• Dates
  • Duration
    6 months
  • Fee
    INR 5,50,000 + Taxes
  • Format
    Live Virtual & On Campus
  • Applications Closed

Thank you for your interest in this programme. The Aug 18, 2022 - Feb 17, 2023 session is filled to capacity. 

Thank you for your interest in this programme. 

The upcoming session is filled to capacity.


The world of work is being reinvented to create more agile, digital-ready firms that thrive in today’s dynamic environment.

As organisations accelerate their drive to digital, HR leaders must emerge as change agents and role models in digital transformation. HR leaders are expected to challenge the status quo, lead in new ways, and reimagine the HR function itself with digital strategies at the heart.

This is HR’s moment to lead. We must move quickly, navigate turbulent times and usher in the organisation of the future. The CHRO of the future is expected to co-pilot the business and transform organisations to be future-ready.

The Future CHRO programme is a 6-month blended programme designed to equip experienced HR professionals to become the CHROs of the future. It aims to upskill HR leaders with the state-of-the-art in knowledge, skills, and big-picture perspectives to manage effectively through phenomena such as “the great re-invention/ resignation”.

Participants will also gain advanced insights and ready-to-use frameworks across topics like business strategy, competitive dynamics, business financials, technological scenarios, next-generation organisation designs, and workforce planning. Other important topics include talent forecasting models, AI/ML-led talent acquisition strategies, design thinking-based employee experience plans, and most importantly, competencies and skills to advise and influence CEOs and other C-suite stakeholders.

Key Takeaways

  • Elevate your thinking to lead the HR function and provide advice and counsel to the CEO to get organisations future-ready
  • Drive synergy by integrating business strategy & human capital management
  • Design the organisation for a future in flux
  • Future-proof your role and bring the HR function to the forefront of corporate decision-making
  • Understand the financial impact of people-related business decisions
  • Engage managers to deliver exceptional employee experiences
  • Help leaders lead from the front amid disruption
  • Retire, renew, and renovate legacy HR systems
  • Gain perspectives on self-leadership, global HR leadership and best practices
  • Learn to manage talent in a hybrid/ virtual model
  • Advance your career with high-impact networking and diverse industry perspectives

Who Should Attend

This programme is best suited for senior executives with 15+ years of work experience, on the career path or ambition of becoming CHRO. Professionals aspiring to be trusted advisors to CEOs and CXOs with future-ready capabilities to drive business growth and digital transformation should attend this programme. Exposure to the fundamentals of business strategy, people systems, and processes would be an advantage.

Learning Experience

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.

The learning experience at ISB is a rich blend of on-campus classes, live virtual sessions, and self-paced online modules taught by the best minds in academia and industry.

Blended Programme: Our blended programmes combine in-person and live virtual learning. Our live virtual sessions deliver a rigorous and rich learning experience that is comparable to our in-person programs.


Admission Criteria

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
  • Leadership potential
  • 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.

Programme Features

Blended Modular Learning

Designed to focus on strategic thinking, cross-functional knowledge, innovation, and personal leadership, the Future CHRO programme is carefully structured with eight integrated modules that will be delivered in a blended format – with live virtual sessions and campus immersions which include faculty lectures, group discussions, case studies, capstone projects & industry speaker sessions spread across six months.

Key Topics


  • Get an overview of strategic perspective and thinking
  • Familiarise yourself with the drivers of competition & strategy 
  • Formulate a strategy for multi-business corporations and MNCs
  • Explore strategies for the digital economy
  • Create a vision for the execution of your strategic roadmap
  • Shaping of strategy by CHROs for building people-centric organisations

Masterclass Topics

Masterclass 1: Executive Compensation and Total Rewards

Masterclass 2: Leading Digital Transformation

Masterclass 3: Role of HR in Environment, Sustainability and Governance

Masterclass 4: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Masterclass 5: Intergenerational Challenges / Gen Z

Masterclass 6: Future of industrial relations

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.

Programme Director


Chandrasekhar Sripada

Professor of Organisational Behaviour (Practice) Executive Director - Human Capital and Leadership Initiative (HCLI)


Prothit Sen

Assistant Professor, Strategy


Saugata Ray

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship (Practice) Thomas Schmidheiny Chair and Executive Director - TSCFE


Ramana Sonti

Associate Professor of Finance (Practice)


S. Ramnarayan

Clinical Professor of Organisational Behaviour


Ram Nidumolu

Professor of Organisational Behaviour (Practice)


Richard Smith

Visiting Faculty – Management & Organisation Professor of Practice and Vice Dean for Education and Partnerships, John Hopkins, Carey Business School

ISB Certificate

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.

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