Announcing the launch of the new Centre, M Rammohan Rao, Dean, ISB, said, “Launching the Centre for Leadership is in sync with our vision to groom business leaders for India and the world. We want to create thought leaders who will be able to change the way businesses are run in the future.”
According to the press release, the CLIC intends to follow an Integral Approach, which is based on the integration of knowledge from wisdom traditions, scientific research, and contemporary management practices. This approach will refine the leadership personality by combining leadership, change, and innovation with the body, heart, and head respectively. It will specialize in researching and developing models and tools to understand and influence the Indian mindset. It plans to work closely with companies, Government, Educational Institutions, and NGO’s in the areas of change management and innovation. It will execute applied research projects, develop special programmes, projects to increase organizational effectiveness, and create new repositories of knowledge. In addition to this, the Centre also plans to introduce new elective courses in the Post Graduate Programme and Executive Education courses and conduct joint certificate courses in association with the industry.
Dr Prasad Kaipa, has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Centre of Excellence for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC). Speaking on the occasion he said, “CLIC aspires to ignite the genius within individuals to become extraordinary global leaders. We will work with individuals and organizations and develop best practices to truly build on the India Advantage.”