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EDP in Transformational Leadership Batch – 7

EDP in Transformational Leadership Batch - 7

Course Overview

Course Details

This program helps aspiring senior leaders take a hard close look at themselves and reassess their preparedness to handle the increasingly complex world beset with a multitude of challenges and opportunities. A broad-based exposure to the many opportunities available at leading oneself, one’s teams, and the organization shall doubtlessly lead the way to a healthier, happier, and more engaged workplace that continues to deliver exceptional results. Our continuing struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to manage one’s inner world effectively. Not only must the senior executive maintain one’s composure, but she must also role-model the unshakeable calming center in front of one’s team. Carefully designed modules shall expose the participants to the distilled wisdom from various fields, including neurosciences, management, behavioral sciences, and psychology, to lead ourselves to create healthy organizational cultures that deliver. The content is rooted in neuroscience, scholarly research, practitioner field experiences, and clinically proven methodologies. We will appreciate why the Harvard Business Review calls mindfulness the “must‐have skill for executives” and how to leverage the same for extending one’s well-being along with that of our colleagues, teams, and organizations. The Holistic Mindfulness training module is a science- and practice-based method of catapulting your personal and professional lives into the next orbit. As perceptions of mental responses to external and internal stimuli get refined, a greater sense of mastery enables overall well-being and efficacy. As Yoda wisely said, “You must unlearn what you have learned…. Do or do not. There is no try.” Here is inviting you to a journey that will transform how you look at yourself, life, and the world. Transformational results, both internal and external – as experienced by participants in the previous batches – shall surely follow.  

Course Content

On Campus Component 1 (3 days)
    • Re-imagining Multi-tasking for productive efficiency
    • The Changing Arena of Leadership
    • Self-mastery – Honing the essential leadership instrument
Programme Coverage Live Virtual Sessions
    • Mindful leadership - The Basics [1. Attention & The Now; 2. Automaticity; 3. Judgments; 4. Acceptance; 5. Goals; 6. Compassion; 7. The Ego; 8. Integration]
    • Engendering the Growth Mindset for Personal Excellence
    • Business Acumen for Leadership
    • Leadership for Competitive Advantage
    • Visioning for Leading Organizations
    • Stress Resilience for Exceptional Results
    • The Emotional Dynamics of People Mastery
    • Embedding Motivation & Inspiration
    • Delegation & Empowerment
    • Counseling for nurturing connections - Exploration, Insight, and Action
    • The Leadership Essentials
    • The Journey to Transformational Leadership
    • Sharpening the Team Mind - Communication & Collective Intelligence
    • Leveraging Diversity for business results
    • Battling and overcoming unconscious bias
    • Rewarding Teamwork
    • Using Power, Exercising Influence
    • Assessing Political Capital for leading well
    • Mastering Conflicts - Leveraging Differences to Create Opportunities
    • Negotiating Your Way to Success
    • Goal setting - The promise and the perils
    • Organization design for delivering results
    • The hidden heuristics that derail leadership decision-making:
    • Lessons from Behavioral Sciences
    • Crafting Corporate Cultures for sustained results
    • Coaching conversations for development
    • Celebrating Leadership
On Campus Component 2 – Valedictory Module (2 days)
  • Assessing one’s Developmental Networks
  • Leveraging Opportunities-in-place for leadership development
  • Lessons of Experience: What to focus upon and where
  • Being Well: Promoting Wellbeing
  • Appreciative Inquiry Summit: Looking Back, Surging Ahead

On-Campus Component


Who Should Attend

  • Mid to senior leaders seeking to break into the C-suite
  • CXO’s with cross functional responsibilities
  • Function and Department Heads handling diverse teams
  • Business Unit Leaders with P&L deliverables

Course Pedagogy

The primary method of instruction will be through LIVE lectures that will be beamed online via the Internet to student desktops/laptops or classrooms. The pedagogy will comprise lectures by XLRI faculties and will be taught with the help of case studies, experiential exercises, self-assessment, and role-plays. All enrolled students will also be provided access to our SLIQ Cloud Campus, through which students may access other learning aids, reference materials, assessments, case studies, projects, and assignments as appropriate. Students will have the flexibility to reach out to the professors throughout the course, in real-time during the class or offline, via our SLIQ Cloud Campus to raise questions and clear doubts.


