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Thank you for your interest in this programme. The May 17 - Jun 03, 2022 session is filled to capacity. 


History shows that crises and economic downturns are fertile grounds for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. This programme will help leaders redouble their innovation efforts to drive sustainable competitive advantage.

Key Takeaways

Lead yourself and your organisation through global economic downturns and other crises. Empower your teams to adopt a growth mindset. Go beyond conventional thinking to drive breakthrough change. Identify opportunities for disruption with clarity. Nurture a culture of experimentation to evolve an agile organization. Rebuild organisational capabilities for continual innovation. Plan for future black swan events.

Who Should Attend

The programme is best suited for:

  • CXOs responsible for growth and profitability
  • Enterprise leaders responsible for innovation
  • Senior leaders running high-growth projects and processes that drive scale
  • Current and future business owners

Learning Experience

ISB Executive Education Programmes challenge participants to become leaders capable of managing organisations holistically to achieve ambitious objectives.

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 the business.

Live Virtual Sessions: A new way of immersive learning that allows you to engage live with faculty and peers providing you with the flexibility to juggle the new work-life balance.

Admission Criteria and Selection

We admit candidates to upcoming sessions on a rolling (first come first served), space-available basis, and encourage you to apply as early as possible to secure your seat in the programme. 

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.

What You Will Learn

  • Re-energise, engage, and enable your teams with a growth mindset
  • Enhance your entrepreneurial leadership skills
  • Imbibe a culture of innovation within your organisation
  • Learn to confidently navigate downturns and other crises.
  • Understand the dynamics of companies that embrace innovation to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Key Topics

Module 1: Crises Fuel Creativity and Innovation: Managing Innovation in Good Times and Bad

  • How creativity flourishes under clearly defined constraints
  • Understand innovation, application, associative thinking and positive deviance
  • Learn why innovation suffers during good times

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.


Dr. Jay Rao

Visiting Professor, Strategy and Innovation, ISB; MS, Operations Research, University of Kentucky, USA; PhD, Management, UCLA, USA.

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 Network

As a part of the ISB Executive Network, you will gain access to a vast community of executives from across the globe.  

The privileges of this exclusive community include:

  • ISB Executive Network LinkedIn Group
  • Newsletters
  • Access to ISB Executive Education Support
  • 10% discount on open executive education programmes

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