Get up to speed faster and smarter in your new role

When you’re a leader taking on a new role, your early actions have a decisive impact on your success or failure. In addition, transitioning today can be even more complex given the new possibilities of working virtually. How will you use the critical first 90 days in your new position to shape your future success?

Embark on The First 90 Days® interactive journey, pioneered by renowned leadership transitions expert and best-selling author Michael Watkins. By using a proven framework, reinforced through peer-to-peer and individual coaching, you will make a thorough diagnosis of your challenges and opportunities and create a detailed action plan for your next 90 days.

Set yourself up for success in your new role without leaving your office.


Match your strategy to your situation, so you can lead the right changes in the right ways


Identify key stakeholders and build an alliance to support your key initiatives


Assess, reshape, align and accelerate the team you inherited


Establish direction for yourself and your organization, plus the momentum to secure early wins

liVe Virtual delivery

This program is a liVe Virtual learning experience, allowing you to have a fulfilling and fully immersive learning experience from anywhere in the world via state-of-the-art technology. Enjoy real-time, highly interactive and engaging participation. Connect with our world-class faculty and globally-based peers through built-in collaboration tools for maximum interaction. 

You and your class

You are a leader who has recently taken on a challenging new role or will shortly do so. For example, you may be joining a new company or business unit, or have been promoted to a more complex, senior role in your current company. If possible, you should take the program at the latest within four months of formally starting your new job. 

Enabled by state-of-the-art classroom technology, you will interact with a truly diverse group of global peers. Your class will become a trusted resource, encourage your learning journey and surprise you in many unanticipated beneficial ways both during and beyond your classroom experience.

Fail without onboarding training
Critical days for new leaders
faster success with right support
months to full operational success

This program enables you to prepare for your next career steps and create all the conditions for you to succeed in your new role!


Carlo Carrescia

HR VP Europe & IT Channels Governance, Schneider Electric, Italy

This is a complete, compact, efficient learning journey to accelerate your transition to business leadership. We give you a proven framework, based on work with thousands of leaders taking new roles. You design the plan which delivers the results you want.

Michael Watkins

Program Director

Next start & fee
3 half-day sessions
Plus individual coaching

liVe Virtual

CHF 3,900


liVe Virtual

CHF 3,900


CHF 3,500 for IMD alumni

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