Your Family Business Resource

The IMD Global Family Business Center is a world leading family business research and education center.

We are dedicated to the real issues facing family businesses, family offices, family foundations and families with significant wealth, and will help you learn how to secure the sustainable success of your business and family, whether large or small.  

The birthplace of Family Business education in 1988 and now a world leading Global Family Business Center, we operate from campuses in Lausanne and Singapore in addition to delivering off-site programs worldwide.

Conducting and sharing highly relevant research

  • Real case studies written with family businesses, thought leaders and the finest academics;
  • Widely acclaimed insights and pragmatic recommendations.

Using a real world – real learning approach

  • Experienced faculty (+30 years) with family businesses across 5 continents;
  • From ‘open’ programs to those fully-customized to your specific and unique challenges.

Delivering a transformative learning experience

  • For family members – as well as senior non-family executives or board members when accompanied by a family member;
  • Combining theory and practice in a safe and impartial space.

We will help you

  • Reflect on Family Business governance;
  • Explore strategies for preserving and transferring wealth;
  • Ensure ownership, engagement and performance from your leaders, management teams and boards;
  • Initiate essential conversations and address complex conflict;
  • Succession plan; and
  • Develop the leadership capacities of the Next Generation.

The IMD Global Family Business Center – your family business resource to help you ensure long-term continuity and sustainable growth over generations.

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