Accelerate your leadership transition

Join The First 90 Days® program and create a roadmap to get up to speed faster and smarter for a successful leadership transition.

Accelerate your leadership transition

Join The First 90 Days® program and create a roadmap to get up to speed faster and smarter for a successful leadership transition.

Location liVe virtual

Length 3 half-days,
plus individual coaching

Fee CHF 3,900

Next program starts 17 September 2024

Key benefits
Assess the situation

Assess the situation in your new role, including the business challenges, your new team, the culture, and the stakeholder environment

Define your goals

Define your strategic direction and plan how to align expectations, reshape your team, create alliances and secure “early wins”.

Build your roadmap

Create a roadmap to navigate this critical, challenging time and implement your transition strategy for success in your new role.

How the program works

The First 90 Days® is a highly-interactive virtual learning journey consists of pre-program, program and post-program elements. The program runs over 3 half-days.

Program journey


Start your learning with case studies and background reading.


Explore The First 90 Days® Transition Roadmap framework and toolkit and apply it. By analyzing your transition challenges and defining your goals (for you, your teams and your organization), you’ll design a plan for your next 90 days and identify ways to deliver results immediately. This learning journey is highly interactive, offering you case discussions, assessment exercises and peer coaching.


After the program ends, you have the option, for an additional fee, of getting coaching to further develop and implement your plan for the next 90 days. An experienced coach, trained in The First 90 Days® Transition Roadmap framework and skilled in helping leaders accelerate their transitions would work with you 1:1 over the next 30 to 60 days.

Program themes
  • Explore the 8 key steps for a successful leadership transition
  • Analyze your transition challenges
  • Understand how to avoid the common leadership transition traps
  • Define your roadmap and strategy
Learning from peers

Throughout the program, you will take part in wide-ranging and challenging discussions, intensive group projects and live case studies. The program design gives ample opportunities for rich interaction with faculty and among peers.

 - IMD Business School
Participants profile

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

What our participants say

The highlight of this program is really the connections that you make because you establish very authentic relationships. They really impact you as an individual, as a person.

Marina Corti Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Director, Richemont, Switzerland

Life-changing, powerful and challenging with care.

Jessica Bobet Global Expert Lead, GSK Consumer Health, Switzerland

The major impact of this program for me in one word is empowerment. It has given me the power to be a better leader in my current position, or to move on to the next stage.

Minna Wilkki Head of Unit, Missions and Partnerships, European Commission, Belgium

What I really learned in this program is practical tools, that make me more effective because they fit my personal leadership style.

Isabel Workel-Tijhuis Director HR International, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., The Netherlands
Work with expert faculty to make your leadership transition a success
 - IMD Business School

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, Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change
Get details about The First 90 Days® program

Accelerate your leadership transition. Download program information to learn more about:

  1. The program learning journey
  2. Benefits for you and your organization

IMD is ranked #1 in the world for Open Programs for the ninth consecutive year in the 2020 Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.

Discover more about IMD’s The First 90 Days® program