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 KumarDevelopment Economist;
Visiting Faculty: Ashoka University, Indian School of Business, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Sr. Policy Advisor, Unicef India
Anshu BhartiaCEO, UnLtd India
Anu AgaFounder Trustee, Teach For India
Former Chairperson, Thermax Ltd
Anu PrasadFounder-Director, India Leaders for Social Sector
Anurag SharmaDirector, District Transformation, Kaivalya Education Foundation
Prof. Ashok SircarDirector, School of Development, Azim Premji University
Ashweetha ShettyFounder, Bodhi Tree Foundation
Amitav VirmaniFounder CEO, The Education Alliance
Ashutosh TyagiHead, India Education Outcome Fund, Social Finance India
Bikkrama Daulet SinghCo-Managing Director, Central Square Foundation
Chakshu RoyHead, Legislative & Civic Engagement, PRS Legislative Research
Dipali ShethVice President & Head of People Strategy, Ashoka University
Gautam JohnDirector of Strategy, Nilekani Philanthropies
Harish HandeFounder & Chief Executive, SELCO Foundation
Harsh ManderWriter, columnist & human rights activist Director, Centre for Equity Studies
Ingrid SrinathDirector, Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy, Ashoka University
John BurrowsSr. Lecturer, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago;
Associate Fellow, Said Business School, Oxford University
M Hari MenonDirector, India Country Office, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Mihir MathurFounder, DESTA Research LLP
Mustafa MoochhalaTrainer & Consultant, Organisation Development, Innobridge Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
Neha BarjatyaChief Internet Saathi, Foundation for Rural Entrepreneurship Development (FREND)
Osama ManzarFounder-Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation
Pranav KothariVice President, Large Scale Education Programme, Educational Initiatives
Praveen KhanghtaSr. Program Manager, Strategy, Learning & Partnerships, Central Square Foundation
Dr. Rani BangCo-Founder, Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH)
Ravi SreedharanFounder, Indian School of Development Management
Roop SenConsultant, Innobridge Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
Srikanth ViswanathanChief Executive Officer, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy
Sujata KhandekarFounding Director and Secretary, Board of Trustees – CORO India
Surabhi BikhchandaniPartner (Executive Search), Quadrangle
Thomas ChandyFormer CEO, Save the Children India
Ujwal ThakarBoard Member, Educate Girls
Former CEO, Pratham and GiveIndia
Venkat KrishnanSocial Activist;
Principal Trustee, India Welfare Trust
Vishal TalrejaCo-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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