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29 JUL 2015

Want to learn more about family business?

Want to learn more about family business?
Emma Rudge
Senior Associate, Veale Wasbrough Vizards

Each year, the International Centre for Families in Business runs a three day accreditation programme to introduce new members to the association.

Anyone with an interest in family business is welcome, whether you own, work in or work with family businesses.

The programme addresses a range of specific family business topics in an open and collaborative forum over three one day workshops. These sessions are an opportunity to learn more about key family business issues and have valuable and insightful discussions with peers in a relaxed environment.

Having completed the three workshops, attendees will be asked to prepare and submit a family business case study before being awarded ICFIB accreditation.

What ICFIB members say about the course:

'I thoroughly enjoyed the ICFIB training. Not only did it provide an insight into family run businesses but it has also given me practical skills that have been extremely useful in other aspects of my job. I particularly enjoyed the group as we had a mixture of contributors which meant that we were able to explore several viewpoints. I felt the course was well run and the material covered was sufficiently diverse to ensure that you got an insight into every aspect of family business.' Tom Miller, Brewin Dolphin Ltd

'It's clear to me that there's a real value in trying to understand what makes family businesses different, and in developing an appreciation that sometimes as an advisor you have to adopt a different approach when dealing with family businesses.' Antony Davies, AMPLIFi Governance UK Limited

Join other family businesses and professionals on the following accreditation sessions:

Introduction to Family Business

8 September 2015 9.00am - 4.00pm

An exploration of the unique attributes that characterise family businesses.

  • What is a family business?
  • Family business economic contribution
  • Models and frameworks
  • Roles and impact on the decision making process
  • Issues in transition from one generation to the next
  • Balancing the family, business and personal life
  • Recognising the systems in collision
  • Causes and levels of conflict within a family business
Parallel planning and succession

14 October 2015 9.00am - 4.00pm

An insight into the family business issues that can arise when succession planing.

  • What is succession planning?
  • The challenges facing the family business
  • Balancing family and business demands
  • The need and benefit of planning
  • Parallel planning for the family and business systems
  • The role of the advisor in the parallel planning process
Governance of the Family Business

3 November 2015 9.00am - 4.00pm

We will propose ideas, systems and options to assist with family business governance.

  • What is family business governance?
  • Ownership, direction and management
  • Family, board, management and stakeholder involvement
  • Shareholders' agreements
  • Family charters
  • Leadership and the next generation
If you would like to register your interest in the course or require further information, please email the ICFIB team.

All sessions will be held in Bristol.

£395 plus VAT per individual per session. 
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