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S Manish Singh
Managing Director , PROGILENCE Capability Development Pvt. Ltd.
Gurgaon, India
Human Capital Development professional with 21 years of experience across corporate, social and education sectors. I am a consultant, trainer, entrepreneur, and researcher having worked with reputed organizations before starting my own venture. Significant experience in TVET and Education Sector incl.Strategic planning, Project conceptualization, Project Mangement, Partnerships, Team Management.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
I am currently an Entrepreneur, managing my own learning and development consultancy since 2013. We do significant work in the area of education, especially TVET including livelihood and employability oriented project conceptualization and planning, writing Competency-based Occupational Standards, Curriculum and Training Content. We deliver training including for soft skills for corporates and for capacity building of educational and training institutions including for the newly formed sector skills councils in India. In 2015 I published a research report with a co-researcher from the UK on Setting Common Standards in English in India, the research was commissioned by a think tank comprising British Council, City and Guilds UK, Trinity College London and the Ministry of Skills Development, Government of India. The report is available on the British Council website. the report was also presented in various international conferences. We also carry out research studies and market survey studies related to the labor market, skills development and employment. I was also the National TVET Expert (2014-2016) for the DFID funded Skills for Jobs program, implemented by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and PWC. Prior to this I worked with the British Council in India, managing State Partnership Projects for English Language Teaching and Training (2010 - 2013) This included conceptualizing projects such as an EU funded Skills for Jobs Programme, implemented across two states in India, teacher training programs in various states, and a community-based teacher training program implemented in partnership with a large corporate house. Prior to this, I led a 4 year, multi-partners sports program as Country Programme Manager. The project called International Inspiration had British Council, UK Sport, and UNICEF as implementation partners. The program included working closely with the Indian Government and UK stakeholders to conceptualize and deploy interventions in the areas of sport for development in communities, schools, and to support capacity building interventions for supporting elite level sport and sports administration in the country. I was employed by UK Sport from 2007 - 2009 and with the British Council from 2009 until 2010-11 for the same. Prior to this, I worked with City and Guilds UK, (2004-07) conceptualizing and managing projects in TVET and Skills development, including developing strategies for main-streaming the skills development agenda in the country. My work included advocacy for introducing international best practices in TVET and Skills Development, project management, development of competency-based qualifications for the Indian Sub-continent. As part of my work, we conceptualized and implemented a high profile TVET project in Kabul Afghanistan. We kick-started India's first nation-wide skills development initiative, developed the concept of a modular employment scheme for the government and helped Ind
I am an MBA with specialization in Finance from ICFAI Business School, Gurgaon, India. (2002-04) I completed my Bachelor's Degree with subjects of Sociology, Public Administration and History from Panjab University, Chandigarh. I also passed my CFA qualification with ICFAI University, India and have a diploma in Business Finance. I have a 3-year full-time diploma in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. I am also an autodidact and have also had many learning opportunities on the job, significant of which are, learning of Monitoring and Evaluation under the guidance of Prof Fred Coalter, University of Stirling, UK; Development of Occupational Standards and TVET qualifications from City & Guilds, UK, among others.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Member of Indian Society of Training and Development
My Company was recognized as a top 20 emerging L&D consultants of India in 2018

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi
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