All IN-BOARD members have participated in a mandatory program of minimal 8 modules, preparing them for the duties and responsibilities of supervisory and advisory boards. The program consists of two parts: the first part is a 3 day program at INSEAD in combined groups of the international In-Board Program. The second part consists of several local modules organized with our Partners in The Netherlands.

This program was developed in close cooperation with INSEAD and other partners.

  • Ludo van der Heyden, The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance Bio
  • Jaap Winter, President executive board at VU Amsterdam, professor international Corporate Law UvA Bio
  • Erik van de Loo, affiliate  professor Organisational Behaviour at and Bio

Each module is organised in cooperation with one of our partners directly involved in governance.

Leadershipmodule at INSEAD Fontainebleau

A 3-day program on group interaction and personal effectiveness on the INSEAD campus in Fontainbleau, under the leadership of Prof. Erik van de Loo and Prof. Jaap Winter.

  • Psychology of the leader
  • INSEAD 360 degree tests
  • Group coaching
  • Inter-personal competencies and group dynamics

Download the PDF file with the program


Local In-Board Netherlands Modules

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1. Corporate governance

A in depth review of corporate governance

  • Responsibility and liability of non-executives
  • Governance codes
  • External supervision
  • Roles, tasks of the non-executive and executve directors
  • Role of stake holders

2. Control & Audit

An in depth review of the control & audit aspects for a supervisory board

  • Reporting
  • Information
  • Internal control systems
  • Compliance
  • Responsibilities
  • External accountant

3. Board effectiveness

What makes a board effective?

  • Diversity
  • Qualifiers
  • Role of the chairperson
  • External evaluation
  • Self evaluation of the board

4. Communication – risk, crisis and reputation

How to manage risk, and reputation

  • Board member positioning
  • Stakeholder relations
  • Crisis communication
  • Stork case

5. Strategy

Strategy Workshop, based on the ten timeless tests of strategy

6. Private equity & family business

Specific issues for supervisory and advisory roles in private equity and family businesses

  • Profile and role of the board
  • Governance
  • The family owned company: family system and responsible ownership
  • The private equity owned company: vision and management structures

7. Board performance management and the supervisory board as employer

  • The role of the Supervisory Board as the employer of the board
  • The Remuneration Committee
  • Wet normering topinkomens (WNT)
  • Executive compensation
  • Performance management of the Executive Board

Note: This module is under development

8. Getting a Supervisory Board position

  • How to approach your network
  • What is important