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.
Being a board member today is a very different role from being a senior executive and brings with it added complexity and unique responsibilities which are different from other management and operational roles To successfully carry out a board mandate, directors must have a general overview of a company’s operational activities and corporate governance, including an understanding of its exposure to risk and strategic direction.
Through its Corporate Governance Centre, INSEAD’s Aspiring Directors Programme aims to answer the fundamental questions, such as: What are the main institutions, roles and processes in corporate governance?, How best can directors exercise their responsibilities in the boardroom?
Board members continually face new challenges like diversity, sustainability and digital advancements. 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.
How you benefit
- Understand the broader context in which boards operate and the responsibilites that come with a director mandate
- Gain an overview of the knowledge and competencies expected from directors in today's environment
- Engage with topical issues such as the growing impact of digital technology on strategy and organisations, and on the role of the board
- Develop director-specific competencies that contribute to the creation of a high-performing board
- Professionals, managers or executives without experience as board directors that aim to serve in a corporate governance role
- Family members and controlling shareholders of boards 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.)
A global network and expertise in
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.
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.
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.
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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