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Live Virtual programmes take place live and online between 08.30 to 13.30 CET / 14.30 to 19.30 SGT. For exact details of the programme’s times, please get in touch with the Programme Advisor.

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NEW! Live Virtual session now available

Leading Across Borders and Cultures is now offered via live virtual platforms, allowing you to experience the same course content and INSEAD faculty as the on-campus sessions, from anywhere in the world.

A live, engaging, interactive teaching format with virtual group discussions – INSEAD Live Virtual is a new exciting offering with an optimal learning outcome.

Why go virtual?

  • Develop your skills to manage virtual teams while learning virtually
  • Expand your networking opportunities through virtual sessions enabling you to interact live with your peers across the globe
  • Maximise your learning with an additional one-on-one personalised coaching with Programme Director, Erin Meyer. This has been specially designed only for this virtual session and it can be scheduled during the programme
  • New content added on building a corporate culture that breeds innovation and flexibility.

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Build the capabilities to lead across national and international boundaries

As today’s business landscape becomes increasingly global, organisations need leaders who can operate effectively from anywhere in the world. Securing an international advantage requires executives capable of rapidly adapting to an ever-evolving, highly competitive global marketplace, mastering cross-cultural relationships and creating winning strategies that integrate both local and global perspectives.

Leading Across Borders and Cultures is designed to provide a highly practical perspective on one of today’s most pressing business issues: how to lead in a complex, cross-border, multicultural environment.

The programme presents a comprehensive approach to building the capabilities you need to lead across national and international boundaries. An immersive five-day learning experience, it will allow you to explore the skillsets of successful global leaders and discover what it takes to build a cohesive global team, negotiate international deals and lead at scale. You will learn to bridge cultural gaps, transform differences into assets and ultimately create exceptional value for your organisation.

How you benefit

  • Learn to lead across global organisations
  • Develop the skills to manage virtual teams
  • Improve your ability to negotiate and motivate internationally
  • Understand cultural influences and develop strategies for working successfully across the world.

Participant profile

Leading Across Borders and Cultures is designed for:

  • Executives based at headquarters but who manage international activities
  • Managers in charge of international outsourcing activities, international sales, or cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • Business development and sales and marketing experts who negotiate deals and sell products to clients in other countries
  • Senior managers currently (or about to be) posted abroad
  • Global leaders who manage the collaboration of teams in multiple locations.


This programme qualifies for the INSEAD Certificate in Global Management.

Featured interview with a past participant of the live virtual session

I have gained so much more awareness and understanding of cultural differences, and I have learned to approach interactions with far greater sensitivity and to manage tensions far more effectively. I’ve learned to think and to plan ahead when I am meeting with new clients and that, in turn, has really boosted my confidence and leadership.

Walter Jacobs
Regional Manager with Dutch Dredging and Marine contractor, Boskalis

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SkillsFuture Study Award

Singaporeans who are officially admitted to INSEAD's Leading Across Borders and Cultures programme can apply for the Skillsfuture Study Award for International Business. The award entitles recipients a monetary grant of S$5,000. For more information, please visit the Skillsfuture website.

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In times of chaos and turbulence the pressure to deliver and make the final call can be challenging. It is during these times that crafting space for reflexion, developing self-awareness and exploring biases is key.

INSEAD's new on-demand coaching offers four one-to-one sessions with one of our highly experienced coaches - providing you with the tools and insights to become a better and more reflective leader.

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