The S.L.Kirloskar Centre for Executive Education is a unique talent development centre that creates an engaging learning and research environment for the students. Established in the year 2013 by the Kirloskar Group, this centre is a part of the Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies located near Pune.
The S.L.Kirloskar Centre for Executive Education acts as a catalyst for professional development to meet the talent needs of the industry and helps professionals to update their knowledge and decision-making skills. At SLK Centre, participants have an access to high calibre academicians as well as industry experts in public and private sectors to keep a balance of theory and practice.
SLKCEE is the first and only Executive Education Centre in India which has its primary focus on the manufacturing industry. As the manufacturing industry in India is about to take a quantum leap forward, CEE participates by imparting knowledge on know-how, best practices, trends, insights and knowledge relevant to companies in the manufacturing industry.
Furthermore, SLKCEE holds the proud distinction of being the only private institute from western India chosen as the centre for Smart Automated Manufacturing and Rapid Transformation Hub – SMARTH which is a part of SMARTH UDYOG. This is an initiative by the Ministry of Industry Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) to promote Industry 4.0 revolution in India.
This government-led initiative aims to spread awareness and knowledge about manufacturing technologies in the effort to reduce costs, improve quality and accelerate customer response. In our endeavour to make SLKCEE the true Abode of Knowledge in today’s compelling fast-paced corporate world, we have tied up with Fran Haufer and the IIT Mumbai, making KIAMS a pivotal and strategic learning centre for executives. Our highly qualified faculty consistently insures that our training and off-site programs are updated to address and fulfil the needs of the hour.
A part of KIAMS, SLKCEE was conceived as Executive Centre and Knowledge hub for Kirloskar Group in the year of 1991. It has been a source of unbridled joy to the Kirloskar Brothers – who were personally involved in conceiving it and setting it up as a Centre of Excellence. It has brought immense pride to the numerous companies of Kirloskar Group for making their managers ‘globally fit’, and bringing quality budding managers in their folds. Till date, there are a total of 472 MDP Programs conducted through which 9462 Executives were accommodated. The Harihar Campus still continues to run Executive Programs.
“Economic preparedness is as vital as military preparedness” often said Mr. Shantanurao Laxmanrao Kirloskar (1903 – 1994), the name behind SLK Centre for Executive Education. He was a futurist who always worked towards making India globally competitive. In May 2003, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the then Prime Minister of India, released a commemorative postage stamp marking Mr. S.L. Kirloskar’s 100th centenary. SLK CEE takes great pride in being named after such a pioneer; a man who had unstinting faith in his ideas and had the courage to take on challenges towards achieving his goals. He continues to be the force behind our success and inspiration.
Aiming to be an outstanding Centre of Excellence committed to the competent building of individuals and organizations, through training and advisory services.
Mr. Somashekhar Krishnamani
Mr. Somashekhar Krishnamani is the Director of SL Kirloskar Center for Executive Education in Pune. He is a Learning and Development Professional, Academician and Research scholar who has 28 years of work experience. A decade and half of his experience is devoted to Consulting and providing Leadership Development solutions. His clients include some of the top Multinational companies and Indian companies across Telecom, Manufacturing, Technology, E-commerce and Food businesses.
In his earlier assignment with Indian School of Business he was the Key Account Manager for International relationship with Global Schools like Kellogg School of Management, NUS Singapore, Macquarie University Australia, Strathmore University Kenya and Coursera. His expertise includes designing programmes for independent and whole time Members of the Board and C-suite level leaders on corporate governance, triple bottom line and compliance.
Somashekhar has an MBA and M Phil in Management and has authored 2 business cases and 3 articles in Scopus rated Journals. He is also currently completing his doctorate.
A team of global experts and speakers will be conducting the Industry 4.0 and Business transformation sessions. The SL Kirloskar IoT Center Excellence Advisory Committee will be closely monitoring the program. The program chair and transformation group will be in-charge of the successful conduct and completion of the program.
• Senior Management of every enrolled enterprise/company will ensure that the relevant members from their organizations are sent for this program
• There will be a Smart Manufacturing Champion [SMC] clearly identified who will be accountable for the successful transformation within their enterprise
• Clear Success Criteria will be identified and specified up front
• There will be a mentor (from the Members of the SLK-IOT Excellence Lab) associated with each team who will be responsible for ensuring that the team succeeds
SmartEco enables companies of all sizes to gain easy, affordable access to concepts and analytical technologies that can be tailored to meet cross-industry business objectives. Manufacturers will have access to manufacturing experts, solution providers, software vendors and entrepreneurs and will have huge opportunity to innovate further.
As a first step towards creating this industry-wide business ecosystem platform, we are launching a four-month business transformation initiative. This will help your organization to quickly adopt the Smart Manufacturing Model (SMM) in your enterprise, develop the strategy and road-map for the transformation, execute the strategy with a few selected initiatives, and measure the business outcomes. This will be a highly engaged and intense program.
Globally, manufacturing is at the cross roads. First of all, the sophistication in automation of manufacturing processes has almost reached – what can be called as the “nano” scale – second, the customer demands on product innovation and efficiency continues to grow exponentially.
On one side, Indian industries face challenge of global competitiveness & on the other side, they need to be dependable. It’s not that the industry does not or does not want to adopt automation. If the business case and the business goals are well defined, most would adapt and adopt such a transformation.
At S. L. Kirloskar Center For Executive Education (SLKCEE), we debated on how we support Indian industry to become competitive and dependable. This, in turn, will “Make in India” dream a reality. For the industry, the objective is simple – it should accelerate the growth in the top line by an order of magnitude, and also ensure that this growth is predictable and sustainable.