IDP - SID-INSEAD International Directors Programme

Level Advanced.
Course Description The Singapore Institute of Directors has partnered with leading business school INSEAD and the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre to bring the acclaimed International Directors Programme to Asia. The International Directors Programme (IDP) seeks to develop more effective directors for the increasingly complex governance challenges presented by dynamic global markets. Conducted in three modules of three days each, the programme is designed to take directors to the next level by going beyond compliance and focusing on excellence in board practice. The 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 competencies and better prepare for new board mandates.

Participants come from a range of backgrounds across the globe, providing the group with a broader perspective on directors’ challenges. Participants can choose to enrol for the IDP Asia cohort that features all three modules delivered on INSEAD’s campus in Singapore or one that offers Modules 1 and 3 on INSEAD’s campus in Singapore and Module 2 on INSEAD’s Fontainebleau campus in France. Participants who successfully complete the three modules of the IDP may apply for the INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance.
Course Objectives
  1. Understand the broader context in which boards operate and the responsibilities that come with a director’s mandate.
  2. Gain an overview of the knowledge and competencies expected from directors in today’s environment.
  3. Develop director-specific skills that contribute to the creation of a high-performing board culture.
  4. Hone directors’ ability to challenge executives through positive exchanges focused on the key issues that underpin corporate performance.
Course Outline IDP1: Board Fundamentals: Responsibility, effectiveness, decision-making and strategy.
•  Fundamentals of director and board effectiveness.
•  Fiduciary duty and shareholder supremacy.
•  The main governance challenges.
•  Effective decision-making in the boardroom.
•  The strategy imperative.
•  Value creation at the board level.

IDP2: Board Dynamics, Efficiency and the Role of Committees.
•  CEO-board dynamics and conflict.
•  The director as a political actor and the question of power.
•  Fair process leadership: a model for the board.
•  CEO selection, oversight, evaluation and succession.
•  CEO remuneration.
•  Financial statements and red flags in reporting.

IDP3: Developing Directors and Their Boards.
•  Boards and organisations in crisis.
•  Fraud as a consequence of poor governance.
•  The challenge and opportunity of board diversity.
•  Putting it all together through a board simulation.
•  360-degree evaluation of director strengths and development opportunities.
•  Group coaching techniques for director improvement.
•  Reflecting on roles and commitments.
Target Audience
Experienced directors, senior management who work closely with boards and professionals engaged in corporate governance.
Course Duration 3 modules (3 days per module).
Format Interactive classroom lectures by leading faculty and senior industry practitioners, with regional and global case studies discussion. Group interaction, role plays and simulations are integrated into the sessions.
Course Fees
SID member: $29,376.85    Non-member: $30,923     
(Asia campus, including 7% GST)

SID member: €17,717.50    Non-member: €18,650
(Fontainebleau campus, excluding VAT*)

*VAT shall apply at prevailing rates according to prevailing laws and regulations.

CPD Hours 72 hours.

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