Certificate in Leadership Effectiveness

INSEAD Business School

INSEAD Business School


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Who should attend

The programme is designed for Indian working professionals, across sectors and functions, who want to benefit from INSEAD’s thought leadership to accelerate their leadership journey.

About the course

Organisations are looking for leaders who can not only create and lead high-performance teams but also lead 'themselves’ better and engage with the world around to make an impact.

INSEAD’s Certificate in Leadership Effectiveness is designed to bring INSEAD to participants in India, at their workplace and at their pace. Taught by the same world-class INSEAD faculty who teach in the MBA, Executive MBA and Executive Education programmes, this programme will give you the leadership tool kit to succeed at the next level.

Consisting of five modules that are delivered over four months, the programme covers essential leadership topics that will enable high-potential participants to become more effective leaders. A variety of learning pedagogies including video lectures, live webinar interactions, learning circles for group work, quizzes, assignments and self-assessments, will be deployed to achieve the learning outcomes.

How you benefit

  • Enhance your intellectual capital. Leverage INSEAD’s thought leadership in management. Garner deeper insights in critical leadership areas such as leading people, managing teams, communication skills, social capital and negotiation skills, to help step up to challenging responsibilities.
  • Reinforce your brand capital. Obtain a certificate in management from INSEAD upon completion, with the top 20% of participants receiving ‘Distinction'.
  • Build your social capital. Take advantage of the opportunity for rich peer learning from the diverse pool of participants. Maximise the group-learning circles to get to know your peers and learn from their insights.

Content Overview

The curriculum will equip participants with job-relevant knowledge and insights on critical areas of leadership. The coverage of the modules is comprehensive and well-paced over four months, to ensure optimal learning and application by participants.


  • Individual effectiveness
  • Leading teams and managing people
  • Communication skills for leaders
  • Negotiation strategies
  • Building effective networks.

A variety of INSEAD’s proprietary learning tools will be used such as surveys, reflection questionnaires, simulations, to name a few.

The programme is designed with an emphasis on application and reflection. Given the modular nature of the programme, participants will be able to translate key takeaways into personal insights and further into application at the work place, thereby enabling leadership transformation.

Learning Approach

The programme is delivered in five modules suited to a busy working professional. Each module, delivered over three to four weeks, follows a distinctive approach that includes:

Hi-definition video lectures from insead faculty

Faculty uncover a learning topic in short, hi-def videos every week


The programme director and facilitators manage the discussion, reiterate takeaways, and encourage reflection


Participants consolidate their learning through discussion boards, exercises, assignments and peer learning in group-learning circles


Allan Filipowicz

Allan Filipowicz is Clinical Professor of Management and Organizations at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Professor Filipowicz's research focuses on how emotions drive or impede leadership effectiveness, at both the intrapersonal and interpersonal l...

Horacio Falcao

Horacio Falcão is a Senior Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences at INSEAD, where he teaches and researches on Negotiation Sciences, while also directing the INSEAD executive education Negotiation Dynamics programme. He is the creator of the Value Negotiation system: a strategic and flexible a...

Balagopal Vissa

Bala Vissa is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD. His research sheds light on the people side of entrepreneurship - such as assembling effective venture teams, building entrepreneurial networks, corporate governance and family business groups - particularly in the context of creati...

Ian Woodward

Professor Ian C. Woodward specializes in Leadership and Communication. He lectures in a range of INSEAD programmes and is Director of the Advanced Management Programme. He was Co-Program Director for the INSEAD Master of Finance degree. He also lectures and consults in leadership and management p...

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