Your learning journey

Designed to enhance board effectiveness.

Your learning journey

Designed to enhance board effectiveness.

Before the program

You have the opportunity to discuss your personal needs and expectations with the program director and list the challenges your board is facing.

On campus

High Performance Boards brings you the knowledge and tools you need by tailoring discussions and learning objectives within each program session according to participant interests and requirements.

Throughout the program, IMD faculty, high-level directors and chairpersons provide world-class research and case studies, and you share best practices, experiences and insights with your peers.

Key topics include:

  • The four pillars of effective boards
  • Best practices and behaviors from top boards
  • Best risk practices for boards
  • Boards and strategy
  • Board dynamics and board/CEO dynamics
  • Making board processes meaningful
  • Refining the role of the chairman
  • Stewardship
  • Boards in crisis
Parallel sessions

As participants come from diverse international companies and a broad range of industries, High Performance Boards devotes parallel sessions to some specific issues such as: family business, managing stakeholders, NGOs; board dynamics & psychology, social issues & stakeholders in the Middle East & Africa, governance regulation going forward, plus some geographical areas (Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and more).

After the program

A program synthesis (prepared jointly with the IMD Global Board Center) is available upon request, for sharing program learnings with your board.


All participants receive IMD’s High Performance Boards program certificate upon completion of the program.

Cases studies & best practices
Peer-to-peer learning
Boardroom guest speakers
IMD Board Director Diploma credits