Your path towards certified board excellence.
IMD Board Director Diploma
Your path towards certified board excellence.
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.
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.
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.
Certify your board skills with the IMD Board Director Diploma in just 9 days, depending on your selection of programs.
Build your personalized learning journey from a combination of programs covering multiple topics – see journeys from alumni.
Governance is an opportunity to take a forward-thinking approach and future-proof organizations. The IMD Board Director Diploma is about exactly that.
The different programs of the IMD Board Director Diploma have empowered me to make real use of the learnings around board processes, team dynamics and managing politics. With global participants and targeted learning, this diploma shows you what is truly achievable for your board.
As a board member you need to stay on your toes and keep learning to understand what’s happening globally and contribute to the growth of the company. With the IMD Board Director Diploma I grew as a board member in terms of professional knowledge, with a new way of looking at things and the capacity to ask the right questions around a business plan. The programs reenergize you and change the way you approach your work with boards.
I had been on a board before but wanted to be effective and clearer on the role and governance of a board. The IMD Board Director Diploma gave me the skills and confidence for my next mandate.
I was looking for programs that would really provide the framework for my board work. The IMD Board Director Diploma offered the rich content and the modular learning that I was after for my roles on various boards.
I’m formally launching my board career. IMD’s board education is a strong credential to evidence good board governance skills that drive impact and value.
Executive search firms are very interested to know that I have this diploma.
It honed my governance experience and skill set and broadened my perspective. I now have a better awareness of where I could have blind spots and the actions I can take to work on them.
IMD enlightened me on how exemplary boards function and helped me find my role and balance on boards in order to make a real contribution. Anyone who is an aspiring board member and wants to feel prepared for the next stage really needs to take this diploma.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Risk governance and prevention in a chaotic world
Enables you to benchmark against best-practices on risk and adopt to the latest risk thinking.
Master stakeholder dynamics for effective corporate governance
Equips you with practical tools to work effectively on stakeholder engagement for organizational and social benefit.
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.
Grow your network by staying engaged with IMD.
On successful completion of this program, you become part of IMD’s powerful alumni network.