P3E: Public Policy Program for Executives

  • Dr. Jitendra Singh (MoS PMO) launching P3E

P3E is a 15-week immersive educational program in Public Policy and Governance specially curated for India’s future leaders. The program is handcrafted to equip the delegates with a practitioner’s perspective. This combines the fundamental elements of immersion, imagination, and fun-learning with the rigor and depth of an academic program that can propel careers.

“A compass to steer your momentum towards nation building”

P3E is a comprehensive finishing school to prepare India’s young talent to execute her complex and urgent needs. A synthesis of contemporary theoretical models with India’s cultural, social and economic matrix. The program pedagogy involves immersive learning experiences through direct contact with the administration and policy experts – the signature of Vision India Foundation programs.

Program Highlights

  • Calendar Fit: The program is specially crafted to suit the delegates’ calendars with bite-sized weekend modules and a healthy mix of online and in-person meetings
  • Practitioner’s Perspective: The delegates take the pilot’s seat of policymaking with senior policymakers as trainers and mentors for the program
  • Hands-On Project: Delegates to get involved with a top-bureaucrat in a design-build project to learn the intricacies of governance
  • Indic Frameworks: To contextualize theoretical models of governance with India’s unique context
  • Personal Mentorship: Direct proximity with senior policymakers and an opportunity to network and get intimate with the policy and political economy trade-offs
  • Unique Pedagogy: Handcrafted curriculum and pedagogy – Learning by doing
    • Network approach – the Strategic value of enriching talent and connecting them to opportunities
    • Online+Offline Delivery of Content (Digital+Physical Mix)
    • Monthly Workshops, Stakeholder Consultations, Peer Learning and Field Visits
  • Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Public Policy: A rich and eclectic multi-disciplinary approach to introduce the aspiring change-makers to the complexities of policymaking in India
  • When

    July 2019 – November 2019

    The program duration is 15-weeks, with a healthy mix of online and in-person sessions, starting from 12th July. More details can be seen here

  • Curriculum

    The program combines the elements of immersion, imagination, and hands-on learning with the rigor and depth of an academic program. The detailed curriculum can be seen here

  • Speakers

    The program brings policymakers from diverse fields like Cabinet Ministers, Senior Bureaucrats, Parliamentarians, Politicians, Academicians, Policy Researchers, Grassroots Leaders, Policy Consultants, Policy Advisors, etc.

    Click here to see the speakers and mentors list for the inaugural edition of the program.

  • Where

    The program is weekend based, with both online+in-person deliveries of content. There will be 9 in-person days which will be happening in New Delhi, while the rest would be delivered online. More details can be seen in the detailed program structure

  • Hands-on Project

    To get a flavor of the policy-making exercise, the delegates at P3E would engage with top-bureaucrats in a design-build project to learn the intricacies of governance. Tentative list of projects can be seen here

  • Delegates

    The delegation includes policy practitioners and enthusiasts coming from backgrounds like corporate, consultancy firms, government departments/organizations, civil society, political parties, grassroots organizations, media, research organizations, etc.

    Delegate Profiles of the previous batch of P3E can be seen here

Check out FAQs about the P3E. If you still aren’t able to find the answer to your query, please feel free to email on p3e@visionindiafoundation.com

What our inaugural batch delegates have, to say

Susmita Sinha

P3E is a novel idea in policy education! The quality and mix of speakers, teachers as well as peers in the cohort is top notch! The highlight being the “hands-on project” where we solve actual challenges and closely observe how government functions. The course is rigorous, so be up for it!”

Susmita SinhaFounder, LocalFeedback.org
Harshvardhan Raju

P3E has helped me develop a more nuanced understanding of multiple facets of public policy making, governance. It has introduced me to a broad gamut of perspective lenses, ranging from civilizational view to the economy(micro, macro, behavioral) to media. The group activities, assignments, and discussions over a variety of issues are something I loved the most.

Harshvardhan RajuMachine Learning Research Engineer
Neha Nagpal

I joined the first edition of P3E in January and I have to say that it is truly one of the best part-time public policy programmes out there! The programme has a diverse blend of academically bent lectures, interactive sessions, and panel discussions to understand the policy-making space with various kinds of stakeholders in the industry. It combines theoretical learning with practical application through a variety of activities and especially the Hands-on project, which gave us the exposure while working with a bureaucrat on areas of national policy priorities.

Neha NagpalConsultant, PwC
Viraj Gada

The P3E program at VIF has been a great learning experience about the policy landscape in India. It was wonderful to see the caliber and diversity of the cohort. It helped to learn a lot and have deep conversations. The program was well facilitated by VIF team, their unique interactive teaching style enhances the learning experience multifold. The dedicated and focused VIF team makes sure that you get the best out of every part of the program. I was really impressed by the kind of mentors and speakers that came to the program with their own wealth of knowledge. All in all, I am really glad that I decided to do this program as I now have a better perspective on Indian policy!

Viraj GadaIndia Regional Representative at GOGLA
Vinay Venkatraman

The P3E program enabled me to interact with policy experts I’ve followed for years. Great balance of field visits, that help shed preconceived notions; participative classroom and Webinar sessions, that shaped my critical thinking through rigorous discussions and the “Hands On Project” (HOP) that help us experience governance from a practitioner’s perspective. The delegates and the VIF team are extremely supportive and fun and I’ve made many friends.

Vinay VenkatramanColumbia University, New York
Shivam Patel

With every session passing by I learned something enlightening and astonishing. It was eye-opening to learn about the perspectives of my fellow colleagues. I am definitely leaving this program with a much finer understanding of how a country functions and some lifetime friendships. This program and the VIF community has opened doors for me which I did not even know existed before joining the program. It is an honor to be a part of this community

Shivam PatelPurdue University, USA