Antarang Leadership Lab
The Antarang Leadership Lab (ALL) is an experiential lab. Antarang means ‘intimate’ and the lab is meant to create a comfortable space where scholars can have conversations amongst friends on issues that are relevant to their personal development as leaders. ALL gives our scholars hands-on, practical experience to build their leadership skills to help them both at ISPP and when they start working. ALL aims to make our scholars more aware of themselves and their surroundings.
ALL workshops kick off with a session on understanding yourself and identifying areas of your personality that need to be challenged. Subsequent sessions cover topics like first impressions and feedback; networking and building relationships; handling cross cultural situations; working in groups; making effective presentations; exploring what success means to you; and building resilience. We end with a 3-day leadership retreat in the hills. These workshops are led by professional trainers.
As part of the Antarang Leadership Lab, the class is divided into squads of around 6 scholars each. The squads are informal spaces where scholars can explore a range of academic and non-academic ideas. Each squad has a Squad Facilitator from the management team. Squads meet frequently during the year to help scholars build close relationships with other members of their squad.
Each scholar is assigned a mentor, who is a sounding board for their personal and career development during the year. These mentors are senior professionals from the government, corporate and non-profit sectors.
Chairman, Centre for Civil Society & Co-Founder ISPP