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International Directors Programme

A unique educational experience that aims to develop effective directors for the global business scene.

Upcoming Sessions
3.5 + 3.5 + 3 days

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. 

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.

Our Participant Profile

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 family companies. 

Participants must have a minimum of one year of experience sitting on a board so that they can fully benefit from and contribute to a programme that involves role-play, simulations and exchanges with other participants.

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

Programme Directors

IN Focus

Programme partners






Founding partners: PWC, Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs, Russell Reynolds, Singapore Institute of Directors

A global network and expertise in governance

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INSEAD Certificate
in Corporate Governance

Following the completion of the International Directors Programme and certification review process, 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.

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INSEAD Advanced Certificate
in Corporate Governance

The INSEAD Advanced Certificate in Corporate Governance is designed for holders of the INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance who wish to further pursue their development across core competencies that are key to effective directorship. It provides participants with a personal development plan at board level over multiple years (up to a maximum of five years) that is both stimulating and engaging.

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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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Date and Fees

Investing for a lifelong learning journey at INSEAD

Discount and Financing

3 modules

to complete the programme

30% Off

For INSEAD alumni Community

Certificate in Corporate Governance

on completion of the programme
3.5 + 3.5 + 3 days

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