Learn, network and exchange

Access the very latest in management thinking with these intensive 1.5-day workshops led by IMD Faculty. Gain practical insights from real-world experience and cutting-edge research, network with other global executives and leave with fresh ideas you can implement in the business straight away. 

Recent event themes include:

  • Digital business transformation: creating opportunities, defending against digital disruption
  • Global leaders in emerging markets: India’s economic agenda
  • The competitiveness challenge and the world economy
  • Private equity 4.0: reinventing value creation
  • Big data strategy for your company value chain
  • Global leaders and global teams
  • Taking charge in new leadership roles
  • Below you will find the schedule of our forthcoming events.


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Upcoming Discovery Events

September 2017

Discover how the digital revolution is changing the healthcare sector. Explore how innovative start-ups are capitalising on wearable devices and custom tech, whilst the existing players continue to fight for their niche within ever changing e-health ecosystem. With the dual-purpose of improving health at the same time as reducing costs, there is much to be gained from these successes and developments.

Who: Leaders from a diverse range of industries who is interested the healthcare and technology sectors, and who would like to better understand how digital disruption is transforming them

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October 2017

Discover how power and status might be negatively affecting your health and leadership behavior, and what you can do to retain only the positive and buffer yourself from the potentially insidious effects.

Who: Managers at all levels of their career who feel like their hierarchical position at work might be causing them some negative physical, psychological, or behavioral effects

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October 2017

Discover how to achieve win-win outcomes and manage the tension between creating value versus claiming value in negotiations.

Who: Leaders who represent their organization to stakeholders within the organization or to the external world

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November 2017

Discover how the New Silk Road project, the most ambitious and exciting business and economic project of the 21st century, will impact your business.

Who: Aspiring business leaders of the 21st Century!

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December 2017

Discover the complex and fascinating world of family business, including long term success, multiple generational challenges and decision making.

Who: All senior management level and above (including Board members), from both family businesses and non-family businesses alike

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Past Discovery Events

February 2017

Discover a new approach, the Venture Client approach to unlock new opportunities for leveraging the power of start-ups for corporate innovation.

Who: Leaders from a diverse range of industries who are interested in finding out more about how to integrate start-ups into corporate innovation

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March 2017

Become a better, more agile leader and discover the knowledge, skills, and behaviors required of leaders in companies facing digital disruption.

Who: Leaders within firms affected by digital disruption, from all industries and geographies

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March 2017

Discover how to lead and drive change in high-turbulence environments, and what it takes to to create and run an ambidextrous organization.

Who: Corporate leaders (including chair persons, board members and C-suite) and top managers both from business and non-profit organizations

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April 2017

Discover how strategy development and execution is best done in complex and fast changing real world settings.

Who: Executives with strategic responsibilities, as well as Board members

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May 2017

Use art to improve the way you observe and interpret emotional states in your business environment and how to strengthen personal and professional relationships in a meaningful and authentic way.

Who: Middle managers responsible for a team of direct reports

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To download the full schedule with event descriptions please click here.


Discovery Events are like a one-day MBA. It’s a great opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and learn about subjects you don’t necessarily work with. It’s also a chance to meet and network with people from very different backgrounds.

Bruno Sales

Credit Risk and Internal Controls Manager, Vale International

I picked up a lot of things that I want to try and apply in my job. Sometimes you go to events and it’s so B-to-C that you really shut off and don’t try to see how you can adapt it in your company. But here, even if the examples tend to be more B-to-C, it has been lifted to a level that is I think relevant for all. 

Marièlle Butter-Timmermans

General Manager Marketing, Market Intelligence/Wärtsilä Corporation