Understanding Bhagavad Gita - A Journey towards Leadership Excellence (Online)

Start Date: Dec 13, 2021 End Date: Dec 22, 2021
Last Date for Application: November 29, 2021
Programme Fee: 64000 INR

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The Bhagavad Gita is one of the great Indian works in terms of literature and philosophy. As an ancient Indian scripture, it provides many ways to explore contemporary management concepts, conflicts, dilemmas, and trade-offs in business.

Lessons from Bhagavad Gita suggest powerful ways to promote management practices that are consistent with business model and yet ethical. This course is focused on early reflections on those learnings. The course will also enable participants to develop competence to face challenging times in their career with aplomb and confidence. The programme aims to sensitise them on ways to develop themselves into effective leaders in the corporate world.


Programme Schedule 


The programme will be delivered in a Live Online format over the Zoom platform.

Programme Dates: December 13 - 22, 2021

Session Days: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Session Timings: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (as per IST)

Week 1

Week 2

December 13 (Monday)

December 20 (Monday)

December 14 (Tuesday)

December 21 (Tuesday)

December 15 (Wednesday)

December 22 (Wednesday)

For more information or any questions, contact Krishna Dhamecha: krishna-exed@iima.ac.in | +91 70690 29947

The course is designed with the following objectives and learning outcomes:

  • Gain insights into ethics and values to promote meaningful impact in organisations.
  • Develop insights into how to make effective choices.
  • Strengthen concepts of contemporary management and value-based leadership.
  • Develop an understanding about leadership excellence.
  • Acquire insights about how to lead a life with excellence and happiness.

The key areas to be covered during the programme include:

  • Values and ethics – Lessons from Bhagavad Gita
  • Understanding behavioural orientation
  • Understanding role, role conflict and outcome
  • Essence of leadership excellence
  • Managing self – A journey towards excellence and happiness

The programme is intended for professionals and aspiring learners who would want to learn management techniques in decision making, leadership, motivation, strategy planning, negotiation, persuasion and building teams.

The applicants to the programme should have more than 5 years of work experience.

The programme will include a mix of pedagogies including case discussion, video films and discussions.

Faculty Chair

Sunil Maheshwari

Programme Faculty