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 Anil Sachdev, Founder & CEO, School of Inspired Leadership

 The People Leadership Program for HR Professionals is designed to equip  participants to become leaders of organisational transformation.

People Leadership Program


The People Leadership Program is an HR Leadership Development Program meant for High Potential, Mid-Level HR Managers who are keen on learning new Skills and Current Industry Best Practices in order to groom themselves to become future ready HR leaders of tomorrow.

It is a comprehensive learning journey comprised of three 6-day modules of classroom sessions, one-on-one coaching sessions and a Strategic HR Project - all in the duration of a 7 month intervention, facilitated by world class industry practitioner faculty and academicians.

Incumbents emerge from the program with Enlightenment of the Self, Team Leadership, Organisational Level Leadership; and are skilled and equipped with HR Industry Best Practices to deploy these in their organisations and become the catalysts of Organisational Change and Transformation.

The SOIL People Leadership Program for HR professionals is designed to equip participants to lead this role of enabling.

Who can benefit from People Leadership Program?

People Leadership Program is most beneficial to Mid-Level HR Managers (with 8-15 years of Work Experience), who are keen on learning new skills within the HR Function in order to groom themselves to become future ready HR leaders of tomorrow.

What makes People Leadership Program Unique

Strategic HR Project:

Strategic Organizational Project brings about direct and tangible benefits to the Organization along with Individual Learning and Development.

Multi-Pronged Approach:
Breadth of inputs – Strategic Organizational Project, Class Room Sessions, One-on- One Coaching, Psychometric Testing, Reporting Manager Feedback, Leadership Series, Alumni Services etc.

Academics-Consulting-Industry Network:

  • Academia and the latest in research, through the SOIL B School
  • Stalwart Management Consultants through the SOIL Consultancy
  • Deep Rooted Industry Network owing to the Strong Consulting Background


  • A Strategic HR Project
  • One-on- one Coaching Sessions supported by Psychometric Testing and Reporting Manager’s Feedback
  • Interactions with chosen Industry Leaders and organizations (current HR Heads/CEOs/CXOs of large, impactful companies)
  • SOIL Alumni Services
  • People Leadership Program is spread over a 7 month period, comprised of 3, 6-day modules within the classroom sessions. The 3 one-on- one coaching sessions are interspersed between these modules, while the Strategic HR Project is done through the entire duration of the program with Project Reviews conducted in between

Key Takeaways

  • Establish a deeper understanding of who we are, how we operate, what is important to us; and what our higher purpose and deeper aim are; through the Self Leadership sessions 
  • Gain deep Self Awareness and insights through one on one coaching and feedback
  • Train oneself to observe the environment and organization through a Human Centred Design and Innovation approach to be able to come up with solutions that cannot be found through traditional approaches
  • Deepen Functional Skills by understanding future HR Practices in all core HR areas
  • Acquire a critical Life Skill through a Coaching Certification Foundation Course to coach individuals and Teams
  • Learn to use Workforce Metrics and Analytics as tools for informed Decision Making
  • Learn to be sensitive to the many facets of Diversity that are inevitably observed within all organizations
  • Develop a network of peers and experts
  • Work on a Strategic HR Project that enables application of learning to add value to the organization

Core Faculty and Steering Group

  • Program Thought Leader- Anil Sachdev:  Founder and CEO of Eicher Consultancy Services (ECS), Grow Talent Co. Ltd. and the School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL). Anil’s experience in India and across the world covers areas such as Leadership Development, Strategic Change, and Organizational Transformation. Recognized as a thought leader in these areas, Anil has done pioneering work with leading global and local firms.
  • Program Director- Bhavna Sharma:  Bhavna is currently working with School of Inspired Leadership as Executive Vice President heading its Consulting and Executive Education division based in Gurgaon, India. Bhavna has over 2 decades of Industry experience in leading all HR verticals across generalist and specialist profiles in the areas of business partnering, Leadership Capability Development, talent management, productivity improvement and HR Change Management.

  • Shyam Viswanathan-  Leadership and Strategy Consultant; Former Associate Dean – Executive Education, Indian School of Business
  • R.R.Nair-  Former HR Director - HUL; Former Member, Academic Council of Tata Management Training Centre
  • Vijay Ghei-  Currently a part-time professor of Design Thinking at Hult International Business School; an Independent Consultant and Facilitator for Design thinking, Creative Problem Solving and Innovation Management
  • P Dwarakanath-  Director – Group Human Capital, Max India Limited; Former HR Director, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
  • Arjya Chakravarty-  Chair HR Leadership Program, School of Inspired Leadership


PROGRAM FEE: Rs. 4,00,000


School of Inspired Leadership
Plot # 76
Sector 44, Gurgaon-122003, India
Executive Education Admissions Office
T: 0124-4302222 M: +91-9717280068


"People Leasership Program at Soil is a unique experience which all HR professionals should undergo in their lives."

"Ever so rarely in our lives do we get a chance to go through an experience as enriching as attending SOIL's People Leadership Program."

"The People Leadership Program for young managers is an incredible learning experience. It is very different from other training programs and gives great emphasis to learning, unlearning and relearning some of the best HR practices and their practical implementations."

People Leadership Program Consortium