IMD business school for management and leadership courses

Frequently Asked Questions

About the program
What is OWP liVe?

OWP liVe is an exciting NEW virtual learning experience designed to re-energize and inspire business professionals and their teams with the latest business insights, trends, and thought leadership. The program offers 70+ sessions and 40+ faculty experts, around eight themes: leadership, decision-making, post-COVID, strategy, digital, markets, sustainabilty, and innovation.

Who is this program for?

The unique breadth of OWP liVe makes it ideal for individuals and teams at all career stages and every industry.

How do I view the schedule and make my personal selection?

You can explore the OWP liVe schedule and filter by themes of most interest to you. Once you register, you will be directed to a dedicated area to make your personalized selection.

Can I receive highlights from OWP liVe?

All participants will receive highlights of OWP liVe’s best insights and thought leadership shortly after the program.

What opportunities are available for teams?

For teams with a specific learning objective, IMD can help curate the learning journey. For this option, please contact us directly.

Once I register, will there be pre-work?

Once you register your topics, your OWP team will let you know what preparation is required, if any.

For example:

  1. My Leadership Challenge requires preparation of your challenge for group discussion during the sessions
  2. Some streams require pre-watching videos / pre-reading
Will there be assignments and tests during the program?


How big are the classes?

Classes vary depending on the session type. Here are some examples:

  1. My Leadership Challenge: 4 participants maximum
  2. Streams: up to 40 participants average
How will you address the ongoing crisis?

Crisis is one of the program’s main 9 themes, which are as follows: Crisis, Management, Leadership, Strategy, Digital, Markets, Sustainability, Innovation, Family Business

About liVe virtual sessions
Are sessions live or pre-recorded?

All sessions are live.

What happens if I miss a session?

If you register for a particular session but are not able to attend, it will be made available to you for one week post program.

What type of companies will I see at the Virtual In-Company Visits?
You will see inside a wide range of innovative companies from start-ups to multinationals. The reach is truly global.
How can I connect with other participants?

Two main technologies (SpotMe and Zoom) will enable you to connect and interact with other executives as follows:

  1. SpotMe enables you to create your profile, match with other participants, exchange business cards, post comments, chat, etc.
  2. Zoom connects you virtually during sessions via chat, Q&A, polling, breakout rooms, virtual cafés etc.
My company is concerned about the use of Zoom. How can you ensure the security?

Our operating principle is that security and data protection come first and foremost.  We have taken extra security measures in accordance with Zoom’s recommendations. These include adjusting security settings, enforcing usage of Zoom client instead of the web interface, customization of our weblink, and per-session invitation identifiers as well as the forced use of password-enabled invitations.

We believe that Zoom offers an unmatched user experience, including functionality that cannot be found elsewhere such as: breakout rooms, integrated voting/polls and 49 participants per screen with up to 300 participants in a meeting, and 10,000 participants in a webinar.

For the above reasons, and with the security measures in place we are confident that Zoom is the best choice to deliver the OWP liVe experience. If you still have concerns or require clarification, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

How do I join from another time zone?

Times indicated are Central European Time (CET). To join from a different time zone, please calculate your personal schedule times – e.g., if you are based in Singapore, your day runs from 15:00 (09:00 CET) to 21:45 (15:45 pm CET).