IDP - SID-INSEAD International Directors Programme

Course Description The Singapore Institute of Directors has partnered with leading business school INSEAD and the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre (ICGC) to bring the acclaimed International Directors Programme to Asia.
The International Directors Programme seeks to develop more effective directors for the increasingly-complex governance challenges presented by dynamic global markets.

Held over 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 International Directors Programme 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 and to be better prepared for new board mandates.

The programme brings together a high-calibre group of directors, committed to achieving excellence through personal development and learning. Participants come from a range of backgrounds across the globe, providing the group with a broader perspective on directors’ challenges. Since its launch in 2011, over 900 directors from over 60 countries have completed this unique educational experience.

Participants who successfully complete the three International Directors Programme modules may apply for the INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance. The certificate enables participants to receive a recognised credential in the field of governance from one of the world’s most diverse and thought-leading global business schools.
Course Objectives
  1. Understand the broader context in which boards operate and the  responsibilities that come with a director 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 Spread over a six-month period, the International Directors Programme consists of three modules which represent the knowledge base that trained directors are expected to master and which form the basis of effective board membership. Modules 1 and 3 are conducted at INSEAD’s campus in Singapore and Module 2 at INSEAD’s campus in Fontainebleau, France or in Sydney, Australia.

Within 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 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.

  2. Module 2: Board dynamics, efficiency and the role of committees.
    • CEO-Board dynamics and conflicts.
    • 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.

  3. Module 3: 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.
Level Advanced.
Target Audience
Experienced directors, C-suite working with boards, and senior professionals engaged in corporate governance.
Course Duration 3-module programme (all modules are compulsory).
3 days per module.
Delivery Classroom lectures, high profile guest speakers, discussions and exchanges, including role plays and simulations.
Cost SID Member : S$27,455 (excl. GST); S$29,376.85 (incl. GST) or €17,337.50* (excl. VAT).    
Non-SID Member  : S$28,900 (excl. GST); S$30,923 (incl. GST) or €18,250* (excl. VAT).

* VAT/GST shall apply at prevailing rates according to prevailing laws and regulations.
CPD Hours 72 hours.

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