Begins 19 Jun 2018
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Begins 21 Oct 2018
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 or Singapore/Fontainebleau
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
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 a part of the INSEAD alumni community. Within this community, participants become a 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.
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.
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.
Skillsfuture Study Award
The International Directors Programme is also supported by the SkillsFuture Study Award for International Business. Singaporeans who are officially admitted to the INSEAD programme are eligible to apply for the study award which entitles recipients a monetary grant of S$5,000.
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