Designing & Leading Collaboration in a New World Order

The programme is modular.

Begins 9am CET 26 October 2020

Designing & Leading Collaboration
in a New World Order

Programme Overview

How do you thrive and ensure effective collaboration in today’s complex, interdependent and fast-changing business environment? How do you fortify global and increasingly virtual organisational partnerships? And how can your business embrace new modes of working, from gig to teleworking, part-time to agile or holacracy? As a leader, the challenges ahead of you in this new and uncertain world are unprecedented. But so too are the opportunities. 

Designing & Leading Collaboration in a New World Order delivers the understanding, the tools and the approaches that you need to ensure your organisation adapts and remains adaptable in a volatile and evolving environment. You will examine the mechanics and dynamics of collaboration at the organisational, team, and individual levels with a focus on how to leverage your own leadership style to effectively drive and ensure collaborative work.

In this programme, we recognise the dual roles required of you to both design collaboration into your organisation and effectively lead its execution. Online and highly interactive to maximise impact, the programme is a next-generation learning experience that empowers you to spot the levers that drive agility and to bolster your organisation’s readiness for the changes yet to come.

This programme forms part of INSEAD’s innovative GO-Live portfolio – a completely new way to learn from the Business School for the World.

Session 1: Organisational adaptation through collaboration

  • Explore the role of innovation and adaptation in surviving and thriving now and in the future
  • Examine different approaches to organising and collaborating: agile, scrum, holacracy and others
  • Discover opportunities to improve your organisation’s fit in a complex, interdependent environment. 

Session 2: Building a collaborative team

  • Examine the dynamics of collaboration at the team level
  • Identify the barriers to group collaboration: across boundaries and in the context of multi-teaming when employees work across projects.

Session 3: Leading collaborations (and collaboratively)

  • Explore the role of the individual leader and leadership style in the context of collaborative success
  • Analyse the role of leadership skills like coaching and giving feedback
  • Bring it all together in the contexts of challenges observed in modules 1 and 2.

Programme Director

Mark Mortensen

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Mark Mortensen is the co-director of the open enrolment programme: Developing Emerging Leaders.

Mark Mortensen is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and the Chair of the Organisational Behaviour Area at INSEAD. His area of expertise is organisational collaboration, with an emphasis on two increasingly prevalent ways of organisng that do not fit traditional models of team dynamics: globally distributed (virtual) and project-based work. In his research, he has investigated the nature of conflict in distributed collaborations and its relationship to identity, context, and communication; the impact of dispersion structure – in the form of balance, imbalance, and isolation – on collaboration dynamics; and the effects of first-hand experience – gained through site visits and expatriate assignments – on trust. He has also explored the interpersonal effects of working in multiple, partially-overlapping, fluidly-shifting projects, developing a fundamentally new model of collaboration.

Read Professor Mortensen's full profile

Dates and Delivery

Reflecting today's busy schedules and INSEAD's global outreach, the programme is delivered over three half days.

Please note, sessions are not interchangeable.

Option 1

All times shown are in CET Paris time.  Enrolment deadline: 5pm CET Wednesday 21 October 2020.

Session 1: 9am to 12.30pm CET Monday 26th October

Session 2: 9am to 12.30pm CET Tuesday 27th October

Session 3: 9am to 12.30pm CET Wednesday 28th October

Option 2

All times shown are in CET Paris time.  Enrolment deadline: 5pm CET Friday 15th January 2021.

Session 1: 2pm to 5.30pm CET Monday 25th January

Session 2: 2pm to 5.30pm CET Wednesday 27th January

Session 3: 2pm to 5.30pm CET Friday 29th January.

Practical Information

Recommendations for a successful learning experience:

After enrolment and payment on the Eventbrite platform, what happens next?

You will receive an email from INSEAD the week before the programme starts, providing you with your unique and personal access code and link to enrol on the programme (please monitor your junk folder in case it ends up here). As soon as you receive this email and to avoid complications on the day of the programme, we strongly advise that you click on the link and complete your enrolment straight away.

How can I ensure successful participation?

  • Save the session dates in your calendar for easy reference
  • Start your connection 15 minutes early, so that you have time to adjust the audio
  • For an optimal experience, connect using Google Chrome which is fully compatible with Barco technology. Otherwise you can connect using the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox or Safari if connecting on MAC. Please do not use Internet Explorer
  • Ensure you have a stable broadband internet connection
  • Close all other applications on your computer
  • Connect individually from your computer with a headset and microphone for best audio
  • Keep your webcam open throughout the session
  • Note there is no dial-up connection, nor compatibility with mobile phones 

Who do I contact if I have questions about my enrolment? 

Send an email to [email protected], providing details of the problem.

Enrol and Pay

Get the INSEAD experience wherever you are in the world. Challenging, inspirational and transformative, INSEAD GO-Live delivers tangible and lasting impact from the word go.

Collaboration in a New World Order will be delivered over three half days. Visit 'Dates and Delivery' to view the complete set of dates and times.

Click on the link below, enrol and pay, and save the programme in your calendar.

Programme fee: 1790 Euros

Alumni fee: 1090 Euros

Enrol before 5pm CET 21October. Programme starts 9am CET 26 October 2020

Enrol before 5pm CET 15 January. Programme starts 2pm CET 25 January 2021

Please note that to access INSEAD GO-Live programmes you must use Google Chrome - no other browser will support the platform.

Enrolment deadline: 5pm CET 21 October 2020, and 5pm CET 15 January 2021 (respectively).

Visit to find out which session works best for your time zone.


Hear from past participants about the value of Designing & Leading Collaboration in a New World Order.

Covid-19 changes the way we live and communicate. Moving from traditional physical to a virtual classroom, I was impressed by the settings and interaction with the faculty and participants throughout this INSEAD GO-Live experience. Technology provides opportunities, but it is important to view technology and social systems as partners. This course is truly the combination of good technology and social interaction. Very engaging setting and atmosphere. Credit to Professor Mark Mortensen and all participants.

Adele Chu
Hong Kong Broadband Network


The best on-line learning experience I had so far, both very engaging and insightful. Great course by Mark Mortensen and INSEAD!

Francois Grassal
Pernod Ricard

Real classroom interaction with participants from all over the world. INSEAD and professor Mark Mortensen guided us successfully through the programme regardless of the different experiences and cultures we come from.

Marcinkowski Bartosz

It was joyful to have great conversations on this pressing topic of working together in the virtual world. It really made me pause and reflect. Great program, great instructor, great group, and great, simple technology - and the right content at the right time! Thank you!

Christian Baudisch
Really Effective Interventions

This was my first INSEAD GO-Live course and it delivered everything I was hoping to achieve. The quality of the course work, the Program Director, support team and my fellow participants were extraordinary. This was a truly international experience in a dynamic format that was well structured and interactive.

Andrew Saker
CEO, Omni Bridgeway Limited




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