Discover a safe confidential space to plan your family business succession

The Global Family Business Center at IMD Business School 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 family-owned business as well as senior non-family executives and board members. For ideal learning benefits, you are recommended to come as a team.

Read more about admission criteria for Leading the Family Business course

Your class will comprise a carefully selected group of business-owning families who share similar issues to yours. With IMD Business School’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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41
Average age
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18
years experience
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+13
industries
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+9
nationalities

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
UK

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

Next start & fee
Program length: 4 – 5 days
2018
from
25
June
to
29
June

Lausanne

CHF 10,900

2018
from
30
Sept.
to
04
Oct.

Lausanne

CHF 10,500

Participants who attended LFB also joined
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Re-energize your business and yourself

Get the full breadth of business topics and trends you need to know about to stay successfully ahead. 30+ hot topics, fully customizable schedule and networking opportunities with 350+ top executives.

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Leading the Family Office (LFO)
Creating it, governing it, preserving it

Helps families of wealth set up and sustainably maintain their own Single Family Office

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