Programme genesis

In the turbulent world of today, it is critically important for organisations to build and develop a reservoir of leadership capabilities that will continue to steer the organisation towards success and effectiveness. This workshop is designed to give participants a head-start or a boost to take on leadership roles at middle and senior levels in organisations.


The programme is designed to encourage and facilitate a process whereby participants develop:

  • An understanding and appreciation of the critical challenges before organisations call for leadership responses
  • Awareness and assessment of their own leadership behaviour, styles and effectiveness
  • A wider choice of behavioural options in exercising leadership
  • Clarity about the areas of their development to enhance leadership competence


  • Case analysis
  • Role plays
  • Simulation exercises
  • Group discussions
  • Personal development plan
  • Lecture discussions

Programme content

  • Getting to grips with today’s business challenges
  • Re-examining the role of leadership
  • Developing, promoting, and sustaining organizational vision
  • Developing strategic thinking capabilities
  • Adapting leadership to situational contexts
  • Influencing, inspiring, and developing people
  • Getting the best performance from people
  • Building high-performance teams
  • Driving change in the organization
  • Developing and sustaining a dynamic organizational culture

Programme Directors

Dr. Keith C. D'souza

Honorary Visiting Faculty, Organisation & Leadership Studies

Dr. Mihir Ajgaonkar

Associate Professor and Chair Organisation & Leadership Studies

Dr. Mihir Ajgaonkar has obtained a Ph.D. from the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, with a focus on Organizational Citizenship Behavior. He has completed Certification in Intervention for Strategic HRM & Change, from Ross Business School, University of Michigan.

He holds a professional experience of 36 years, with 28 years in the industry and 8 years in academics.  During his career in the industry, he led senior HR roles in eminent organizations within the hospitality, IT and Consulting, Construction Equipment, Financial Services, Heavy Engineering, Defense, and Power sectors.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the programme, participants are expected to:

  • Think and feel better-equipped to take on higher-level leadership roles
  • Be better able to motivate, develop and empower their teams more effectively
  • Develop a strategic bent of mind that will enable them to drive business objectives
  • Take on greater ownership of the company’s vision and goals
  • Have the capacity to build and manage teams toward greater synergy and performance
  • Know how to shape organizational culture to cope with contemporary environmental challenges

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