FLAME University


The Epicentre of Value Investing in India

Elements of Self-Leadership

July 28 - July 30, 2023


FLAME was founded with the concept of liberal education as its cornerstone. FLAME celebrates ideas, cherishes diversity, and strives to deliver an academic experience that fosters intellectual curiosity, a critical thought process, self-reflection, leadership and teamwork skills, a sense of commitment and professionalism and a heightened sensitivity to one’s sociocultural environment. FLAME aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform of education by propagating different models and paradigms through, but not limited to, history, philosophy, political sciences, psychology, business, economics, mathematics and finance.

As part of its endeavor to constantly redefine education, FLAME inducted the FLAME Investment Lab (FIL), an initiative that strives to deliver the concepts and decipher the art of value investing to interested students. FIL believes in the dictum “invest in yourself”. It provides tools for self-learning and acquiring knowledge, constantly striving for intellectual stimulation and asking questions. FIL strives to widen your horizons, aiding you to connect the dots within seemingly disparate information. FIL truly believes that the best investment is investing in yourself. As Socrates has said, “I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.”

After successfully hosting multiple FLAME Investment Lab programs, we are excited to announce the ‘FLAME Investment Lab – Elements of Self-Leadership with Saurabh Madaan’, from July 28 – July 30, 2023.



Jatin Khemani

Saurabh Madaan

Saurabh Madaan is the Founder and Managing Member of Manveen Asset Management, which focuses on long-term equity investments. Prior to founding Manveen, Saurabh was the Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Markel Corporation in Virginia. He was previously a Senior Data Scientist at the Google HQ in Mountain View, California. Saurabh is also Adjunct Faculty – Finance at FLAME University. He leads the Investment Committee on the Board of the Valentine Museum in Richmond, and teaches at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Saurabh graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an MS in Materials Science and Engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, and an MS in Physics from the University of Waterloo.


This leadership program is focused on research-based findings about self-development, teams and organizational culture. It will cover how strengths, values, team structure and execution frameworks play a critical role in success. The focus is more on leading from within, in alignment and harmony with one’s values and strengths. This program will include valuable pre-work for the benefit of each participant.



Module 1: Personal Leadership

  • Defining Leadership
  • Back-ended rewards, like compounding
  • Being a Giver (research by Wharton Prof. Adam Grant)

Module 2: Understanding yourself

  • Values and Principles
    • John Wooden
    • Gandhi and Franklin
  • Gallup Research

Module 3: Understanding others

  • Psychological Safety and Cognitive Diversity (Harvard Business Review)
  • Research-based characteristics of:
    • Effective Manager
    • Effective Teams

Module 4: Influence

  • Influence Research by Prof. Robert Cialdini.
  • Adam Grant Research on doing well by doing good
  • 12 Angry Men: Deconstructing influence techniques

Module 5: Execution

  • Setting Goals using the OKR framework (book by John Doerr)
  • Building momentum with small wins (William McRaven, ex Navy Seal)
  • Improvise and Iterate
  • Lifelong learning and transformation

This program entails prior course work, details of the same shall be sent in the accepted email once the candidate’s confirmation has been received.

Disclaimer: Case studies on specific companies are created purely for educational purpose only.


This program is designed for emerging leaders up to mid-level. Please note that this is a leadership course and not a management course. Through practical knowhow and research, case studies and frameworks you will strengthen your ability to lead through dynamic and competing priorities, navigate change and collaborate across your organization/ecosystem to drive better outcomes.


This is not a project-management or a people-management program.


Candidates who aspire to be in a successful leadership management role in an organization. The program is highly recommended for candidates who have mid management level of experience in managing family business or who are likely to be in a leadership role in the near future.

This course is also for NGO leaders, group leaders, entrepreneurs and founders in a growing organization.


  • INR 40,000 plus GST (INR 47,200) which includes tuition, course materials, meals and on campus accommodation.
  • Fee does not include travel and other incidental expenses.
  • Candidates need to submit the application form online and mail the payment to FLAME. Only cheques will be accepted as a payment method.
  • The cheque payment must reach FLAME by the application deadline. Kindly note, even if the application is submitted, but the payment does not reach FLAME by the application deadline, the application will be deemed incomplete and annulled.
  • Cheques should be made payable to ‘FLAME University’.
  • Cheque should be dated June 1, 2023. Candidates should write their name and the program they have applied for behind the cheque.
  • Cheques should be mailed to ‘FLAME University, Gat No. 1270, Lavale, Off. Pune Bangalore Highway, Pune - 412115, Maharashtra, India.
  • Candidates are requested to use preferred courier services such as Speed Post or Blue Dart.


  • In the event that FLAME University is unable to provide the program, all fees will be fully refundable.
  • For selected candidates:
    • If request for withdrawal is received before and upto July 07, 2023, full amount of the fee paid shall be refunded.
    • If request for cancellation is received after July 07, 2023, 10% of the fee paid shall be refunded. GST on cancellation will be applicable.


To apply the applicant must:


Accommodation will be provided in an AC, single occupancy room to all participants at the FLAME campus in Pune for two nights of July 28 and 29, 2023.


July 28 - July 30, 2023


April 15, 2023.


Confirmation emails will be sent to the selected participants by April 22, 2023.


FLAME University | Gat No. 1270, Lavale, Off. Pune Bangalore Highway, Pune - 412115, Maharashtra, India.


Phone: +91 9657709882 (Text & Whatsapp only)
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Website: www.flame.edu.in


Program Brochure


FLAME offers 60 acres of tranquil space, just 13 kms. from the Pune University main gate. It is an eco-friendly campus adjoining a 18-hole golf course. FLAME has an international sized cricket ground, football, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, outdoor Olympic sized swimming pool, track and field, futsal and handball at their disposal. A fitness and conditioning studio, badminton courts, billiards tables, squash courts, table tennis, carrom and chess ensure that FLAME’s sports facilities are second to none.

Its academic spaces include lecture theatres, conference rooms, a library, a performing arts studio, a visual arts studio, a sculpture studio, Physics, Chemistry and Biology labs, and amphitheatres. Some of the other amenities include cafes, Wi-fi connectivity, an infirmary and an ambulance in case of emergency.

During the duration of the program, participants are encouraged to explore the campus and use the facilities FLAME offers.


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