Discovery Event

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

FROM VENTURE CAPITAL TO VENTURE CLIENTS: HOW COMPANIES ARE REVOLUTIONIZING THE WAY THEY INTEGRATE START-UPS INTO THE INNOVATION PROCESS

16/02/2017

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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DIGITAL BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION: LEADERSHIP IN AN AGE OF DIGITAL DISRUPTION

02/03/2017

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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LEADING IN HIGH TURBULENT TIMES

30/03/2017

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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YOUR STRATEGY NEEDS A STRATEGY

27/04/2017

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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ART AS A TOOLBOX FOR LEADERSHIP INSIGHTS

18/05/2017

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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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

21/09/2017

If you’re from the financial services industry, learn how to make your organization more agile and innovative in response to digital opportunities and threats.

Who: Anyone working within the financial services industry interested in better understanding how digital disruption is affecting the sector, and curious to learn about how to respond

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POWER, STATUS, STRESS, AND YOUR LEADERSHIP

05/10/2017

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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THE ART AND SCIENCE OF NEGOTIATION

26/10/2017

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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THE NEW SILK ROAD – TRANSFORMING VISION INTO REALITY: BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES & IMPLICATIONS

16/11/2017

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

Testimonials

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