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Lead the Future

INSEAD's 12-month flagship online programme that accelerates leadership capabilities for an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world.

Upcoming Sessions
1 year

Advance your leadership, reshape the future

Gain a Certificate and become part of a global community of INSEAD Alumni*. 

Register for this 1-hour webinar to discover how Lead the Future will help elevate your leadership skills to meet head-on an ever-changing and complex business environment. Register and watch on-demand. 

Lead the Future is INSEAD’s 12-month transformational flagship online programme that accelerates leadership capabilities for an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world.

Leveraging INSEAD’s pioneering expertise in leadership development, the INSEAD Lead the Future Certificate gives you what you need to broaden your business understanding while sharpening your focus, to adapt to changing contexts and deliver unprecedented results.

You explore critical business areas from strategy to finance to organisational behaviour in the context of disruption and uncertainty, continuously rethinking what it means to you to lead. The programme challenges you to translate theory into practice as you progress through your learning journey. You will also have the opportunity to apply the ideas and frameworks we explore online to the actual challenges and problems within your own context, and bring your learning back for reflection and analysis within your cohort.

Prepare to go deeper and further than ever before. Prepare to transform your leadership and impact. 

Prepare to Lead the Future.

Participant Profile

Lead the Future convenes a carefully selected and exclusive cohort of high potential to senior executives and leaders from diverse roles, industries and geographies. Participants benefit from the heterogeneity of the learning community.

Typical participants are:

  • Senior executives looking for diverse lenses, perspectives, ideas and approaches to drive innovation and find new solutions for sustainable impact
  • Mid-level leaders looking to accelerate and extend their competencies and enhance the impact of their team and their own leadership going forward
  • High-potential managers looking for the tools, frameworks and knowledge to fast-track their leadership and deliver continuous value and impact
  • Enterprising professionals looking to collaborate and exchange expertise, experience and insights with other motivated and visionary leaders to drive impact and change.

How You Benefit


Lead yourself, your team and your organisation. Master new ideas, new approaches and research-backed frameworks that will empower you to navigate our turbulent business world


Engage with world-renowned INSEAD faculty, expert coaches and a truly diverse, international cohort of peers, and learn to develop yourself using actionable, personalised feedback across plenary sessions, breakouts and key touchpoints


Advance your understanding and your personal development as you continuously apply your learning in real time to real-world business challenges and problems for optimised impact


Drive sustainable value and meaningful change in your leadership and across your organisation

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Flexible High-impact Learning Experience

Flexible High-impact Learning Experience

Through outstanding design and delivery, INSEAD Lead the Future builds upon our world-class faculty’s ability to convey very complex concepts in the simplest yet most comprehensible way.  Though online and asynchronous delivery, participants learn at a pace that is convenient to their schedules.



Multi-dimensional Interactions with Peers, Faculty & Learning Coaches

Multi-dimensional Interactions with Peers, Faculty & Learning Coaches

Video lectures are complemented by a rich set of interactive elements, including short quizzes, simulated exercises, online discussions and personal reflections. We build a community of faculty, learning coaches and diverse, high-quality global executives who learn together as a group - one of INSEAD’s strengths.



Real-time Application for Immediate Impact

Real-time Application for Immediate Impact

The Action Learning Practice (ALP) is a core element of the programme and is designed to increase business impact. The guided ‘real-world assignments’ feature of the programme encourages participants to take newly acquired skills and apply them within the context of their actual job and organisation.



Certification and Alumni Status*

Certification and Alumni Status*

The programme allows participants to engage online, when and where it works best for them. Upon successful completion of all programme activities, combined with satisfactory completion of the Action Learning Practice, participants are awarded an official INSEAD Lead the Future certificate of completion and gain complimentary alumni status* for a period of 3 years.

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