IIM Lucknow & Emeritus roll out Chief Human Resources Officer programme to nurture future-ready HR leaders


The high-impact programme is designed to help new & experienced HR leaders drive business transformation, advance strategic thinking and elevate employee experience

India, April 06, 2023: As organisations and the skill demands from their employees constantly evolve, the role of a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) has become critical for a company’s growth. In a bid to nurture future-ready CHROs who can shape their organisations for competitive advantage, the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM Lucknow), a leading business school which ranked 6th in the Ministry of Education’s NIRF 2022 rankings, along with Emeritus, a global pioneer in offering accessible and affordable high-quality education to individuals and organisations, announced the roll-out of their Chief Human Resources Officer Programme.

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The high-impact programme is designed for both new C-Suite executives and business leaders (typically with 11-20 years of work experience) looking to excel at leading business transformation and elevating employee experience, as well as HR leaders and senior executives (typically with 21-25 years of work experience) who are keen to advance their strategic thinking and problem-solving capabilities. The programme features the following highlights:

  • Live online sessions from top IIM Lucknow faculty
  • Hands-on simulations, case studies & real-world applications
  • Campus exposure through in-campus sessions for networking  
  • IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni Status
  • The 7-month programme is set to begin on March 30, 2023; academic orientation is on April 23, 2023
  • Programme fee: INR 4,25,000 + GST

Elaborating on the launch of the programme, Professor Archana Shukla, Director, IIM Lucknow, said, “Current day’s CHROs play such an intrinsic role in the warp and woof of an organisation and its future. The IIM Lucknow Chief Human Resources Officer programme is just the right tool that can help both new C-Suite leaders, as well as experienced executives in preparing themselves to wear the many hats that a high-performing CHRO is expected to do. Through this collaboration between IIM Lucknow and Emeritus, we are able to bring this world-class programme to HR professionals across the country. We are confident that this well-rounded curriculum can help many HR executives and organisations to steer their growth.”

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With CHROs ensuring sustainability to an organisation’s growth, their role has evolved over the years to go much beyond people management. Over 90% of HR executives globally agree that their function plays a “vital role in establishing the right organisational culture”, as per a KPMG report in 2021. The programme, therefore, is built to empower a CHRO with a multi-functional understanding of a business to become a strategic partner to the CEO. Some of the key learning outcomes from the IIM Lucknow Chief Human Resources Officer Programme include:

  • Elevate HR through technology & digitisation
  • Cultivating business growth
  • Build critical skills in an organisation’s leadership bench
  • Develop a digital-first workforce and foster innovation
  • Improve employee experience
  • Empower teams to navigate disruption, and
  • Create an agile organisation

About IIM Lucknow

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow, is one of the premier national level institutes of management in India, involved in generating and imparting knowledge in the field of management. IIM Lucknow stands tall on the foundation of an excellent, committed and profoundly knowledgeable faculty, innovative and unique pedagogical tools and an eclectic and diverse student community that has a burning desire to make new paths of its own. The Association of MBAs (AMBA) has accorded accreditation to the Institute’s PGPM, IPMX, and PGPWE programmes. IIM Lucknow is
amongst the five B-Schools in India to achieve the coveted dual accreditations by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) as well as the Association of MBAs (AMBA). World over, only about 5% of the institutes have acquired AACSB’s accreditation. IIM Lucknow is now
ranked 79th globally in its maiden entry into the prestigious Financial Times (FT) 100 List
of Global Business Schools for its flagship PGP (MBA) Programme. The Institute scored high
on student employability, career progression and research.

About Emeritus

Emeritus Executive Education offers customised and open programmes in India, Singapore, Dubai and other global locations in collaboration with IIM Lucknow Executive Education, IIM Calcutta Executive Education, ISB Executive Education, Harvard Business School (HBS), MIT Sloan, Columbia Business School, Kellogg Executive Education, Berkeley Executive Education, and Wharton Executive Education, amongst other leading Institutes. Our world-class executive education programmes, supported by eminent programme experts, provide an immersive learning experience integrated with actionable insights and practical business Officer applications. The meticulously curated programmes are delivered in a different range of formats; in-class, online, as well as blended programmes. Our extensive portfolio also includes short 2-4 day in-class workshops, online courses of 2-3 months duration as well as comprehensive learning journeys that run over 6-9 months, customised to an organisation’s requirement. The Emeritus Group has more than 1,750 employees globally and offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai, Singapore, Palo Alto, Mexico City, New York, Boston, London, and Dubai. Following its $650 million Series E funding round in August 2021, the company is valued at $3.2 billion, and is backed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Leeds Illuminate, Prosus Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, Bertelsmann, Accel and SoftBank Vision Fund 2.

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