Urja – Energy for Inner Agility

42Days 11Hours 32Minutes 43Seconds

18-20 Sep 2020. Register TODAY!


URJA – ENERGY FOR INNER AGILITY is a 3 day inspirational journey of self-discovery, cognitive and emotional flexibility, based on brain, human and social sciences.

Why do we need URJA?

Energy for Inner Agility

In a VUCA world, change and disruption are continuously experienced realities, for individuals and organizations, requiring extreme responsiveness.

For organizations, this responsiveness comes not only from agile tools and systems, but from building leaders’ capacity for inner agility – mindsets and practices which allow them to lead in new ways. For individuals, inner agility allows them to learn and reinvent, cope with the emotional and cognitive burden of change.

However, this inner agility – emotional and cognitive flexibility to respond to change is often overlooked or taken for granted, resulting in falling back upon old habits and causing people and organizational breakdowns/stalemates.

Urja is about developing inner agility – articulating personal response to change and uncertainty, thereby releasing energy and creating clarity for leaders and individuals to respond to change and complexity with a sense of purpose and to take new actions for impact.


Urja is meant for:

  • Professionals with 10 years plus of experience, who are expected to lead people, drive innovation and transform cultures
  • Individuals who want to invest in their personal growth, reinvent and energize themselves to act on their hidden and unknown potential

What happens at Urja?

Urja participants share their experiences

The Promise of Urja

Urja Seeds and Grows Inner Agility Mindsets and Practices

Through immersive experiences, self and peer reflection, dialogue, use of framing concepts, participants learn 4 essential inner agility practices

  • Pause and reflect, embrace openness to ‘not know’
  • Look for solutions across the network and the ecosystem
  • Test solutions and their own responses, through quick experimentation
  • Define and lead with purpose, not just set goals

Organizational Outcomes of Inner Agility

By increasing their own inner agility, leaders in an organization impact the organization in many ways:

  • Purpose Led Change : Ability to create and establish principles of change (for self and for team that one leads)
  • Simplicity : Ability to create simple processes, systems and structures which support nimbleness
  • Responsiveness : Greater responsiveness to stakeholders (customers, team, ecosystem partners)
  • Insights: Ability to sense and derive insights which lie at the boundaries of functions, domains, human-technology capabilities

Key Takeaways for participants

  • Clear personal response to change and complexity
  • Understanding of how to rewire old habits
  • New practices to lead their teams and engage with ecosystem partners
  • Deep peer relationships with cohort members, that sustain post program


methodology of urja

3 day residential program

Day 1: 11.00 a.m to 6 p.m. – Participants map their professional and personal journeys – identifying significant patterns, drivers and influences. These patterns, drivers are important to surface in order to understand what may be shaping the current response to change. Structured exercises, dialogue and reflection are used.

Day 2: 9.30 a.m to 6 p.m – An exploration and understanding of how these patterns, drivers may be shaping the current responses at work, in the light of expectations to lead, transform, innovate, grow business/change professional direction etc is facilitated through activities, psychometric tools, reflection, group feedback etc.

We also work on clarifying own aspirations and surfacing unexplored potentials – looking at how these can energize one to take new steps, explore new choices and decisions.

Day 3: 9.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Understanding what happens in the transition stage and how one can make space for new behaviours, choices. Committing to a set of practices (for each individual) which can sustain and grow energy and drive to implement new choices and actions.

The program offers ample time for individual and shared reflection as well as time to experience the natural environment at Fireflies Centre. These form an essential part of the Urja experience of pausing in order to move faster.

Program Fees

INR 35000 (Includes program facilitation charges, accommodation for 2 nights on twin-sharing basis, meals and snacks, 18% GST)

Early bird registration – 10% off if you register by 25 Aug, 2020

For organizations who nominate 2 or more individuals – 10% off

Last date for registration – 10 Sep, 2020



Kavita Neelakantan

Kavita Neelakantan

FOUNDER, Kavyata

Kavita, an alumna of IIM Ahmedabad, brings 18 years of experience in Experiential Learning, Personal Growth & Organization Development.

Neeru Gupta

Neeru Gupta


Neeru previously headed the Learning function at McKinsey India and has been a facilitator, coach and change consultant for 23 years.



Kavita, an alumna of IIM Ahmedabad, brings over 16 years of experience in the domains of Experiential Learning, Adult Learning, Personal Growth & Change and Organization Development.

Kavita has completed her internship in Applied Behavioural Sciences from the Sumedhas Academy for Human Context http://sumedhas.org. She has worked with leading Indian and international companies including Johnson & Johnson India Ltd, Xseed Education, Goldman Sachs and Usha International Ltd. As a facilitator and coach, Kavita brings sharp insights along with a deeply supportive and empathetic style. She has worked with clients across domains, including IT, higher education, social entrepreneurship, development sector and healthcare.

Kavita’s forte is Transition coaching and facilitation. Her work around Transitions is influenced deeply by developmental and social psychologists (such as Robert Kegan, Jean Piaget,  Clare Graves, Suzanne Cook-Greuter etc) and looks at how individuals and collectives (such as organizations) go through stages of development, with associated behaviours, perspectives and challenges.