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IN-BOARD Nordic Academy 2024

We now welcome registration to the IN-BOARD Nordic Academy 2024. Please contact us at for questions and registrations. Please see program details, dates, and fees below:

The IN-BOARD Academy aims to strengthen leaders in current and future board roles through the learning and sharing of knowledge and experience.

The IN-BOARD program is an all-encompassing training program consisting of four modules, each of which is scheduled as a long weekend event in each of the months from August to November, designed for board practitioners looking to elevate their knowledge, skills, and overall effectiveness as board members.


The first three modules occur in the Nordics, in collaboration with our esteemed knowledge partners: McKinsey & Company, PwC, Schjødt, First House, and Case Rose. Throughout these modules, we delve into a wide range of essential topics from a board perspective, including strategy, corporate governance, legal matters, communication, and HR. These modules are further enhanced by guest speakers with a wealth of board experiences, who will share their insights and real-world case studies.

The fourth module of the program takes place at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, together with other European IN-BOARD cohorts and is led by distinguished professors Erik van de Loo and Jaap Winter. This module consists of sessions that offer a deeper understanding of the human dynamics present within the boardroom and includes personal coaching to assist you with developing yourself as an effective board leader.

The program's modules provide extensive opportunities to build relationships and network with fellow delegates. These opportunities are not limited to workshops and group discussions, as lunches and dinners are also included in the program price, enabling participants to connect and engage with each other in a more informal setting.

Overall, the Nordic IN-BOARD program provides a unique and valuable learning experience that enables board practitioners to excel in their roles, make a positive impact within their organizations, and emerge as more effective leaders.




Module 1: Legal, Human Resources, and Crisis Management & Communication

Partners: Schjødt, First House, and guest speakers

Date and time: Friday 30h and Saturday 31st of August - Starting at 10:30 on Friday and finishing at 13:00 on Saturday 

Location: Oslo, specific location to be announced

Additional: Participation will include tickets to the INSEAD Summer Party 2024 at Vøienvolden Gård on Friday, 30th of August. Enjoy a charming Oslo summer evening with great food, wine, and fellow INSEAD friends and alumni. We will arrange transportation to the venue. 

Workshops include: 

  • Legal with Siv Sandvik, Partner at Schjødt Law ​​​​

  • Communication in crisis with Per Høiby, CEO of First House, a communications advisory firm for the private and public sectors

  • Speakers:

    • Birger Magnus, Chairman of NRK (Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting),, and several other organizations including those dedicated to health, climate, and the arts. He was earlier Chairman of Storebrand, Statoil Fuel & Retail, Deputy CEO of Schibsted, and a partner at McKinsey

    • Susanne Hannestad, CEO of Fintech Mundi and an active board member in a number of organizations focused on Fintech globally. Susanne has previously been a Director with Nordea, a Board member with Mastercard Europe, and is also the President of the INSEAD Alumni Association in Norway

    • Tuomo Lähdesmäki, Chairman of Kitron ASA, Vice Chairman Meconet Oy, Founding Partner of Boardman Oy, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Digital and Population Data Services Agency (DVV), and several other board positions 

    • Practical Board Work with Jon Erling Tenvik

Module 2: Corporate Governance

Partner: PwC

Date and time: Friday 20th and Saturday 21st of September - Starting at 13:00 on Friday and finishing at 13:00 on Saturday 

Location: Pwc office, Oslo

Additional: Lunch and dinner with fellow delegates and workshop leaders after Friday's workshops

Workshops include

  • ESG with Sophie B. Jewett and Erlend Bjørklund

  • Financial reporting with Fredrik Melle

  • Tax with Steinar Hareide

  • Corruption and fraud with Stig Rune Johnsen

  • Cyber security with Margrethe Rønning og Bengt Nyland

Module 3: Strategy and Sustainability

Partners: McKinsey & Company, Case Rose and guest speakers (to be announced)

Date and time: Friday 25th and Saturday 26th of October - Starting at 13:00 on Friday and finishing at 13:00 on Saturday 

Location: McKinsey office, Copenhagen

Additional: Lunch and dinner with fellow delegates and workshop leaders after Friday's workshops

Workshops include

  • Strategy with Sverre Fjeldstad, Partner at McKinsey

  • Portfolio strategy and M&A with Antoine Montard, Partner at McKinsey

  • Professional board career with Case Rose

  • Board experience sharing with Liselotte Engstam, NED chair, and board director at four listed companies, two private companies, and two NGOs

Module 4: Leadership and Human Factors on the Board

Partner: INSEAD with IN-BOARD groups from the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, and the Nordics. 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

Date and time: Two alternatives

  • Cohort 1 – Arrival 19.00 Wednesday 20th November

    • Programme start: Thursday 21st November

    • Programme ends: Saturday 23rd November

  • Cohort 2 – Arrival 19.00 Thursday 21st November

    • Programme start: Friday 22th November

    • Programme ends: Sunday 24th November

Location: INSEAD, Fontainebleau 

Additional: Lunch and dinners with fellow delegates and workshop leaders


  • Board Role and Performance, Group and Board Dynamics

  • Board Effectiveness, Authority, and Effective Leadership

  • Personal Coaching (incl. 360° feedback) and Leadership Development


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Participation will include tickets to the INSEAD Summer Party 2024 at Vøienvolden Gård, Oslo, on Friday, 30h of August. Enjoy a charming Oslo summer evening with great food, wine, and fellow INSEAD friends and alumni.

We are building a stronger foundation for INSEAD executives who desire to take on greater responsibilities on boards in the Nordics and internationally.

Our aim is to have between 15 to a maximum of 20 delegates per program to maintain an intimate and dedicated learning and networking experience.


Participation fees: 

  • EUR 1,590 for the first 3 modules in the Nordics (EUR 100 discount to INSEAD Alumni Association members)

  • Additional EUR 4,520 for module 4 at INSEAD. This module is optional but also recommended due to the personal coaching and development that it provides for you to improve your effectiveness on the board

  • Participants may sign up for modules 1 to 3 initially and secure a place in Workshop 4 in the autumn

  • Participants are responsible for personal travel and accommodation costs

  • The IN-BOARD is a non-profit initiative

Registration deadlines: 

  • 31st of July 2024 for Module 1-3

  • 15th of September 2024 for Module 4

  • Limited spaces available

For questions and registration, please contact co-organizers Diego Bergheim and Daniel Haugestad Pedersen by email at We can schedule a time for a phone call to answer questions and provide more information. 

Best regards,

The IN-BOARD Nordic Academy


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Alumni Association Norway

Compact program, building very nicely on top of the IN-BOARD sessions in the countries…’  

Compact program, building very nicely on top of the IN-BOARD sessions in the countries…’  

The usual INSEAD success formula - group dynamics, quality of professors, mix coaching and experience sharing as well as frameworks. The Professors were both absolutely excellent – very well done to pull this together .

Interesting and credible professors. Group coach was very professional and capable.

Refreshingly different approach to other Board courses with INSEAD setting and social aspect

The program provided me good insights on how to act as an NED. The variety of some theory combined with participant discussions added much value to the programme. Key strengths are Erik and Jaap who passionately drove the programme. Their experience and knowledge are real added value...

The board is not a black box for me anymore. The Matrix Board interaction and the GPS provide me insights how to act as an NED. The ... human aspect was also an eye opener for me.

Compact program, building very nicely on top of the IN-BOARD sessions in the countries…’  

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