National School of Leadership

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National School of Leadership, IN
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Motto Lead by Choice
Established 2008
Type Private Accredited
Academic staff 50
Location India Pune, Maharastra, India
Campus Urban, 15 acres
Chairman Satasuryaa
Website nsl.ac.in

The National School of Leadership (NSL) is the first leadership school of global standards in India focusing solely on leadership studies. An internationally recognized and accredited institute, NSL's key focus is towards providing education in leadership studies to students from all tiers and categories of education. The criteria for eligibility is very flexible, with openings for students from science, commerce, and humanities backgrounds. NSL also has, as a stated objective, the national mission to promote leadership education in India and globally, which entails taking the requisite steps to bring leadership education to the masses through the efficient implementation of educational tools and modes of learning.

The institution was Founded in 2008 as an educational body registered under the ITA 1882,[1] under Government of India. In 2013, the Faculty of Entrepreneurial Studies of the institution has been established to offer courses and entrepreneurship development activities under Ministry of MSME (Formerly Ministry of Industries), Government of India, for promotion of Entrepreneurship in India.

Mentors[edit]

Regarding its focus towards the efficient and effective imparting of leadership knowledge and skills, NSL entrusts the teaching and leadership roles within the institution to industry leaders from various spheres, including CEOs of leading multinationals, notable figures from the world of sports and entertainment, professors and leading academicians with multitude of experience in mentoring roles at B-schools, leadership gurus and notable domain specialists from across a diverse range of industry.

NSL Lead India[edit]

Having started as an unorganized group of students of Delhi University working in imparting education to the children in the slums of Mall Road, Delhi, in 1997, this initiative resulted in the slums going against begging and taking up honest hard work supported by the women who contributed by making incense sticks. Even today, nobody begs in the slums there.

From a humble initiative in the slums, "Lead India" turned out to be a national movement in nurturing leadership among people through different initiatives taken up over the years.

The "Lead India" initiative hinges primarily on directed efforts towards the upliftment of societies through the imparting of life skills training and workshops to help enable individuals to leverage on their strengths to build a better future. To that end, the Lead India initiative engages "Leadership Mentors" and Students at NSL bring a wide-ranging set of perspectives on the issues that society may face, and what would be the approaches to turn around the prevailing situations into development-oriented programmes that would play a constructive role.

The "Game Changer" initiative of "Lead India" is oriented towards addressing critical issues pertaining to communities, occupations or localities. Mentors, students and volunteers of Lead India come together to identify and resolve issues pertaining to social challenges.

Modes of study[edit]

NSL has multiple modes of training and education, including Full-time classroom programmes, online education, research based study, and the Blended Learning mode - a cognitive neuroscientific technique of education which involves a combination of the best of all the three aforementioned modes of study.

Consortium for Global Leaders[edit]

The NSL Consortium for Global Leaders (CGL) is a network of global organizations which are associated with NSL in various capacities. The CGL includes large organizations from both India and abroad, including corporate, educational institutes, social organizations, government bodies et cetera.

Faculties and Courses[edit]

Faculty of Leadership Studies[edit]

The Faculty of Leadership Studies was established in 2009 with the aim of nurturing leadership across students from across multiple fields of work and study. The faculty focuses on a value-centric multidisciplinary approach to Leadership and has been developed over a period of time by leaders from industry and academia with a view to address the demands for a need to nurture leadership across sectors.

Executive Programme in Corporate Leadership (EPCL)[edit]

National School of Leadership’s one year Executive Programme in Corporate Leadership (EPCL) is an executive master's level programme aimed at preparing students from multiple industries for leadership positions in corporate and other forms of private/public service.

This programme combines a blend of theoretical and practical experiences of corporate operation and functioning. Under this programme, students receive instruction and research support towards developing an understanding of the various points, practices and facets that go into the successful and efficient functioning of any organization. This course emphasizes on practical application of key leadership principles in contemporary organizations.

Most students pursuing this course mid-level managers and senior management personnel from various organizations.

Executive Programme in Leadership Strategy (EPLS)[edit]

The Executive Programme in Leadership Strategy (EPLS) is a programme for strategists in public/private services and for those who wish to take up roles involving strategy design and decision making in organizations.

Whether an individual is leading a corporation, employed in an organization or driving a national movement, this programme focuses on the fact that decisions one takes are based on the strategies one makes; and the correct and effective implementation of those strategies in a structured manner. This programme equips individuals with the knowhow of building successful strategies, be it for turning around an organization, providing strategic advisory across multiple roles, or contributing to a company's growth in an employed engagement.

