STARTS ON December 30, 2021 Live Online Sessions
DURATION 9 Months Live Online Sessions 3 Hours/ week Saturday, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
PROGRAMME FEE INR 2,60,000 + GST (Exclusive of application fee) View Payment Plan Loan offered at EMI of INR 15,500 Special Corporate Enrolment Pricing
STARTS ON December 30, 2021 Live Online Sessions
DURATION 9 Months Live Online Sessions 3 Hours/ week Saturday, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Programme Overview

As the business landscape evolves with new market realities, disruptive technologies, work-from-home as the 'new normal', and managing teams virtually, the role of the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) has become intrinsically complex. The new-age CHROs need to be agile in thinking and strategic in their approach towards building innovative HR practices resulting in a long-lasting shared workforce resilience.

Joining XLRI VIL's Senior Executive Development Programme in Building Future CHROs will help you understand the unique dynamics of strategic HRM, and gain skills needed to build and implement innovative and future-ready HR strategies. Anchor your career-growth and transition into a future-ready CHRO to steer your business towards growth, with insight, innovation and strategy in HR practices.

Eligibility: Graduate/Diploma Holder (10+2+3) or Postgraduate from a recognised University with minimum of 10+ years of experience in HRM field/people as on December 30, 2021.

  • 71%

    of job seekers now expect their prospective employer to offer employee well-being and mental health benefits.

    (Forbes, 2021)
  • 37%

    HR leaders are not equipped to lead change.

    (Gartner, 2021)
  • 33%

    of executives see the gap between employee engagement and performance management as the greatest barrier to business success.

    (Quantum Workplace, 2021)

Who is this Programme for?

This programme is ideal for:

  • Senior HR and learning and development managers, soon-to-assume HR head or CHRO role and are responsible for managing a large workforce
  • CHROs, business heads and organisational development leaders keen on improving the company’s human capital strategy and aligning it to the business goals
  • HR specialists and consultants interested in improving strategic decision-making and business outcomes for their client organisations
  • Senior managers or leaders from other business functions aspiring to be a CHRO
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners seeking to leverage effective people management strategies for business growth

Programme Highlights

Learn from one of India's Foremost HR Management Institutes

9-month Programme with Live Online Sessions

Learn from Leading XLRI Faculty and Industry Experts

Engaging Peer-to-peer Learning and Networking

Gain Actionable Insights through a Hands-on Project & Real-world Case Studies

Receive a Prestigious Certificate of Completion from XLRI VIL

Learn from one of India's Foremost HR Management Institutes

9-month Programme with Live Online Sessions

Learn from Leading XLRI Faculty and Industry Experts

Engaging Peer-to-peer Learning and Networking

Gain Actionable Insights through a Hands-on Project & Real-world Case Studies

Receive a Prestigious Certificate of Completion from XLRI VIL

Eruditus India Career Services

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  • Three 90-minute workshops from career management industry experts
  • Job placement assistance from partner companies are published, applied to, and tracked to success via an online platform (offered in partnership with Superset)
  • Eruditus alumni work at Microsoft, ICICI Bank, Infosys, HDFC, AirBnB, TCS, Ola, Flipkart, JSW, Wipro, Honeywell, JP Morgan, Reliance Jio, Mahindra, Gartner, Accenture, Cognizant, amongst others

Please note:

  • This service is available only for Indian residents enrolled into select Eruditus programmes.
  • XLRI VIL or Eruditus do NOT promise or guarantee a job or progression in your current job. Career Services is only offered as a service that empowers you to manage your career proactively. The Career Services mentioned here are offered by Eruditus. XLRI VIL is NOT involved in any way and makes no commitments regarding the Career Services mentioned here.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire the skills to translate and articulate high-level organisational goals and strategies into an effective and agile human resource strategy
  • Become an effective agent of change management to plan and lead the organisational culture and growth strategy
  • Gain the ability to continuously scout, acquire and develop key talent resources in the organisation
  • Design and implement organisational structures that complement the business strategies
  • Explore and understand the applications of analytics to make data-driven business decisions
  • Explore how to motivate individual and team performance, design incentive systems, and create an attractive work environment
  • Learn about leadership, HR's role as an influencer, and effective communication practices in the context of the 21st century workplace
  • Gain insights into the changing 'new age employee' and organisation relationship along with strategies to improve it

Programme Modules

  • Understanding strategy - reviewing strategy and its impact on organisational process
  • Deriving HR strategy from organisational strategy
  • Understanding HR and strategy fit and strategic alignment
  • HR’s role in managing change
    • HRM issues in M&A and JV
    • HRM in related versus unrelated expansion
    • HRM in globalisation
  • Role of structure and culture in influencing strategy and vice versa
  • Talent development strategy
  • Succession planning, career planning and managing extra organisational networks
  • Talent development modes and impact
  • Understanding motivation - the current theoretical stage
  • Designing pay philosophy - pay strategy and pay mix
  • Performance management - the why and how of it
  • Pay for performance - short-term and long-term incentives
  • Understanding leadership from a personal & organisational leadership perspective
  • Leadership and communication
  • HR’s role in leading the organisation through transactional and transformational leadership
  • HR managers as influencers
  • HR leader’s role in managing and leading change & business transformation
  • Key aspects of IR in India
  • Labour laws - a refresh of the various legislations and its impact on industries
  • Preparing for Automation of jobs by exploring new-age industrial and employee relationships
  • Key developments in marketing management/ sales and branding
  • Key roles in marketing and sales and their performance measurement
  • Marketing the HR function
  • Understanding key concepts in finance
  • Finance and HRM - appreciating the various roles in finance function
  • Understanding key concepts in operations managemen
  • HR and TQM/ planning, scheduling and HRM
  • How to understand and interpret data
  • Using Data to answer or ask HR questions
  • Software that enables HR analytics

- Modules/ topics are indicative only, and the suggested time and sequence may be dropped/modified/adapted to fit the total programme hours.

