India Leaders for Social Sector - ILSS

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Our Program

The ILSS Leadership Program is an intensive nine-day residential course designed to inspire, empower and enable high-quality talent from diverse backgrounds to play leadership roles in the development sector.

Over nine days, the best minds in the social sector—NGO heads, philanthropists, practitioners, grassroots leaders, activists, development economists, thinkers, government officials, academics and foundation heads, among others—offer our participants multiple perspectives on the challenges, complexities, nuances and opportunities in the development space.

It is our hope and endeavour that ILSS leaders step out of the program with a deeper understanding of how the social sector works and with a greater clarity on how they themselves can contribute to the country’s development agenda.

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Upcoming Events


    Date : APRIL 2019

    Venue : Ashoka University

    The next edition of the ILSS Leadership Program will take place at Ashoka University in April 2019. We will be accepting applications for the program […]

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A Unique Learning Experience

Our Alumni

Disha Agrawal, who attended the inaugural ILSS Leadership Program in January 2018, speaks about her journey into the social sector. Disha now heads strategic communication at CSF.

Disha Agrawal, ILSS January 2018
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Glimpses from ILSS

  • Learning the three Ps of social change

    Sanjay recently designed and piloted two base-level modules for a Mumbai...

  • The changemaker's guide to finding happiness

    Srikanth is Chief Executive Officer of Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship.

  • ILSS hosts Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus

    Prof Yunus addressed our alumni at an exclusive event in Mumbai.


Our Founding Story

India Leaders for Social Sector (ILSS) was set up in September 2017 with the aim of creating a learning and development organisation that will help build leadership talent for the social sector. Incubated by Central Square Foundation, we held the first edition of our flagship leadership program in January 2018 to offer senior leaders from diverse backgrounds a deeper understanding of the social sector and how they can engage more meaningfully with the task of achieving India’s development goals.