IN-Board Academy

— Still places available for the 2016-2017 programme! — Register now! —

As a Board Member you surely have asked yourself the following questions:

• How can I, based on my skills, most effectively impact the decision-making in the Board?
• What are my responsibilities? What risks am I taking?
• How do I handle the complexity of conflicting interests in the Board?
• How do I adapt my role in a crisis situation?
• Do I dare ask the right questions in the Board?
• Am I sufficiently trained for a Board function?

As a potential board member you wonder how your IAA network can help you to get on board…
If you find yourself asking these questions, it is worthwhile to invest in developing your Board skills. The IN-Board Academy, an initiative of the INSEAD Alumni Association, Is meant “for alums by alums”.

Participating to the IN-Board Academy will allow you:

• to share Board experience with peers
• to enjoy real-life learning from rich exchanges with the prominent business leader and  key note speakers in the sessions
• to  attend a fabulous 2.5 day Fontainebleau campus re-sourcing
• while creating an international network of Board peers.

The list of speakers includes Christian Jourquin, Martine Reynaers, Xavier
Bedoret, Herman Daems, , Duco Sickinghe, Nicolas Boël ,Philippe Lambrecht, André Bergen, Eric Van Hoof, Pierre Gurdjian, Pierre-Alain De Smedt, Michel Delloye,…


Video of the 4th session of the In-Board Academy Belgium



PRACTICAL INFO
The IN-Board academy starts with a 3 day event at INSEAD Global Leadership Centre. This event, is jointly with other nationalities (Dutch, Swiss, German,..) allowing to discover a perspective on the different governance structures. The curriculum focuses on leadership styles and group interaction and provides participants a deep understanding about their personal attitudes as well as their team playing capabilities in relation to non-executive roles.
The other 6 sessions take place in Brussels from 16:30 to 21:30.

Participation Fee
Total fee of 5000 €, of which the most important part is for the Fontainebleau weekend.
Contact
Program Directors: Brigitte de Vet & Jean-Charles Uyttenhove.
Organisation: Paulina Gorska, inboard@inseadalumni.be.
The IN-Board Academy Belgium’s organization benefits from the resources of the Belgian
National Alumni Association and is led by an IN-Board Academy Belgium Committee on the
questions of organization & academic content.

On top of the quality label offered by INSEAD, the IN-Board Academy Belgium Committee
initiative is godfathered and supported by a prominent advisory board.
Advisory Committee
Philippe Bodson (MBA’69 & Past INSEAD Belgian Council) – Ludo van der Heyden (INSEAD Professor) – Martine Reynaers (MBA’80 & INSEAD Belgian Council) – Jean Vandemoortele (MBA’82 &
INSEAD Belgian Council).
Organising Committee
Brigitte de Vet, Jean-Charles Uyttenhove, Luc Vanbecelaere, Paolo Senes, François Gillet, Guus Keder, Emmanuèle Attout, Sophie Lammerant

 

REGISTER HERE

Interested in participating? For the next year 2016-17, or 2017-18 or simply to attend an information session about the program, get in touch with us:

Organisation : Paulina Gorska
inboard@inseadalumni.be

Programme Director:
Brigitte de Vet, Mob.: +32 477863016  brigitte@devetmanagement.com
President Belgian Chapter:
Jean-Charles Uyttenhove Mob.: +32 475 23 55 85  jc.uyttenhove@gmail.com



