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Family businesses are the most common type of enterprise in the world and perhaps the most complex. This business and management course will introduce you to the unique skills and knowledge needed to manage and sustain healthy family enterprises. Core topics include strategy, leadership, conflict resolution, entrepreneurship and communication.

From global firms like Nike, Heineken, Hermes, IKEA, Bharti Airtel, Toyota, Lee Kum Kee, and Hershey, to small local establishments, family firms drive economies and employment around the globe. This course is designed for anyone whose work intersects a family business – whether you are an entrepreneur, an owner, an employee, a family member or an advisor to family business.

Join two world-renowned experts who consult to 150+ families around the globe and acquire new skills and knowledge critical to longevity and success within family enterprises.

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  • How to leverage family dynamics in order to improve business performance
  • The power to enhance relationships among family, business owners and staff
  • To create a framework of agreements and protocols to drive business success
  • To implement a successful business strategy through shared family values and vision
  • How to set up the next generation for successful leadership of the family enterprise


Wendy Sage-Hayward
Senior Consultant
Family Business Consulting Group

David C. Bentall
Founding Principal
Next Step Advisors Inc.


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