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Diploma in Leadership Sciences (DLS)

Purpose
Diploma in Leadership Sciences (DLS) is a power diploma imparting the basics of Leadership with the tools strategically designed to fulfill the requirements of a fast-paced, professional environment. Using cognitive neuro-scientific techniques to empower you with advanced leadership tools, DLS facilitates learning and unlearning while you prove your skills, your knowledge and yourself as a leader.

Eligibility
10+2 or equivalent

Duration
9 months

Curriculum

PAPER 1 – Fundamentals of Leadership Sciences (5 credits)

Unlearning and Learning, Introduction to Leadership, Character of a Leader, Leadership Styles and Application, Attitude, Ettiquette, Time Management, Delegation, Networking for Success

PAPER 2 - Leadership Neuroscience and Psychology (5 credits)
 
Anatomy of the Human Brain, Neurobiology of Behaviour, Theory of Mind, Capacity and Performance, Persuasion, Influence, Motivation, Emotion, Stress Management, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Life Coaching

PAPER 3 – Entrepreneurship (5 credits)
 
Culture of Innovation, Idea Generation, Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship, Emerging Markets, Entrepreneural Financing, Consumer Behaviour, Entreperneural Marketing, Competition Dynamics, Social Entrepreneurship

PAPER 4 - Strategic Thinking and Decision Making (5 credits)

Agility, Anticipation, Articulation, Strategic Thinking and Strategic Planning, Thinking Stages, Thoughts to Action, Contingencies, Cultivating Decision Making, Decision Making Process, Ethics in Decisions, Strategic Decision Making, Decision Making in Loss Making Scenerios

PAPER 5 - Corporate Leadership (5 credits)

Corporate Psychodynamics, Profession and Choice, Interpersonal Skills, Image Creation, Change Management, Conflict Resolution, Managing Vibrant and Diverse Teams, Dynamic Presentations, Political Intelligence, Power Growth Techniques

Study also include:

Case Studies, Mini Projects, Role Plays, Psychometric and Leadership Assessments, Personal Counselling Sessions, Experiential Learning initiatives




GENERAL QUESTIONS
Why National School of Leadership?
Why NSL DLS?
Is it meant for me?
What is the duration of this course?
What is the mode of learning?

Is this a distance learning programme?
I travel a lot. I stay busy most of the time. How do I take classes?

APPLICATION AND ADMISSION PROCESS
What is the Application Process?
Will you review my resume or partial application before I apply via online, phone or email?
What is the last date for submission of application?
What is the admission process?
If I am selected for admissions, is the admission offer open to me for the next batch in case I am unable to join this batch?
If I drop out before completion of the program is my tuition fee refundable?
Would I be provided any certificate for the completed semesters if I do not complete the entire program?
Can I defer admission?

SPONSORSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Do I have to be financially sponsored to be accepted to the programme?
If I own my own company or am the highest operating officer, how do I go about the sponsorship letter?
How much is fee?
When is fee due?
If I am not fully financially sponsored by my employer, what financial aid options do I have?

Does NSL offer Scholarships?

EARN WHILE YOU LEARN

What is the Earn While You Learn initiative?
Who is eligible for the Earn While You Learn initiative?
Under what circumstances will I NOT earn after one of my referred candidates makes it to NSL?

Can I initiate addition of Organizations to the CGL?

LEAD INDIA

What is the Lead India initiative?
Can I recommend my native village for the Lead India initiative?
What is the language used to impart leadership skills at Lead India events?

Do we charge any fee from people who attend our trainings?
What is my role as an NSLite during Lead India programmes?

Is it mandatory to participate?
Are there any financial gains for Fellows who participate?
Can individuals / organizations, who are not associated with NSL work with NSL on the Lead India initiative?

Whom do I need to contact for the Lead India initiative?


GENERAL QUESTIONS

Why National School of Leadership?

National School of Leadership is the first Leadership School in India offering higher education in Leadership Sciences. All Leadership Mentors who design and facilitate your study are real life leaders – including CEOs of large reputed MNCs, Professors from top institutions across the world, Leadership Gurus and other eminent personalities. Supported by an intelligent technological backend, this programme is designed using efficient cognitive neuroscientific techniques that facilitate both unlearning and learning.

