Executive Leadership

Certificate Program for Indian Executives

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Talentedge is proud to offer Executive Leadership Certificate Program for Indian Executives in collaboration with eCornell, Cornell University’s online learning platform.

A leader’s credibility, authority and ability are under constant scrutiny. And rightfully so, as it is the leader’s job to keep a team focused and motivated, communicate strategy, negotiate skillfully, influence team behaviors, and deliver results.

This executive leadership certificate from eCornell will enable you to build high-performing teams and become a more authentic and transformative leader. It’s crucial for an executive leader to possess the right blend of soft skills and a strategic mindset in order to achieve specific performance outcomes at the organization.

The Executive Leadership Certificate provides you with the critical skills you require to lead your organization to success through a series of six core modules and two electives that provide you with the flexibility to customize the program to suit your professional goals.

Quality and Service Excellence
Leading Collaborative Teams
Strategic Decision Making
Leading with Credibility
Motivating People for High Performance
Coaching Skills for Leaders
Electives (Choose 2)

Planning and Delivering Effective Presentations

Leading Across Cultures

Leading for Creativity and Innovation

Negotiation Skills

Leading Strategic Change Initiatives

Leading Organizational Change

Navigating Power Relationships

Becoming a Strategic Leader

What You Will Learn
Improve the Motivation and Quality of Management in the Organization

Evaluate and overcome the factors that undermine employee motivation and engagement in your organization.

Enhance Decision Making Capabilities Under All Circumstances

Respond decisively and consistently when faced with situations that require a decision.

Detect and Address Impediments to Your Credibility

Detect and address impediments to your credibility with subordinates, superiors, and others with whom you interact professionally.

Learn the Art of Negotiation

Explore critical decisions such as when to negotiate, when not to negotiate, whether you should make the opening move in a negotiation, and how many issues you want to put on the table.

What Will You Earn

  • Certificate of Completion in Executive Leadership
  • 64 Professional Development Hours (6.4 CEUs)
  • 48 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) Toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Recertification
  • 75 Professional Development Units (PDUs) Toward PMI Recertification

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Inside the Program

  • Courses begin every 2 weeks, so you can start whenever you’re ready. You can take the courses back to back or take time off between your courses.
  • Students spend approximately 3-5 hours per week on each course.
  • Lectures, text transcripts, readings, discussions, and projects are accessible 24 hours a day for three weeks each.
  • Courses include multiple-choice quizzes and instructor moderated discussions.
  • Expect plenty of opportunities for collaboration and networking with fellow participants both during and after your courses.


  •  Graduates (10+2+3) or Diploma Holders (only 10+2+3) from a recognized university (UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU/State Government) in any discipline
  • Proficiency in English, spoken and written, is mandatory

Who Should Enroll?

  • High-potential mid-level managers with 5+ years’ experience
  • Upper-level or senior managers with 5+ years’ experience
  • VP or C-level executives

Program Details

  • Duration: 4 months
  • No. of Courses: 6 + 2 electives
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week
  • Format: 100% online
  • Model: Instructor-led
ABOUT eCornell

As Cornell University’s online learning unit, eCornell delivers online professional certificate programs to individuals and organizations around the world. Courses are personally developed by Cornell faculty with expertise in a wide range of topics, including hospitality, leadership and management, marketing, human resource, technology and data analytics. Students learn in an interactive, small class format to gain skills they can immediately apply in their organizations. eCornell has offered online learning courses and certificate programs for 18 years to over 150,000 students at more than 2,000 companies.

Glen Dowell

Glen Dowell

Professor, Cornell SC Johnson College Of Business

Professor Glen Dowell is an associate professor of management and organizations at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. He researches in the area of corporate sustainability, with a focus on firm environmental performance. Recent projects have investigated the effect of local demographic factors on changes in pollution levels, the role of corporate merger and acquisition in facilitating changes in facility environmental performance, and the relative influence of financial return and disruption on commercial adoption of energy savings initiatives. Professor Dowell’s research has been published in Management Science, Organization Studies, Advances in Strategic Management, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Business Ethics, and Administrative Science Quarterly. He is Senior Editor at Organization Science, Co-editor of Strategic Organization, is on the editorial boards of Strategic Management Journal, and Administrative Science Quarterly, and represents Cornell on the board of the Alliance for Research in Corporate Sustainability (ARCS). He is also the Division Chair for the Organizations and Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management. Professor Dowell teaches Sustainable Global Enterprise and Critical and Strategic Thinking. He is a faculty affiliate for the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise and is a faculty fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. Read Less
Tony Simons

