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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.
Leading from the Chair focuses on the key role of the chair in leading the board of directors and relies on the exchange of ideas among participants with relevant experience. It is designed for the chairs and vice-chairs of boards of directors. To ensure productive diversity programme, directors may admit up to one quarter of participants who currently do not occupy chair’s positions – chairs of major board committees with significant experience, chairs of management boards and executive committees, members of regulatory governing bodies, chiefs of staff from the government or military.
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.
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.
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.
It’s not the individual directors – it’s the competing coalitions they form that determine what boards will do.
Henrich Greve, INSEAD Professor of Entrepreneurship | July 31, 2020
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
While board chairs hold an esteemed position of power, relatively little is known about their practices across countries and contexts. Based on an INSEAD Board Chair Research project led by Professor Stanislav Shekshnia, this governance talk provides key insights and reveals the traps hindering board chair effectiveness.
The report identifies and compares specific practices and instruments used in different countries giving insights into pertinent issues surrounding the work of the chair and development of future trends over the next decade.
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.
by Jaap Winter, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance
How do we make sense of boards? How do they successfully direct companies and stay away from failure?