A minimum of 70% attendance to the LIVE lectures is a prerequisite for completing this program. The evaluation components of the program would also include Daily Diary and Reflective Journal Assignments over and above other individual and sub-group submissions. These evaluations are designed to ensure continuous student engagement with the course and encourage learning. Participants who complete 80% of the assignments satisfactorily and meet the 70% attendance criteria will be awarded a Certificate of Successful Completion by XLRI. Participants who complete 50% of the assignments and satisfy the 70% attendance criteria will be awarded a Certificate of Participation by XLRI.  


Certificate of Successful Completion for participants successfully meeting the evaluation criteria. Certification of Participation for the others who maintain the criteria for participation. Certificate
This course does not have any sections.

This has been one of my best learning experiences. It has got me to appreciate business management in a better way.The teaching faculty have been brilliant, the TA’s have been approachable and helpful throughout the course and I would rate this course a 10 on 10 when its gauged against other similar courses offered.I have been interacting with the students who are from the other institutes at our Hughes center and I have learnt that none of those courses have the rigor that PGCBM demands. This is something I appreciate about the PGCBM course as this has forced us to study and work hard towards achieving a good grade albeit at a cost. The cost is the toll it has taken in managing the work and personal life as the course has been heavy and requires a focused study of a good 2-3 hours every day on an average. But I believe if it was not so then there would not have been any learning. With regards to the campus component I felt it was brilliantly organized and the effort put in by the VIL team is commendable. The faculty was superb, the accommodation was excellent and the food was an absolute treat.

I thank the entire XLRI team for this and hope to be associated with the XLRI family in the years to come.
Mr. Darshan Krishnamurthy – PGCBM 26

I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU…. for all that you all did when we were on campus.I wish we as HR, can be to our employees what you were to us in that week.It was one of the most hectic week but I loved every bit of it. If another week of campus stay is announced, I will register without a thought! Everything was almost perfect. Hearing, knowing of and admiring XLRI is different from experiencing it. In one word, I lived the most inspiring week of my life in Jamshedpur! Thanks again for everything.
Ms. Anindita Dey – PGCHRM 19

I am very proud to be an alumnus of the great institution ‘XLRI’ that has produced some of the greatest leaders in various fields. To have been taught by the professors at XLRI who are great academicians and who guide many global companies to drive their strategies was indeed a sought-after experience. I am very proud to have been a part of XLRI where students are not just students but managers, strategists and leaders in the making. Being an alumnus of XLRI where values and patriotism are omnipresent even today is one of my biggest achievements.
Ms. Rudrani Nalubolu – PGCHRM-14

I am proud to say that XLRI is my alma mater, and extremely happy to have done so well in the course. The best part about the VIL courses is the quality of teaching – we interact with the finest minds in the subject, and the intellectual stimulation that comes out of classroom discussions is simply mind blowing. I will always remember this one year as one of the most valuable years of my life.
Ms. Pushpa Jagadeesan – PGCHRM-13

I have had a wonderful experience as a student of the program and have learned a lot from my professors and fellow students. There are many options available in the education market to continue your education as a professional. However, the experience, exposure and access to years of research in the field of HR cannot even come close to what one can find at XLRI. Being a part of this institution makes me stand apart in the crowd and to believe in what I stand for as an HR professional. I am proud to call myself an XLRI alumnus and it is my honor to be one.
Godfrey Mitchell – PGCHRM-12

Its been an awesome ride at XLRI.I’ve meet some wonderful friends and meet some great leaders who have helped me take critical decisions of my life.I’ve already been recognized by top companies in my sector with offers from companies as renowned as pepper fry, which i had to let go cause i had a different vision.
Currently i have got an opportunity to lead the HR team of one the companies with not only the biggest vision’s in INDIA but in the world which has a vision to save millions of life’s on a click of a button and i would owe this to XLRI for giving me the XL tag, it certainly counts. i am working as a consultant though for 3 months but the opportunity is what I have always wanted lets just hope i make this count. Cheers!!!. Thanks a ton. Its just the beginning… 
Thanks a ton, Team XL.
Archie D souza – PGCHRM-20

