Prospective Supervisory Board Member Program

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Online brochure
Start- and course dates
November 17, 2022
Tilburg Campus
Duration
5 to 31 days
Fees
€ 10810 (free from VAT)
Language
Dutch
Diploma
Certificate

Your stepping stone to the boardroom

The step from director, executive, or senior manager to a supervisory board member role requires new competencies and responsibilities. In your new role, you will be facing new dynamics and tasks. As your position will be further removed from business operations, you will have to expand and finetune your view of procedures, laws, and regulations. The Prospective Supervisory Board Member Program offers the best possible preparation for the role of supervisory director. Besides our Prospective Supervisory Board Member Program, we offer a broad selection of other governance programs.

 

Why TIAS School for Business and Society?

  • #1 Business School in Executive Education in the Netherlands according to the Financial Times 2020
  • #1 Master educator of the Netherlands according to the Dutch Keuzegids Masters 2019
  • All our lecturers are top academics and outstanding experts in their fields
  • Immediately applicable scientific and practice-oriented knowledge
  • Flexible learning options, tailored to your needs

Participant profile

The Prospective Supervisory Board Member Program is open to candidates who are interested in and preparing for supervisory board membership. It is also intended for professionals in their first position as a supervisory board member with at most 1-2 years' experience in an executive position. The participants include:

  • C-suite and directors
  • Senior executives in the second or third echelon of large organizations
  • Managing directors or MT members of medium-sized organizations
  • Regional directors and country managers
  • Business Unit directors

Skills, content and context

As a supervisory board member, you need the skills and competences that will help you easily grasp the content and context. This refers to the tactical and strategic business operations (the content) versus the bigger picture (the context), which plays an even bigger role for you as a supervisory board member. Your role and impact as a supervisory board member is fundamentally different from the position in which you have excelled so far. You are moving from an executive position to a role that is further removed from business operations. This requires new insights and skills in terms of both hard and soft controls—skills you can put into practice immediately.


The Prospective Supervisory Board Member Program

By expanding your knowledge and skills, you will quickly find your feet as a supervisory board member. The Prospective Supervisory Board Member Program is an excellent preparation for taking the next step to the boardroom. You will attend (online) lectures with top professors and experts in their field who know current laws and regulations but, more importantly, who will teach you how to create the right dynamics in the boardroom.


With the Prospective Supervisory Board Member Program, you will:

  • Gain the latest academic insights and learn how they are relevant to the position of a supervisory board member
  • Understand the impact you can have in the boardroom by learning more about the rules and about effective behavior as a supervisory director
  • Improve your ability to look beyond executive management teams
  • Develop the skills you need to be a decisive supervisory director, even when you are not directly at the helm yourself
  • Build a network of peers

Professors, lecturers and field experts

Be inspired by leading professors, top lecturers and experts in the fields of governance, leadership, new business models, finance, regulation and remuneration. To expand on the academic knowledge, real-life experiences will be discussed. Prof. Mijntje Lückerath is Academic Director of this Prospective Supervisory Board Member Program. She is also responsible for the TIAS Supervisory Board Members Program. The first and last modules include dinner and a dinner speech. A diploma ceremony will take place during the final dinner.

Content

The Prospective Supervisory Board Member Program offers both theoretical frameworks and a peer-learning environment in which discussions and assignments are used to finetune your vision. Be inspired by leading professors, top lecturers and experts in the fields of governance and leadership.


Complex dynamics in the role of supervisory board member

The main goal of the Prospective Supervisory Board Member Program is to help participants understand the role of a supervisory board member and its complex dynamics. The program consists of four modules and three group coaching sessions. The lectures take place from 9.30am - 5pm.

  • Module Introduction to Governance, including dinner
  • Module Soft Controls: Leadership, Board Dynamics and Sustainability
  • Module Hard Controls: Risk, Finance, Legal, and Data
  • Module Appointment and Remuneration, including dinner

Module Introduction to Governance
In this two-day module we will discuss the design and purpose of corporate governance. We discuss the more formal effect of legislation, codes and self-regulation, the importance of long-term value creation for supervisory directors and the informal processes in the boardroom.

Module Soft Controls: Leadership, Board Dynamics and Sustainability
A new role as a supervisor usually requires different leadership qualities than those you have gained so far. In module 2 you will develop a new perspective on effective behavior in the boardroom. In addition, we will continue the theme of long-term value creation by concretely integrating sustainability into your supervisory task.

Module Hard Controls: Risk, Finance, Legal, and Data
In the third module, we mainly discuss the necessary basis of hard knowledge. A large part of the supervisory duties focus on being able to read, understand and name financial and risk reports. In addition, there are certain legal aspects that you need to know as a starting supervisory director, including, for example, liability. Finally, this module examines new business models and the use of data, a topic that deserves more attention in the boardroom.

Module Appointment and Remuneration
This final module focuses on the employer role of supervisory boards, which includes both selection and appointment and remuneration. We also discuss the psychological aspect of power relations and the most effective form of communication by supervisory directors.

Preparation
The Virtual Campus contains literature and articles you can read to prepare for the modules. We have 1) basic literature, 2) case studies and 3) further reading. We recommend reading the basic literature to prepare for the modules. Reading the case studies will be required for participation in the case discussions and further reading is meant for participants who wish to read and learn more about the various topics.

Registration

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Admission Requirements

For the Prospective Supervisory Board Member Program, we aim for groups consisting of participants from a variety of fields, both in the profit and non-profit sector. That is why we apply admission requirements. This helps us guarantee education at the highest level. What we ask:

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree
  • Strategic responsibility in a board, executive or senior role
  • A minimum of 15 years' work experience, of which 8 years at management level

Various programs for supervisory board members

Are you unsure which is a better fit, the Prospective Supervisory Board Member Program or the Supervisory Board Member Program? Please contact our Program Adviser. She will be happy to help you decide which program is best for you.

Investment

The investment for the Prospective Supervisory Board Member Program is €9,750 (tax deductible) including literature and meals. You will participate in 4 modules and 3 group coaching sessions. Upon completion of the program, you will receive a TIAS School for Business and Society diploma. The program fee is exempt from VAT.


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 »

Academic Director

Mijntje Lückerath
Full Professor

Faculty

Oscar David
Adjunct Professor
Erik Vermeulen
Professor of Business & Financial Law
Wouter Scheepens
Adjunct Professor
Egge van der Poel
Academic Director
Margot Schumacher
Adjunct Professor Leadership Development
Hanke Lange
Bestuursadviseur
Esther van Zijp
Esther van Zijp
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 8641

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