Short Duration Programme


The pace of change in organizations has increased manifold in recent times. Improvement in processes, structures, systems are often being attempted with an objective of achieving better efficiency and effectiveness. However, it is known that most change initiatives fail to achieve their desired objectives. One of the reasons for the failure is lack of skills among managers driving the change. While training their managers, organizations usually consider leadership development and developing skills for managing change as separate challenges. Although most organizations train for leadership development, training for managing change is not given due importance. Also, most of these trainings are focused on senior managers than middle managers. We strongly believe that if change programs are to succeed, there has to be able managers at each level with a know-how of leadership and change management concepts, tools and techniques. Hence, leadership development and change management training should ideally go hand-in-hand if organisations want to be more effective. Trained managers also have a better chance of career advancement as they are more successful than others in handling managerial tasks and in managing change.

This programme will offer insight into theories and application of leadership and change management with an emphasis on learning knowledge, skills and values. The programme intends to be participative with a lot of reflections/assessments into one’s own style of leadership and change management, thus, providing opportunities to identify specific areas of improvement.

Who Should Attend

Working professionals at the Middle and Senior management


The primary method of instruction will be through LIVE lectures that will be beamed online via Internet to student desktops/laptops or classrooms. The pedagogy will comprise of theoretical lectures, case discussions, group-based problem solving, simulations and leadership seminars imparted by XLRI’s faculty. All enrolled students will also be provided access to the Cloud Campus through which students may access other learning aids, reference materials and assessments, case studies, projects and assignments as appropriate. Throughout the duration of the course, students will have the flexibility to reach out to the professors, real time during the class or offline via the Cloud Campus to raise questions and clear their doubts.


  • For Indian Participants - Graduates (10+2+3) or Diploma Holders (only 10+2+3) from a recognized university (UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU/State Government) in any discipline with a minimum of 3 years of work experience as on 01 January 2017.
  • For International Participants - Graduation or equivalent degree from any recognized University or Institution in their respective country with a minimum of 3 years of work experience as on 01 January 2017.


The qualified students will be award an Executive Certificate Programme in Leadership and Change Management similar to the other e-MDPs offered by the VIL Office.


Evaluation by: XLRI Jamshedpur


There are periodic evaluations built in throughout the duration of the course. These maybe in the form of a quiz, assignment, project, case studies or other objective/subjective assessments. The evaluations are designed ensure continuous student engagement with the course and encourage learning. Participants who successfully complete the same along with the requisite attendance criteria, an end course assessment and project work will be awarded a certificate of completion by XLRI.

Applicable Channel

Retail and Direct to Corporate

Program Contents

Module 1 - Leadership

  • Basics of Leadership development
  • Theories of Leadership – Trait, Skill, Situational, Path-Goal
  • Delegating successfully
  • Leadership in a team
  • Managing relationships
  • Social Network perspective to leadership development
  • Women leadership
  • Measuring leadership –Tools and Techniques
  • The Moral Challenges of Leadership – Ethical Leadership
  • Leadership across cultures
  • Leading across generations
  • Leadership and decision making

Module 2 – Managing Successful Change

  • Introduction to Organizational Change
  • Organizational change model – What & How?
  • Conducting problem analysis
  • Strategies to reduce resistance against change
  • Communicating change effectively
  • Using power and influence
  • Changing organizational culture
  • Positive organizational change
  • Change management tools
  • Managing change for Talent development
  • Managing a change in matrix
  • Measuring change

Course Schedule & Duration

Duration of the Course: July to November 2017
Schedule of Classes: Friday (07:30 – 10:00) pm

Payment & Installment Schedule
  For Indian Participants For International Participants
 Application Fee Rs. 30,000 + Tax
 At the time of submission of application
 USD 650
 At the time of submission of application
 Installment I Rs. 15,000 + Tax
 On or Before: 24 July 2017
 USD 400 On or Before: 24 July 2017
 Installment II Rs. 25,000 + Tax
 On or Before: 25 September 2017
 USD 550
 On or Before: 25 September 2017

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