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Veale Wasborough Vizards , 12 MAY 2015

Mind games - exploring family business psychology

Mind games - exploring family business psychology
The transition of power and responsibility from one generation to the next is a challenging time in any family business and even the most harmonious families can encounter difficulties. In fact, sometimes being too harmonious can actually become part of the problem.

On Wednesday 3 June, Caroline Gourlay, ICFIB Professional Member and specialist business psychologist, will be presenting a CPD workshop which will examine some of the psychology behind predictable patterns of behaviour in family business succession.

Topics covered will include:

  • the entrepreneurial mindset
  • why it's so hard to let go
  • the role of ego in the family business
  • techniques for encouraging change
  • attitudes to joining the family business
  • emotional maturity
  • the role and psychology of the professional advisor
Psychological concepts will be brought to life by role players acting out scenarios which are typical in family business. Participants are not required to do any role playing. The object of the workshop is to provide family owned businesses and their advisors with reference points in order to build a deeper understanding of family business dynamics. The workshop will also provide tools and strategies for working with family business clients.

The workshop will be held at Drayton Manor and will build on a previous introductory workshop entitled 'Inside the Family Business Mind' which Caroline presented last year. This session has, however, been structured as a stand-along session. Attendance on the earlier course may be useful but is by no means necessary.

Cost

  • Professional members - £225 plus VAT
  • Associate members - £315 plus VAT
  • Non members - £450 plus VAT
If you would like to book a place on this workshop, please email the events team at ICFIB.

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