The ILSS Leadership Program

Program Dates

Residential Program: 15th – 23rd November 2024
Online Program: 2 August 2024 onwards

Program Duration

In-Person (9-Day Residential)
Virtual (11 Weeks)


Residential Program: Delhi NCR

Do you


of the 15 most polluted cities are in India

India is 115

  • among 158 countries on the Human Capital Index (in 2017, we were at 103)


of children under five are stunted

India's top 10

of the population holds 57% of the total national income

What can
you do?

Be aware
of India’s social, environmental, and economic challenges

the sector's work, culture, people, and strategy

the connection of the self with the sector.

through active engagement with the sector

How The ILSS Leadership Program Can Help

The Program offers a comprehensive learning experience designed to orient participants in India’s development narrative. The Program imparts crucial knowledge, essential skills, and a cultural mindset, empowering leaders to drive meaningful change in the dynamic realm of social impact

19 Editions

of the program so far

360+ Alumni

completed the Program

100+ Faculty

& Speakers

150+ Alumni

Transitioned to the sector

Program Overview

80 hours of teaching-learning


A day of
field visit

100+ faculty members (since inception)

360+ alumni network (since inception)

Key objectives

Key elements

Some of our Placement Organisations

ILSS Alumni Transitions

Ishmeet Singh

Senior Vice President - Health, Piramal Foundation

Anjali Hegde

Executive Director, Udayan Care

Barsha Chatterjee

Managing Director, Perkins India

Jalpa Vyas

Vice President – Strategic Operations, IITB - DRF

Kanishka Chatterjee

Director and Head, The/Nudge Prize The/Nudge Institute

Amit Gupta

Chief Operating Officer, The/Nudge Institute

Vasudha Narasimhan

Vice President - CSR, IIT Madras

Smeeta Basak

Program Director - Digital microPension for Women, pinBox Solutions

Yogesh Chopra

Chief Officer - Strategic Partnership and Growth, Anudip Foundation

Suman Kaul

Director - Retail Development, Ashoka University

The ILSS Leadership Program Placement Support

Transition Planning Conversations

Access to Executive Coaches

Connect with Industry Mentors

Interview Coaching & Feedback

CV Reviewing
and Restructuring

Alumni Engagement

Alumni Weekend

Cohort Connect


One-on-One Meets

City Chapter Meets

Networking Events

Featured Faculty & Speakers

AK Shivakumar

AK Shivakumar

Development Economist, Professor and Policy Advisor
Adil Zainulbhai

Adil Zainulbhai

Chairman, Quality Council of India (QCI)
Anurag Behar

Anurag Behar

CEO - Azim Premji Foundation, Chief Sustainability Officer - Wipro
Anshu Gupta

Anshu Gupta

Founder, Goonj
Chandrika Bahadur

Chandrika Bahadur

President, SDSN Association
M Hari Menon

M Hari Menon

Director, India Country Office Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Jyotsna Siddharth

Jyotsna Siddharth

Country Director, Gender at Work
Mihir Mathur

Mihir Mathur

Founder DESTA Research LLP
Nachiket Mor

Nachiket Mor

Visiting Scientist, The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health
Rani Bang

Rani Bang

Co-Founder, SEARCH
Seema Bansal

Seema Bansal

Director, Social Impact & Development Practice, BCG India
Shaveta Sharma Kukreja

Shaveta Sharma Kukreja

Managing Director Central Square Foundation
Tanvi Nagpal

Tanvi Nagpal

Senior Fellow, School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University - Foreign Policy Institute
Urvashi Butalia

Urvashi Butalia

Feminist Writer, Publisher, Activist

Who can apply

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