Our research, development programmes and outreach initiatives address the challenges and opportunities of developing boards as a mechanism for value creation.
Our programmes combine expertise from academics who study processes in different regions of the world with high-profile practitioners who bring to the classroom their wealth of experience. We contribute to a better understanding of supervisory board roles and practices, not only amongst board members themselves but also executives, government and society at large.
The director's development journey
- 1 Start with Aspiring Directors Programme (ADP) to prepare for first board mandate
- 2 Gain board experience and join International Directors Programme (IDP)
- 3 Become an INSEAD certified director (IDP-C)
- 4 Develop further competencies by taking 3 more Open Programmes (leadership, strategy, value creation) over 5-year period
- 5 Obtain INSEAD Advanced Certificate in Corporate Governance
Aspiring Directors Programme
The Aspiring Directors Programme is a five-day programme that helps high potential professionals, managers or executives preparing for their first board mandate to acquire the knowledge base that directors are expected to master, and which form the basis of effective board membership.
Upcoming session: 12-17 April 2021 (Live Virtual)
The INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance (IDP-C) is a global credential for board members operating internationally – the first of its kind offered by an academic institution.
The Advanced Certificate in Corporate Governance is designed for IDP-Cs who wish to further pursue their development across core competencies that are key to effective directorship.
Combining INSEAD's expertise with insights of industry leaders, partner programmes are designed to offer a unique platform for exchanging and leveraging collective experiences from both the academic and business world. The programmes support directors and boards in addressing real-world situations through cross-disciplinary collaboration with focus on the specific challenge unique to the environment they operate in.
INSEAD offers educational programmes for corporate boards, shareholders (e.g. of family firms), not-for-profit organisations and government agencies.
Directors of Partner Development exchange with board representatives and faculty in designing programmes that are customised to a particular board’s needs. These can be provided as stand-alone modules on or away from campus, or alongside a board or shareholder meeting.