The Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) is a pioneering institution established to develop the discipline of Development Management. The school aims to facilitate the creation of a cadre of professional leaders and managers for the development sector. These professional leaders and managers will make a significant difference to the impact, scale and sustainability of organizations working for the betterment of society and especially improving the quality of life of the underserved.

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Post Graduate Programme in Development Leadership

The Post Graduate Programme in Development Leadership is intended to be a course that helps prospective students to advance through the complexity and dynamic nature of the environment by equipping them with knowledge, perspectives, attitudes and skills.


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I had an opportunity to engage with the students of ISDM in a class on ‘systems thinking’ for development management. I was very happy with the intensity of their engagement, with both their minds and their hearts. They were eager to explore the structural reasons why well-intended, and often even well-resourced, interventions fail to make a sustained difference. The class was quite diverse in its composition and very lively.
Arun Maira
12 September 2017

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