LSS Young Leaders Program

The ILSS Young Leaders Program

Why Do We Need This Program?

The social sector is in a high-growth phase in India, driven by the escalating availability of corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds and philanthropic capital.

 

The sector’s rapid expansion has underscored the need for young leadership talent capable of driving innovation and navigating complex challenges. At the same time, the symphony of youthful idealism is rising, fuelled by the passion to drive economic prosperity and champion social justice.

The transition of young leaders from the private to the social sector comes with its own dynamics and myriad of challenges, including understanding the sectoral context and culture, limited exposure to sectoral issues, awareness of the variety of roles in the social sector, and doubt about the transferability of skills. Such realities endorse the need for a focused program that is specifically designed for young leaders. To meet this demand, we have crafted a specialised program for young leaders to hone the knowledge, skills, and mindsets necessary for a meaningful transition to the social sector. Our Program provides comprehensive training in social sector dynamics, stakeholder engagement, impact evaluation, and policy analysis whilst leveraging the wealth of expertise that young leaders from the private sector bring in.

Program Outcome

The ILSS Young Leaders Program is designed to achieve the following outcomes for participants.

Sharpened Leadership Acumen

Hone leadership capabilities that will enable you to think strategically, navigate complex social sector challenges, and make data-driven decisions to drive positive social impact.

Social Sector Expertise

Build a deep understanding of the social sector landscape, fostering an informed and impactful approach to social change.

Build an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Foster a lens of abundance, rather than scarcity, and the ability to unearth high-leverage opportunities that can create catalytic impact by overcoming challenges at every level.

Confident Career Transition

Benefit from personalised career roadmaps and placement support, ensuring a smooth and successful entry into the social sector.

Enabling Engagements

Engage with a vibrant ILSS community of alumni, faculty, and mentors, fostering personal learning and growth.

Program Curriculum

Each module consists of a fixed number of focused sessions designed to achieve its specific learning objectives.

Module 1: Foundational Leadership
Module 2: Sectoral Landscape
Module 3: Innovation and Transformation
Module 4: Networks and Careers
PEDAGOGY

We adopt a holistic pedagogy that hinges on self-reflection, expert-led sessions, and peer learning. Our pedagogy is supported by a suite of learning approaches and tools, including exposure to theories and frameworks, case studies, discussion sessions, and immersive experiences.

Potential Career Profiles

1. CORPORATE
2. SOCIAL SECTOR

Faculty Network

ADIL ZAINULBHAI

ADIL ZAINULBHAI

Chairman, Capacity Building Commission, Government of India
A.K. SHIVA KUMAR

A.K. SHIVA KUMAR

Development Economist, Professor & Policy Adviser
AMITAV VIRMANI

AMITAV VIRMANI

Founder & CEO, The Education Alliance
ANSHU GUPTA

ANSHU GUPTA

Founder Director, Goonj
ANURAG BEHAR

ANURAG BEHAR

CEO, Azim Premji Foundation
ARTI MOHAN

ARTI MOHAN

Co-Founder & Partner, Sattva Consulting
ASHISH DHAWAN

ASHISH DHAWAN

Founder & CEO, The Convergence Foundation
ATUL SATIJA

ATUL SATIJA

Founder & CEO, The/Nudge Institute
GAURAV GUPTA

GAURAV GUPTA

Global Managing Partner, Dalberg
HARI MENON

HARI MENON

Country Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation India
RUKMINI BANERJI

RUKMINI BANERJI

CEO, Pratham Education Foundation
SHAVETA SHARMA-KUKREJA

SHAVETA SHARMA-KUKREJA

MD & CEO, Central Square Foundation
TANYA MATHUR BHATTACHARYA

TANYA MATHUR BHATTACHARYA

Business Storyteller & Story Coach, Storywallahs
TARUN CHERUKURI

TARUN CHERUKURI

Co-Founder & CEO, Indus Action

Who Can Apply?

Program Details

The Program will run in a Blended Format for 9 weeks as follows:
Fees
Application Deadline:
Contact Us

Frequently Asked Questions

We are now accepting applications for the first cohort of The ILSS Young Leaders Program.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 09 September 2024.

We have a 2-step process. You are first required to submit your application through our website. Following that, you will be invited for an interview. Your candidature will then be reviewed internally and if accepted, you will be notified of the same.

We review applications on a rolling basis and have limited seats; we urge you to apply as soon as possible.

You are eligible to apply for The ILSS Young Leaders Program if you are:

  • 5+ years of professional experience, demonstrating a strong ability to deliver results for their organisation
  • Passionate about challenging the status-quo and driving positive social and economic change in India.
  • Driven by a strong desire to enable economic growth and advance social justice goals.

The Program application will require you to:

  1.Share your linkedIn profile link

  2.Your photograph

  3.Details of 2 referees who can comment on your professional journey

We follow a strict application cycle. Please get in touch with us at adil@indialeadersforsocialsector.com or at

evyan@indialeadersforsocialsector.com to explore your candidature. In case we are unable to process your application at the time, we will inform you of the next round of applications.

Yes, 2 referrals are mandatory. The referees must be people who can comment on your professional experience and motivations. .

  • Candidate profile: The Program is designed for young leaders fulfilling the criteria listed in FAQ 2.
  • Completion of the application form with requisite information submitted.

A clear purpose for why the participant is looking to apply for the Program and what they seek to gain from it.

We don’t encourage deferrals. However, if your situation is found to be unavoidable and genuine, we will follow a fair process. The final call rests with the internal management.

This Program requires a total commitment of approximately 60 hours. This includes a 4-day residential component with mandatory attendance, followed by 4-hour sessions on 8 consecutive Saturdays.

The Program will follow a blended learning format for 9 weeks as follows:

  • Residential sessions at TERI, Gurugram. from 2-5 October 2024.

Followed by 8 weeks of online learning sessions

The 4-hour sessions will be conducted on Saturdays, over the 8 weeks of the online learning component.

INR 75,000 + GST per participant

Once your candidature is confirmed, we will share the bank payment details with you to pay the fee.

Yes. The Program is, however, mapped to weekends as per the Indian Standard Time (IST); so you are expected to manage your schedule to align with the Program sessions.