IMD’s Board Director Diploma has an established reputation in providing you with the knowledge and credibility so you can confidently sit on any global board. It is delivered as a hybrid learning experience. You can join some programs of the diploma on campus or connect from your home or office from anywhere in the world. You can attain the diploma certification within 9 days.
Identify what makes best practice boards and drive positive board culture
Evaluate and mitigate risk and maximize opportunities through strategic board involvement
Learn how to manage a board in crisis and ensure the best succession planning
Be ready to lead conversations and ask the right questions in and out of the boardroom by acquiring full ESG literacy.
Identify and leverage ESG opportunities for your company’s long-term success and reputation.
Understand how ESG expands your fiduciary and accountability duties in your role as steward of your company's long-term success.
Gain experience of handling difficult ESG conversations and responding to ESG crises through immersive in-class simulations.
Grasp the potential impact of digital technologies on your company’s performance
Understand the new competitive dynamics disrupting your industry
Identify the competencies and behaviours needed to lead successfully in a digital age
Be prepared to advise and support your management on digital transformation
Understand the formal behavior dictated to board members by governance frameworks compared to the informal dynamics of a team
Explore unconscious assumptions and hidden motivations that can derail board work
Find the right balance for your board between supporting and challenging the CEO and top team
Gain insights into your board's team dynamics and the behaviors required to improve team effectiveness
Master the main financial valuation methods and their meaning
Be at ease reviewing and challenging financial reports presented to you
Understand the risk framework put in place by companies
Grasp the value behind mergers and acquisitions
Identify and assess your organization’s risks
Analyze how strategic risk can be assessed and managed
Gain techniques for setting risk appetite
Access the risk behaviors of the board and management
Identify and map key stakeholders in your organization as well as understand the dynamics of the broader stakeholder ecosystem
Explore the goals of your organization and how it relates to stakeholder management
Identify novel opportunities to align stakeholder and shareholder interests
Develop tools and strategies to address specific key stakeholder situations
Understand the role of boards in strategy formulation and validation
Ensure that board governance mechanisms are connected to your firm’s strategy
Monitor your firm’s strategy effectively
Strike the right balance between growing today’s business and investing in emerging opportunities