Non-executive Directors and Supervisors Program

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Start- and course dates
September 24, 2024
Tilburg Campus
March 17, 2025
Utrecht Campus
11 days in 6 months
€ 13500 (exempt from VAT)
Number of locations
Multiple locations

Increase your impact in the boardroom

Organizations have become more complex, and so have the tasks and responsibilities of supervisors and non-executive directors. Procedures have been adapted, and laws and regulations tightened up. As a supervisor, your behavior is under intense scrutiny. The Non-executive Directors and Supervisors Program aims to improve your qualities as a non-executive director or supervisor. In addition to this program, we also offer a wide range of other management and supervision programs.

Why TIAS School for Business & Society?

  • Financial Times top-ranked business school for executive and in-company education.
  • All lecturers are top experts from academia and the business world.
  • Directly applicable scientific and practical knowledge.
  • Flexible programs tailored to your needs.

Participant profile for the Non-executive Directors and Supervisors Program 

The Non-executive Directors and Supervisors Program is open to professionals with at least one or two years of experience in one or more positions as non-executive directors and/or supervisor. Professionals with several years of relevant experience as board member (in the profit and non-profit sector) are also welcome to participate. Participants may include: C-suite executives and managers

Admission requirements

We aim for the Non-executive Directors and Supervisors Program to have a varied mix of participants from different fields, both from the profit and non-profit sector. For this reason, we apply admission requirements. This enables us to ensure the highest quality education. We expect participants to have:

  • a completed higher professional or university degree
  • strategic responsibility as a director, non-executive director or supervisor
  • at least 15 years’ work experience, including at least two years at boardroom level

Various programs for non-executive directors and supervisors

TIAS has developed two programs for non-executive director and supervisors: The Prospective Supervisory Board Member Program and the Non-executive Directors and Supervisors Program.If you would like to know more about the programs, please contact the Program Adviser. She will be happy to help you choose which program suits you best.

Hard and soft controls

The aim of the Non-executive Directors and Supervisors Program is to help you stay ahead of the curve of new developments, rather than playing catch-up. You will be taught by top professors and experts in the field who know everything about current legislation and regulations and how to create the right dynamics in the boardroom. To this end, we will focus on both hard and soft controls.

The boardroom as starting point for an innovation culture

Boardroom culture and the behavior of non-executive director and supervisors can have a major impact on organizations as a whole. An innovative corporate culture starts in the boardroom. In addition, society has become more critical: companies and organizations are expected to take responsibility – also from a social point of view.

What do you stand to gain from the Non-executive Directors and Supervisors Program?

  • Enrich your knowledge with the most recent academic insights and their practical application.
  • Increase your impact in the boardroom through more regulatory knowledge and effective supervisory behavior.
  • Increase board effectiveness through a better understanding of boardroom dynamics.
  • Improve your ability to look beyond the interests of shareholders and other primary stakeholders.
  • Sharpen your vision through collaboration and discussions with other non-executive director and supervisors.
  • Continuously develop your knowledge and skills. Every year, TIAS offers various in-depth modules in response to new and emerging boardroom themes. These sessions ensure that you stay at the forefront of new developments and give you the opportunity to maintain and expand your network. Find more information about the in-depth modules here.

Professors, lecturers and field experts

Be inspired by renowned professors, top university lecturers and experts in the field of governance, leadership, new business models, finance, regulations and remuneration. Academic knowledge is supplemented with practical experience. Prof. Mijntje Lückerath and Adjunct Prof. Margot Schumacher MBA are the Academic Directors of this program. Upon successful completion of the Non-executive Directors and Supervisors Program you will receive a certificate of participation.

The TIAS Experience of Linn

"At TIAS, you will definitely be working with a very diverse group of people from different sectors. People who are eager to learn and who want to grow their networks. I made some valuable contacts that I've kept in touch with after the program ended."
Linn Musters - CEO Bovemij Insurance

Contents of the Non-executive Directors and Supervisors Program

The Non-executive Directors and Supervisors Program provides both academic frameworks and a peer learning environment that will enable you to expand your vision through discussions and assignments. Reflection on your organization’s practices as well as your behavior is a common theme throughout the program.

The modules are structured around four themes, with an overall focus on boardroom dynamics. The effectiveness of boards depends to a large extent on boardroom dynamics, which is why this specific topic is covered in every module. You will learn to understand, recognize and improve boardroom dynamics.

Key basic knowledge is provided in advance through e-learnings and articles, so that there is enough time in the master classes for interaction and in-depth analysis and discussions. The CSP consists of four modules and three peer learning sessions.

Module 1: Introduction

  • You are introduced to the concept of long-term value creation and learn how to implement it in the boardroom.
  • You learn what the building blocks of high-performing boards are.
  • You are introduced to the theory behind boardroom dynamics and learn how to put it into practice.
  • You learn more about the importance of innovation and new boardroom business models.

Module 2: Boardroom dynamics and leadership

  • You take a closer look at boardroom dynamics.
  • You learn to distinguish between effective and ineffective interaction between non-executive directors and supervisors.
  • You learn about the importance of good leadership in the boardroom.
  • You are given tools to create impact in your own practice.

Module 3: Hard controls - legal and financial

  • You are introduced to the legal aspects of corporate governance.
  • You learn about relevant legislation and potential legal consequences.
  • You learn more about the role of an audit committee and its functions.

Module 4: The employer's role - remuneration, appointment and assessment

  • You are introduced to the theory, legislation and practice behind executive compensation.
  • You become familiar with appointment and evaluation processes and relevant selection criteria.
  • You learn how to apply effective forms of dialogue and questioning in your own practice.

Learning objectives of peer learning sessions

During the three peer learning sessions, you work in small groups on real-life cases and your own practice. You receive personal guidance to further explore the topics covered in the modules. The module has following learning objectives:

  • Expand your network and apply experiences of others to your own situation.
  • Explore the topics discussed in more depth and in relation to your own practice.
  • Learn how to deal with dilemmas that you may encounter in practice.


Upon successful completion of the Non-executive Directors and Supervisors Program you will receive a certificate of participation from TIAS School for Business and Society.

Costs of the Non-executive Directors and Supervisors Program

The costs of the Non-executive Directors and Supervisors Program are € 13500 (exempt from VAT). This includes literature and meals. The program consists of four modules and three half-day peer learning sessions.

How do you finance your education?

You have found the program that best suits your learning goals and ambitions. But how do you finance this? There are different ways to do that. Your employer can play a role, but there are also interesting statutory regulations that you can use yourself. We list the possibilities for you.

Read about the possibilities here »

Lecturers of the Commissioner and Supervisor Program

Our lecturers have extensive knowledge and wide experience in science, business and government. Because of this, they know better than anyone how to translate academic theories, models and principles into practical strategies to respond to current developments and issues.

Mijntje Lückerath, Professor Corporate Governance and one of our Academic Directors: "Learning how to work with people from different backgrounds, with different perspectives and different personalities is crucial for effective decision-making and long-term value creation. What we focus on in this program is developing crucial skills to effectively navigate boardroom dynamics."

In addition, the program offers you special guest speakers from the field. For the most current list of teachers and speakers, please contact your program advisor.

Academic Director

Mijntje Lückerath
Full Professor
Margot Schumacher
Adjunct Professor


Michael Corbey
Full Professor
Theo Camps
Professor Emeritus
Hanke Lange
Oscar David
Adjunct Professor
Erik Vermeulen
Professor of Business & Financial Law
NameLocationStart date
Non-executive Directors and Supervisors ProgramTilburg CampusSeptember 24, 2024
Non-executive Directors and Supervisors ProgramUtrecht CampusMarch 17, 2025

Start your application

When you register for the program, our Academic Director will assess your CV. Upon a positive recommendation, you will receive the official study agreement and be able to finalize your application.

Continuously develop your knowledge and skills

With the Non-executive Directors and Supervisors Program, we help you stay at the forefront of the latest boardroom developments. Our in-depth modules are designed to ensure that you stay ahead of the curve. They cover topics that are currently taking place or have yet to take place at the boardroom level across a range of sectors. This page gives an overview of the in-depth modules that are scheduled to take place. For the sake of completeness, we have included a list of the topics that have already been covered. 

Are you unable to attend an upcoming module? Or do you see a topic that appeals to you, but has already been covered? Many of our one-day modules are repeated if enough people are interested. For the latest planning or more information about the modules, please reach out to your Program Adviser.

Note: Alumni are entitled to a discount on the tuition fees of the in-depth modules.

Upcomping in-depth modules

Updates on a new edition will be provided soon

Previous in-depth modules

In-depth module: Cybersecurity and IT for non-executive directors

Threats to cybersecurity and IT systems can have major consequences for organizations and require large investments, yet most non-executive directors and supervisors lack essential knowledge about these topics.  During this one-day in-depth module, we will bring you up to speed with cybersecurity and IT issues, together with experts from the field.

In-depth module: Tools for non-executive directors and supervisors to notice and manage transgressive behavior

Transgressive behavior is a frequently occurring and impactful issue within many organizations. During this one-day in-depth master class for non-executive directors and supervisors, you will learn everything you need to know about preventing transgressive behavior, noticing signs of transgressive behavior, and managing transgressive behavior.

Sabine van Eersel
Sabine van Eersel
Program Adviser
+31 13 4663961

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