Programme Directors

Dr L. Gurunathan

Associate Professor,

Human Resource Management & Strategic Management

Prof. Gurunathan is a Fellow of IIM Ahmedabad, and his teaching expertise lies in executive compensation, strategic human resource management, as well as wage determination and administration. He is a prolific trainer and has been a prominent consultant to the Sixth Pay Commission, Government of India, NPCIL, TCIL and Reliance India Limited to name a few. His research work has also been published in various national and international peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

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Programme Faculty

Dr M. Srimannarayana


Human Resource Management

Dr M. Srimannarayana, a Gold medallist in M.A. (I.R. & PM) from Andhra University, has a doctorate from Utkal University on Training and Development in Public Sector Undertakings. Dr Srimannarayana has presented several refereed papers in notable international conferences and has published articles in national and international journals. His primary research interests include staffing, training needs assessment and training evaluation. He has spearheaded various consultants projects and customised MDPs on HR policy, training and HRD for leading companies, government departments and state governments.

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Prof. Indrajit Mukherjee

Area - Strategic Management

Prof. Indrajit Mukherjee holds a PGDBM and FPM from IIM Calcutta and a B. Tech from IIT Kharagpur. He has been a faculty member at XLRI Jamshedpur from 2010. His teaching interests include business turnaround, strategic transformation and growth, strategy implementation, stakeholder management and family business management.

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Prof. Rahul Chandra Sheel

Area - Organisational Behaviour

Prof. Rahul Sheel is a Fellow (PhD) from IIM Ahmedabad in Organisational Behaviour. His areas of interest and teaching include Managing Change, Research Design and Techniques and Organisational Behaviour. He coordinates XLRI`s online flagship Leadership Development Programme - Leadership and Change Management, having created customised training programmes for Indian Oil, Coca-Cola India, Tata Capital, NHPC, NPCIL, HAL, ONGC, JSW etc.

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Prof. Pingali Venugopal

Area - Marketing

Prof. Pingali Venugopal has teaching, industry, consulting and research experience in the Marketing function in the Indian context for over 35 years. He is a Fellow and holds a PGD from IIM Ahmedabad. Currently he is the coordinator of the Centre for Global Management and Responsible Leadership at XLRI. He has also been a visiting faculty to leading institutes including IIM A, IIM L, IIM C, IIM I and the American University of Armenia among others.

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Prof. R K Premarajan

Area - Organisational Behaviour

Prof. Premarajan R K holds a PhD from IIT Bombay and an MA in Psychology from Calicut. His areas of interest include Managerial Competencies and Career Development, Occupational Testing, Measuring HR, Organisational Structure Design and Change, Individual Behaviour in Organisation, etc.

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Prof. Pitabas Mohanty

Area - Finance

Prof. Pitabas Mohanty holds a CFA, and a PhD in Finance from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He is an MA Economics gold medallist and a Fulbright Scholar from NYU-Stern. His areas of interest and teaching include Business Analysis and Valuation, Financial Modelling and Corporate Finance among others.

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Prof. Apratim Guha

Area – Production, Operations & Decision Sciences

Prof Apratim Guha holds a PhD and an MA in Statistics from the University of California at Berkeley. He holds an M. Strat and B. Stat. (Hons.) from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta. Prior to XLRI, Prof Apratim was an assistant professor at IIM Ahmedabad and at the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore (NUS) and a lecturer at the School of Mathematics, Birmingham University, UK.

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Prof. Tina K Stephen

Area - Human Resources Management and General Management

Prof Tina Stephen holds an LLM from CUSAT, Kochi and a PhD in Law. Her areas of interest and teaching include Employment Relation Laws, Contract Law and Business Laws among others. Prior to XLRI Jamshedpur, she taught at Asian School of Cyber Laws, Pune.

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Programme Faculty might change due to unavoidable circumstances, and revised details will be provided closer to programme start date.

Programme Certificate

Participants will be awarded a completion certificate from XLRI on completing all evaluation components, including the capstone project and maintaining a minimum attendance of 70%.

Sample Certificate
Sample Certificate

Note: All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of XLRI VIL.

Past Participant Profiles

Work Experience
Past Participant Experience
Top Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Sales & Marketing
  • IT & ITES
  • Finance & Banking
  • Others*

*Others include Healthcare, Automobiles, Education, etc.

Top Functions
  • HR
  • Operations
  • Product developement

*Others include Design, PR, Recruitment, and Tech, amongst others.

Early applications encouraged. Limited seats are available.

View Payment Plan
Loan offered at EMI of INR 15,500
Special Corporate Enrolment Pricing

Round 1: The first application deadline is
Oct 25, 2021

Round 2: The second application deadline is
Nov 22, 2021

Round 3: The third application deadline is
Dec 28, 2021

Round 4: The fourth application deadline is
Jan 14, 2022

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