Corporate Governance


Advanced Strategy for Directors


The changing nature of governance in the global business economy means today’s directors and their boards must rethink the way they view and address strategy.

Strategy has become a greater concern for boards, thanks largely to its close link to competitiveness and sustainability – both of which have become harder to achieve in today’s turbulent and hyper-competitive business environment. Strategy is also tied to another important board concern: risk management, which can be defined as anything that prohibits strategy goals from being attained.

The complex forces shaping the new global world have a direct impact on the board’s agenda and on the decisions that boards need to make. Boards need to take greater responsibility for their organisation’s course in this new global environment, which offers great challenges but also new opportunities, and where the usual distinction between local and global has fundamentally altered.

Through its Corporate Governance Centre, INSEAD’s Advanced Strategy for Directors programme aims to deepen directors’ understanding of the complexities of this new business landscape. A dynamic mix of lectures and discussions enables participants to review and explore key issues such as the impact of digital technology on strategy and organisations, and on the role of the board. Role playing allows directors to practise formulating, implementing and evaluating strategies in a board environment. By developing their strategic competencies in such ways, directors – both executive and non-executive – will be better able to help their organisations mitigate risks and capitalise on opportunities.

How you benefit

  • Deepen your understanding of the strategic challenges brought about by today’s global environment (from both internal and external perspectives)
  • Review and explore how boards, in collaboration with executives (and consultants), can play a role in anticipating and overcoming such challenges
  • Engage with topical issues such as the growing impact of digital technology on strategy and organisations, and on the role of the board
  • Practise formulating, implementing and evaluating strategies in a board environment
  • Develop your strategic competencies as a director


Participant profile

  • Directors, executives and shareholders interacting with boards in the formulation and oversight of strategy
  • Members of the INSEAD Directors’ Network, which is made up of former participants of the International Directors Programme (IDP) and the IN-BOARD programme
  • Master in business administration (MBA) Alumni with board experience (board members, C-suite executives and professionals working with boards)


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INSEAD Certificate
in Corporate Governance

The INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance (IDP-C) is designed to be a global credential for board members operating internationally – the first of its kind offered by an academic institution. Completion of the certificate enables participants to become part of the INSEAD alumni community. Within this community, participants become part of an international network of directors and executives.

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INSEAD Corporate
Governance Centre

The INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre was launched in 2010 and undertakes cutting-edge research and teaching tailored to the needs of boards and international directors. It aims to establish new programmes and events that foster a global dialogue on the challenges of corporate governance and leadership in an international context.

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Director development
programmes at INSEAD

Discover the full range of programmes designed for developing directors across the areas of strategy, leadership, finance and management. These programmes are a selection of Executive Education Open Programmes that are relevant and open to board members, and cover topics that particularly benefit from the mixed participation of directors and executives.

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Which Corporate Governance programme is for you?


We offer a variety of Corporate Governance programmes designed to equip directors and board members with the insights needed to ensure high performance and value creation in the long and short term. View the comparison grid below to find out which Corporate Governance programme best matches your needs.

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