India Leaders for Social Sector - ILSS

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The ILSS Leadership Program

The ILSS Leadership Program is an intensive program which adopts an approach combining classroom sessions, field visits, continuous learning and an enabling support system designed to inspire, empower and enable high-quality talent from diverse backgrounds to take up leadership roles in the development sector.

Our leadership programs are specially curated learning sessions with domain experts and leaders in the social sector, facilitating a better understanding of the social sector so as to engage with it more meaningfully. While we await meeting in person, the online sessions can familiarise you with the social sector and its changing contexts, to help navigate this space more confidently, especially in these difficult times.

Program Objectives

At the ILSS Leadership Program, participants can expect a holistic experience
designed to build informed, empathetic leaders for social change.

  • Perspective Development

    Expanding views to understand the landscape of the social sector and empathise with its challenges, looking at things from a systems perspective.

  • Demystifying the sector

    Gaining new knowledge about the sector, unlearning what we know, separating the myth from the reality.

  • Understanding the Self

    Achieving a greater sense of the Self and the ability to stand within one’s values, and using the power of these values to lead others.

  • Careers in the sector

    Connecting with individuals, organisations and networks in the development sector.

  • Grassroots exposure

    A well-curated field experience with NGOs, government, trusts and foundations to understand the working environment in the development sector.

  • Knowledge, skills, attitude

    The right tools required to successfully make an impact in the social sector - from fundraising to policy-making, design thinking to impact assessment

Key Elements

This program is currently being run as a blended learning program (both online and in-person)

Online Modules

  • Introduction to Social Sector – Perspectives from social sector leaders who made a career transition into the social sector, sharing their journey and experiences.
  • Introduction to development – A data-oriented approach to development - Where are we? What is the reality on the ground? An overview of India’s Development Story and interpreting the numbers
  • Understanding work and motivations of social sector leaders – Interactive sessions where participants get perspectives from various sector leaders and understand their work.
  • Alumni connect – A space to connect with Alumni to understand their journey into the social sector as well as the work they are doing now.

In-person Modules

  • Leadership & Self-awareness – Understanding leadership and personal values, strongly rooted in self and the personal journey.
  • Rural Immersion – Going out into the field, talking to people, understanding their lives and the context in which they live in.
  • Systems Thinking – Session on systems thinking with experts, understanding frameworks and models of systems thinking that can be applied to problems in the social sector and understanding its complexities.
  • Understanding work and motivations of social sector leaders – Sessions with various social sector leaders working with different kind of organizations – domestic and international, social activists, academicians, leaders working in different sectors, working with the government or within the government to get a holistic picture of the social sector and its workings.

  • Candidates with a minimum of 8 years of professional experience, experience in a mid-senior level role is necessary
  • Candidates working in the corporate sector, or who have already undergone a career transition into the social sector not more than 3 years ago.
  • Social sector candidates can also be nominated by their organizations, by writing to us. They however still will need to go through the full application process.
  • Candidates currently engaged in the CSR or Diversity & Inclusion initiatives within corporates.
  • Senior executives who wish to explore careers in social impact or simply wish to build their knowledge of the social development space.
  • Candidates who have taken a break from their full-time roles may apply as long as they meet the criteria of the minimum work experience.

Upcoming Program

  • Program Dates

    Online Modules - 12th July to 1st August 2021 | In-person Modules - 7th August to 13th August 2021

    Application Deadline - June 13th, 2021

  • Program Fees

    1.25 lakh + 18% GST (inclusive of the accommodation and meal cost during the residential module)

  • Venue Details

    Delhi NCR

    The selected candidates are requested to make their own travel arrangements to and from the venue at the beginning and end of the program.

  • Application Procedure

    To Know more, email us at isha@indialeadersforsocialsector.com or call us at +91-9769007297

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Know our Speakers and Faculty

ILSS brings together the best minds in India’s development sector – economists, thinkers, practitioners, community leaders, philanthropists and NGO founders — to provide you a transformative learning experience.

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