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Another cohort joins the ILSS journey

Date : Aug 23-31, 2019

Venue : Delhi NCR

The transformative nine-day experience attracts leaders on a mission to contribute to India’s social development.

The sixth edition of the ILSS Leadership Program concluded on August 31, 2019 at Ashoka University with 27 senior leaders, largely from corporate organisations, participating in the nine-day immersion into the social development sector.

The largest-ever cohort at the ILSS Leadership Program featured leaders from companies such as IBM India, Facebook India, Genpact, Yes Bank, PwC and BNP Paribas, among others. Along with senior corporate executives, the cohort also included leaders from non-profits such as Janaagraha and Dream a Dream.

Over nine days, 35 speakers, including NGO founders, practitioners, development economists, foundation heads and philanthropists, helped participants gain a deeper understanding of social development issues, guiding them on how they can engage more deeply with the task of addressing persistent, complex development challenges.

Speakers at ILSS Leadership Program, August 23-31, 2019

Adil Zainulbhai  Chairman, Quality Council of India
Prof AK Shiva Kumar Development Economist;
Visiting Faculty: Ashoka University, Indian School of Business, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Sr. Policy Advisor, Unicef India
Anshu Bhartia CEO, UnLtd India
Anu Aga Founder Trustee, Teach For India
Former Chairperson, Thermax Ltd
Anu Prasad Founder-Director, India Leaders for Social Sector
Anurag Sharma Director, District Transformation, Kaivalya Education Foundation
Prof. Ashok Sircar Director, School of Development, Azim Premji University
Ashweetha Shetty Founder, Bodhi Tree Foundation
Amitav Virmani Founder CEO, The Education Alliance
Ashutosh Tyagi Head, India Education Outcome Fund, Social Finance India
Bikkrama Daulet Singh Co-Managing Director, Central Square Foundation
Chakshu Roy Head, Legislative & Civic Engagement, PRS Legislative Research
Dipali Sheth Vice President & Head of People Strategy, Ashoka University
Gautam John Director of Strategy, Nilekani Philanthropies
Harish Hande Founder & Chief Executive, SELCO Foundation
Harsh Mander Writer, columnist & human rights activist Director, Centre for Equity Studies
Ingrid Srinath Director, Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy, Ashoka University
John Burrows Sr. Lecturer, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago;
Associate Fellow, Said Business School, Oxford University
M Hari Menon Director, India Country Office, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Mihir Mathur Founder, DESTA Research LLP
Mustafa Moochhala Trainer & Consultant, Organisation Development, Innobridge Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
Neha Barjatya Chief Internet Saathi, Foundation for Rural Entrepreneurship Development (FREND)
Osama Manzar Founder-Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation
Pranav Kothari Vice President, Large Scale Education Programme, Educational Initiatives
Praveen Khanghta Sr. Program Manager, Strategy, Learning & Partnerships, Central Square Foundation
Dr. Rani Bang Co-Founder, Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH)
Ravi Sreedharan Founder, Indian School of Development Management
Roop Sen Consultant, Innobridge Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
Srikanth Viswanathan Chief Executive Officer, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy
Sujata Khandekar Founding Director and Secretary, Board of Trustees – CORO India
Surabhi Bikhchandani Partner (Executive Search), Quadrangle
Thomas Chandy Former CEO, Save the Children India
Ujwal Thakar Board Member, Educate Girls
Former CEO, Pratham and GiveIndia
Venkat Krishnan Social Activist;
Principal Trustee, India Welfare Trust
Vishal Talreja Co-Founder, Dream a Dream

The experiential learning program includes talks, panel discussions, grassroots immersion visits, reflection sessions, self-awareness and leadership exercises and networking opportunities to connect with leaders in the social sector.

The sixth edition of the program concluded with a closing ceremony presided by philanthropist and business leader Anu Aga.

Applications for the next edition of the ILSS Leadership Program, scheduled for January 17-25, 2020, are open now. Register before December 15, 2019.

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