Your family is unique. Preserve your future with the right family business succession planning
Leading the Family Business
Assuring the continuity of family-owned enterprises

Discover a safe confidential space to plan your family business succession

The Global Family Business Center at IMD is a world-leading family business research and education center, focusing on the real issues that you face as a family business.

In a safe, confidential environment, you will expand your knowledge of successful family firms and better understand and navigate specific challenges and critical issues in your own family business.

Together we will probe the key issues facing all family businesses such as: growth, governance, conflict management, succession, and strategy.

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Navigate specific challenges and critical issues in your family business

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Probe key issues facing family businesses: growth, governance, succession and culture

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Benchmark best practices to broaden your understanding of successful family businesses

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Get concrete take-home value to drive overall performance

You and your class

Leading the Family Business (LFB) is for all members of business-owning families as well as senior non-family executives and board members. For ideal learning benefits, you are recommended to come as a team.

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Your class will comprise a carefully selected group of business-owning families who share similar issues to yours. With IMD’s rich expertise of over 29 years working with family businesses you will benefit from the most impactful learning both individually and as a group.

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Leading the Family Business is an extraordinary program. The energy, thought, care and expertise shine throughout the program. 

Ben MacLehose

Director, J & J Denholm Ltd

You will work on your family business issues, such as succession, successful transition to the next generation and discover how to create better communication around family members. This means that you leave the program prepared for your current challenges and for tomorrow’s.

Denise H. Kenyon-Rouvinez

Program Director

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