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IMD launches series of highly-personalized online executive programs

Global Leadership in the Cloud allows executives worldwide to learn from their offices
March 2016

IMD, already a recognized leader in executive education field, has now launched a series of online-based programs bringing the quality of its top-ranked face-to-face learning to the offices of executives worldwide.

Participants in IMD’s new Global Leadership in the Cloud series engage in a highly-personalized and interactive experience, with individual coaching, learning partners, feedback and recommendations provided throughout the programs.

“Our Global Leadership in the Cloud programs are no MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses),” said IMD President Dominique Turpin. “These are premium quality individual programs that compete with the best online-based learning on the market. Just like our face-to-face programs they are designed and led by our world class faculty.”

The Global Leadership in the Cloud series currently comprises eight programs and is set to grow. Topics include finance, marketing, leadership, innovation, strategy, partnerships, and pricing.

The programs are ideal for executives with 6 to 10 years of experience and allow them the flexibility to incorporate executive learning into a busy work schedule. GLCs are offered over 8-week periods twice a year.

IMD has been testing the Global Leadership in the Cloud programs with its Corporate Learning Network for some time and is now releasing them to executives worldwide.

“IMD has been conducting blended learning for many years – Our Executive MBA program was one of the pioneers for example – but 100% virtual learning was a new departure for us. The challenge we set ourselves was how to create a genuine 5 star IMD experience for our participants, without them having to physically come to our campus,” said Paul Hunter, Director of IMD’s Corporate Learning Network. “I think we have succeeded with the Global Leadership in the Cloud series.”

Pablo Perez participated in the award-winning Learning Leadership online program led by IMD Professor George Kohlrieser. He said: “You do not need to be away from the office for a week or more and you can manage your time according to your priorities. The program was excellent! The exchange of experiences, discussions and interaction with my group was also a real highlight, especially given that it was an online based program.”

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