ISDM Residency Programme aims at creating unique problem solving environment for development management students

New Delhi: The Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) has initiated a unique Residency programme to provide the real time problem solving exposure in development sector by partnering with multiple Indian and International NGOs, Social and Corporate Foundations, CSR, Social Enterprises, Think Tanks and other Social Ecosystem organizations. As part of this eight week Residency programme, students will work in groups of 2-4 on a real organizational problem faced by the partner organisations. Over 36 partners including Indian and International NGOs, Social and Corporate Foundations, CSR, Social Enterprises, Think Tanks and other Social Ecosystem organisations have expressed interest in hosting ISDM students for the Residency. Starting from 24th March till 25th May, the programme will allow students to analyse problems and create appropriate solutions by working on-ground with partners across multiple domains like Education, Health, Skilling, Livelihoods, Child Rights, Human Rights, Environment, Youth Development etc.

This 8-week organisational Residency is an integral part of institute’s 1 year PGP in Development Leadership. The Post-Graduate Programme in Development Leadership (PGP-DL) endeavors to nurture professional, socially-aware, deeply sensitive, reflective managers and leaders for the full spectrum of organisations in the Development Sector including voluntary organisations, corporate social responsibility entities, social enterprises, not-for-profit NGOs and Companies, funding organisations, social impact investors, etc.

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.

ISDM has partnered with respected organizations such as Pratham, EdelGive, CRY, Dasra, Wadhwani Foundation, TATA Leadership with Trust, JanaaGraha, Dream A Dream, Bharti Foundation, Aga Khan Foundation, ActionAid, Labour Net, Nature Science Initiative, Quest Alliance, SightSavers, Srijan, Kaivalya Education Foundation, Swades Foundation and Room to Read as part of the Residency programme.

Addressing the Residency programme initiative, Mr. Gaurav Shah, Founder and Director, ISDM, said “We are delighted to receive the immense support from the leading development sector organizations of the country for our Residency programme. We are confident that with our partners, we will be able to provide on-ground exposure to our students so as to develop right set of skills for analyzing the emerging problems in development space and evolving sustainable and scalable solutions for the same. In the Development sector, learning from a ground up perspective is really invaluable and this programme will prove to be one of the most enriching parts of the curriculum.”

ISDM is established with the vision to create a vibrant and catalytic ecosystem for Development Management and Leadership. Fueled by a huge knowledge base and supported by veterans and experienced faculties, ISDM is dedicated towards creating a generation of enthusiastic leaders who can help development organisations to achieve each milestone with more effectiveness.