BUILD AN ENDURING FAMILY ENTERPRISE IN TODAY’S FAST-CHANGING WORLD
The leaders and owners of 21st century Family Businesses face complex challenges imposed by globalisation, the technological revolution, and the accelerating rate of disruptive change. Family Businesses simultaneously face the traditional challenges of effective governance, succession transitions, family trust and unity, and next generation preparation.
How to address these complexities and plan for the long-term success of the modern Family Business is at the heart of this unique programme.
STRATEGISE FOR THE FUTURE TOGETHER
Designed for a multigenerational audience, families participate in small groups of three or more family members from both the senior generation and next generation. This provides a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas and partner together in planning for the future sustainability of their legacy.
Family Businesses have inherent strengths that, when leveraged, lead to greater innovation, superior performance, and more longevity. This programme focuses on the strategies that family-owned businesses, and the families that own and lead them, need to remain competitive in today’s global environment.
Families learn how to professionalise and strengthen their family enterprises to remain competitive in their industries, relevant and influential in the region, united as a family and ownership group, and capable to pass their legacy to the next generation. A combination of global trends, cutting-edge research, and successful strategies implemented by leading families around the globe contribute to a transformational learning experience with ample exchange within families and networking among participant families.
KEY TOPICS OF DISCUSSION
- An array of relevant topics are offered in this three-day, interactive educational experience.
- Understanding the Fundamentals of the Family Enterprise System
- Governance of the Family Business System
- Succession and Next Generation Development
- Power of Ownership (Significant role and responsibilities of owners; Differentiating the role of owners)
- Strong Families (Family mission, vision, values; Family talent development; etc.)
UNIQUE PROGRAMME FOR TEAMS OF MULTIGENERATIONAL FAMILIES
This programme brings together teams of three or more individuals from each family, from both the senior generation and next generation. It is designed for a diverse audience of family members, owners, board members, and executives. This programme greatly advances the planning, conversations, and relationships of family members when they attend together, and team participation is required.
Testimonials for Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise Programmes
“We just concluded our Board meeting. I brought a lot of my Cambridge Institute experience from the course to the executive sessions. It was immensely helpful.”
-2nd Generation Family Owner, Dubai
“I would like to congratulate the Cambridge Institute team for the incredible quality of the conference. It was really one of the best that we have attended.”
-Vice President of Family Board, Brazil
*All sessions taught in English.
Professor John Davis is a globally recognized pioneer and foremost authority on family enterprise and family wealth. He is the founder of family business management studies at Harvard Business School, and is the founding chair of Harvard’s Families in Business program. Since the 1970s, he has been an academic, advisor, author, and speaker on family enterprise, and creator of the significant works and conceptual frameworks in the family enterprise field. He teaches and advises the world’s leading business families in more than 65 countries on strategies for the multigenerational success of their families, companies, ownership groups, and financial wealth. He is founder and chairman of the Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise. Learn more at johndavis.com.
Professor Alexandre “Sandi” da Cunha leads the Family Business Initiative at the Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, Portugal. He is the academic director of the school’s Managing the Family Business program, a four-day executive program for families in business. Prof. Cunha advises family-owned enterprises on a range of issues, including the preparation and implementation of succession plans, fair processes for decision-making, effective governance forums, and principles of behavior in the ownership group. He is a senior advisor and associate partner at Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise, a highly specialized international advisory firm serving family enterprises. He is co-author of the book Liderar o negócio da família: Potencialidades, desafios e pistas para a açnão.
Professor Peter Vogel is professor of family business and entrepreneurship at IMD Business School in Zurich, Switzerland. He is faculty chair of the Leading the Family Business program, a four-day executive program for the owners and leaders of multigenerational family businesses. Prof. Vogel is a frequent speaker and trainer on entrepreneurship, innovation, global megatrends and their impact on organizations, strategic growth, digital transformation, and talent development. He is a senior advisor and associate partner at Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise, where he advises family enterprises on succession planning, family strategy and governance, developing the next generation particularly as entrepreneurs, and investment opportunities. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community and a think-tank member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum.
Helena F. McDonnell advises and teaches multigenerational family enterprises around the world on strategies for the continuity of their enterprises. She is a coach to individual family members as they navigate their careers inside and outside of the family business. As a senior advisor and partner at Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise, a highly specialized international advisory firm, she assists family enterprises and family offices on issues of governance, shareholder agreements, succession planning, next generation development, individual life planning and career counseling, building effective teams, and family office design and restructuring. Ms. McDonnell speaks on issues unique to family enterprises at conferences and programs as a Fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise. For several years, she has served as a facilitator at Harvard Business School’s Families in Business program.