IMD Board Director Diploma

Your path towards certified board excellence.

IMD Board Director Diploma

Your path towards certified board excellence.

Location Lausanne
Length 9 days with flexible timetable
Fee CHF 28,000

Gain and certify the necessary skills to excel as a modern board member

The IMD Board Director Diploma certifies that you are equipped with all the skills required to succeed success as a modern board member. Master the latest best practices in board governance and achieve both breadth and depth of knowledge, so you can confidently sit on any global board.

Combine IMD’s High Performance Boards program with either three programs from the Board Practice Series, or two programs from this series plus IMD’s Driving Sustainability from the Boardroom to qualify for the diploma. You may take the four programs in any order. Depending on your selection of programs, you can attain the diploma certification within 9 days.

40 years of 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

Gain both breadth and depth of knowledge across a range of key topics to confidently sit on any board. Such as: teams dynamics, digital transformation, finance etc.

Certified board excellence

Certify your board skills with the IMD Board Director Diploma in just 9 days, depending on your selection of programs.

Customize your learning journey

Build your personalized learning journey from a combination of programs covering multiple topics – see journeys from alumni.

Marie-Françoise Damesin
Board member
Renault Spain, Urbanis, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Applus+
Her diploma journey
Christian Gellerstad
Independent board member
Pictet, Crédit Suisse, Investis Holding SA
His diploma journey
Till Bohbot
Founder & CEO
INFLEX’ON
His diploma journey
Education tailored for the board

Board education is a competitive advantage to governance and best-in-class boards continue to educate themselves to bring value to their executive teams. Learn more how you can certify your governance skills with the IMD Board Director Diploma.

Explore your program options
On campus
High Performance Boards

How board directors make a real difference

Inspired by the latest research and drawing on more than 40 years of board education experience, High Performance Boards examines issues related to supervisory board performance and effectiveness.

Location: Lausanne Length: 3 days Fee: CHF 12,500 Next start: 28 November 2022
On campus
Driving Sustainability from the Boardroom

Chart your company’s ESG path to long-term success 

Enables you to fulfill your role of influencing and steering the integration of sustainability into your company’s strategy. In collaboration with WBCSD.

Location: Lausanne Length: 2 days Fee: CHF 7,500 Next start: 14 November 2022
On campus
Team Dynamics for Boards

Build a high performing board team

Empowers you to drive positive dynamics in your board through a deeper awareness of what happens below the surface when groups interact.

Location: Lausanne Length: 2 days Fee: CHF 6,600 Next start: 25 November 2022
On campus
Digital Transformation for Boards

Get the right digital vocabulary and toolkit

Gives you a better understanding of the competencies and behaviors required to successfully support your management in an environment characterized by digital disruption.

Location: Lausanne Length: 2 days Fee: CHF 6,600 Next start: 7 October 2022
On campus
Finance for Boards

Get the right finance vocabulary and toolkit

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

Location: Lausanne Length: 2 days Fee: CHF 6,600 Next start: 5 October 2022
On campus
Boards and Risks

Risk governance and prevention in a chaotic world

Enables you to benchmark against best-practices on risk and adopt to the latest risk thinking.

Location: Lausanne Length: 2 days Fee: CHF 6,600 Next start: 23 November 2022
On campus
Stakeholder Management for Boards

Master stakeholder dynamics for effective corporate governance

Equips you with practical tools to work effectively on stakeholder engagement for organizational and social benefit.

Location: Lausanne Length: 2 days Fee: CHF 6,600 Next start: 3 October 2022
On campus
Strategy Governance for Boards

Confidently guide corporate strategy in turbulent times

Enables you to play a meaningful, advisory role in the governance of your firm’s strategy within the context of an increasingly complex business landscape.

Location: Lausanne Length: 2 days Fee: CHF 6,600 Next start: 21 November 2022