Programme Overview

The top leadership in the education sector is on the vanguard of change and transformation. This has brought the spotlight on educators and academic professionals to initiate, manage and oversee an accelerated change towards meeting the objective of shaping schools and academic centers into ‘institutes of excellence’. Execution of such a transformation requires a good degree of management & leadership capacity to address any challenges that such a transformation may entail. Leadership programme for Educators and Academic Professionals is an attempt to build and enhance the leadership capacity and management know-how across school educators and academic professionals in India.

Programme Objective

Leadership learning is not only informed by theory but also experiential. The EdLEAP programme. The EdLEAP programme, through a mix of theory and practice, will help the top brass of school:

  • To develop their understanding of leadership through contemporary practices in management and business leadership
  • To discover how to manage change and build agility within the institution
  • To explore and encourage the characteristics of a high-performance environment
  • To improve learning outcomes in their schools through effective management
  • To apply the foundations of effective leadership skills to everyday challenges faced by leaders in the milieu of school education.
  • To evaluate leadership learnings & review priorities for professional development

Programme Directors
Professor Samit Paul

Professor Samit Paul

Finance and Control

Professor Aditi Bhutoria

Professor Aditi Bhutoria

Public Policy and Management

Who Should Attend

The programme is open for the top educators (principals and administrators) belonging to elementary, secondary and senior secondary levels of education across the country. This programme can also be taken up by senior teachers, with a minimum of ten years of experience, aspiring to be school leaders in future. This programme is also open to entrepreneurs in the education space and executives of EdTech firms. Leadership learning is not only informed by theory but also experiential

Programme Duration and Delivery

The duration of the programme is 9 months. The sessions will be delivered on TalentSprint interactive learning platform once a week, (Sunday 10 am – 1:00 pm).
Additionally, there will be two campus modules; of 4-days visit towards the beginning of the programme and the end of the programme. Attending the campus modules, is a mandatory requirement for successful completion of the programme.

The pedagogy will be a combination of lectures, case studies, and workshops. In addition, doubt clearing, and peer group interaction will be facilitated through lounge sessions, if needed.

Programme Content

The modules shall broadly cover the following topics:

Module 1: Education Sector Context, Policy, and Practice

  • Introduction
  • Education and the Political Economy
  • Education and the Socio-economic Structure
  • Education in times of uncertainty and complexity

Module 2: Leadership Skills

  • Leadership Style and Vision: Theory & Practice
  • Strategic Thinking for Turbulent Times
  • Conflict and Crisis Management
  • Leading Change and Innovation
  • Organizational Culture

Module 3: Business Management Skills

  • Business Economics
  • Project Management and Operations
  • Marketing Management
  • Digital Marketing

Module 4: Financial Skills

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Cost Management
  • Budgeting and Risk Management

Module 5: Stakeholder Management

  • Human Resource Management, Recruitment & Development
  • Communication and Persuasion
  • Business Values and Ethics for School Leaders

Module 6: Data, Descriptive Stats, Decision Making

  • National and International Data and Analysis
  • Business Analytics for Growth
  • Evaluation Methods
  • Data Literacy in Schools

Module 7: Education Technology

  • Technology in Classrooms
  • Digitization and Entrepreneurship in Education
  • Cyber risk and security

Module 8: Education Sector Context, Policy, and Practice – II

  • Education Policy: NEP/Other policies

  • For entrepreneurs, executives, directors and administrators in the education space, a minimum 10 years of work experience (full-time employment) is desirable.
  • In the case of principals and senior teachers a minimum of 10 years of experience is desirable.
  • All the experience will be calculated in the period after graduation to the day of programme start date. In case of exception, candidate will submit SOP for approval from the programme directors.

Programme Sample Certificate

Alumni Status
  • LDP participants who complete the programme successfully become the Alumni of IIMC Executive Education, which currently has over 30,000 members.
  • LDP Alumni are given an email-id in the IIM Calcutta domain.
  • LDP Alumni can register in the IIM Calcutta Alumni portal either with this email-id or with their personal email-ids. The IIM Calcutta Alumni portal is a common platform for Alumni of all programmes of the Institute to interact with each other and stay connected with the Institute.
  • The Institute shares newsletters, important news and articles about the Institute and its activities, the achievements of the Institute's faculty, staff, students and alumni, upcoming events and programmes etc., on the portal.
  • Alumni can post their achievements, write about jobs or LIVE project opportunities for other alumni to see.
  • The IIM Calcutta alumni network can also be accessed on mobile phones through the mobile app.
  • Executive Education Alumni are entitled to a discount of 5% on the programme fee if they opt to do another LDP.
  • By using the different features of the IIM Calcutta portal, alumni across programmes can engage with each other in many meaningful ways. It is up to the alumni themselves to leverage the platform

How to Apply

For further details and for downloading the application forms please visit:

Name : Hasini Bhupathi,
Email ID : hasini.b[at]talentsprint[dot]com,
Phone : 7331112138

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