Generative AI fundamentals for Senior Leaders

A uniquely designed residential programme offered to the working executives across India.

Session starts from 11th Nov. 2024

Session ends on 14th Nov. 2024


    Generative AI fundamentals for Senior Leaders

    The 'Generative AI for Non-Technical Managers' is a 4-day Management Development Programme (MDP) designed to equip managers with a comprehensive understanding of Generative AI and its applications. The programme aims to demystify the complex world of AI, focusing on Generative AI and Large Language Models (LLMs) like ChatGPT, and how they can be leveraged in various business contexts.


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    The main learning objectives of the programme are:

    1. To understand the fundamental concepts of Generative AI and distinguish it from Narrow AI.
    2. To learn the basic and advanced techniques of Prompt Engineering and its role in ‘Latent Space Activation’.
    3. To gain hands-on experience in building AI applications using ‘Prompt Chaining’ and Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG).
    4. To comprehend the economic and ethical implications of AI, including AI alignment with human values, AI regulation, and responsible AI frameworks.
    5. To develop the ability to critically evaluate and apply Generative AI in managerial decision-making processes.

    The programme will be delivered through a blend of lectures and hands-on sessions. The lectures will provide a theoretical understanding of Generative AI, its landscape, and its implications. The hands-on sessions will allow participants to interact with Generative AI systems like ChatGPT, learn prompt engineering techniques, and build their own AI applications. This combination of theory and practice will ensure a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.



    The programme is designed for non-technical managers who are interested in understanding and applying Generative AI in their respective fields. A good command of the English language is desirable as the programme involves interacting with English-based AI systems and understanding complex AI concepts. No prior technical knowledge or experience in AI is required.


    The programme is divided into several sessions, each focusing on a specific aspect of Generative AI:

    – Introduction to Generative AI: Understanding the basics of AI, distinguishing between Narrow and Generative AI, and exploring the landscape of Generative AI.

    – Talking to Generative AI Systems: Learning the concepts of tokenization, vectors, embeddings, and prompting. Understanding advanced prompting techniques and their applications.

    – Application Prompting: Gaining hands-on experience in building AI applications using ‘Prompt Chaining’ and Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG).

    – Economic and Ethical Implications of AI: Discussing the alignment of AI with human values, the evolving landscape of AI regulation, and responsible AI frameworks.

    – Presentations: Participants will present their understanding and application of the learned concepts, providing an opportunity for peer learning and feedback.


    11th – 14th Nov 2024.            Bangalore


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    Before registering get to know a bit about your Programme Director


    Dr. Shiva Kakkar

    Dr. Shiva Kakkar, a faculty member at XLRI School of Management, Jamshedpur, is a renowned expert in the field of Generative AI. He holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and his work focuses on the intersection of psychology and technology, particularly human-AI interaction. Dr. Kakkar has built multiple Generative AI use cases in learning and education, which are used as part of the Harvard National Preparedness Leadership Initiative programme for healthcare executives. He is also recognized for implementing the first institution-wide AI assessment policy in India. In addition to his academic and professional achievements, Dr. Kakkar is a rising LinkedIn influencer, sharing insights on the latest AI developments. His unique blend of academic rigor, industry insights, and forward-thinking approach ensures a comprehensive understanding of Generative AI and its applications.


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