Prepare for your first board mandate
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.
Dynamic and immersive learning allows participants to understand the essential areas of the board - such as, architecture, structure, processes and the job market – allowing participants to progress into a board position with confidence.
Our Participant Profile
- Professionals, managers or executives without experience as board directors that aim to serve in a corporate governance role
- Family members and controlling shareholders of small and medium family companies
- Executive of government and non-profit organisations and agencies. Professionals from the institutional investment community
- Senior Executives (CEO, COO, CFO, CIO etc.)
Applicants should hold very little or no board experience as a director to date.
How You Benefit
INSEAD Certificates in Corporate Governance
INSEAD offers two certificates in Corporate Governance: the Certificate in Corporate Governance and the Advanced Certificate in Corporate Governance. Eligibility for these certificates begins with the completion of the International Directors Progamme, which can be a suitable progression for past participants of the Aspiring Directors Programme.
The 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.
We are pleased to partner with ILA - Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs.
The mission of ILA is to support all directors and governance professionals and be the governance arm to all industries in the Luxembourg eco-system. We are the first interlocutor on corporate governance and therefore are instrumental in the determination and the promotion of good and sustainability conscious corporate governance.
Dates and Fees
Investing for a lifelong learning journey at INSEAD
Discount and Financing
1 ModuleTo complete the Programme
30% OffFor INSEAD Alumni Community
Programme certificateon completion of the programme
The director's development journey
Develop your board skills with INSEAD.
Step 1Start with Aspiring Directors Programme (ADP) to prepare for first board mandate
Step 2Gain 3 years of board experience and join International Directors Programme (IDP) or International Directors Banking Programme (IDBP)
Step 3Become an INSEAD certified director (IDP-C)
Step 4Develop further competencies by taking 3 more Open Programmes over a 5-year period
Step 5Obtain INSEAD Advanced Certificate in Corporate Governance
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