PROGRAMME

the 6 Brussels’ modules

MODULE 1
LEGAL AND CORPORATE FRAMEWORK: GOVERNANCE, RESPONSIBILITY AND
LIABILITY
Governance framework and ‘codes’ (listed companies, Code Buysse)
Role and responsibilities of directors and shareholders • Committees • Takeovers, EU
legislation re position of shareholder in divestments and restructuring , etc.
Legal framework
Liability towards the Company, External liability • Responsibilities of the Executive Committee
• Communication to market; responsibility re. sensitive communication • Criminal / Securities
Law • Legal standard re performance, Expectations and reality • Monitoring and compliance
• External liability coverage
.
Speakers include
Philippe Lambrecht, FEB-VBO – André Bergen, Chairman Cofinimmo, et al. –Jean-Pierre Blumberg ,Linklaters – Dirk Lybaert, Chief Corporate Affairs Proximus.
MODULE 2
CONTROL, AUDIT & RISK MANAGEMENT
Audit Committee; legal framework, role and tasks (written terms of reference),
effectiveness of the Audit Committee, flow of information, diligence, compliance,
independence (legal, cultural differences)
Internal Control ; effective operations, financial reporting, compliance, responsibility
• Role and position of the external accountant • Connection with the internal control systems
Risk Management (Business Risks – Financial Risks – etc.)
Interaction of the (Audit and others) Committees with Board, Exco, External & Internal
Audit,…
Supervising Integrity; balancing Compliance and Integrity, how to judge the integrity of
organizations.
Speakers include
Eric Van Hoof, Partner EY – Christian Jourquin, Director ING, et al. – Diego du Monceau,
Chairman Audit Committee ING – Xavier Bedoret, Directeur Internal Audit, GDF Suez.

MODULE 3
THE HUMAN DYNAMICS FOR BOARD EXCELLENCE
Composition (evolution, succession, etc.), qualifications, functioning, the ideal Board and
committees, main issues
Role of the Chairman, the non-execs, the independent and the CEO/executive directors
Remuneration (level, systems, pitfalls, etc.-)
Effectiveness Evaluation (intern/extern/self-evaluation)
Attitudes and Behaviors, Board Dynamics: how to avoid Boards to be the “incompetent group
of competent people”?
Changing demands on the Boards (time commitment, ownership)
Observations on type of Boards (mid/small caps, non for profit, public, VC, listed, industrial,
services, etc..) and situations (growth, re-structuring, internationalization, etc.)
Speakers include
Jean-Charles Uyttenhove, Partner Accord Group – Michel Delloye , Vandemoortele Group– Herman Daems, Chairman BNP Paribas Fortis Belgium et al.
MODULE 4
DECISION MAKING IN BUSINESS CHANGE AND CRISIS SITUATIONS
Values, mission, objectives, ethics,
Crisis and Business Risk Management
Role and positioning of Board Members and Management (Chairman, Executives,
Independents, Non-Executives) in dramatic business changes or crisis situations, conflicts of
interest; internal conflicts. 
Stakeholder management and management of business interest.
Reputation and crisis communication (battlefield communication, pro-active
communication, sensitive information): who communicates what, when and where  ?
Speakers include
Olivier Hamoir, McKinsey & Cy – Vincent Doumier, Cofinimmo– Pierre-Alain De
Smedt, President VBO-FEB.

MODULE 5
FAMILY GOVERNANCE & ENTREPRENEURIAL BOARDS
Company Types and stages (listed/unlisted, with reference shareholder or not,
growth/maturity, entrepreneurial/multigenerational,  level of internationalization…) :
Private Equity Governance model: profile and role of non-executive directors in a private
equity backed company
Family Governance: family representation and control, “responsible” ownership, conflict
resolution, next gen education, etc.
What does diversity bring to the table?
Diversity (geography, experience, gender etc) – legal framework, leadership styles,
what do women bring to the table, international Boards)
Role of Companies vs. Society
Values, ethics, Corporate social responsibility
Stakeholder Value vs. Shareholder Value.
Speakers include
Jef Lievens, Eubelius, Instituut van de Familiebedrijven  – Martine Reynaers, CEO, Reynaers
Aluminium – Nicolas Boël , Chairman Solvay Group.
MODULE 6
THE IN-BOARD WHITE PAPER
Module VI will be devoted to finalize a “White Paper” to be presented to the Press.
The theme/mode could be defined in module I, creation of groups of 4-5 participants and
progress presented (30’) in every module.
Format: case study, survey, academic or journalistic paper, etc.
Possible themes: Role of Chairman/ CEO/Independent Board Member in crisis situation,
on-boarding, survey on “what does a CEO expect from the chairman”, the do’s and dont’s.


PHOTOS 

IN-Board Graduation Ceremony, March 28th at Linklaters


DOCUMENTS

Documents related to the latest IN-Board event on April 20th 2016:

 

Documents related to the IN-Board event on May 27th 2015: