Enhance Your Board-Level Skills with INSEAD and Knowledge Partners!

The Initiative

IN-BOARD offers a unique platform for INSEAD alumni who currently hold or aspire to supervisory roles. Launched in 2009 in partnership with the INSEAD business school in Fontainebleau, this initiative has grown to encompass over six countries, fostering international experience-sharing.

The Programme

The IN-BOARD Academy is a premier Leadership Programme developed collaboratively by INSEAD, the UK NAA, and our esteemed Knowledge Partners.

The programme includes a 2 ½ day on-campus module at INSEAD, Fontainebleau in November 2024.

This is followed by 5 half-day in-country (UK) sessions, led and delivered from January – May 2025 by Knowledge Partners: FTI Consulting, L.E.K. Consulting, Memery Crystal, HG Capital and Spencer Stuart.

You will gain insights into best practices in board dynamics from INSEAD faculty and top experts among the UK’s most experienced board professionals and business leaders.

This programme also offers the opportunity to network, connect, and interact with fellow alumni, expert partners, and speakers, enriching your learning experience.


Understand the fundamentals of board dynamics as well as the role and duties of the director.

  • Learn good practices from industry leaders sharing their experiences in an open and informal way.
  • Learn through case studies and from peers in a workshop environment.
  • Understand strengths, weaknesses, biases, and postures of a director sitting at a board meeting.
  • Meet fellow alumni that come from diverse backgrounds as listed companies, private companies, family enterprises, government and consultancies. Many have worked in several industries.
  • Build and expand personal networks, and become part of an active international IN-BOARD alumni community.
  • Invitation to Annual INSEAD IN-BOARD in June 2025
  • Upon completion of all 6 modules, participants receive a certificate of completion.

Participants profile

  • The programme is open to INSEAD Alumni looking to step into a non-executive board role. Participants would preferably have executive board experience to fully benefit from the programme and contribute to the learning experience.
  • IDP and IDP-C alumni can register for the in-country modules only

Fontainebleau On-Campus Module

The programme starts with 2 ½ days on-campus at INSEAD, Fontainebleau. The on-campus Leadership Programme encompasses behavioural aspects of board work, “Board Dynamics”, “Board Effectiveness” and “Leadership”.  A full day of group coaching based on a 360° appraisal allows IN-BOARD participants to test and correct their own leadership styles. The Leadership Programme gives IN-BOARD its uniqueness and differentiates IN-BOARD from many other non-executive director seminars.

This module brings together IN-BOARD participants from all INSEAD NAA’s running the programme: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the UK.

The module is led by professors:​

  • ​Erik van de Loo, Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, where he is Program Co-Director of “Consulting and Coaching for Change” at the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre.
  • Jaap Winter, Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance at INSEAD and Professor of Corporate Governance at the Duisenberg school of finance in Amsterdam


  • Cohort 1: Thursday to Saturday lunchtime – 21-23 November 2024
  • Cohort 2: Friday to Sunday lunchtime – 22-24 November 2024

Local UK modules

Throughout January to June, Knowledge Partners with extensive experience working in and with boards in the UK lead and deliver hands-on sessions to address key challenges and topics faced by boards and prepare participants to search for and step into their first non-executive board experience.

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Dates for 2025:

  • On-boarding and networking session (16 January)
  • Legal and Governance – Memery Crystal (23 January)
  • The Role of the Board and the Board Committees  (20 February)
  • Corporate Strategy Module – L.E.K. Consulting (20 March)
  • Communication & PR – FTI Consulting (17 April)
  • Board Search – Process and Advice – Spencer Stuart (15 May)
  • Private Equity – HG Capital (June)
  • Annual INSEAD IN-BOARD event  (12 June)

All UK modules will take place in London in the afternoons including coffee breaks and networking drinks.

Please note that dates might be subject to change due to Knowledge Partners’ availability.

Participation Fee 

The fee is split into two payments:

  1. IN COUNTRY Modules   £1300 for NAA members (£1360 for non-members, payable to NAA UK)
  2. ON CAMPUS Module      €4520

    Tuition fee – € 4220 (VAT included)
    Seminar package – € 300 (VAT included)

Further information on exact timings and the content will be sent to accepted applicants. The sessions will be held in-person.

How to Apply

Fontainebleau On-Campus Module

UK Modules 2025
Please download the application form for 2024/2025 IN-BOARD Programme here.

For any questions about the IN-BOARD programme or the 2024/2025 cohort in Fontainebleau, get in touch with:  [email protected]

This initiative is developed in close cooperation with our Partners!

 Correct at 05/07/2024