IIM Visakhapatnam inaugurated the fourth online six-day Saksham: Leadership Development Program for the Indian Oil Corporation Limited on 18 October 2021, as the Knowledge Partner of the Indian Oil Institute of Petroleum Management (IiPM). The Inaugural address was delivered by Mr. Vippin Kumar Jain, Chief General Manager, eLearning and Development, IiPM. Mr. Jain spoke about the purpose of the Saksham program, the importance of leadership for firm performance and investor confidence, and the role of emergent leadership during pandemic times.

The customized training program, led by Dr Amit Chakrabarti and Dr Bishakha Majumdar, is attended by Grade E and F officers of IOCL, representing departments such as Marketing, Business Development, Corporate Communication, and Human Resource Management. The six-day program will provide active training in strategic, operational, business excellence, customer, relationship, and talent leadership. It will also cover critical skills in change management, leadership communication, decision making, and work-life balance.