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Strategic Leadership In Digital Extra

1. Design and Direction: Prof. Ranjan Das, Professor of Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership, teaching at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta [IIMC] since 1994 and other IIMs. Prof Das, who is the Founder Chairman and Chief Mentor, The Strategy Academy. Is the creator of Smart Learning & Transformation Solution [SLTS].

2. For Whom: Managers who are likely to move [or recently moved] to lead business and organizational transformation in the 21st century Digital and SMAC [Social Media, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud] world.

3. Duration: The program will be delivered over 6 weeks comprising

  • 20 Hours of faculty conducted sessions [10 sessions each @ 2 hours]
  • The delivery of faculty conducted sessions of 20 hours will take place – OUTSIDE working hours- over 5 weeks @ 2 sessions per week
  • Additional 40 hours [approximately] will be required for going through the suggested reading materials and also complete group and individual assignments; these 40 hours will be self-paced and will take place outside the faculty conducted sessions of 20 hours.

4. Content:

  • What leaders and managers really do?
  • Concept of Strategic Leader and his/her role
  • Strategic Leadership – dominant characteristics
    • As a strategist - Seeking and managing opportunity
    • As a focused and goal oriented individual driving market share, growth and profitability
    • As an Entrepreneur and risk taker
    • As an innovator
    • As a creator of organizational architecture and agenda setter that will facilitate competition and cooperation among people who will need to work together to deliver superior performance
    • As a diplomat and boundary manager collaborating, networking and influencing internal and external stakeholders
  • Core skills of strategic leader in digital era:
    • Understanding and appreciation of emerging technologies in the digital era such as AI, machine learning and Robotics and impact of each on the way inter-personal relationships, modern society, government, regulators, organizations, market, basic services etc will work in the future
    • Personal, business and collaborative leadership skills that are essential to lead and operate in 21st century digital world
    • Situational leadership considering context and development needs of people in digital era
  • Leading and Managing in the era of AI, Machine Learning and robotics and effecting digital transformation
    • Future of work in the era of AI, machine learning and Robotics
    • Digital transformation – scope, process and related change management issues
    • Special challenges of leading in digital and disruptive age
  • Transitioning from a manager to a strategic leader to run an entire organization and leave an imprint

5. Pedagogy: Concepts and interactive case discussions and experience sharing by both faculty and participants. List of cases to include even those cases which are used at leading international business schools such as Harvard Business School.

6. Session timing: Twice a week - Weekdays and/or Saturdays [during 8 to 10 pm].

7. Delivery: The program will be delivered using an Innovative learning solution called Smart Learning & Transformation Solution [SLTS] . Details of SLTS are available in www.thestrategyacademy.org SLTS will enable participants to attend faculty conducted 100% LIVE sessions – totalling 20 hours - from his/her Home or Office or ANYWHERE, using the Academy’s 2 way interactive and real time DIGITAL Content Delivery Network [with streaming Audio plus Video feeds]. No special training or IT infra is needed by any participant, beyond what he/she already has, to attend from ANYWHERE all sessions conducted by faculty in person. For information, more than 60 companies have already used SLTS and also the just mentioned Content Delivery Network of The Strategy Academy to conduct their In-Company Corporate training Programs.

8. Infrastructure required to attend faculty conducted 100% LIVE and 2 way Interactive classes from ANYWHERE [home/ office/ while travelling]

  • A PC or a Laptop with
    • A standard headphone
    • A broadband fixed line or a Data Card capable of delivering a minimum 256kbps of broadband during each 2 hour session; this is a must for smooth audio and video live streaming
  • OR

  • Smartphone or a Tab with 4G Connection

9. Recording of faculty conducted Sessions: To be made available for 4 weeks after the last formal session conducted by faculty in person is over.

10. Evaluation and Grading: Multi-element Evaluation and Grading based on several parameters viz. [a] Attendance, [b] Number and quality of questions asked/ engagement during faculty conducted 100% LIVE Digital sessions, [c] online quiz and/ or miscellaneous online submissions, [d] Action Learning Projects [ALPs] and [e] performance at the examination to be conducted online at the end of the program.

11. Certificate and Grades: To be issued by The Strategy Academy Centre for Advanced Studies.

12. Fee: Rs 16000/- Plus GST payable by Cheque or online bank transfer in favour of The Strategy Academy Centre for Advanced Studies; the fee includes the cost of soft copy of reading materials and faculty PPTs.

13. Minimum Batch Size: 15 participants.

14. Start Date of the Program: The start date will be announced as soon as the number of interested participants exceeds 10. These first 10 applicants will get an early bird discount of Rs 2000/- on program fee provided they deposit the requisite fee with GST [net of early bird discount of 2000/-] within 7 days of receiving the advice from the Academy.

15.If any applicant wishes to discuss with Prof. Ranjan Das,who is the Program Director of this program, regarding any aspect of the program described above, he/she may please call 09874882778 or 03340632066 for setting up a time for telephonic discussion with Prof. Das.

Fee   16000/-Plus GST

Payable on confirmation of the start date of the course from the institution.The start date will be announced as soon as the number of interested participants exceeds 10.

PAYMENT INFO

The first 10 applicants will get an early bird discount of Rs 2000/- on program fee provided they deposit the requisite fee with GST [net of early bird discount of 2000/-] within 7 days of receiving the advice from the Academy.