Designing & Leading Collaboration
in a New World Order


The programme is modular.


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.

Module 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. 

Module 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.

Module 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 day sessions offered at two different times - so you have the choice to attend according to your schedule and time zone.

Please note, sessions are not interchangeable.

All times shown below are in CET Paris time.

Option 1: Enrolment is now closed.

Session 1: Monday 18 May from 9am to 12.30pm CET

Session 2: Tuesday 19 May from 9am to 12.30pm CET

Session 3: Wednesday 20 May from 9am to 12.30pm CET

Option 2

Session 1: Tuesday 26 May from 2pm to 5.30pm CET

Session 2: Wednesday 27 May from 2pm to 5.30pm CET

Session 3: Thursday 28 May from 2pm to 5.30pm CET


Recommendations for a successful learning experience and FAQs:

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
  • Use Google Chrome as your browser (other browsers will not support the platform)
  • 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, 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 day sessions. Visit 'Dates and Delivery' to view the complete set of session dates.

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

Standard programme fee: 1350 Euros

Special launch fee for this programme: 990 Euros


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