Post Graduate Certificate in Senior Leadership (PGCSL)

Xavier Labour Relations Institute Jamshedpur (XLRI)

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
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Course Details

Course Overview

The Virtual Interactive Learning (VIL) arm of XLRI offers a portfolio of 12 months consolidated course in ‘Senior Leadership’. The course aims to provide an opportunity to study and earn a Postgraduate Certificate in Senior Leadership (PGCSL) while working. The course is being offered by XLRI in collaboration with its technical partners of virtual classroom.

Course Duration

1 Year

Certification Type

Post Graduate Certificate in Senior Leadership Management directly by XLRI Jamshedpur.

Alumni Status


Course Benefits

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.

  • 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

Who should attend?

  • Senior managers and business leaders looking forward to organizational and personal growth
  • Graduates/Post Graduates with 10 + years of managerial experience and aspiring to be: functional head, business Unit Head and entrepreneur

Class Schedule

  • Saturday 09:00 am – 12:00 noon
  • Sunday 06:45 pm – 09:45 pm

How you are taught? (Teaching Methodology)

Mode of delivery:

  • The programme to be delivered will be a blend of in-campus personal classes, workshops, roleplays, simulations in serene XLRI campus and LIVE virtual interactive classes delivered at a state of the art Times center in participant’s city.
  • One Campus Immersion- 5 days of intensive learning at XLRI campus, Jamshedpur.

Programme Structure:

  • The programme is structured into 4 modules of 3 months each. First campus visit will be at the end of module 1.
  • The programme is structured to customized in order to address individual challenges and opportunities. This will be managed primarily through periodic self-assessments and faculty guided project components.
  • The pedagogy would involve cases, interactive discussions, group activities and simulations.


  • Each module will have an evaluation component designed by the respective faculty. The mode of evaluation may contain case analysis, quizzes, class participation, individual or group projects.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduation from a recognized university
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience after completing graduation.
  • Basic knowledge of computer.

Selection Method

Performance in personal interviews.


Module I – Strengthening the foundation

1.        Anchors of Leadership
a.       Self-assessment
b.       Concept of leadership
2.        Dynamics of markets
a.       Understanding customers and markets Operations and supply chain management
b.       Strategic Marketing & pricing techniques
3.        Visioning and Communicating 
a.       Visioning and goal setting
b.       Effective communication (for internal & external stakeholders)

Module II – Setting the direction – Strategic thinking

4.        Strategic Thinking
a.       Organizational strategy
b.       Entrepreneurial thinking
5.        Building a responsible organization: Sustainability and ethics
a.       Stakeholder management and Sustainability
b.       Building an ethical organization
6.        Creating corporate value
a.       Finance & accounting for the leaders/Non-finance executives
b.       Corporate strategy – alliances and M&A and Valuation

Module III: – Strategy implementation

7.        Organisational structure and HR alignment
a.       Designing organizational structure and controls
b.       Leveraging human resources
8.        Creating High-performance teams
a.       Designing appropriate incentive systems
b.       Building teams
9.        Managing at scale
a.       Managing growth and new businesses
b.       Managing large projects

Module IV:- Leading Change

10.     Conflicts management and negotiations
a.       Conflict resolution
b.       Effective negotiations
11.     Business turn-around management
12.    Corporate culture, creativity and innovation
a.       Instilling high-performance culture
b.       Designing creativity and innovation

Project: Individual project will involve identification of leadership challenges and opportunities within the participant’s organization. The issues will be fine-tuned through a series of interactions with programme faculty / Coaching/ workshops during campus component.

Admission and Selection Process

Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduation from a recognized university
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience after completing graduation.
  • Basic knowledge of computer.

Selection Method

  • Performance in personal interviews.

Fees Details

Application Fees: INR 2500 + GST
Course Fees: INR 3,30,000 + GST
Campus Fees: INR 40,000 + GST

Installment Schedule:

Installment -1 INR 80,000 + GST on 20th March 2019
Installment -2 INR 40,000 + GST on 15th May, 2019
Installment -3 INR 70,000 + GST on 15th Aug, 2019
Installment -4 INR 70,000 + GST on 15th Nov, 2019
Installment -5 INR 70,000 + GST on 15th Feb, 2020


Total Fees is inclusive of books, study materials and the Campus Visit fee of Rs. 40,000/-

Important Dates

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

Interview Date: February 24, 2019
Selection Date: February 27, 2019


Course shall start from April 2019 and end in April 2020. The first campus visit is scheduled from 13th to 17th May, 2019.

Xavier Labour Relations Institute Jamshedpur (XLRI)

Xavier Labour Relations Institute, widely known as XLRI was founded in 1949 by Fr. Quinn Enright s.j. in the Steel City of Jamshedpur. XLRI was ranked tenth among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018, fourth by Business Today's "India's best B-schools 2016" and third in India by Outlook India's "Top 100 Management Schools" of 2016. XLRI spares no effort to make its curriculum world class and deliver it in the most effective manner. It constantly scans the developments in business and in society and tries to proact to meet the challenges. Its world-class faculty with its commitment and deep sense of service delivers the curriculum very effectively. They are also deeply involved in research and consultancy. Their involvement in industry makes their teaching very relevant and current. XLRI satellite programs have helped thousands of junior, middle and senior executives across the length and breadth of the country to update their knowledge & their skills to climb the career ladder.

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