Is Janus for you?

You are the CEO of an organization. You meet the following criteria:

1) You report to the board of a privately held, family-owned or publicly owned business.

2) Your organization is in a hyper-competitive and fast-moving industry.

You are seeking agility, renewal and adaptiveness

Janus is for CEOs who wish to push themselves beyond their current role – to gain a better understanding of their purpose in that role and the experiences that have shaped their leadership journey to date. They want to explore how they can take on and shape a more impactful role in the future.

For you learning is contextual - you know you won't find the answers in a book or lecture

Janus focuses on the personal development of CEOs in their context. Its unique learning objective is to challenge CEOs to appreciate the complexity and uniqueness of the roles they inhabit. Each person’s context will be actively discussed and explored to understand their role within it. 

You are prepared to be open

Working intensely with IMD faculty, CEO peers and seasoned CEOs, a key aim of the retreat is to increase your capacity to continuously question and learn from your experiences. While your experience in a CEO role has taught you to be guarded, you know that you can be open if the context permits. You will need to leave your familiar stories and scripts at home.

You are ready to be challenging and supportive of others

The program will create a learning space that enables exploration, openness, discovery and reflection. Faculty, expert learning consultants and fellow participants will stretch, challenge, provoke and support every participant on their own unique learning journey.


3 days at a mountain retreat in the Swiss Alps with additional pre-program work.

Program sessions 2020

JANUS 1 2020January 30 to February 1*Switzerland
JANUS 2 2020September 3 to September 5*Switzerland


CHF 24,500* (Tuition, teaching materials, accommodation, transfers, lunch and dinner are included in the fee.)

*All fees quoted are exclusive of any value-added or other indirect taxes that may be due in any country.

*IMD reserves the right to modify the program dates, location, and fee at any time.

Admission, payment & cancellation processes

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IMD complies with applicable laws and regulations, including with respect to international sanctions that may be imposed on individuals and countries. This policy applies to all applications for IMD programs from individuals or organizations, and any commercial or non-commercial partnerships.

Do you work for an NGO, NPO or a Public Sector organization? Are you interested in attending one of our Open Programs?

For many years IMD has been proud of its association with NGO/NPO/PS organizations. Aligned with our vision and strategic direction we want to support you in your contributions to society.

Attend Open Programs at IMD at a special rate. For NGOs and NPOs we offer a 50% incentive for attending Open Programs and for Public Sector there are special conditions with 25% or 50% rebate subject to GDP per capita* (25% above USD 20,000 GDP – 50% below USD 20,000).

Therefore, if you are interested in attending any of our programs, please contact us to learn how we can support you.


*Availability subject to space