LeaderClasses Budding Leaders Program is a unique, Career Acceleration & Leadership Development program, serving as “Google Map” of sorts for your career that can take you from where you are today to where you want to be, at the pace you choose to set for yourself, by helping you navigate the challenges of building an amazing career you love, while building a solid leadership foundation for you.
Imagine what can happen to your Career if you had an opportunity to get the same Quality of Practical Exposure, Strategic Guidance & the access to Expert Insights your finest peers are currently getting after graduating from the World’s best Universities like Stanford, Harvard & MIT.
Imagine what can happen to your Career if you had an opportunity to learn HOW some of the world’s finest Corporate Business & Technology
Leaders like Satya Nadella, Sundar Pichai et al. built their Careers from the time they graduated from College.
Imagine what can happen to your Career if you had an opportunity to gain hard to access, information overview on the matrix of career opportunities & the evolution of career paths across a plethora of Industry Clusters & Functional Specialities that eventually hire over 95% of the students evolving into Corporate Business & Technology Leaders, across the world.
Imagine what can happen to your Career if you had an opportunity to Learn from the Experience & Mistakes of some of the finest Entrepreneurs / Business / Technology / Engineering / Societal Leaders & architect your own future by “Modeling these Masters”.
The program focus is on providing you Exceptional Exposure, Expert Guidance & Structured Mentorship, via an Online Program (Videos + Text based learning +Practical Tasks / Assignments to internalize learning) + Offline Events (Conferences, Seminars, Workshops etc Once / Twice a year), on several topics of strategic importance research has proven to be crucial determinants of your long term success.
In essence, this program provides you access to specialist knowledge, strategic insights & expert mentorship that catalyzes your structured growth.
a) Our Founder CEO’s experience of 20+ years in running multiple ventures at Chennai, India, New York USA & San Francisco, USA, after graduating from the Full Time, Post Graduate Program in Management from the Class of 2001, IIM Lucknow.
b) Our Founder CEO’s experience of being a Retained Executive Recruiter for 15+ years, strategically partnering with 35+ Top Tier Organizations (Including 15 of the Fortune 500) helping them access &successfully hire some of the finest Senior Management & Executive Level Leaders at the C-Suite & beyond, typically for roles offering an Annual Gross Compensation of > INR 2.5 Crores p.a in India and > US $500k p.a in the United States, in the process strategically guiding & learning from detailed executive career progression & strategic career management conversations with 10000+ professionals from India, Singapore, HK, USA & Europe at these levels.
C) Our extensive access to some of the world’s finest resources in the areas of Talent Management, Leadership Development & Strategic Career Management.
d) Our extensive access to & intimate understanding of 2000+ of the world’s finest Organizations of diverse sizes, at a highly granular level – With detailed understanding of their Organization Culture, Growth propelling roles, Compensation Levels & Career Progression Assessment Models – Across Industries, Functions & Geographies.
e) The Insights, Experience & Wisdom of 500+ of the world’s finest Pioneers, Visionaries, Business Legends, Futurists, Distinguished Entrepreneurs, Chairpersons & CEOs, Thought Leaders, Investors, Eminent Professors, etc distilled from various sources including Books, Magazines, Journals, Articles, Podcasts, Videos, Blogs, etc from Online & Offline Media,
to make this possible.
You should apply, if you :-
a) Are Ambitious & between 21-35 years of age (Born between 1st Jan 1985 to 31st Dec 1998).
b) Have the Intellectual Humility & the Openness required for lifelong, active learning.
c) Are willing to invest time, effort & money to develop yourself to the next level(s).
d) Have a Growth Mindset & are willing to persevere for at least a decade, to achieve your goals.
e) Are decisive, demonstrating the willingness to swiftly move ahead, without wasting time & your youthful phase of life.
f) Are keen building your career in Business and/or Technology roles in India / USA / Europe / Singapore & are currently at :-
Aiming to reach the :-
C-Suite Roles (C-Level roles) are roles at the “Chief” Level & include :-
Annual Gross Compensation for Senior Management Level Roles (India/USA figures mapped).
Our Budding Leaders Program is a multi-year program, focused on providing strategic inputs in specific areas every year & accessible to our members via an annual membership, renewable at the member’s discretion at the end of each year.
