The academic year 2014/15 marks a time of both digital transformation and physical expansion for Executive Education at INSEAD.
We piloted Study@INSEAD, a new online platform that ensures participants can access a worldclass digital interface for their programmes. We also designed and delivered award-winning customised online programmes for top clients. And in January 2015, we opened the doors to the new Leadership Development Centre on the Singapore campus. Also, our client base in Asia, Abu Dhabi and North America grew significantly while we maintained our stronghold for executive education in Europe.
Since 1967, INSEAD has led the way for innovative and impactful learning experiences for business executives around the world. In today’s rapidly changing business environment, we are building upon our strengths – informed global perspectives, exceptional faculty and flexible, forward-looking educational practices – to take executive education to new heights.
Study@INSEAD Mobile Project
In October 2014, we launched phase one of the Study@INSEAD mobile project. The online solution encourages pedagogical creativity from our faculty and enhances participants’ learning experience by offering novel technical ways to interact in the classroom. Following excellent feedback from participants and faculty, we plan a full roll-out of the platform in 2016.
Customised Online Programmes
Embracing INSEAD’s entrepreneurial spirit, we also worked closely with faculty to develop cutting-edge customised online programmes. INSEAD Online Customised Programmes, both web and mobile based, are designed to deliver at scale the critical skills that organisations need in order to address the strategic challenges they face. We can now combine our rigorous, relevant content and our expertise in customisation with the scale and speed that the latest technologies bring.
With Microsoft and Accenture as our first clients, we had very high engagement rates and satisfaction scores. INSEAD’s faculty and staff prove to be true innovators in this area – rapidly positioning our school as a forerunner of online executive education. These customised programmes enable us to collaborate with global organisations to shift mind-sets, management behaviour and corporate capabilities quickly and across a large, dispersed client base. So far, our clients have described the programmes as “transformational”.
Leadership Development Centre
The new Leadership Development Centre provides an excellent environment for Executive Education programmes. With state-of-the-art conferencing capacities, technologically advanced classrooms and thoughtfully designed convening and dining spaces, the Leadership Development Centre elevates the definition of “an executive education experience” worldwide.
Expanding Our Markets
This year, we also made greater strides beyond our campuses. Our activity in the USA increased: we delivered open programmes in San Francisco and New York as well as a wide range of custom programmes for leading US organisations. We also broke into new markets in Abu Dhabi with Ma’aden, Princess Noura University, the largest women’s university in Saudi Arabia, and Saudi Hollandi Bank.
Corporate Governance Initiative
We continued to develop our partnership with INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative by expanding the successful Directors Programme to our Singapore campus this year.
countries tool part during the year.
This means that since 1967, more than
executives have now attended our programmes.