Executive Leadership in a VUCA World from UCLA Extension

Prepare you for senior leadership roles by helping you discover your unique leadership style

On completion of the program, you will be expected to
- Develop a multi stakeholder approach through an inspirational leadership style while leading complex change in a VUCA world
- Discover your authentic leadership style and transition to high-level strategic leadership roles while you lead a business in today's dynamic landscape
- Advance your ability to make strategic decisions at the business-level and corporate-level while driving the economic and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) goals
- Be the architect of an agile organizational culture through inspired and empowered human capital
- Be an Innovation Champion by embedding innovation into the DNA of the organization

  • Certificate from UCLA Extension
  • Business Relevant Course Designed by Expert Academicians
  • Learn from Eminent Global Faculty, Industry Leaders and Practitioners
  • Learn to Apply Complex Leadership Concepts in Real-life Situations
  • Network with your Peers as you work on an Elaborate Group Projects
  • Live & Interactive Anywhere learning - Learn anytime, anywhere without any complicated hardware or software installations required.

  • Faculty

    Prof. Soumitra Dutta

    Soumitra Dutta is a Professor of Management at and the former founding dean of the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, New York. He has held senior administrative positions in leading business schools and universities for more than 20 years. He is the Chair of the Global Business School Network, an influential network of more than 100 leading business schools from around the world. He is also the founder and President of Portulans Institute, a non-partisan nonprofit research and education institution based in Washington DC.

    Dutta is on the global boards of Sodexo and Dassault Systems. He is also a member of the Shareholder Council of Chicago-based healthcare consulting company ZS Associates. Dutta is a member of the Davos Circle, an association of long-time participants in the Annual Davos meeting of the World Economic Forum. He was the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Innovation Ecosystems. He is also the Chief Academic Advisor to the Artificial Intelligence Forum of the Confederation of Indian Industry.

    Other eminent faculty members and industry experts, as approved by UCLA Extn, will co-teach in the program.


    Module 1 - Leading in the New Normal

    • Business challenges in a post-Covid environment
    • Leading in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world
    • A multi-stakeholder approach to leadership

    Module 2 - Authentic Leadership

    • Knowing yourself to lead others
    • Increasing your influence and persuasion
    • Becoming a great mentor and coach

    Module 3 - Building a High Performance Culture

    • Attracting and nurturing talent
    • Setting aspirational goals and inspiring others
    • Designing the organization for success

    Module 4 - Leading Change and Driving Innovation

    • Building an agile organization
    • Embedding innovation into the DNA of the organization
    • Creating an entrepreneurial mindset within employees

    Module 5 - Responsible Leadership for Tomorrow

    • Leveraging the power of scenario analysis
    • Leveraging technology for disruptive business models
    • Balancing economic and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) goals

    Course Snapshot
    Work Experience7 - 30 Years
    Duration of the Course5 Months
    Schedule of ClassesFridays from 07.30 p.m. to 09.30 p.m. IST (2 Hrs)
    Starts17th December 2021




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