module will take you to your inner space, in which, as an emerging leader you will be continuously challenged to find a balance between physical, mental and emotional demands.

Module 4
Nurturing collective leadership

You will further widen your knowledge of the key aspects of leading teams and learning specific concepts and instruments for enhancing your leadership skills.

Module 5
Journey ahead

You will record your thoughts on your future, personal and professional journeys in the form of a ‘yatra patra’. This map will serve as a key reference point in navigating your progress in strengthening your leadership capabilities.


The pedagogy will comprise leadership facilitation using German Theme Centered Interaction techniques. Thus, the program will make extensive use of andrological tools instead of one-sided lectures seated in closed classrooms. In small group activities and using individual exercises, you will get familiarized with the specific leadership concepts that are key to ensuring the success in your career path.

Mode of Delivery

D2D (Direct to Device) – The program delivery will happen through LIVE online lectures which will be beamed to participants’ desktops/laptops

4 Months
Course Schedule
Weekend classes
Class Frequency
3 Hours every Sunday 10.30 am to 01.30 pm

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum five years of work experience
  • Minimum qualification: Graduation

Who Should Apply?

Mid-level and senior level managers who would like to hone their leadership skills and aspire for leadership roles in their organisations.

Admission Schedule

Application Start Date 1st June, 2017
Application End Date 28th August, 2017
List of Selected Candidates 5th September, 2017
Inaugural Session 10th September, 2017
Regular Session 17th September, 2017

Total Fees Payment and Installment Schedule

Application Fee Rs. 25000 + Tax
Installment I Rs. 15,000 + Tax | On or Before: 3rd September, 2017
Installment II Rs. 25,000 + Tax | On or Before: 3rd November, 2017
Total Fees Rs. 65,000 + Tax


Dr. I. S. F. Irudayaraj

M.S.W. (Madras), Ph.D. (Osmania)

Worked with Loyola College (Madras), Centre for organization Development (Hyderabad) & Academy of Human Resources development (Hyderabad). Rendered consultancy services to many public and private organizations. A life member of NHRD network. Training experience spans over three decades with measures as days of ‘Leadership Training and Coaching’ accumulating beyond 5,000 days. Areas of interest include organization Development & Change, Developing vision, mission & value congruence, Building Organization Culture, personality Development through Transactional Analysis, Leadership, Team Building and Counseling.

Ram Kumar Kakani

B. Tech (Andhra Univ.), FPM (IIM Calcutta)

Ram is associated with XLRI Jamshedpur for the past 15+ years. Earlier he started his career as a technocrat in the corporate manufacturing sector & then gradually moved towards the academic sector with a focus towards honing aspects related to Finance-Performance Strategy trilogy at the IIM Calcutta. In the last few years, Ram has moved towards Leadership domain, practicing his leadership development skills with focus on Public Administrators as Director of National Center for Leadership Development & Competency Assessment (NCLDCA), a Government of India initiative. Ram is certified as a Leadership Coach, Facilitator and Trainer for entry-level & mid-level IAS and other Civil Service officers by CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) USA & GIZ Germany. Thus, his areas of interest include a gamut ranging from Business Analysis to Leadership Development.