Why NSL DLS?
NSL DLS gives you a power diploma with the necessary essentials for you to take charge, lead and excel; facilitating learning through neuro-scientific techniques.

Is it meant for me?
If you are looking forward to being a part of the fast-paced tomorrow, DLS can empower you with the necessary skills in less than a year’s time.

What is the duration of this course?
9 months.

What is the mode of learning?
NSL Fellows study through blended learning, a cognitive neuro-scientific technique that include a wide range of modes including virtual classrooms, leadership conferences, seminars and physical interactive sessions, apart from learning from each other where lecture is only part of the process of learning. At NSL, you’ll be pushed to watch movies, ask questions – lots of them – by mentors and your classmates. “Why do you think that is so?” “How does that affect a leadership decision?” “What makes a good leader?” “What are your alternatives?” Fearless and freewheeling debate will give you the confidence to excel in any situation, anywhere, with anyone.

Be prepared for all possibilities. Because there are no clear-cut answers, you'll gain a powerful framework for making decisions throughout your career, in any business situation, in any industry.
 
A curriculum you can use now, NSL mentors bring their real-world experience as consultants, expert witnesses, board members or even CEOs to the classroom. You'll learn how to assess risk, approach clients, think more strategically and make better decisions along a range of outcomes – the tools you need today and in the future.

Is this a distance learning program?
No. This programme is designed such that you work closely with the same study group and grow together as a team. Given NSL's emphasis on teamwork, it follows that study groups are an essential part of the M.S. experience. Many class projects are assigned to these cross-functional teams, rather than to individual Fellows. Because of the structure of classes and the nature of the work you complete, we do not call this programme distance learning.

I travel a lot. I stay busy most of the time. How do I take classes?
Wherever you are, your NSL classes can be taken from anywhere at any time. So you can keep traveling on work or leisure and not miss classes. The total proceedings of class including the presentation, interaction etc. are archived and available. So, if you have missed out a few classes, you can always catch up.


APPLICATION AND ADMISSION PROCESS

What is the Application Process?
To apply for the National School of Leadership DLS programme download the application form, fill it up, scan the required supporting documentation and email the filled up form along with the scanned documents to registrar@nsl.ac.in. You would also need to pay the Application Fee of INR 500 via cheque, DD or online transfer. The bank account details are in the application form. You may also write to info@nsl.ac.in requesting for an application form.

Will you review my resume or partial application before I apply via online, phone or email?
We do not schedule resume reviews, or meetings to discuss your candidacy for the programme. The only way we really can make sure we are getting the full picture of you as an applicant and vice versa is by going through the full application process– paying close attention to the fact that you need to feel that the programme is the best fit for you and you are competitive for admission. However, you may call up, email or visit us in person if you require any information.

What is the last date for submission of application?
Application notices are available on the Notice Board section of our website www.nsl.ac.in.

What is the admission process?
Once your complete application form is received by the Registrar, you would receive confirmation for admission; you can pay your course fee and complete your admission process.

What does the committee consider when reviewing applications?
The admissions committee considers the body of the application, supporting documentation and interview results (if they feel necessary).

If I am selected for admissions, is the admission offer open to me for the next batch in case I am unable to join this batch?
No. You will have to re-apply. 
 
If I drop out before completion of the programme is my tuition fee refundable?
All paid installment amounts are non-refundable. If you have paid the complete fee, you would be refunded the tuition fee for the unstarted semesters.

Would I be provided any certificate for the completed semesters if I do not complete the entire programme?
No. Certificate would be honoured to you only if you complete the programme.

Can I defer admission?
Yes, you may defer your offer of admission, but only up to one year. However, your fee deposit is non-transferrable and non-refundable.


SPONSORSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Do I have to be financially sponsored to be accepted to the programme?
No. You do not need to be financially sponsored by your company in order to be eligible for the programme. However, your company may choose to sponsor you. If your company sponsors you, a sponsorship letter is required so that we know your company is behind your decision to pursue the course. You can get in touch with the training or HR or another relevant department of your company to explore opportunities for sponsorship.

If I own my own company or am the highest operating officer, how do I go about the sponsorship letter?
It should be signed by the highest operating officer. If this is the applicant, it should be signed by the applicant. As the highest operating officer in an organization, it may be appropriate for the concerned department head to write the sponsorship letter.

