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Chrysalis Fuel - Powering School Leadership

Are you an emerging school promoter & wish to draw out your growth vision for your school?​

Chrysalis FUEL empowers Emerging School Leaders to design their leadership vision and turn it into action. Chrysalis FUEL provides an opportunity to be a part of a community of emerging school leaders who are passionate about scaling & growing their schools here every child can awaken their Human Potential. Through FUEL, school leaders become catalysts for our sustainable future, turning schools into centers of boundless potential.

Program starts from
September 2024

Registration closes
31st July 2024

Who is it for?

  • Exclusively for 2nd and 3rd generation school owners / promoters.  ​

  • ⁠Next Generation school owners / promoters in their early years of participating in school management and on the succession path to lead schools in future.  ​

  • Ideally should have atleast 2 years of experience in or exposure to school management. (Next Generation school promoters without experience may also apply, and shall be considered based on availability of seats).

  • ⁠Next Generation school owners / promoters aspiring to grow their schools to larger institutions / group schools. 

What is unique about this Program?

  • Designed exclusively for emerging school promoters catering to their unique management and leadership development needs. Unlike other programs this program is not for school staff like principals, coordinators, etc. 

  • Facilitators and experts are hand-picked to bring their deeply relevant experiences to benefit the participants. Unlike other programs, the faculty are not restricted to a particular institution. 

  • Designed and enriched with Chrysalis’ 23+ years of experience of working with more than 7000+ school leaders across India. Chrysalis is known for transformation in education and has been an empaneled organisation with CBSE to conduct school leadership programs.

  • Offers a significantly valuable network of likeminded emerging school promoters from across India both during and after the program.

  • FUEL and this program are jointly curated by:

Chitra Ravi, Founder & CEO, Chrysalis. Chitra is a passionate educator, innovator and vision-custodian at Chrysalis, an education organisation working with 1000+ schools across India. She has been awarded with the ET NOW Game-Changer Award from among over 63,000 companies. (Read more)​​

Bhanu Potta, the Founding Partner at ZingerLabs and an accomplished global leader, board member/advisor, and professor of practice specializing in education, the future of work, product leadership, and technology for sustainable development. Bhanu has led global initiatives, products that have positively impacted over 300+ million learners globally. (Read more)

Program Overview

Program Objective 

The Emerging Leaders Program in School Entrepreneurship – spread across 2024-25 academic year - is designed to empower next-generation (2nd and 3rd generation) school owners and promoters in India with knowledge, skills and best practices necessary to lead and manage schools effectively under family holding and management.



The program shall be delivered in mixed-mode – In-Person Days along with weekend virtual sessions. It employs a blend of lectures, workshops, interactive sessions and case studies facilitated by experienced educators and leaders in the field of education. It also includes networking opportunities, peer learning & mentoring, and a post-program community initiative for ongoing support and development. The Program is divided into Thematic Areas and includes a Capstone Project.


Program Structure​

100 hours of learning
12 days in-person residency immersions and remote engagement
7 months  ​

Three residency immersions
- Oct 2024, Jan 2025, April 2025  ​

Program Cost
INR 4.98 lakhs (Statutory taxes applicable) 

  • Includes accommodation and all meals during residency immersions

  • Excludes flight cost and visa cost (if applicable) for residency immersions 

Program Directors

Chitra Ravi

Chitra Ravi

Founder & CEO of Chrysalis

25 years experience in leading cutting-edge innovation & research in school education

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Bhanu Potta

Founding Partner at ZingerLabs

27 Years leading Education & Edtech Solutions and Products used by 300+ Million Users across 80+ countries.

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Bhanu Potta

Experts and Faculty

Navy Mount

Navyug Mohnot

CEO of QAI Global and QGLUE

30+ Years in Consulting & Advisory on Quality and Operational excellence, Stanford-certified “Designing Your Life” (DYL) Coach

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Dr Sampath Dorairajan

Founding Managing Partner LoEstro Advisors

35+ Years of Business Leadership, PhD in Succession Planning for Family Managed Entities

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Dr Sampath Dorairajan
Rakesh Gupta

Rakesh Gupta

Founding Managing Partner LoEstro Advisors

20+ Years in Strategy, M&A and Corporate Finance in Education & Healthcare Sectors

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Sumit Handa

Entrepreneur, Author, Mentor

25+ Years in Branding, Marketing and GTM with a particular focus on Schools and Universities

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Sumit Handa

Program Destination

The in-person segments of the program will be held at some of the most blissful resorts in Bangalore, Sri Lanka, and Chennai. These handpicked locations epitomize luxury and tranquility, providing the perfect backdrop for an enriching learning experience.

Nestled amidst serene landscapes, each resort offers an exquisite blend of natural beauty and modern amenities. In Bangalore, you'll find a harmonious retreat surrounded by lush greenery and captivating views. Our Sri Lanka venue promises an exotic escape with pristine beaches and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Chennai's coastal charm and cultural richness will add an extra layer of enchantment to your stay.


These resorts have been chosen not only for their scenic beauty but also for their exceptional service and comfort. The ambience and hospitality will elevate your learning experience, making the program immersions both memorable and delightful.

Thank you

Enquire now

Congratulations for taking the first step. We will contact you within 48 hours to discuss more about this program and how it will benefit you and your school. Thank you!

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