With great pleasure and humility I would like to share this moment of happiness with my Respected Professors and Students.On 18th February 2017, I was honored  with prestigious ‘100 most Impactful CSR Leaders ( A Global Listing)’  by World CSR.The 100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders (Global Listing) is a tribute to those who are missionaries and passionate about CSR. Those Leaders who have believed that CSR Leadership must contribute to Social change are recognized. The World CSR Day pays a tribute to such leaders who are transformation agents. By recognizing Leaders who have contributed value & made a change. Such Leaders who are impactful & believe that there is a MAD (Making A Difference) approach to their workThe approach is driven by passion & commitment towards Social Change.I am really grateful towards  XLRI and  my Great Professors for the wonderful learning that helped me develop a new vision and  better approach to my work.I am a proud student of XLRI PGCHRM -20 Batch.
Kindly convey my gratitude to all the professors and batchmates who have contributed significantly for this achievement.
Vibha Natraj – PGCHRM-20

Wonder why something happens suddenly in our life? Explore not. It’s the lord who connects the dot. Such was the amazing experience when I first came to know about XLRI course. I had a quick glimpse of all the details, and thought why cannot I join this? After working for Indian Air force, for seventeen long years, I made up my mind to be an HR person, so that I can render my long term of experience so far to the organization, where I could get an opportunity to work.
The XLRI PGCHRM -21 courses gave me an extreme outlook, to enhance my HR skills to a large extent. The journey from day one was fantastic. It created a platform for getting to know each other, from different parts of the country. Each XLRI’an had many stories to share and learning experiences. In spite of all the hurdles faced by me professionally & personally during the course completion, I made it a point to succeed in all the areas of assessment. Now, a person with many master degrees in hand, feel proud and happy to say that XLRI has great impact on my career. Now after having so much of learning experience, I had been successful in dealing with many issues in my organization.
I should definitely quote here, an HR person deals with human resources, the most challenging task. It requires really great skill and learning. And I believe, XLRI has rendered me those skills. Now when I look back, I feel my quick judgement of enrolling myself in XLRI then was really a great decision.
Sreenivas.K RH-16142 – PGCHRM-21

I found the course extremely useful for working executives like me. The course coverage was exhaustive with all contemporary issues covered at length. The course pedagogy that included quizzes, assignments, mid-term and end-term exams, ensured that along with conceptual learning we also mastered the application of such concepts in real life situations. It was indeed a privilege to learn from the hugely experienced faculty, most of whom shared deep insights from the corporate world, which made our learning more practical and useful.In order to make the programme even more useful, I would like to suggest the following:
Presently, the immersion programme at XLRI campus is for a week during the entire duration of the programme. This needs to be conducted twice (a total of two weeks) during the programme. Such ‘face-to face’ interaction with the faculty is particularly helpful in having a better grasp of such courses/topics as Labour Laws, IR&PM, Collective Bargaining, Social Research Methods, etc.
On the whole, it was a great learning and enriching experience for me as a professional. I shall continue to have fond memories of the wonderful time spent in the classroom and campus with professors and co-students alike!
Arup Kumar – 26th March, 2017

Thank you all so so much for making our stay in the campus super comfortable and a memorable one. We are back at our work stations loaded with funtastic memories and friendships to be cherished forever.
Thank you all once again.
Ms. Srimoyee Basu – PGCBM 26

Campus Component was most wonderful event and it was an experience for lifetime.I never imagined myself as a student again attending classroom lectures. This was possible because of the Campus Component. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality during our stay.
Mr. Santosh Pawaskar – PGCBM 26

Though it was a VIL platform, but I didn’t observe any lack of quality in the teaching pedagogy. Faculty was always approachable. Studying through this platform was the same as studying at college.
                                           Bhim Sain Mirg – PGCBM-19

Visiting the XLRI campus is one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I appreciate the effort you and the team invested in the 1 year VIL program and CC. Hats off to the team. 
                                       Sonia Singh – PGCHRM 18