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The rapidly evolving digital world demands a new breed of leaders with technical expertise and strong interpersonal skills. The Emerging Leaders Programme (ELP) fast-tracks your growth as a manager, providing a solid foundation for current and future roles. Gain cross-functional business acumen, understand alignment with organisational strategy, explore your leadership style, and drive higher performance. Empower your team and build a track record of success as a future leader.
Understand the challenges of modern business management
Master a cross-functional approach to collaboration and delivering business outcomes
Identify opportunities for growth and innovation unleashed by the digital revolution and a globalising economy
Craft your leadership development plan to build confidence, communicate with credibility, and project an authentic sense of leadership.
Career Progression workshops
Self-paced async sessions
Industry perspective sessions
Who Should Attend
The Emerging Leaders Programme (ELP) has been specially designed for forward-thinking, high-potential executives with 5 - 10 years of work experience who are seeking to play an expanded role in driving corporate strategy and success. Ideal profiles include:
Individuals who have recently transitioned into managerial roles and are looking to gain a cross-functional overview of the business and assess, and sharpen their abilities for leadership success
Individual contributors with 5-10 years of work experience who have been identified as outstanding prospects for leadership tracks within the organisation
Young business leaders/owners or next-gen directors of family-managed businesses who are being groomed for larger roles
ISB Executive Education programmes are replete with distinctive teaching methodologies and an intense and challenging learning environment that pushes participants’ learning horizons beyond their pre-existing beliefs. Through lectures from distinguished faculty, local and global case studies, business simulations, and group discussions with extraordinary peers from a broad range of industries, regions, and functions, you will be equipped with the strategies, tools and insights required to transform your thinking and achieve ambitious business objectives. You will return to your organisation, fully ready to apply what you have learned. You will also take with you a rich network of relationships that will enrich your personal and professional lives long after you complete the programme.
Blended Programmes: Combining the best of both worlds with high-impact real-time, synchronous learning as well as self-paced online modules delivered with the same rigour both in-person and virtually.
Candidates will be evaluated to ensure a dynamic and diverse batch profile based on multiple factors, including but not limited to:
Appropriate experience profile for this programme
Evidence of professional achievement
Industry and functional background
Motivation to participate in the program and the ability to benefit from it
Ability to cope with the rigor of the programme
We admit candidates to upcoming sessions on a rolling, space-available basis, and encourage you to apply as early as possible to secure your seat in the programme.
The On-campus sessions are subject to evolving global situation. Programme content, dates, schedule, fees, delivery platforms, and faculty are subject to change. Programme fee includes food and accommodation at the ISB campus or at an equivalent facility based on availability.
Module 1: Business Foundations
Live Virtual & Self-Paced Online
Build shared business knowledge and management foundation as a first step to starting your transformative leadership journey.
Build a strong foundation with some of the critical concepts required to lead effectively. Complete introductory courses in accounting, statistics, managerial economics, and critical thinking to start on a level playing field.
Improve your organisational management and decision-making ability and gain a unique industry perspective in a changing business world.
Understand and appreciate the complexities associated with diverse parties and agendas in negotiation
Increase awareness of your own negotiation style.
Learn about marketing, financial analysis, and operations with a shared vision and optimally utilise the resources at hand
Understand the emerging and future business trends via market research and learn how to present your findings with greater impact
In this module, you will also prepare yourself to craft your Action Learning Project (ALP). You will work with faculty and peers to identify and clearly define a business problem with transformative potential. Your faculty mentor will work with you to define problem hypotheses and how you could test them.
Module 2: Leading People and Change
Live Virtual Sessions & Self-Paced Online
Learn invaluable lessons on how to form your personal leadership strategy
Develop an understanding of how to develop and be committed to enhancing your leadership skills through changing times
Identify your strengths and gaps and receive 360o feedback from faculty and peers
Learn to lead and manage stakeholders effectively by engaging in case studies, simulations, and role play
Learn how to use storytelling as a communication tool to catalyse your personal brand
Attend the first ELP career progression workshop to establish your personal brand
Apply the learnings from the previous module to provide a comprehensive assessment of your business problem and formulate an initial solution for your Action Learning Project (ALP)
Module 3: Creating Business Value
Live Virtual Sessions & Campus Immersion
Bring newly gained insights in-between modules into your daily work tasks to drive results and create business value
Learn about new and advanced digital technologies and their applications to transform products, processes, and business models
Explore the business drivers of technology-related decisions in firms
Equip yourself with skills, tools, and frameworks to formulate and implement competitive strategies for your firm
Gain industry perspective to explore and create new-age business opportunities
Enable user-centric thinking in your organisation with practical skills such as design thinking
Learn to embrace and inspire a culture of innovation and change
Rewire your leadership mindset for the future and mitigate the effects of disruption with innovation at scale
Attend focused career progression workshops on networking effectively and crafting your career development plan
Module 4: Driving Customer Excellence
Drive customer excellence by understanding customer value propositions in business markets
Join engaging conversations with industry practitioners and entrepreneurs in an exclusive roundtable event
Complete a thorough self-assessment of your business problem with reflections from your learnings complemented with guidance from faculty and your peer group
Present your comprehensive Action Learning Project (ALP)
The Career Progression series is exclusively intended to provide active support to ELP participants to catapult their careers onto a clear, structured path. Equipped with an AI-powered career platform, you will learn to build powerful resumes and enhance your digital profiles and presence.
The series also provides three high-impact, interactive workshops that handhold learners towards a transformational professional makeover. Engage in live virtual workshops with a professional career coach to help you maximise your leadership potential.
ISB faculty includes leading academics with credentials and teaching experience from top global business schools as well as accomplished practitioners who have managed large enterprises.
The below faculty list is indicative and is subject to change.
Professor of Information Systems; Deputy Dean; Executive Education and Digital Learning, ISB
Professor of Marketing (Practice; Director, Centre for Business Markets, ISB
Associate Professor, Accounting
Professor, Operations Management
Visiting Faculty, Marketing
Associate Professor (Practice), Marketing Associate Dean - Corporate Engagement
Visiting Faculty, Design Thinking and Software Product Management. Product Manager - Google
Professor of Organisational Behaviour (Practice)
Professor, Operations Management Executive Director-Max Institute of Healthcare Management (MIHM)
Assistant Professor, Economics and Public Policy
Assistant Professor, Economics and Public Policy
Visiting Faculty, Leadership Communication; Professor of Practice, Tufts University
Assistant Professor, Strategy
After successful completion of this programme, you will be awarded an ISB Executive Education Certificate, formal recognition of your professional development.
ISB Executive Alumni
On successful completion of this programme, participants gain the ISB Executive Alumni status.
The privileges of this exclusive community include:
Personal ISB Email ID
ISB ID card with unique ID No.
Access to ISB Executive Network LinkedIn Group
Access to the support team over the telephone
20% discount on open executive education programmes
In addition to the above, ISB Executive Alumni are eligible to receive ongoing access to a variety of ISB research, information, and resources.