Achieving Board Effectiveness through Strong Leadership

INSEAD’s Leading from the Chair programme provides chairs with the opportunity to discover, share and practise techniques for achieving greater board effectiveness. Because the role of the chair in particular has assumed greater significance, visibility and complexity than in the past, an increasingly different skill set and distinctive form of engaged, informed and strong board leadership is required.

From setting direction and shaping strategy to acting as the pivot between the board, CEO and external stakeholders, the demands and challenges facing chairs are ever-increasing. In this context, the need for an exceptional chair has never been more crucial in board effectiveness and influencing organisational performance and direction. This programme is designed to sharpen your skills for leading an effective and high-performing board, which can effectively set and implement the company’s direction and strategy.

How you benefit

  • Deeper understanding: Achieve deeper understanding of how board and chair roles are changing – and exchange best practices with international peers.
  • Effective meetings: Improve your ability to organise and conduct effective meetings.
  • Coaching and development: Acquire tools for coaching and developing the CEO and senior executives.
  • Challenging executives: Enhance your ability to challenge executives and board members through positive exchanges on the key issues that underpin corporate performance.
  • Addressing pressures: Become better able to address pressures when facing a crisis.

Participant Profile

Leading from the Chair focuses on the key role of the chair and relies on the exchange of ideas among participants with relevant experience. It is designed for the chairs of boards of directors and the chairs of core board committees, such as audit, compensation, governance, risk and investment, and nomination.




INSEAD Corporate
Governance Initiative

The INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative 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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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.

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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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