Make a meaningful contribution to corporate governance

What is the role and responsibility of a board? How can governance make or break an organization? How can good governance contribute to society?

Effective governance is a key driver of growth and, increasingly, a distinctive competitive advantage for any organization. IMD’s Mastering Board Governance program will give you a deep understanding of the principles and practices of good governance, and the roles and responsibilities of a board.

Throughout your learning journey, you gain hands-on knowledge that you put to immediate use by participating in immersive board simulations on a weekly basis.

This program will build your understanding of effective business decision-making and group dynamics and enable you to make meaningful contributions to a board.

Gain a solid understanding of how governance drives organisational performance

Gain a solid understanding of how governance drives organizational performance

Expand your knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a board and all other governance participants and stakeholders

Expand your knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a board and all other governance participants and stakeholders

Know how to identify and assess the four underlying pillars of board effectiveness, using a concrete framework

Know how to identify and assess the four underlying pillars of board effectiveness, using a concrete framework

Learn how to proactively identify governance risks and mitigate them effectively

Learn how to proactively identify governance risks and mitigate them effectively

Explore core areas of board work such as strategy, risks, stakeholders, M&A, succession, ESG and stewardship

Explore core areas of board work such as strategy, risks, stakeholders, M&A, succession, ESG and stewardship

Your learning journey

Mastering Board Governance is delivered over five consecutive weeks, requiring a time commitment of 4-6 hours per week. Each week covers specific content, with clear learning objectives and deliverables to help you measure the impact of your weekly learning.

You will gain in-depth knowledge of governance and the role of a board. Drawing on the expertise of IMD’s Global Board Center, you will learn from examples of governance successes and failures in various industries and locations, and apply these learnings to your own context.

You and your online classmates will complete specific tasks and challenges during weekly immersive board simulations. Your ‘board’ and your individual performance will be rated, and you will benefit from feedback and guidance from expert faculty and coaches.

Immersive board simulations
Immersive board simulations
Scheduled live interaction with faculty
Scheduled live interaction with faculty
Weekly one-on-one coaching
Weekly one-on-one coaching
Valuable network of peers
Valuable network of peers
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Is this program for you?

You will benefit from this program if you are:

  • A professional, a manager or an executive aspiring to become a board member
  • A recently appointed board member preparing for your first mandate
  • A family business member seeking to deepen your knowledge of board governance
  • A Board Secretary
  • A C-level executive interested in building on your basic knowledge of governance
Benefit from faculty expertise and research

Didier Cossin, Founder and director of the IMD Global Board Center

Professor Cossin is the founder and director of the IMD Global Board Center, the originator of the Four Pillars of Board Effectiveness methodology and an advocate of Stewardship.

He works with senior leaders, executive committees and boards to provide the latest thinking on best-in-class governance, board effectiveness, the governance and selection of investments, board dynamics and strategy design. His latest research focuses on stewardship, how we can foster organizations to have long-term positive social impact while creating economic value for all. 

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Latest faculty insights on governance

By Professor Didier Cossin, Pascal Botteron and Abraham Hongze Lu

By Professor Didier Cossin and Abraham Hongze Lu

Next start & fee
Length: 5 weeks of study (4-6 hours per week)
2021
from
08
Nov.
to
12
Dec.

Online

CHF 1,950

2022
from
07
Mar.
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10
Apr.

Online

CHF 1,950

2022
from
12
Sept.
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16
Oct.

Online

CHF 1,950

Special offer

CHF 1,750 for IMD alumni

 

Application deadline:

Application deadline closes 2 weeks before the program starts. 

 

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Is your company part of IMD NEXUS*?

IMD NEXUS members receive a number of seats in addition to a wide range of further benefits and services. If you are applying via your corporation, please check internally that you are eligible to apply before submitting your application.

*formerly IMD's Corporate Learning Network (CLN)

 

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