Transitioning into leadership

A program for women executives by IIM Calcutta

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Program Introduction


Transitioning into Leadership: A Programme for Women Executives by IIM Calcutta, intends to sensitize participants to the transformation of women in organizations from managerial roles to leadership positions, and subsequently attempts to equip the participants with both theoretical and applied skills that would guide them to navigate their paths through the complex processes of managerial renovations. In the process, they would engage with a variety of executive dimensions that require leadership vision, self-exploration and understanding, skills, applications and articulations. How do women in the corporate become effective leaders is the broad question this program intends to respond to at various levels of managerial, administrative and political crossroads.

Program Objectives

Transformation from managerial to leadership roles for working women professionals.
The programme will include the following objectives:

  • Issues faced by women in decision making processes in organizations
  • Leading and managing teams
  • General management overview of organisation functioning
  • Leadership communication
  • Strategic leadership
  • Human resource management for gender diversity
  • Building one’s leadership potential
  • Legal perspectives for working women in India
  • Identity and social networking
  • Working women in emerging markets

Program Highlights

Alumni status
from IIM Calcutta
Certificate by IIM Calcutta
on successful completion of the program
6 days of in-campus sessions
at IIM Calcutta
Live Virtual Interactive
Learning platform at a Times
Learning Centre in your city
Blend of lectures,
real life case studies, quizzes
and assignments
Convenient Schedule
for working professionals

Course Content

Women in management: An introduction to specific issues women face as they navigate their careers in organizations.

  • Confronting problems faced by women in organizations
  • Economics of contemporary women labour force in the corporate
  • History of global gender theories

Leading and managing teams

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Conflict management
  • Effective negotiations
  • Managing and leading Teams

Bird’s eye view of organizational functioning

  • Finance (2 sessions)
  • Marketing (2 sessions)
  • Operations (2 sessions)
  • Management of Systems (2 sessions)
  • Entrepreneurial Skills (2 sessions)

Leadership communication

  • Persuasion and Argumentation
  • Thinking through a management situation
  • Presentation skills

Strategic leadership

  • Strategic leadership

Human resource management for gender diversity

  • Human resource management for gender diversity
  • Building one’s leadership potential
  • Self-awareness
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Coaching and Mentoring

Legal perspectives for women in India

Identity and social networking

Working women in emerging markets

Eligibility Criteria

Working women executives with at least 50% graduation / post-graduation and at least 5 years of managerial experience.

Who Should Apply?

Working women professionals with at least 5 years of managerial experience in top companies

career achievement
Women family
business professionals

Admission Schedule

Online Application Start Date 24th July, 2017
Date of Interview (First Round) To be notified
First In-campus Module Start Date December, 2017


Program fees: 2,00,000/- plus applicable tax. (Payable in 3 installments)
Campus visit fees: 36,000/- plus applicable tax. Payable at the time of campus visit