October 2019 (session full)
Begins 23 Oct 2019
3 + 3 + 3 Days
December 2019 (session full)
Begins 04 Dec 2019
Fontainebleau, San Francisco
3 + 3 + 3 Days
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Developing effective directors in a global context
The International Directors Programme is our flagship course in corporate governance and is a unique educational experience that aims to develop effective directors for the global business scene. Today’s supervisory boards have to contend with a host of new pressures, challenges and risks in addition to evaluating the performance of the CEO and senior executives. They must therefore set the company’s strategic direction, often across diverse product markets and geographies, and monitor the firm’s risk profile.
Set within an international context that is unique in director education, this programme offers practical and tested frameworks and tools to sharpen judgment and decision-making skills. It also augments the oversight abilities of directors seeking to boost their existing competencies or to be better prepared for new board mandates. In three focused modules, you will master strategies for the following fundamental areas: board effectiveness and dynamics; board decision-making and oversight; and director effectiveness and development.
How you benefit
- Board operations: Understand the broader context in which boards operate and the responsibilities that come with a board mandate.
- Knowledge and competencies: Gain an overview of the knowledge and competencies expected from directors in today’s environment
- Director-specific skills: Develop the specialised skills that contribute to the creation of an effectively performing board culture
- Ability to challenge executives: Enhance your ability to challenge executives through positive exchanges focused on the key issues that underpin corporate performance
The International Directors Programme is designed for chairs and non-executive directors of listed and private corporations, government agencies and organisations, and non-profits. It is also aimed at CEOs, COOs, CFOs and other C-suite executives, as well as family members and controlling shareholders of boards of large family companies. Senior professionals from the institutional investment community and senior partners of professional firms who serve boards can also benefit from the programme.
Participants must demonstrate that they possess the credibility and competences required to assume board-level responsibilities, and have sufficient exposure to board matters to fully benefit from and contribute to a programme that involves role-play, simulations and exchanges with other participants.
Fontainebleau ; Fontainebleau/San Francisco ; Fontainebleau/Singapore ; Singapore
Founding partners: PWC, Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs, Russell Reynolds, Singapore Institute of Directors
A global network and expertise in governance
INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance
Following the completion of either the International Directors Programme or the International Directors Banking Programme, participants receive the INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance. The certification is designed to be a global credential for board members operating internationally – the first of its kind offered by an academic institution. In addition, certificate holders can become a part of the INSEAD alumni community.
INSEAD Advanced Certificate in Corporate Governance
Eligibility to apply for the advanced certificate comes from the completion of the INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance, plus the completion of three further programmes. Designed for those who wish to further pursue their development across core competencies that are key to effective directorship.
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.
Interview with Marjolijn van Oordt (IDP-C), International Expert in Crisis Readiness, Capita B.V.
Dealing with crisis can be a nightmare for boards and their organisations. Find out how boards of directors can take the lead in the event of a crisis and be ready to avoid common pitfalls.
“The programme really hones in on the skills and behaviours and expectations of directors”, says Noelle Ahlberg Kleiterp, a past participant of the International Directors Programme and Non-Executive Committee Member of the Swiss School of Singapore.
by José Santos, Affiliated Professor of Practice in Global Management
The more the world is global, the more the local matters. What advantage do local companies have in comparison to multinational companies? What does it take for multinational companies to succeed in their globalisation strategy?
Sustainability and the Five Archetypes of Boardroom Behaviour
N. Craig Smith, INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility; and Ron Soonieus, INSEAD Executive-in-Residence and Managing Partner at Camunico | June 7, 2019
WOB interviews Professor Jose Luis Alvarez
10 July 2019, London, UK
INSEAD Professor Jose Luis Alvarez was interviewed by Fiona Hathorn, MD of Women on Boards UK, on the importance of politics, influence and networks for executive and non-excutive board directors.