Tony Simons

Professor, Cornell SC Johnson College Of Business

Professor Tony Simons teaches organizational behavior, negotiation and leadership at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. His research examines trust–employee trust in leaders, executive team member trust, and trust in supply chain relationships. Simons’s research has focused on how well people are seen as keeping their word–delivering on their promises and living espoused values. This simple perception has huge practical consequence and is challenging to maintain impeccably. His research and consulting work supports managers in meeting this challenge. He speaks, trains, consults, and designs surveys for organizations both within and beyond the hospitality industry. Read Less
Angela Noble-Grange

Angela Noble-Grange

Senior Lecturer, Cornell SC Johnson College Of Business

A graduate of the Johnson MBA program, Professor Angela Noble-Grange is a senior lecturer of management communication at Johnson. She teaches oral communication and management writing. Her interests include persuasive speaking and writing, as well as gender and race differences in message perception. She was the founding director of the Office for Women and Minorities in Business (now ODI) in 1999 and president of the Noble Economic Development Group, a micro enterprise development consulting company, from June 1994 to January 1999. Professor Noble-Grange has served on numerous boards and is currently a trustee for Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks. She earned her BA in communication studies and Russian in 1983 and her MBA from Johnson in 1994. Read Less
Risa Mish

Risa Mish

Professor, Cornell Johnson Graduate School Of Management

Risa Mish is professor of practice of management at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. She designed and teaches the MBA Core course in Critical and Strategic Thinking, in addition to teaching courses in leadership and serving as faculty co-director of the Johnson Leadership Fellows program. She has been the recipient of the MBA Core Faculty Teaching Award, selected by the residential program MBA class to honor the teacher who “best fosters learning through lecture, discussion and course work in the required core curriculum”; the Apple Award for Teaching Excellence, selected by the MBA graduating classes to honor a faculty member who “exemplifies outstanding leadership and enduring educational influence”; the “Best Teacher Award”, selected by the graduating class of the Cornell-Tsinghua dual degree MBA/FMBA program offered by Johnson at Cornell and the PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University; the Stephen Russell Distinguished Teaching Award, selected by the five-year MBA reunion class to honor a faculty member whose “teaching and example have continued to influence graduates five years into their post-MBA careers”; and the Globe Award for Teaching Excellence, selected by the Executive MBA graduating class to honor a faculty member who “demonstrates a command of subject matter and also possesses the creativity, dedication, and enthusiasm essential to meet the unique challenges of an EMBA education.” Mish serves as a keynote speaker and workshop leader at global, national, and regional conferences for corporations and trade associations in the consumer products, financial services, health care, high tech, media, and manufacturing industries, on a variety of topics, including critical thinking and problem solving, persuasion and influence, and motivating optimal employee performance. Before returning to Cornell, Mish was a partner in the New York City law firm of Collazo Carling & Mish LLP (now Collazo Florentino & Keil LLP), where she represented management clients on a wide range of labor and employment law matters, including defense of employment discrimination claims in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, and in labor arbitrations and negotiations under collective bargaining agreements. Prior to CC&M, Mish was a labor and employment law associate with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City, where she represented Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, consumer products, and manufacturing industries. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and state and federal courts in New York and Massachusetts. Mish is a member of the board of directors of SmithBucklin Corporation, the world’s largest trade association management company, headquartered in Chicago and TheraCare Corporation, headquartered in New York City. She formerly served as a Trustee of the Tompkins County Public Library, Vice Chair of the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County, and member of the board of directors of the United Way of Tompkins County Read Less
Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh

