IN-BOARD, the INSEAD Alumni Board Initiative, is an executive education programme organised by INSEAD alumni for INSEAD alumni who aspire to play an effective role on Boards of Directors from small to medium-sized enterprises to listed companies.

In 2020 IN-BOARD in Germany goes into its 10th year and the IN-BOARD Task Force, under the leadership of Bettina Langenberg, VP IAAG ExCo, and Dr. Holger Karsten, IAAG Career Services, has arranged the following workshops for you.  If you are interested to join, please  register by sending our registration form to .  Regsitration for IN-BOARD 2020 is closed.


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Frankfurt Provider Content
Fr/Sa 4./5. Sept. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer/Clifford Chance Legal Framework
Fr 25. Sept. YBConsulting/ Board Xperts Human resource
Sa 26. Sept. EY/ PwC Strategy& Crisis, Turnaround & Strategy
Fr/Sa 16./17. Oct. KPMG Compliance, Audit & Finance
Fontainebleau Leadership Programme
11. – 14. Nov.
or alternatively
12. – 15. Nov.
INSEAD Board Room Behaviour , Dynamics & Effectiveness


IN-BOARD, the INSEAD Alumni Board Initiative, is an executive education programme that, in best INSEAD lifelong-learning tradition, prepares INSEAD Alumni for board work. IN-BOARD is an initiative developed by alumni for alumni. It is IN-BOARD’s objective to address the deficits in corporate governance that have emerged over the past years by offering a tailor-made seminar to make board members‘ input on a company’s board effective. The outcome is supposed to be “the INSEAD-trained and IN-BOARD conditioned” non-executive director who can make a difference through her/his contribution to a company’s board.

The four German modules which deal with local aspects of board work, are provided by renowned consultancy firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Clifford Chance,  YB Consulting and Board Xperts, EY and PwC Strategy& and KPMG.

INSEAD itself  brings in its competence with the „Leadership Program“ conducted over a long weekend on campus in Fontainebleau. Here, the behavioural aspects of board work “Board Dynamics”, “Board Effectiveness” and “Leadership Development” are in the forefront of the seminar. A full day of group coaching based on a 360° appraisal gives IN-BOARD participants the opportunity to test and correct their own leadership styles. The Leadership Program gives IN-BOARD its uniqueness and differentiates IN-BOARD from many other executive director seminars.  Through the successful co-operation between the alumni associations of the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Norway IN-BOARD has developed into a truly international, INSEAD spirited initiative to enhance the quality of board work.

IN-BOARD Alumni:
IN-BOARD has meanwhile attracted approx. 500 alumni from Europe, thereof more than 130 from Germany where the programme was introduced in 2011.

Since IN-BOARD is also designed to serve as a networking platform for IN-BOARD alumni to network with peers, international IN-BOARD networking events are organized to address this objective, namely to share board experiences and exchange ‘on-boarding’ strategies. The next International IN-BOARD Forum will be organized in Frankfurt in 2021.

IN-BOARD Team: Dr. Holger Karsten, IAAG Career Services Bettina Langenberg, VP IAAG ExCo