Welcome to the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre
INSEAD Global Leadership Centre is a unique institution within one of the world’s leading business schools. We aspire to deliver the best leadership development experience of any leadership centre in the world. The foundation of this ambition is impactful services and products rooted in rigorous research from a dedicated community of scholars and leadership development professionals.
We believe that effective leadership development starts with self-awareness. This helps our clients make their leadership personal, so that they become the best leaders they can be. We then help translate personal change into organisational change. Leadership development, in other words, involves personal change, but it also involves helping leaders to change their organisations. In today’s fast-changing environment, it is absolutely critical that leaders distribute important leadership tasks to wherever the best information and capabilities reside in their team and organisation.
This is where INSEAD Global Leadership Centre excels. By helping individual leaders understand how they can distribute leadership throughout the ranks, we help them create not only organisations that are more adaptive and innovative, but also organisations that offer meaning and dignity to their members.
Academic Director, INSEAD Global Leadership Centre
Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
our mission, our activities
Our mission is to develop reflective leaders who create results-driven, adaptive and innovative organisations by putting people first.
We deliver 115+ leadership development programmes or modules per year at degree and Executive Education level. Every session is guided by our philosophy of closely integrating spaces for action and spaces for reflection to achieve the maximum impact. We work across all three INSEAD campuses: Fontainebleau, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. INSEAD Global Leadership Centre faculty and coaches also travel throughout the world to deliver company-specific learning. In addition, we offer follow-up sessions remotely using a variety of technologies from simple phone calls to customised social media and webinar platforms.
Leadership development sessions
These include group and/or individual coaching – with a practice-focused perspective. Among the services we offer are: experiential learning and leadership simulations; action learning and project support; outdoor group dynamics; fully facilitated indoor group work; and traditional classroom sessions and case study analysis.
We design and implement innovative assessment instruments and simulations – all based on our own research – to measure and build skills, personality and culture. We combine these with coaching for maximum impact.
Original research into leadership development
Much of this is based on the uniquely rich bank of data we have collected through using our own interactive assessment instruments.
exceptional LEADERSHIP development coaches
The INSEAD Global Leadership Centre is well known for the quality and diversity of its coaches. Our 100+ multi-cultural expert leadership coaches, resident in 20+ countries and working worldwide are all carefully selected for their expertise in individual coaching. In addition our pioneering group-coaching techniques – developed especially for executives to learn from and support each other –make us really stand out when it comes to leadership development.
Experiential learning, such as indoor simulations or outdoor group-dynamics exercises, enables participants to experiment with new leadership styles.
Action learning, which usually involves a real-life project or process combined with personal leadership development, has an immediate and tangible impact.
One or more workshops are combined with the use of leadership assessment instruments, tailor-made surveys and other activities.
Organisational culture development
Capture the culture of your organisation and work on an action plan for change or alignment of strategic goals.
Integrate whole-class teaching and facilitated small-group work to reinforce learning.
Who we are
At the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre, we believe that effective leaders contribute to the creation of sustainable organisations that are great places to work. Our outlook is that the ways leaders deal with their people and the type of organisational culture they create, are the real and enduring sources of competitive advantage. Click here to meet the team.