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Owner Manager Program (OMP) - a leadership program for entrepreneurs Print E-mail

It can get lonely being an entrepreneur!

Often best efforts do not work, making you wonder what can be done differently! CIAM's experienced facilitators help to get new ideas, figure out the root causes of problems, and leverage the most effective management tools - all through discussions and workshops.  The Owner Manager Program sessions create an environment of learning and growth for the participants in an atmosphere of trust.

The OMP is a unique management program for Entrepreneurs/Business Owners/Stakeholders from diverse industries. With a deep focus on increasing self awareness in the context of business issues, OMP participants explore Leadership, Strategy, Finance, Marketing and HR from different angles. Past participants have achieved significant business breakthroughs by focusing on self growth.

The program is centred around:

  • Self growth, understanding and developing critical competencies
  • Building and sustaining teams aligned to the organization’s vision and mission
  • Finding answers to entrepreneurial challenges by sharing in the group and getting diverse perspectives




Launched in February 2009, CIAM is currently engaged with the third batch of OMP participants.

The participants in the program have been drawn from diverse businesses/sectors - Design and Architecture firms, IT, BPOs, Manufacturing, Fashion, Alternate Energy. The participants’ organization size has ranged from 3 to 1500 people strong companies.


Leadership Competencies

  • Managing Self, Decision Making, Coaching Skills, Influencing Others - the Leadership Challenge, Negotiations skills, Change Management

Strategy of Business

  • Value Creation, Business Planning, Understanding of Strategy
  • Analyzing and Exploring Strategies for Growth, HR Strategy and Finance

Execution of Strategy

  • Organizational Structuring  - Hiring the Right People and Developing Management Teams, Performance Measures, Creating a Balanced Scorecard


  • Facilitation by a group of successful entrepreneurs, dedicated trainers/coaches and practicing managers committed to excellence in group learning
  • Workshop format - interactive and intense sessions which enable customization to the specific needs of the participants
  • Learning by applying
  • Network – meet, work with and learn from the business leaders of today
  • Coaching – to assess, challenge and set goals for yourself


The contact sessions are carefully designed to provide the participants with:

  • the time and tools to take a pause and reflect on the business
  • a rich discussion oriented environment to closely look at the real issues hidden behind your problems
  • the most effective management ideas prevalent across the world distilled into simple, practical frameworks
  • insights to work on removing the obstacles that often stop a business from reaching its full potential
  • the competency that enables you to find work-life balance


CIAM believes that learning is by applying. The participants are encouraged to:

  • know, apply and share for an effective learning experience
  • identify and reflect on the best entrepreneurial practices
  • collaborate to find solutions

It is this ‘methodology’ that makes The Owner Manager Program a yearlong engagement with the participants. The program is designed to allow the ‘Owner Manager’ to implement the learnings at all levels in his/her organization. The OMP sessions are a forum to reflect on the implication of change and gain from the diverse perspectives available within the peer group.


News & Events

CIAM at the TiEcon 2012

CIAM participated in TiEcon 2012 on the 28th & 29th of September '12 at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi as an exhibitor. It was exciting to meet and converse with the delegates at the conference and understand the leaning needs they experience

News at CIAM

Successfully engaged with the inaugural batch of CFE consisting of early stage entrepreneurs from diverse sectors. Currently engaged with the 4th batch of the OMP

launching the 7th batch of the OMP

Announcing the launch of the next batch of the OMP in Janurary '15


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“I have a better understanding of my organization. The concern about scale is now gone! Awareness of personality types has given insights in... Read more
“I have gained a lot from Darshan’s sessions. I have realized time plays a big role in negotiations. I used to be always in a hurry earlier,... Read more
“OMP sessions allow me to think about what I do at work; it’s a time for reflection, on the company and how it is being run. The sessions he... Read more
“OMP has not only given me access to some fantastic facilitators, but also to many other entrepreneurs who believe in sharing their insights... Read more
“Slowly realized that if I delegate and put trust in the team it empowers the team. Am thankful to the group and the facilitators for sharin... Read more
“At the time of joining the OMP I was doubtful about committing a year to the course. Now I realize that this time is required to correlate ... Read more