A Bachelors Degree or equivalent across any stream and a valid Leadership Aptitude Test (LAT) score are required for one to be eligible for the course. However, mid and senior level executives with experience may apply for exemption from the LAT requirements and can directly be considered for interview for admission.

Executive Programme in Information Technology Leadership (EPITL)[edit]

The Executive Programme in IT Leadership (EPITL) is directed towards executives and management from the Information Technology and Information Technology Enabled Services sector. it aims to highlight the fact that true technological leadership lies in how the technologies available to an organization are implemented for business success and growth. This programme enables students to understand the various facets of the business and the technology deployments therein, in order to think critically and creatively - from facing global challenges to implementing more efficient systems. Inculcating a team culture, and receptiveness to new technologies and their uses are a core area that this programme addresses. With a focus on innovation in Information Technology, students work towards being in a position where they are equipped not only to understand the technologies in use, but also to innovate on them for organizational success.

A Bachelors Degree or equivalent across any stream and a valid Leadership Aptitude Test (LAT) score are required for one to be eligible for the course. Mid and senior level executives with experience may apply for exemption from the LAT requirements and can directly be considered for interview for admission.

Fellow Programmes (Research Based)[edit]

Under the Faculty of Leadership Studies, NSL's doctoral level Fellow Programmes are a contribution to the global community by some of the brightest scholars at the National School of Leadership in introducing new thoughts, dimensions and theories around the study of Leadership and related areas.

The following Fellow Programmes are currently being offered under the Faculty of Leadership Studies:

Fellow Programme in Leadership (FPL) Fellow Programme in Strategy (FPS) Fellow Programme in Organizational Leadership Fellow Programme in Technology Fellow Programme in Education

Certificate Programmes[edit]

The Faculty of Leadership Studies also offers multiple certificate programmes, mostly of 3 months each in subjects like Leadership, Strategic Thinking and Decision Making, Corporate Leadership Strategy, Organizational Leadership, Transformational Thought Leadership, IT Leadership and Leadership Research Methods.

Faculty of Performance Studies[edit]

The Faculty of Performance Studies (FPS) at the National School of Leadership was established to train and assist those unsung warriors who stay away from the action but are still a big reason for the success of the Performers. Though this faculty was established for behavioral experts with primary focus on Sports Psychology and Military Psychology, it also addressed the need for performance coaches across most sectors.

Executive Programme in Military Psychology and Counselling (EPMPC)[edit]

The Executive Programme in Military Psychology and Counselling offers a combination of understanding and applying Leadership Science, Psychology and Military Science, primarily inclined to help military personnel. It transcends existing paradigms in learning lessons from the military environment and applying the behavioral, cognitive, emotional and perceptual aspects in situations demanding high performance under extreme conditions in any scenario including industry and academia. In this programme, behavioral experts gain a comprehensive understanding of the factors that impact military personnel psychologically, the magnitude of these factors, potential problem areas and most importantly, how to effectively address the entire gamut of such issues as there may be, in the most efficient manner possible.

A Bachelors Degree or equivalent across any stream and a valid Leadership Aptitude Test (LAT) score are required for one to be eligible for the course. However, personnel with experience may apply for exemption from the LAT requirements and can directly be considered for interview for admission.

Executive Programme in Sports Psychology (EPSP)[edit]

With a combined theory and practical study structure, the Executive Programme in Sports Psychology helps psychologists, counselors, coaches, trainers and aspirants of a role in Sports Psychology understand the driving factors that impact sports performance, in a manner designed to help them provide the psychological assistance that a sportsperson requires to scale bring out their best every time, and to address the psychological issues and stresses that a sportsperson faces during the course of his or her competitive career.

It is well understood that sportspersons bear the tremendous psychological pressure of performing on behalf of their nation – and this level of pressure, coupled with the stress of their profession, can at any point prove detrimental to their well-being. Therefore, this programme focuses on building the correct kind of understanding of the psychological forces that impact these sportspersons, whether positively or negatively, and the magnitude of pressure that could either make or break the sportspersons themselves.

A Bachelors Degree or equivalent across any stream and a valid Leadership Aptitude Test (LAT) score are required for one to be eligible for the course. However, personnel with experience may apply for exemption from the LAT requirements and can directly be considered for interview for admission.

