Future Leaders’ Programme—Igniting Lights for Tomorrow at RSB Chennai

Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Integral Management (SAFIM) conducted a 10-week (July to September 2016) certification programme, titled ‘Future Leader Programme—Igniting Lights for Tomorrow’, for 1st  trimester Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) students of Rajalakshmi School of Business (RSB), Chennai. This program deals with the qualities that enable individuals to envisage a dynamic vision for the future, to harness the potential within them to deliver the vision into a successful reality and to contribute in the larger social orb that extends beyond the boundaries of their work and personal life. The program is facilitated in an experiential format to help assimilate and actualize the learning more effectively.

Sessions of the programme held at RSB Campus, Chennai. The programme was higly appreciated and the students actively participated in all the sessions.

Along with lectures, the teaching and learning process included learning through case studies, interactive technology linked exercises, learning through music, movies, games, theatres, videos, and student led activities. The entire program was experiential in nature.

The program also enabled students open up, imbuing them with self-confidence & enthusiasm. A lot of reflective sessions help them to understand about their self leading to discovery of inner potential. Beside class activities each student was given assignment at the individual level and was analysed and evaluated by the facilitators of SAFIM to help them to develop those qualities.

The topics covered in the programme included:

  • Flexibility
  • Creativity
  • Empathy
  • Self-discipline
  • Reliability
  • Integrity
  • Self-motivation
  • Teamwork
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Responsibility for actions

Live projects also assigned to the students that they can learn development, planning, and implementation of a project and get the first-hand experience. All students were divided into four groups and each group one project was given and each project was linked with a social impact creation. They have completed the project with efficiency and presented in front of the facilitators of SAFIM and RSB Director.


It’s a good workshop for us and mainly for me. Before I used to think I am perfect but after realizing myself I am not perfect, I am trying to be perfect. – Manoj Kumar, RSB.

This program is helpful for me. Every week I will wait for this program to learn new things, I learned about myself a lot, I get a lot of experience by writing diary, I came to know my core values. – Lakshmi Priya G, RSB.

Live project gave me an unexpected face of the world. I was really moulded by this program. That’s the real truth. – Madhavan V P, RSB.

It motivates as to become a better person. Diary was a new experience; I will cultivate to write diary sincerely as it reflects my views on the days.– Satvik S, RSB

Before I don’t know what personality I have. After coming this college and attending PDW class, I understand more about myself. After knowing myself I have improved many things like self-confidence, self-motivation etc. Whatever I learned in PDW class maximum I am trying to implement in my life. Suddenly changes are very difficult, but definitely I will implement & develop myself. – Vanakadari Sai Charan, RSB.

It helps me to focus on my values, principles and helps in creating oneself and improving our social responsibilities. Our projects help in going out of comfort zone and creating things which we are not aware about it. It helps in creating our contacts. – Selvaprakash N, RSB

This is the life changing program for me. It helps lot about knowing myself. It shows me clearly how I want to get survived in the world. - Rahul R, RSB.