Dean, Cornell School Of Hotel Administration

Dr. Kate Walsh was named the seventh dean and E.M. Statler Professor of the School of Hotel Administration on June 16, 2017. She served as interim dean and E.M. Statler Professor for one year beginning July 1, 2016, the first day of operations for the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. A professor of management, she has been a member of the school’s faculty since 2000. Dean Walsh received her Ph.D. from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and her MPS degree from Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration. She holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Fairfield University. Dean Walsh came to Cornell with extensive industry experience, including posts as director of training and development for Nikko Hotels International, corporate training manager for the former Bristol Hotels, and senior auditor for Loews Corporation. She is also a former New York State Certified Public Accountant. Since the beginning of her administration, Dean Walsh has focused on revamping the Hotel School’s alumni outreach; working with the faculty to undertake a comprehensive review of the graduate and undergraduate curriculums; and reengaging with the hospitality industry, most notably through the creation of an industry immersion initiative for faculty. Already, members of the faculty have traveled to Washington, D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles to learn from corporate executives and other experts in the hotel, restaurant, real estate finance, and technology sectors. In addition to these ongoing efforts, Dean Walsh is working in collaboration with her colleagues on the Cornell SC Johnson leadership team on growth initiatives to strengthen the school and take advantage of opportunities afforded by the establishment of the college, including the potential to develop programming in New York. Read Less
Rohit Verma

Rohit Verma

Professor, Cornell School Of Hotel Administration

Rohit Verma is the dean of external relations for the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Singapore Tourism Board Distinguished Professor in Asian Hospitality Management at the School of Hotel Administration (SHA), and Professor in Operations, Technology and Information Management area. Verma has published over 75 articles in prestigious academic journals and has also written numerous reports for the industry audience. He regularly presents his research, participates in invited panel discussions, and delivers keynote addresses at major industry and academic conferences around the world. He is co-author of the Operations and Supply Chain Management for the 21st Century textbook, and co-editor of Cornell School of Hotel Administration on Hospitality: Cutting Edge Thinking and Practice, a professional reference book that includes works of several of his colleagues at Cornell. Verma has received several research and teaching awards, including “Lifetime Achievement Award” from Production and Operations Management Society’s College of Service Operations; several “Industry Relevance” awards from Cornell Center for Hospitality Research; “Masters’ Core Class Teaching Award” from Cornell School of Hotel Administration; “Skinner Award For Early Career Research Accomplishments” from Production and Operations Management Society; “Spirit of Inquiry Award”, the highest honor for scholarly activities within DePaul University; and Professional Service Award from the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. His research articles have received “Jack Meredith Best Paper Award” from Journal of Operations Management and “The Most Influential Service Operations Paper Award” from Production and Operations Management journal. Read Less
Jan Katz

Jan Katz

Senior Lecturer, Cornell School Of Hotel Administration

After receiving her S.B. (biology) and Ph.D. (management) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jan Katz began teaching international management at New York University. Moving to Cornell 21 years ago, she continued teaching international management and marketing at the Johnson Graduate School of Management and as of January 2008 at the School of Hotel Administration. In addition to her teaching in the US, Katz has lectured in Argentina, Peru, Colombia, India, China, Belgium and the U.K. She has trained executives and consulted for a diverse group of corporations including SK Group (Korea), Aegon (Netherlands), Corning (US) and for NGOs, such as the Asian Development Bank (the Philippines) and the Conference Board (US). Her research focuses on the means used by multinational corporations to create and sustain global competitive advantages through the management of international resources (people, ideas, etc.) and external forces (governmental and non-governmental organizations, culture, etc.). Read Less
Cathy Enz

Cathy Enz

Professor, Cornell School Of Hotel Administration

Cathy A. Enz is the Lewis G. Schaeneman Jr. Professor of Innovation and Dynamic Management and a professor in strategy. She currently serves as the associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Hotel Administration. Her prior administrative roles included serving as associate dean for industry research and affairs, executive director of the Center For Hospitality Research, and school management area coordinator. Enz has published over one hundred journal articles and book chapters, as well as five books in the area of strategic management and innovation. Her research has been published in a wide variety of prestigious academic and hospitality journals, such as Administrative Science Quarterly, The Academy of Management Journal, and The Cornell Hospitality Quarterly. Enz teaches courses in innovation and strategic management and is the recipient of both outstanding teaching and research awards. She developed the Hospitality Change Simulation, a learning tool for the introduction of effective change which is available as an online education program of eCornell. Three strategic management courses are also available through eCornell. Enz also presents numerous executive programs around the world, consults extensively in North America, and serves on the Board of Directors of two privately owned hotel companies. Prior to her academic activities, Enz held several industry positions, including strategy development analyst in the office of corporate research for a large financial services organization and operations manager responsible for Midwestern United States customer service and logistics in the dietary food service division of a large U.S. health care corporation. Enz received her Ph.D. from the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University and taught on the faculty of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University prior to arriving at Cornell in 1990. Read Less
Robert Bloomfield