Our annual membership provides a single, upto 12 month membership to our online portal (One unique user per membership. Sharing login credentials strictly prohibited) that enables our members to :-
Part I :- Practical exposure to :-
Part II :- Strategic Guidance & Structured Mentorship :-
Our Program Coverage, Videos, Assignments / Tasks & Online Live Classes aim to help you (Our Program Participant) clearly answer questions responses to which are extremely crucial determinants of your long term success.
An illustrative list of questions you will be able to answer clearly after completing this program, is appended.
At this stage of my Career & Life :-
While many people can respond to these questions, Insightful Guidance, responses to these & other crucial questions, with tacit, experientially learnt, expert knowledge from the world’s finest minds, can be very valuable & game changing in significantly enhancing the probabilities of your long term success.
In the absence of this Insightful guidance :-
a) Many end up NOT being successful ,
b) A few sub-optimally successful – After a LOT of effort, time & perseverance.
This success, AFTER “reinventing the wheel” is an extremely inefficient approach that takes consumes one of the MOST expensive & valuable things in a person’s life – HIS/HER Time & Youthful phase of life.
Simply put, our Budding Leaders Foundation program is designed to help you evolve into a Future Leader, in your areas of passion & focus, at a pace you set for yourself.
Program Fees :- INR 50000/- ( Indian Rupees Fifty Thousand Only) inclusive of all taxes, for all participants (Residents within/outside India) payable in full along with your application form.
You could either join the program by submitting an “Application form” & paying the full fee.
Apply for our Merit Based scholarship (Offered on a first cum first served basis to a limited number of people) providing upto 50% of the fees (Upto INR 25000/ - per person),by paying a non-refundable, non-adjustable, non-transferable fee of INR 5000/- (Indian Rupees Five Thousand Only) towards our evaluation process comprising Four stages (With Rejection / Filters at each stage) :-
Should you choose to accept our scholarship & join us after the evaluation process, the entire application fee paid (INR 5000/-) will be netted against your total due after the scholarship.
To illustrate, if you receive a 25% scholarship, your total due to be paid to join our Budding Leaders Program will be, INR 32500/- (Indian Rupees Thirty Thousand Five Hundred Only) calculated as INR 50000/- (Total Fees) – INR 5000/- (Scholarship Application Fee) – INR 12500/ - (Scholarship offered @25% of Fees).
The application fee ensures that we invest our time & efforts with potential members committed to joining our program.
The selection process is designed to identify & evaluate potential members comprehensively on multiple parameters including :-
I. Assessment of Future Potential :-
II. Evaluation of past track record :-
Kindly note that while we value & respect academic excellence & believe that it strongly reflects the ability of a person to work hard & excel, our assessment goes much beyond this metric & evaluates our potential members on ALL the above said parameters to arrive at a decision of offering them our membership.
The goal of the program is to select a group of highly talented, ambitious members & facilitate their strategic mentorship to evolve them on the fast track to excellence in their areas of passion & focus, by catalyzing their structured growth.
Given this goal, we believe that our assessment should not be just on past track record, but at least equally, if not more, on future potential, as potential program participants are young minds with a great advantage of time / youth on their side & hence can achieve literally anything, if given the right guidance, mentorship & support.
LeaderClasses looks forward to providing this fresh approach to building awesome leaders.
In the second year of the program (Subject to your membership being active for the second year as well i.e renewed after the first year), all program participants will be re-assessed via a Telephonic / In person interview with our Founder CEO & Possibly several other C-Level business leaders as well.
Subject to your performance in the interview meeting the bar of the Interviewer(s), you will be given an authenticated certificate (With a Certificate number) that can be checked for authenticity by any employer or Higher Education Institution, by connecting with us.
As you can see, this ensures that :-
Since our scholarships are limited & offered on a first cum first served basis,you are advised to complete your process before March 2020, if you would like to apply for our 2020 scholarship.
Admission to this program (Without the scholarship) will be on “Rolling Admissions” basis.
Do submit your “Enquiry / Interest” “Here”, so that our Talent Curation & Admissions Team representative can connect with you to take this further.
We look forward to hearing from & talking to you soon !
Our best wishes to you !
Talent Curation & Admissions Team - LeaderClasses.