IDP - SID-INSEAD International Directors Programme

Course Description The International Directors Programme (IDP) was brought to Asia in 2014 through a collaboration between SID and INSEAD. IDP seeks to develop more effective directors for the increasingly complex governance challenges presented by dynamic global markets. INSEAD’s cutting-edge research and international perspective makes the IDP a natural forum for board members throughout the world to share the challenges facing them and explore new solutions.

This programme comprises three modules that are designed to take directors to the next level by going beyond compliance and focusing on excellence in board practices. IDP offers practical and tested frameworks as well as tools to hone judgement, sharpen decision making and augment the oversight abilities of directors seeking to boost their existing competences or to be better prepared for new board mandates.

Each cohort comprises participants from many countries across the globe, representing the make-up of today’s global boards. Since its launch in Europe in 2011, over 600 directors from more than 55 countries have completed this world-class programme from a world-class educator.

Upon completion of the programme, participants may apply for the INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance, the first truly international qualification for board members from a renowned academic institution.
Course Objectives
  1. Provide an understanding of the broader context in which boards operate and the responsibilities that come with a board mandate.
  2. Provide an overview of the knowledge and competences expected of directors in today’s environment.
  3. Develop skills that contribute to the creation of an effective board culture and performance.
  4. Hone the participant’s ability to challenge executives through positive exchanges focused on the key issues that underpin corporate performance.
  5. Provide an opportunity to join a unique network of board members from a variety of industries and geographies.
Course Outline IDP comprises three modules spread over a six-month period. Each module is conducted over three consecutive days. Modules 1 and 3 are conducted at INSEAD’s campus in Singapore and Module 2 at INSEAD’s campus in Fontainbleau, France.

For each module, the programme will focus on three fundamental questions:
• What do directors need to know in order to set the direction of the company?
• What are the proper boundaries within which the company should operate?
• How best can directors exercise their responsibilities to get things done in the boardroom?

  1. Module 1: Board Effectiveness and Dynamics.
    a. The governance challenge.
    b. Fundamentals of director and board effectiveness.
    c. Evaluating and formulating strategy.
    d. Fair process in the boardroom and beyond.

  2. Module 2: Board Efficiency and The Role of Committees.
    a. Effective decision-making.
    b. Effective audit committees.
    c. Red flags in financial reporting.
    d. CEO oversight: selection,evaluation,succession.
    e. CEO-Board dynamics and conflicts.
    f. Compensation at the top: C-suite and board members.

  3. Module 3: Development of Board and Directors.
    a. Crisis and performance management.
    b. Tensions in value creation - which goals, how and for whom?
    c. The challenges of diversity on multicultural boards.
    d. A board simulation – “playing the role” and reflecting on it.
    e. 360° evaluation of director strengths and development opportunities.
    f. Coaching for director improvement in small group settings (with professional facilitation).
Level Advanced.
Target Audience
Experienced directors, CxOs working with boards, senior professionals engaged in corporate governance.
Course Duration 3-module programme (all modules must be taken).
3 days per module.
Delivery Classroom lectures, high profile guest speakers, discussions and exchanges including role plays and simulations.
Cost SID Member : €15,913 / S$25,555 (subject to GST).
Non-SID Member : €16,750 / S$26,900 (subject to GST).

(Eligible Singapore nationals can apply for $5,000 SkillFuture Study Award).
CPD Hours 72 hours.

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