How much is fee?
Tuition fee is announced before the start of courses every year. Current couse fees can be obtained by sending an email to info@nsl.ac.in or by getting in touch with any of the authorized Information Centres. Fee includes tuition fee, university fee, housing and meals during live-in campus programmes and all study related supplies. International / Domestic trips and global elective travel expenses, if opted for, are additional costs and must be covered by the student or sponsoring company.

When is fee due?
Tuition is charged on a semester billing cycle if not paid upfront and is due prior to each semester.

If I am not fully financially sponsored by my employer, what financial aid options do I have?
Financial Aid is available to qualified admitted Fellows in the form of education loans. This course is approved for educational loan. The interest rates and borrow benefits vary between lenders; therefore Fellows are encouraged to carefully research loan options.

Does NSL offer Scholarships?
No student having qualified for admission has ever had to leave National School of Leadership due to financial problems.NSL has always striven to ensure that once a student has made it through the selection criteria, fee do not deter a student from studying here.

In order to attract meritorious students from the lower socio-economic strata of society, NSL attempts to provide as many scholarships as possible.

If a student has qualified for admission, but cannot afford the fees, there are three options available to them:
1. Economically Backward Meritorious Students – Up to 99% Scholarship
2. Economically Backward Meritorious Women Students – Up to 100% Scholarship
3. Physically Challenged Meritorious Student – Up to 40% Scholarship

The NSL Scholarship Committee has full discretion to fix any amount after considering the candidature of an applicant on the basis of the evidence of personal financial problems or disability and the grades obtained. The Scholarship Committee also has the discretion to vary the amount specified in the category considering the nature and financial problems of the student. This scholarship shall be for the duration of the entire course.


EARN WHILE YOU LEARN

What is the Earn While You Learn initiative?
We believe that every great Leader is a dynamic sales person. This initiative enables NSLites to refer their friends, add organizations in the CGL, introduce new NSL Information Centres and get paid for being a brand ambassador to NSL. There are multiple ways on how a Fellow can benefit financially from the Earn While You Learn initiative.

Who is eligible for the Earn While You Learn initiative?
All our Fellows are Brand Ambassadors to the National School of Leadership. Irrespective of which programme you have enrolled for, you can benefit from this opportunity by filling up the EWYP registration form available for all our students at the Lead Cafe dashboard. This is a lifetime opportunity and can be benefitted from even after you complete your course and become an Alumnus of the National School of Leadership.

Under what circumstances will I NOT earn after one of my referred candidates makes it to NSL?
You would not earn under the following circumstances if the candidate is offered Scholarship to study at NSL or if you are found misleading a candidate with false information.

Can I initiate addition of Organizations to the CGL?
Yes.  You can add your organization to the Consortium for Global Leaders (CGL) if you organization meets the minimum criteria and show interest.


LEAD INDIA

What is the Lead India initiative?
Lead India is a national initiative directed towards empowering folks from Rural India and people from the lower socio-economic strata with the Leadership Skills that can change lives and help in upliftment of society and standards of living. Through short-term leadership training camps, cause based initiatives and workshops in remote villages in India, some of the greatest Leadership Gurus and Fellows at National School of Leadership join hands in imparting life changing leadership skills.

Can I recommend my native village for the Lead India initiative?
Yes. You can recommend your native village for the Lead India initiative. However, selection of your native village for this programme is at the discretion of the Lead India Committee.

What is the language used to impart leadership education in rural India?
Entire proceedings are conducted in their local language. We also consider conducting these trainings using dialects as a medium if their understanding of the closest language is seen as a challenge.

Do we charge any fee from people who attend our training?
No. We do not charge any fee from participants of the Lead India initiative.

What is my role as a Fellow of NSL during Lead India programmes?
You can be a coordinator and Leadership Mentor. However, you would need to go through the screening process to qualify as a Mentor.

Is it mandatory to participate?
No. Your willingness to participate is voluntary.

Are there any financial gains for students who participate?
No. There are no financial gains for Fellows volunteering for the Lead India movement. However, your expenses during these programmes are taken care of at actual.

Can individuals / organizations, who are not associated with NSL work with NSL on the Lead India initiative?
Yes

Whom do I need to contact for the Lead India initiative?
You can send an email to leadindia@nsl.ac.in or call up the board number of NSL.


 
 
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