— Application period opened for the 2019 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.
Video of the Graduation Ceremony in April 2018 for the IN-Board class of 2017
Video of the 4th session of the In-Board Academy Belgium
The IN-Board academy includes a 3 day event at INSEAD Global Leadership Centre, taking place in November. 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.
Total fee of 5000 €, of which the most important part is for the Fontainebleau weekend.
Program Directors: Brigitte de Vet & Jean-Charles Uyttenhove.
Organisation: Muriel Pletsers, email@example.com.
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.
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).
Brigitte de Vet, Jean-Charles Uyttenhove, Luc Vanbecelaere, Paolo Senes, François Gillet, Guus Keder, Erik Weytjens, Xavier Bedoret
Interested in participating? For the next year 2019 or simply to receive more information about the program, get in touch with us:
Coordinator: Muriel Pletsers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
President Belgian Chapter: Jean-Charles Uyttenhove Mob.: +32 475 23 55 85 email@example.com
the 6 Brussels’ modules
LEGAL AND CORPORATE FRAMEWORK: GOVERNANCE, RESPONSIBILITY AND
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 .
Philippe Lambrecht, FEB-VBO – Françoise Roels, Secretary General Cofinimmo –Jean-Pierre Blumberg, Linklaters – Patricia Van de Wiele, Secretary General Proximus.
RISK MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL
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.
Eric Van Hoof, Partner EY – Diego du Monceau, Independent Director, former Chairman Audit Committee ING – Xavier Bedoret, Senior Advisor Engie.
DECISION MAKING IN BOARDS IN TIMES OF CRISIS OF THE COMPANY
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 ?
Kenneth Bonheure, McKinsey & Cy – Pierre Mottet, IBA – François Gillet, Sofina.
DECISION MAKING AND BOARD DYNAMICS, THE CHAIRMAN-CEO RELATIONSHIP
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.)
Jean-Charles Uyttenhove, Board Excellence – Luc Missorten, Ontex – Jos Linkens, Choprabisco and former CEO of Neuhaus – Vincent Doumier, Independent Board Member / Chairman
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.
Jef Lievens, Roots advocaten, Instituut van de Familiebedrijven – Nicolas Boël , Chairman Solvay Group.
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.
Documents related to the IN-Board event on April 20th 2016:
Documents related to the IN-Board event on May 27th 2015: