Social Sector leaders have rich grassroots experience and are passionate about the causes they drive. In order to grow and scale their vision and drive sustainable social impact, these leaders also need to be adept in organization building. Aritra Leadership Accelerator Program focuses on deepening knowledge and skills in key areas required for organization building such as design thinking, people management, systems thinking, financial management, scale models and approaches, networking, governance and developing a second line of leaders. Our goal is to accelerate the progress of these Aritra Fellows into senior leadership roles.

Aritra Leadership Framework

We did extensive secondary and primary research, leveraging principles of human centered design thinking in order to understand key success factors, underlying skills, critical leadership experiences and enablers / deterrents in the path to becoming a senior leader. Based on this, we have evolved the three pronged leadership framework.

Program Journey

The Aritra Program is a 12-month intensive, fast-track leadership learning journey that participants traverse while they continue to work in full-time jobs. Our goal is to accelerate their movement into senior leadership roles. Aritra equips its Fellows with key organization building skills that will help them drive policies that have impact, build strong organizations and create a strong collaborative network of influence.

Aritra Fellows will experience a power-packed melange of residential modules at IIMB co-anchored by academicians and practitioners, one-on-one coaching, mentoring by social sector leaders, e-learning supplements, peer sessions and real-time problem solving exercises.

Aritra Program Enablers

Senior Leaders and experts across multiple domains and expertise areas have expressed their interest and willingness to contribute to this leadership program and make Aritra fulfilling and value adding for the participants. They will contribute to the program in multiple ways – as mentors, experts, panelists, guest speakers etc. Watch this space as we bring on board many more!

Mr. Girindre Beeharry
Senior Strategy Advisor
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Mr. Rajan Mani


Finance & Operations – India HIV/AIDS Alliance

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Ms. Helen Gayle


McKinsey Social Initiative

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Dr. Neeta Pradhan Das
Director – Skill Development
Confederation of Indian Industry

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Mr. RN Mohanty
Chief Executive Officer

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Ms.Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken
Director, Transnational NGO Initiative
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, USA
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John Langenbrunner
Senior Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Dr. Ted K Dass
Founder CEO
Evidarc Consulting

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