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The Virtual Interactive Learning (VIL) arm of XLRI offers a portfolio of 12 months consolidated course in ‘Senior Leadership'. The course aims to provide an opportunity to study and earn a Postgraduate Certificate in Senior Leadership (PGCSL) while working. The course is being offered by XLRI in collaboration with its technical partners of virtual classroom.

Programme Objectives

The programme aims to transform self through coaching and strengthening management foundations: transforming the business they lead by setting direction and a rigorous focus on implementation. In a senior role, it's crucial that one have the right blend of soft skills and a strategic mindset to achieve specific performance outcomes at one's organization. The PGCSL equips one with the critical skills to lead one's organization to success.

Course Content
    Module I - Strengthening the foundation

    • Anchors of Leadership
      • Self-assessment
      • Concept of leadership
    • Dynamics of markets
      • Understanding customers and markets Operations and supply chain management
      • Strategic Marketing & pricing techniques
    • Visioning and Communicating
      • Visioning and goal setting
      • Effective communication (for internal & external stakeholders)

    Module II - Setting the direction - Strategic thinking

    • Strategic Thinking
      • Organizational strategy
      • Entrepreneurial thinking
    • Building a responsible organization: Sustainability and ethics
      • Stakeholder management and Sustainability
      • Building an ethical organization
    • Creating corporate value
      • Finance & accounting for the leaders/Non-finance executives
      • Corporate strategy - alliances and M&A and Valuation

    Module III: - Strategy implementation

    • Organisational structure and HR alignment
      • Designing organizational structure and controls
      • Leveraging human resources
    • Creating High-performance teams
      • Designing appropriate incentive systems
      • Building teams
    • Managing at scale
      • Managing growth and new businesses
      • Managing large projects

    Module IV:- Leading Change

    • Conflicts management and negotiations
      • Conflict resolution
      • Effective negotiations
    • Business turn-around management
    • Corporate culture, creativity and innovation
      • Instilling high-performance culture
      • Designing creativity and innovation

Project: Individual project will involve identification of leadership challenges and opportunities within the participant's organization. The issues will be fine-tuned through a series of interactions with programme faculty / Coaching/ workshops during campus component.

Course Pedagogy
  • An intensive program useful from a corporate management view point
  • 5 days of intensive learning at XLRI campus
  • Project-based courses
  • Case methods
  • Group work
  • Assignments
  • Graduation from a recognized university.
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience after completing graduation.
  • Performance in personal interviews.
  • Basic knowledge of computer.
  • The programme is targeted for the elite group of senior managers- proven- business leaders with zeal to accelerate both Organizational and personal growth.
Fee Structure

The total course fee is Rs. 3, 30,000/- which can be paid in five installments plus GST as applicable. The course fee is inclusive of books, study materials and the Campus Visit fee of Rs. 40,000/-.

Campus Visit

Participants get the opportunity of staying at the XLRI, Jamshedpur for 5 days of intensive campus learning. The exact date and schedule will be announced well in advance so that they can arrange for leaves from their respective organizations. During the period of their stay on campus participants will have the opportunity to take part in intensive classroom and group learning sessions. The campus component fees need to be paid separately before the start of the 5-day campus visit.

Assessment and Evaluation

The examination and evaluation required for certification shall be carried out by XLRI Jamshedpur. The faculty members teaching their respective courses will choose the method of evaluation most appropriate to the course.


After successful completion of this program, students will be conferred with "Postgraduate Certificate in Senior Leadership Management" directly by XLRI Jamshedpur.