Understanding the Bhagavad Gita is a new online leadership course offered by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM Ahmedabad). According to the institute, the curriculum will provide ways to promote ethical management practises in line with business models, taking references from Bhagavad Gita texts.
The programme is designed for professionals and aspiring students interested in learning management techniques such as decision making, leadership, motivation, strategy planning, negotiation, persuasion, and team building.
To apply for the course, you must have at least five years of work experience. The registration period is open until November 29, and the course costs Rs 64,000.
“The programme will be delivered in a live online format on the Zoom platform from December 13 to 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., taking into account the participants’ work schedules.” The two-week programme will consist of six sessions per week, according to Krishna Dhamecha, executive-education IIM Ahmedabad.
Understanding behavioural orientation, leadership excellence, and self-management with a focus on the Bhagavad Gita, excellence, and happiness are among the key areas to be covered during the programme.
“At the end of the programme, all participants who meet the 100 percent attendance requirement will be awarded a certificate of participation by IIM-A.” Prof. Sunil Maheshwari will preside over the programme and guide participants on the implications of the Bhagavad Gita in the corporate world,” Dhamecha explained.
“Many chapters of the Gita contain interesting references to the quality of leadership,” said Professor Madhavan B of IIM Bangalore in an article titled “Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita.” If we carefully examine them, we will find three intriguing ideas. These include, for example, a strong desire to lead, the importance of cultivating a high level of equity, and understanding the principle of interdependence. One of the issues Lord Krishna explains to Arjuna is “leadership.”