Robert Bloomfield

Professor, Cornell Johnson Graduate School Of Management

Since coming to the Johnson Graduate School of Management in 1991, Prof. Robert Bloomfield has used laboratory experiments to study financial markets and investor behavior, and has also published in all major business disciplines, including finance, accounting, marketing, organization behavior, and operations research. Prof. Bloomfield served as director of the Financial Accounting Standards Research Initiative (FASRI), an activity of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and is currently an editor of a special issue of Journal of Accounting Research dedicated to Registered Reports of Empirical Research. Prof. Bloomfield has recently taken on editorship of Journal of Financial Reporting, which is pioneering an innovative editorial process intended to broaden the range of research methods used in Accounting, improving the quality of research execution, and encouraging honest reporting of findings. As the Johnson School’s Faculty Director of eLearning, Prof. Bloomfield oversees the development of online courses and helps faculty make best use of technology in traditional courses. He is the author of the award-winning eBook, What Counts and What Gets Counted, which can be downloaded for free online, and has used the book as the basis for online courses offered through eCornell, as well as award-winning teaching in Johnson’s Executive MBA programs. Read Less
Samuel Bacharach

Samuel Bacharach

Professor, Cornell ILR School

Samuel Bacharach is the McKelvey-Grant Professor of Labor Management and the Director of the Smithers Institute. He received his BS in economics from NYU, and his MS and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Upon joining the Cornell faculty in 1974, he spent most of his time working on negotiation and organizational politics, publishing numerous articles and two volumes (Power and Politics in Organizations and Bargaining: Power, Tactics, and Outcome, both with Edward J. Lawler). In the 1980s he continued working on negotiation, but shifted emphasis to the study of complex organizations, with the empirical referent being schools. Besides his academic articles, he published a number of books on school management and leadership, such as Tangled Hierarchies (with Joseph Shedd) and Education Reform: Making Sense of It All. Read Less
Fee Structure
Program Fee INR 180000
Discounted fee INR 150000
Installment 1 INR 75000 + GST, payable at the time of registration
Installment 2 INR 75000 + GST, payable within 3 weeks from registration or 1 week before course commencement

*Three-month zero-interest EMI Option available

Note: Cohorts have limited seats only and admission is on first come first serve basis for qualifying participants

Application Process

All applications for this program must be made through online registration on the website. As a part of the application process, you will be required to furnish details about your educational qualification and professional work experience. On payment of the full programme fee, your Talentedge Academic Counsellor will complete your student registration process with eCornell post which you will start to receive all communication and course related access credential from eCornell directly.

In case payment is being made online through Credit Card/Debit Card, please ensure that you have the Credit Card/Debit Card with you at the time of filling out the online Application Form at https://talentedge.com/. If you have opted to pay the Application Fee/Instalments of the Fee through Demand Draft/Pay Orders, then please ensure that the Demand Draft/Pay Orders for the applicable amount is made favoring “Arrina Education Services Private Limited” payable at Mumbai and is sent to the address provided below along with the downloaded copy of your Application Form. Please ensure that you write your Name, Course Name and Contact number at the back of your Demand Draft/Pay Order.

All Demand Draft/Pay Orders along with a downloaded copy of your Application Form must be sent to.

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Gurgaon 122003, Haryana, INDIA.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by the Participant

Requests for refund of fees on account of cancellation of enrolment shall be considered only if such requests are received prior to closure of registration or 21 days before date of course commencement whichever is earlier.

In event that such valid requests for refund of fees are received, money shall be refunded after deducting a penalty of INR 5,000 + applicable taxes and GST.

In all other cases, no refund shall be made.

A participant may opt for rescheduling to a later batch of the same course prior to commencement of the course. However, such intimation must be made by the participant at least fifteen days prior to the commencement of the course. The amounts paid by the participant shall be considered as advance payment towards the next batch. Further, the participant shall have to pay an administrative charge of INR 5000 plus applicable taxes for facilitating such rescheduling.

Cancellation by Talentedge & eCornell

Talentedge & eCornell, reserve the right to cancel courses at any time owing to reasons like insufficient enrolments, trainer indisposition or force majeure events. In the event that Talentedge or eCornell cancels a scheduled course, the student will receive full fee refund for the same. All refunds will be processed within 30 days of receipt of a valid refund request.


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