Government Leadership Immersion: Two Days Programme Understanding Government: Two Days Immersive Leadership Programme | Indian School of Public Policy Humane ClubMade in Humane Club
Admissions Open: Upcoming Cohort of PDM Programme
Apply Now

Understanding Government: Two Days Immersive Leadership Programme

The programme has been designed to address critical challenges that are often faced when working with the government.

This course explores governance and decision-making for leaders aiming for organizational success, using practical examples.

Supported By

Professor Krishna Ladha with young professionals after a training session on game theory at NITI Aayog
Block Pattern: Side-by-Side

Supported By

Block Pattern: Regular


Two days of in-person sessions at ISPP Campus

Four sessions per day; Two in the morning & Two in the afternoon

Morning sessions: Interactive lectures + Case Studies and Afternoon Sessions: Games + Group Exercises


Date: Starts on 22nd December, 2023 and ends on 23rd December, 2023

Duration: 2 days

Location: On Campus

Format: 4 interactive sessions per day. 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon

Programme Fees: ₹40,000 (plus 18% GST)

Block Pattern: Regular

Who should attend this programme

Public Policy/Government Affairs division of Large size Corporates

Heads of NGOs & Think Tanks

Representatives from Associations from Civil Societies

Business Unit Heads of Small size Corporates

Heads of Academic Institutions

Representatives from Industry Associations

Block Pattern: Regular

Curriculum Committee

Rakesh Swami

Meera Krishnan

Ashish Aggarwal

Dr N.C. Saxena

Mr Ajay Khanna

Dr O.P. Agarwal

Block Pattern: Regular

Programme Faculty

Dr N.C. Saxena

Mr Ajay Khanna

Dr O.P. Agarwal

Mr Rajiv Datt

Dr Anup Wadhawan

Block Pattern: Regular

Programme Modules

Over two days, we will cover four courses that begin with an introduction to Indian public policy-making and cover various aspects ranging from governance to policy-making and building effective partnerships with the government.

Public Policy in India

The Public Policy in India course will introduce participants to the structure and frameworks of public policy. It will study the stages that an issue goes through before it emerges as an official government policy. For each stage, it will explore the process and actors involved in shaping the outcomes. With this introduction to public policy-making in India, leaders will be better equipped to engage with governments in delivering positive change.

Governance in India

Economic Policy-making in India

Government-Industry Partnerships

Block Pattern: Regular

Programme Schedule

TimeSession TitlesFaculty
9:30 am – 10:00 amWelcome to ISPP and the Executive Education course on Understanding GovernmentO.P. Agarwal
10:00 am – 11:30 amThe Structure and Framework of Public Policy makingO.P. Agarwal
11:30 am – 12:00 noonTea Break
12:00 noon – 1:30 pmBasic features of three-tier structure of government, distribution of subjects between the Centre, States, and Panchayats, Administrative StructureN.C. Saxena
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmLunch
2:30 pm – 4:00 pmHow are revenues raised and shared through Finance Commission and centrally sponsored programmes Decision making in government, flow of funds, and how to reduce delaysN.C. Saxena
4:00 pm – 4:30 pmTea Break
4:30 pm – 6:00 pmPSUs at the Centre and States level A few examples of government’s collaboration with civil society & industryN.C. Saxena
TimeSession TitlesFaculty
9:30 am – 11:00 amOpportunities for corporates in
public policy making
Ajay Khanna
11:00 am – 11:30 amTea Break
11:30 am – 1:00 pm How does Government decide
on investments
Rajiv Datt
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmLunch
2:30 pm – 4:00 pmCase Study/ GameO.P. Agarwal
4:00 pm – 4:30 pmTea Break
4:30 pm – 6:00 pmGuest Lecture and Convocation
Block Pattern: Regular

Upskilling Programmes for Working Professionals

Prof. Krishna Ladha & Prof. Pronab Sen during a closed door consultation exercise with senior government officials at NITI Aayog
Arvind Panagariya, the Former Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog with ISPP scholars
Professor O.P. Agarwal, Dean-ISPP is training Women in Public Policy initiative at ISPP mid-career professionals on the structures of government.
Women in Public Policy initiative at ISPP
Block Pattern: Gallery

Latest blogs

Exploring and dissecting the complexities of public policy, offering insights and analysis from leading experts and voices in the field.