Leadership Development Programme for Banking Sector Executives

Start Time

26 Nov 2018

End Time

30 Nov 2018


COD Campus

Program Director

Prof. K. N. Viswanatham

Leadership & OD interventions


The compelling need for the Indian banking sector to invest in leadership development is more than evident now. After all, India’s economic development is a true reflection of the development of its banking sector. It is also documented that Indian banking sector has the potential of becoming the fifth largest banking industry in the world by 2020 and the third largest by 2025. Therefore, it is euphemistic to say that leadership development is quintessential for banking sector executives. New generation technologies, changing employee demographics and workforce, continuously propelling customer demands, expectations of regulatory frameworks poses several leadership challenges and banking leaders are required to tackle these challenges with vision and strategic action plans.

This programme envisages to blend leadership development training with hands-on problem solving interventions which addresses the plethora of business challenges. Executives will carry out significant work with a cohort of their peers in the programme to develop new strategies and solutions to the identified business challenges with the following specific objectives.


  • To handhold executives develop a deeper understanding so as to take a critical look at their current leadership capabilities
  • To enable executives build a results-driven leadership development plan that could help them to perform effectively in their role at their workplace


  • Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership
  • Managing Conflicts & Developing Negotiation Skills
  • Honing Decision Making Skills
  • Identifying change areas and strategies to implement them
  • Influencing Styles, Mentoring, and Coaching as Leadership Tools
  • Strategic Action Plan: Towards developing a Diagnosis
  • Strategic Action Plan: Towards designing an Intervention Plan
  • Preventing, Reducing, and Managing Stress


Learner-centric approach will be adopted and a rich blend of multiple experiential processes such as group discussions, case method, exercises, lectures, role-plays and etc. will be used.


Potential participants for this programme are executives across all levels within the banking sector.


Monday, November 26, 2018 to Friday November 30, 2018. The programme starts at 0930 hours on November 26, 2018 and concludes on November 30, 2018 at 1715 hours. The participants are expected to arrive in Hyderabad a day before commencement and may leave after the conclusion of the programme or in the morning of the following day.


The programme will be held at the Centre for Organization Development, Madhapur, Hyderabad. It is fully residential and the participants will be accommodated in single air-conditioned rooms at its campus.

The Centre arranges transport between Airport/Railway Station and the campus.


The Programme fee is Rs.42,000/- + GST. The fee includes tuition, board and lodging, courseware and other facilities of the Centre like Internet usage, well equipped gym. Local participants not availing hostel accommodation will be given a discount of Rs.1,000/- per day for the duration of the programme. Cheque/DD drawn in favour of “Centre for Organization Development” payable at Hyderabad, along with the nomination form be sent to the Head, Programmes Office, Centre for Organization Development, Madhapur, P.O. Cyberabad, Hyderabad 500 081.

Organizations/Institutions nominating more than one person will be given a concession of 10 per cent in fee to the second nominee and onwards. A 10 per cent concession is also given to a woman participant. In either case, the maximum allowable concession is 10 per cent.


November 16, 2018


The Centre issues a Certificate of Participation on conclusion of the Program.


Participants of the program will become members of COD Alumni Association.


Dr K N Viswanatham, Professor-OD&HR at Centre for Organization Development, Hyderabad has a Master’s degree in Psychology from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, and an M. Phil & Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore.

Before joining COD, he worked as Professor, Administrative Staff College, Hyderabad; Head, Leadership Centre, Indu Projects Ltd, Hyderabad; DGM/Associate Dean-Corporate Training, Everonn Systems India Ltd., Chennai; Faculty in OB & HRM, ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, and Senior Research Fellow in an Indo-US Project, NIMHANS, Bangalore.

Dr. Viswanatham has extensive experience in designing and conducting EDPs for top management teams for a range of multinational organizations, software companies, PSUs, GoI, and academic institutes. He is an accredited trainer in various psychometric instruments. He is also a regular consultant for print and electronic media on mental health aspects. He has published and presented papers at national and international fora and has supervised doctoral and pre-doctoral dissertations. Dr. Viswanatham’s areas of interest include –designing customized results-oriented leadership interventions for organizations, institutionalizing mentor-ship programs, coaching for building high performance organizations.