India

Resetting managerial mindsets

An international management masters program utilises a unique approach structured around five managerial mindsets (reflective, analytical, worldly, collaborative, action). The program breaks away from the traditional lecture format where the professor is considered the expert in the room, focusing instead on sessions that are designed to involve all participants, enabling them to transfer knowledge with […]

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The Dream Factory: working for the common good

An international not-for-profit initiative empowers participants to create and lead their own social projects through issue-centred training in subjects ranging from leadership, organization building, project management, financial planning and fund raising. The institute offers a one-year program that uses a hands-on fieldwork approach, with a heavy emphasis on real world case studies. The curriculum is designed to support their “dream factory”, where participants learn how to convert their dreams of social change into reality.

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Developing reflective awareness amongst the youth

In response to increasing demand, a global leadership education initiative is collaborating with graduate and MBA programs, colleges and even high school students to unlock human potential by providing leadership training to a broad group of youthful participants, helping identify and train the leaders of our future. The initiative aims to foster a greater understanding of leadership and development, provide enhanced self-awareness, clarity of challenges and goals, as well as interpersonal and coaching skills, building self-confidence and a learning orientation.

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Ordinary People can do extraordinary things

An Indian NGO provides services and solutions to problems in rural communities, aiming to make them self-sufficient and sustainable. Its philosophy is deeply rooted in Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas of spirit of service and thoughts on sustainability. Gandhi believed that knowledge, skills and wisdom found in villages should be used for its development, before skills are brought in from outside. This has been applied from the outset: the college itself was designed and built not by urban architects and contractors, but by the locals, who had ample experience of building their own houses.

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Design thinking approach to Management Education

An Indian Institute of Design teaches a design thinking approach towards business. Design thinking courses encourage students to work on products, services and systems that lead to a sustainable holistic lifestyle. The course is taught through co-creation workshops and classroom projects, and the students are given the freedom to choose their own individual projects.

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No sustainability without justice and truth

An Indian Institute of Management takes the sustainability debate beyond its environmental interpretation to engender an appreciation of the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions of existence through its educational offerings. Their curriculum emphasise that the concept of sustainability must be seen in conjunction with Justice, since any system that is unjust cannot be sustainable – and vice versa. The violation of the universal principles of Justice and Truth, on which sustainability rests, leads to conflict and their incorporation into society leads to a higher level of existence.

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