Family Business Programs

Helping families build a stronger family business ecosystem

Discover our family enterprise programs

Leading the Family Office
Helps families of wealth set up and sustainably govern their own Single Family Office
On Campus
Duration: 3 days
Fee: 11'000 CHF
Next start: 1 June 2022
Navigating your Family Enterprise into the Future
Program for enterprising families run as part of IMD's OWP program, a transformational experience providing cutting-edge insights on the hottest management topics.
New format
Fee: 10'900 CHF
Next start: 27 June 2022
Leading the Family Business
Helps family businesses to better understand and manage their own challenges by sharing experiences and benchmarking success with other family firms.
On Campus
Duration: 4-5 days
Fee: 10'500 CHF
Next start: 5 September 2022
NEW in 2022: Leading the Family Office program will also take place on our IMD Campus in Singapore, 26-28 October 2022. Learn more
Enterprising families are faced with a set of unique challenges related to governance, succession, ownership, wealth, family dynamics and strategy. Education is crucial to ensure a united family and long-term success of the business.
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Your Learning Journey

CONTEXT: You gain a clear understanding of the objectives you want to achieve as a family or organization.
TRANSFORMATION: You build the case for change and a detailed action plan associated with key areas of choice.
CAPABILITIES: You develop the capabilities of your people in areas critical to your future success.
IMPACT: Create lasting impact as you lead and drive change. What you create and learn at IMD will become ingrained within your business.

IMD helps Plus Pack chart a path to a smooth family business succession

Our positive experience in managing the transition of power between the third and fourth generation of our family, with support from IMD’s Global Family Business Center, offers four valuable lessons for businesses preparing for succession.

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Some key learnings from family programs

IMD launched the world's FIRST open enrolment program for families in business
years of experience working with family businesses, family offices and family foundations
3000 +
family business alumni in all open programs since launch
first IMD Global Family Business Award - presented annually - distinguishing prestigious family businesses around the world
The 5 touchstones of a healthy family business system

Societal and environmental health & well-being: Today's buiness leaders have a responsibility to not only their shareholders, but also their stakeholders such as employees, customers, public schools and the planet.
Organization health & well being: Running a high-performing and profitable business is essential for enterprising families - especially if they are growing in size over time - to ensure wealth preservation and, ideally, growth.
Ownership health & well-being: Having an ownership group that is emotionally -conneted, well-informed and capable of taking responsible decisions - in the interest of the stakeholder groups - is a major assets of family enterprises.
Family health & well-being: Family unity, trust, the maintaing of healthy relationships throught the family as well as a family governance, are crucial to ensure family enterprise longevity.
Individual health & well-being: Individual members of the family need to stay both physically and mentally healthy, to be able to continue to grow the business and the wider family enterprise system in a meaningful way.

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