The pandemic followed by the geopolitical disturbance is bringing about a tremendous change in the external business landscape redefining business models, workforce and talent strategies. Pillars like Digital transformation, reskilling and upskilling, mental wellbeing, work-life balance, DEI and ESG are dominating the framework of Human Workforce.

With the creation of GENESIS 3.0 program, we aspire to bring together thought leadership to relook at Skilling, Re-skilling or Up-skilling talent charter through Innovative and Transformative ideas that have the potential of creating a measurable Business Impact and long-term enterprise value. In alignment with the organizational goals, the prototypes in the realm of skill transformation journey that either has the revolutionary potential to upgrade existing skillset in order to achieve business needs or has been proven as a disruptive idea to mitigate the business challenges for an organization, are sought for submission in the forum of Genesis 3.0.

Genesis 3.0 Theme

Theme: Skilling, Re-skilling or Up-skilling

Award Categories


INCLUDES: A seed of any new and untested Idea that covers skilling/reskilling/ upskilling Talent and has the potential to create a high Business impact across industries

EXCLUDES: Any similarity of the concept with or without the difference in execution approach within the same industry.


INCLUDES: Measurable business value (social/cultural/financial etc.) that has been implemented within the same, different organizations or community of users

EXCLUDES: Any untested theory or concept.

Who can participate?

Any individual or team can participate

  • Professionals
  • Academicians
  • Students
  • Gig Professionals
*Open to members of various CII pillars as well *Open to all non-HR professionals as well

Assessment Criteria

Category: Innovative

Criteria Weightage
Novelty/Freshness 20%
Business Problem identification – linkage to business priority 25%
Feasibility / Execution Plan 20%
Measurable Value creation – Enterprise and Social Value 15%
Sustainability/ Scalability/Replicability of the solution 20%

Category: Transformative

Criteria Weightage
Novelty/Freshness 15%
Business Problem identification – linkage to business priority 25%
Measurable Value creation – Enterprise and Social Value 30%
Sustainability/ Scalability/ Replicability of the solution 30%

What Success Would Look Like

All Registered

  • An opportunity to present on Genesis Platform
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Virtual Mentorship

Regional Round

  • Virtual mentorship post Regional jury selection
  • Regional finalist certificates
  • Digital badge
  • Social media acknowledgement of regional finalists

National Round

  • Virtual mentorship pre-final round
  • National finalist certificates and trophy
  • Success stories on social media
  • Social media amplification of ideas on CII owned platforms
  • Video interviews on social media
  • Endorsement in Resume as National Level Finalists


  • Learning and building skills through workshops
  • Trophy and Certificates for winners
  • Gift Hampers/Vouchers
  • Lunch / Dinner with Final Jury Members
  • Sharing of Ideas and Winners' Stories across Social Media Platforms
  • Masterclass for 6 months with a CXO
  • Endorsement in Resume as Winner GENESIS 3.0 National League

Key Milestones

Step 1

(28th Sept - 20th Oct’22)

Registration & Submission

  • Last Date of Registration: 10th October 2022
  • Last date of Submission: 20th October 2022

Step 2

(22nd Oct - 10th Nov’22)

Regional Round

  • Evaluation of entries
  • Shortlisting of entries
  • Announcements of regional finalists
Regional Jury Awards

Two finalists per region- one from each category (Innovative and Transformative ideas)

Step 3

(10th Nov – 19th Nov’22)

National Round

  • Evaluation of entries of regional finalists
  • Announcements of National finalists – Four national finalists- two from each category (Innovative and Transformative ideas)

Step 4

(29th November 2022)

Grand Finale

  • Evaluation of national finalists
  • Announcement of Genesis 3.0 winners