Open enrolment programs bring to the table a rich blend of diverse experience of participants from multiple organizations. The programs raise performance of organizations by incorporating a host of techniques including but not limited to 360 degree assessment tools, latest research and hi-tech business simulations. To facilitate collaboration and knowledge-sharing, students are placed into study groups of four to five individuals with a mix of management styles and skill-sets, and from different industries. The duration of an Open enrolment program ranges from 1 day to 5 days. Open Enrolment programs are offered on an ongoing basis to allow you to gain valuable knowledge without interrupting your careers.

Program Content

Topics ranging from global strategy, innovation and change management, leadership, coaching and mentoring, brand management and strategic growth are included in our bouquet of offerings.

Learning Objectives

During these PG programs, key issues impacting organizations are discussed, and this could further the learning experience of a prior program & complement other executive education modules. Each module is designed to achieve important learning objectives such as:

  • understanding business indicators
  • effectively leading self and others
  • managing change
  • improving operating efficiencies

The modules combine innovative content with real-world application in such a way that participants can create value across varied lines of business.


SOIL Executive Education programs are taught by faculty who are skilled educators, advisers, consultants, directors of companies across the globe, ground breaking researchers and award-winning authors. The Faculty coming to teach the SOIL executive education modules leverage their field-based research and business expertise resulting in creation of knowledge resources that shape the practice of management. This exposure furthers the integration of knowledge and experience that enables participants to develop breakthrough visions—visions that can ultimately help drive the success of their organizations. The expertise of the faculty members is of equal importance to individual development as well as organizational success and the faculty at SOIL are committed to providing the most innovative and action-oriented learning experiences for executives.

Participant Profile

SOIL’s Executive Education programs are meant for Leaders & Business Managers who have an ongoing need to learn, thus enabling them to explore, experiment and practice before taking new management and leadership fundamentals to their workplace. Through these programs, participants:

  • Are provided with the tools and conceptual frameworks for developing and implementing successful growth strategies.
  • Are exposed to some of the most innovative ideas in business.
  • Can immediately generate insight and help to transform knowledge into action upon returning to their organizations.

Pro Bono Work

SOIL is committed to the cause of enabling non-profit organizations and government bodies to build capacity and strengthen their service delivery. Social Innovation Program at SOIL enables our students to make a difference in the social sector and we leverage our proximity with this sector to contribute with our share of efforts. Our expertise in the Human Capability and Capacity Development helps us in delivering towards a positive change. Pro Bono services form an intrinsic part of our bouquet of offerings. They find root in our commitment to giving back to the society by delivering sustainable solutions that benefit the larger community. Some work that we have done in this area is,

  • Capacity Building
    • Peter Block’s workshop – Peter Block is a consultant and thought leader in the area of empowerment, stewardship, chosen accountability, and the reconciliation of community. SOIL sponsored a workshop for Not-for-profit organizations with Peter Block. Workshop dealt with challenges that a Not-for-Profit organization may face and being most effective with limited resources following a service oriented approach.
    • Educational Interventions aimed at equipping individuals with the essentials of effective leadership by enabling them to acquire new skills, explore new dimensions in topics ranging from strategy for growth to values based innovation and undergo the process of self transformation through leadership development modules.
    • Workshop with Prof. George Eapen (Affiliated professor of Management Practice in Strategy, INSEAD), dealing with Blue Ocean Strategy. The workshop was built around building a strategy and identifying untapped business areas with social relevance. Representatives from 15 Not-for-Profit organizations participated and benefitted to build a work model which is sustainable and is more effective in its area of work.
  • Consulting services
    • Strategy Formulation and Change Management initiatives aimed at influencing the highest level of decision makers in the government and non-profit sector and working with them towards translating their efforts into promising results
    • The Planning Commission of India recently conducted a Multi-Stakeholder Strategy Retreat with SOIL. In order to formulate a strategy for improving nutrition levels in India and creating sustainable solutions to address the challenge, SOIL engaged close to 150 individuals from across strata in a Large Scale Interactive Process to help them collectively identify and understand:

– the factors that impacted the nation’s performance on nutrition levels

– their role in managing the malnutrition problem and

– relevant issues for effectively initiating and managing change

As an outcome of this process, Ministers, Secretaries, grassroots workers, private sector leaders and thought leaders in this area jointly recommended the future course of action in the areas of Household food security and livelihood, Women and child care service, Healthcare Services, Water, Environment, Sanitation & Hygiene, Infant and young child care & feeding and Capacity development and community practices. Identified issues, solutions and recommendations in these areas were discussed and presented to the Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia which was subsequently sent to the Prime Minister of India. This workshop created an impact which was not limited to finding solution of the addressed problem but it also looked at administration, systemic and human challenges present in any government system.

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