Fellow Programme in Psychology (FPP)[edit]

The Fellow Programme in Psychology is a research based doctoral level study that aims at enabling research scholars to bring about new dimensions into existing theories regarding Psychology – especially pertaining to circumstances with an impact on leadership behaviour. In this programme, scholars can conducting research around multiple specializations including Applied Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Sports Psychology, Military Psychology, Educational Psychology, Health Psychology, Social Psychology and Forensic Psychology.

Certificate Programmes[edit]

The Faculty of Performance Studies also offers multiple certificate programmes, mostly of 3 months duration each, in subjects like Leadership Neuroscience and Psychology, Military Psychology and Sports Psychology.

Faculty of Entrepreneurial Studies[edit]

The Faculty of Entrepreneurial Studies (FPS) was established to promote entrepreneurship in India. The primary focus of this faculty was to enable and equip start-ups, small, medium and large entrepreneurial corporations with the skills and mind-set to create a difference in their ventures and contribute to nation building.

In 2014, the Faculty of Entrepreneurial Studies collaborated with the Ministry of MSME (Formerly Ministry of Industries, Government of India, with the vision to expedite nation building through Entrepreneurship in India. The Faculty of Entrepreneurial Leadership also works closely with NSL's Lead India initiative in nurturing entrepreneurs from varied backgrounds including people from rural areas.

Executive Programme in Entrepreneurial Leadership (EPEL)[edit]

The Executive Programme in Entrepreneurial Leadership (EPEL) provides both practicing and aspiring entrepreneurs a platform to go hands on with business ideas under the guidance of leading entrepreneurs from across the globe. This is a hands-on practical programme where students work on building real corporations right from day 1 of the course. Students are mentored by leading entrepreneurs, strategists and venture capitalists during their study at the National School of Leadership. This course comprises only 20% theory and 80% of the study is practical implementation.

Participants who successfully complete this programme are also awarded a Vocational Diploma in Entrepreneurship apart from business establishment support by the Government of India under its skills development initiative.

Fellow Programme in Entrepreneurship (FPE)[edit]

The Fellow Programme in Entrepreneurship is an advance doctoral level programme where leading entrepreneurs and researchers in the subject work on bringing in new dimensions around entrepreneurial practices. This programme also focus on success stories, failures, new dimensions, new strategies, and innovation in the field of entrepreneurship, and explores a comprehensive understanding of identifying and leveraging opportunities towards building self-dependence through individual ventures.

With Entrepreneurship globally becoming a strong growth driver of new-age economies, it is essential to understand the challenges, varying from effort to effort, but more or less remaining similar in essence – that influence the spirit of leadership in entrepreneurship. The Fellow Programme in Entrepreneurship is designed to research upon not only the basic precepts of entrepreneurial practices, but also to enable entrepreneurs, edupreneurs or even consultants and board advisors to appreciate innovation, introduce new theories and spread their experience for others to benefit from through organized research.

Certificate Programmes[edit]

The Faculty of Entrepreneurial Studies (FPS), mostly in collaboration with the Ministry of MSME (Formerly Ministry of Industries, offers multiple certificate programmes recognized by the Government of India.

Organizational Learning Center[edit]

The Organizational Learning Center at the National School of Leadership offers leadership training across multiple segments including large corporations, Small and Medium Enterprises, Social Organizations, Colleges and Schools. OLC has also made significant contribution to CEO Coaching and Faculty Development.

The Mountain Campus[edit]

The National School of Leadership Mountain Campus is located 10 km away from the Hill town of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India, at an altitude of 4500 ft., in close proximity to the Kempty Falls. The campus is thematically built based on Himalayan Culture and Heritage. Spread across 15 acres, this campus has a substantial training area of over 200 acres of serene land, providing a peaceful ambience for the students to focus on the unlearning-and-learning processes.

The NSL Mountain Campus was established by the Himalayan Adventure Institute in June 1994 with the aim of encouraging youth in developing their interests in outward bound activities such as rock-climbing, exploration treks, forest exploration, mountain expeditions, wilderness survival, nature and environment camps, rescue operations, map reading, navigation, jungle craft, river crossing, study of Himalayan environment and ecology, flora and fauna, studies of mountain village life, cultures etc. NSL has chosen this campus based on the necessity of real-world situations that such environs can provide to the students, towards identifying and building upon leadership skills when faced with challenging situations during the course of their training.

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