XLRI - Post Graduate Certificate in Senior Leadership (XSLP)

“Post Graduate Certificate in Senior Leadership Course from XLRI Jamshedpur”

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Course Overview

The senior management’s role is to keep a team focused and motivated. This would require skills related to effective communication including: strategy, negotiation, abilities to influence team behavior and manage team results. It is crucial for a senior manager to possess a right blend of soft skills and a strategic mindset. This skillset enables him/her to achieve specific performance outcomes in an organization. The PGCSL Program offers critical skills to an individual enabling him to attain success for his organization.

The XLRI Senior Leadership Programme (XSLP) is a one year blended programme designed specially for Senior Management Executives – with the aim to transform your leadership persona through coaching and strengthening of management foundations: ultimately transforming the business you lead by setting direction and a rigorous focus on implementation. The transformation aspect of this programme is strongly rooted in Change Management principles. Personal Coaching, Live Project and a Campus Immersion experience at XLRI are some of the distinguishing features of this programme. So if you are a Senior Executive determined to drive your business forward by sharpening your strategic thinking, and interested to network with other like-minded executives and wear the prestigious badge of an XLRI alumni – this is the program for you.

Key Benefits

  • Exceptional opportunity for both personal and professional growth

  • Set the direction of your business and develop an overarching corporate strategy

  • Boost your personal leadership skills and accelerate your role in building and leading a high-performing organization.

  • Improve your analytical and decision-making skills in order to resolve disputes

  • Understanding the current industrial scenario and transforming operational capabilities into a sustainable competitive advantage.

  • Rigorous program structure with assessments

  • Case studies, Simulations and Role play

  • Alumni membership of XLRI present globally

Mode of Delivery

This Program is delivered through Interactive Onsite Learning platform where LIVE and highly interactive Sessions are conducted in the Authorized Study Centres established across India. 



Graduates and Post Graduates in any discipline recognized by UGC/AICTE

Experience Minimum

10 Years of minimum work experience is required to apply

Experience Maximum


Selection Process

Profiles will be assesed by XLRI Jamshedpur on the basis of Academics, work experience and Person Interview (it will conducted in the nearest study centre).


Post Graduate Certificate in Senior Leadership will be awarded by XLRI Jamshedpur to the students on successful completion of the programme

Alumni Status/ Placement

On successfull completion XLRI Jamshedpur will award Alumni status to students.

Course Content


This module covers the basics of function and assesses individual strengths to understand your style of leadership and work ethics.
• Self-assessment
• Concept of leadership
• Finance & accounting for the leaders and non finance executives
• Understanding customers, markets operations and supply chain management
• Effective communication – for internal & external shareholders
• Strategic marketing & pricing techniques


Introducing strategic thinking with a holistic approach. Driving organizational change through entrepreneurial thinking and building a clear collaborative structure.

• Visioning and goal setting
• Organizational strategy
• Entrepreneurial thinking
• Stakeholder management and sustainability
• Building an ethical organization
• Corporate strategy, alliances and M&A


Focusing on aligning short term objectives, structure systems and day to day actions with a strategic orientation.

• Designing organizational structure and controls
• Leveraging human resources
• Designing appropriate incentive systems
• Managing growth and new businesses
• Managing large projects
• Building teams & people management


The final module integrates the importance of stakeholder relations with organization’s culture – and takes your view with having a clear understanding of the complexities and organizational capabilities required to drive change

• Conflict resolution
• Effective negotiations
• Business turnaround management
• Risk & opportunity identification through individual projects
• Instilling high performance culture
• Designing creativity and innovation

Campus Component

On-campus sessions will be once during course of 7 days

How it Work

Campus Immersion

The Campus Immersion will be a great opportunity for you to familiarise with the faculty. The campus and make positive connections. It will also include direct coaching and setting foundation for the key aspect of this programme – training assessment.

Personalized Coaching

Through a personal guidance approach and series of workshops, lectures and assignments – the programme will enable development of a unique leadership style that helps you lead personal and professional transformation. The XLRI faculty will help you build foundation skills to strengthen people management, strategy implementation and expanding on personal strengths.

Live Project

Final Leg of the programme will consist of a Live Project which will have you work on solving an organizational problem from your experience. Here we will use Strategic Thinking to find challenges and opportunities in the workplace and implementing solutions to improve mindsets of employees and sustaining transformation. Continuous evaluation by faculty and series of interactions will ensure support and important takeaway points at each step of the module.

Program Faculty

Dr. Raghu Ram

Dr. Manoj Thomas

Application fees

INR 2,500/- plus GST as applicable

Total Fees

INR 3,60,000/- plus GST as applicable


Total amount to be paid in 5 installments

Instalment Structure

First Second Third Fourth Fifth
80,000 70,000 70,000 70,000 70,000

Technological Partner

Times TSW


Application Closure

15th March, 2020

List of short listed candidates

20th March, 2020

Interview dates

21th to 25th March, 2020

Results Declaration

31st March, 2020

Date of 1st Instalment

10th April, 2020

Program Start Date

18th April 2020


Senior Leadership Program of XLRI Jamshedpur is highly rigorous, interactive and concentrated program. The content is very promising and Alumni shared it certainly delivered the best. The best outcome of the program is paradigm shift in thought process of managers. Highly interactive twice a week classes and 7 days campus immersion keep the program aligned. It is one of the best among all Senior Management and Leadership Programs currently offered in country.

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Course Duration

12 Months

Start - April 2020

Saturday - 9 00 am to 12 00 noon and Sunday - 3 30 pm to 6 30 pm