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Governance programs

Succeed as a modern board member.

Governance programs

Succeed as a modern board member.

Gain the essential skills of a modern board member

With chief executives overstretched, boards are, more than ever, essential to corporate success and should be a competitive advantage for the companies they serve. In these times of accelerated change and increasing complexity, they are confronted with a multitude of new risks, challenges and trends. The need for more sophisticated board governance skills has never been greater. 

Discover our portfolio of board programs, developed by the IMD Global Board Center. Draw on the center’s latest research and world-class thought leadership to develop the essential governance skills you need to succeed as a modern board member. 

40 years of experience

Be inspired by the latest research and the world’s best boards. Draw on more than 40 years of board education experience to prepare your board to face the challenges of a complex world.

Extensive portfolio

Gain breadth and depth of knowledge of key topics, such as team dynamics, digital transformation and stakeholder management, to make an informed contribution to any board.

Certified board excellence

An IMD board diploma will reinforce your credibility, give you a deep understanding of governance best practices and latest thinking, and testify to your ambition to excel.

“Governance has become the key driver of performance for many organizations.”

Learn more about governance at IMD, as Didier Cossin, Professor of Governance and Finance and Founder of the IMD Global Board Center, expands on how governance is a make or break in these times of transformations.

What our participants say

High Performance Boards addresses the all-important question of a board’s sense of purpose by exploring in detail the chairman/CEO and the board/executive committee relationships. Key takeaways for me include how to optimize the composition of a board and how to engage with non-governmental organizations.

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Michel Demaré Chair of the Board at AstraZeneca Plc, Switzerland

I gained a lot of inspiring insights, good networking with Digital Transformation for Boards and now I feel more confident to go through the digital transformation journey on my board.

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Paola Ghillani Chairman of the Board, Paola Ghillani & Friends SA, Switzerland

Everything I took away from Finance for Boards will have an applicability in the board structure we have. I will, for sure, apply many of the concepts.

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Andreea Achim Chief Financial Officer, Raiffeisen BANK dd BIH, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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A valuable board community

On completion of any board program, you will be part of IMD’s board community. This network of board program alumni meets regularly – face-to-face and virtually – to exchange board experiences from different contexts and discuss the latest developments and trends in governance. You will be able to count on this valuable community of peers for advice and support far into the future.

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Succeed as a modern board member