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
| Chairman, Quality Council of India
|Prof AK Shiva Kumar
Visiting Faculty: Ashoka University, Indian School of Business, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Sr. Policy Advisor, Unicef India
|CEO, UnLtd India
|Founder Trustee, Teach For India
Former Chairperson, Thermax Ltd
|Founder-Director, India Leaders for Social Sector
|Director, District Transformation, Kaivalya Education Foundation
|Prof. Ashok Sircar
|Director, School of Development, Azim Premji University
|Founder, Bodhi Tree Foundation
|Founder CEO, The Education Alliance
|Head, India Education Outcome Fund, Social Finance India
|Bikkrama Daulet Singh
|Co-Managing Director, Central Square Foundation
|Head, Legislative & Civic Engagement, PRS Legislative Research
|Vice President & Head of People Strategy, Ashoka University
|Director of Strategy, Nilekani Philanthropies
|Founder & Chief Executive, SELCO Foundation
|Writer, columnist & human rights activist Director, Centre for Equity Studies
|Director, Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy, Ashoka University
|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
|Founder, DESTA Research LLP
|Trainer & Consultant, Organisation Development, Innobridge Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
|Chief Internet Saathi, Foundation for Rural Entrepreneurship Development (FREND)
|Founder-Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation
|Vice President, Large Scale Education Programme, Educational Initiatives
|Sr. Program Manager, Strategy, Learning & Partnerships, Central Square Foundation
|Dr. Rani Bang
|Co-Founder, Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH)
|Founder, Indian School of Development Management
|Consultant, Innobridge Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
|Chief Executive Officer, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy
|Founding Director and Secretary, Board of Trustees – CORO India
|Partner (Executive Search), Quadrangle
|Former CEO, Save the Children India
|Board Member, Educate Girls
Former CEO, Pratham and GiveIndia
Principal Trustee, India Welfare Trust
|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.