IMD Board Director Diploma

Find your path towards certified excellence

Succeed as a modern board member by mastering the latest best practices in board governance.

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40 years of board experience

Be inspired by the latest research and the world’s best boards. Draw on more than 40 years of board education experience to prepare your board to face the challenges of a complex world.

Extensive portfolio

Combine a selection of programs and gain both breadth and depth of knowledge across a range of key topics to confidently sit on any board. 

Certified board excellence

Depending on your selection of programs, you can certify your board skills with the IMD Board Director Diploma in just 9 days.

Dynamic and interactive sessions on campus or liVe Virtual

You can join us on campus or connect from your home or office from anywhere in the world. The latest liVe virtual classroom technology ensures that all participants are immersed in the same IMD learning experience.

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01:39The IMD Board Director Diploma - Board Education is a Strategic ...
90% of boards fail to be of real value to their executive teams. Why?
As the world changes, boards are confronted with a steep rise in complexity across emerging topics. And not all boards continue to have the necessary expertise.

How board directors make a real difference

Learn what high-performing boards are doing to be the driving force behind their company's success. Get the latest research to find out what works and what doesn’t - in terms of board governance, board dynamics and strategic board involvement.

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The role of the board in strategy governance

Play a meaningful, advisory role in the governance of your firm’s strategy within the context of an increasingly digital landscape.

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Build a high performing board team

Drive positive dynamics in your board through a deeper awareness of what happens below the surface when groups interact.

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Get the right digital vocabulary and toolkit

Become up-to-speed with the new digital landscape so you can make informed decisions and provide the best recommendations when evaluating digital opportunities and threats for your company.

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Gain the confidence to make smart finance decisions

Get the essential finance knowledge you need to make tough decisions for your company in areas such as mergers & acquisitions as well as risk management.

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Risk governance and prevention in a chaotic world

Benchmark board best-practices on risks and update to the latest risk thinking.

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Build a lasting foundation for your board

Create a true board whether there was no board at all or only a minimum board before. Get best practices for creating a board and or transforming one, whether the board has been inactive and intends to become more active.

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Assess and govern the ethical risks of digital initiatives

Explore the ethical risks associated with the use of data, algorithms and emerging technologies and learn how to mitigate the risk.

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Effectively advise on geopolitical risks and opportunities

Identify and evaluate the opportunities and risks presented by the geopolitical landscape as well as learn to adapt organizational form and governance processes to successfully leverage geopolitical opportunities.

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Master stakeholder dynamics for effective corporate governance

Explore new ways of thinking about stakeholder dynamics and gain diverse tools for best-in-class stakeholder management.

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Discover in depth the IMD Board Director Diploma

Rethink, refresh and certify your board skills with IMD Board Director Diploma and its unique advantages:

  • Become a certified board member
  • Benefit from 40 years of expertise with boards
  • Select your key topics from an extensive program portfolio
  • Achieve both breadth and depth of knowledge
  • Join highly interactive sessions
  • Maximize your connections

IMD is ranked #1 in the world for Open Programs for the ninth consecutive year in the 2020 Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.

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