Strategic Leadership in a VUCA World

    Learn VUCA leadership skills and gain a competitive edge

    The landscape that confronts the business leaders of today is characterized by what is known as the VUCA principle. Leaders must deal with growing uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity in their decision-making environments. It takes a fresh approach to management and leadership to guarantee positive results under changed circumstances. This is where VUCA leadership skills come in handy to successfully leverage the power of Industry 4.0

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    20 weeks (Live Virtual)
    Program Fee
    INR 1,00,000 + GST
    100% Live

    100% Live

    synchronous course

    Global Faculty

    Global Faculty

    from elite institutes

    UCLA Extension Certification

    UCLA Extension Certification

    as a record of participation

    Integrated Group Work

    Integrated Group Work

    on real-world projects

    Overview Benefits Eligibility Program structure Faculty


    We are in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). According to Professor Klaus Schwab, the Founder of the World Economic Forum, the speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent. When compared with previous industrial revolutions, the 4IR is evolving at an exponential rather than a linear pace. Moreover, it is disrupting almost every industry in every country. And the breadth and depth of these changes herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance.

    A combination of cyber-physical systems, digital twins and the Internet of Things (IOT) make Industry 4.0 possible and the smart factory a reality. As a result of the support of smart machines that keep getting smarter as they get access to more data, factories are becoming more efficient and productive. Further the pace of these changes shows no signs of slowing down. There will be significant new opportunities as the underlying forces of Industry 4.0 and value creation are understood and leveraged. Succeeding in this rapidly changing world will require both a solid understanding of digital trends, smart manufacturing and innovative business models and an inspirational leadership style to be bold, take risks and lead complex change.

    What you will learn:

    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

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    Who should take this course?

    This program will benefit you if:

    Record of Participation

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Record of Participation from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension.

    You can share your Record of Participation in the Certifications section of your LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents.



    During the program you will have the chance to learn from world class faculty through live virtual lectures delivered from the USA on the Igesia learning platform. You will interact with industry executives and better understand ongoing trends in Indian and global business. You will be given the opportunity to work in groups on projects of relevance to your business contexts.


    You will be welcomed to the program and start connecting with fellow participants in the program and get an overview of the forthcoming program. You will also start forming teams and start considering questions to explore in your customized project work.

    Module 1


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

    Live Virtual Session with Industry Expert

    Module 2


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

    Live Virtual Group Work led by Program Coach

    Module 3


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

    Live Virtual Session with Industry Expert

    Module 4


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

    Live Virtual Group Work led by Program Coach

    Module 5


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

    Post Program

    Record of participation from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension 

    + Knowledge updates + Alumni Community + Social interactions

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