Being born into a ‘family in business’ means having to deal very early on with a passionate, work-charged environment where family and company life are closely intertwined. To support the Next Gen with these challenges and with their entry into the business, we have set up two dedicated support programmes.

FAMILY BUSINESS SUMMER ACADEMY :
Making the decision

Should I join the family business?

WHO IS THE ACADEMY FOR?

Sons and daughters of family businesses in Luxembourg, Belgium and France, aged 18 to 30 who, on leaving school or higher education, are wondering whether or not they want to join the family business one day, and what role they could play in it.

OBJECTIVES

To help them find out more about themselves, the business and what working in the family means; to understand why it can be difficult to broach the subject of succession... while sharing their concerns and experiences with other young people facing similar questions.

APPROACH

By dealing with these matters in an academic environment, each participant is encouraged to take ownership of the decision-making process. It also fosters a group spirit that is useful during and after the seminar. The emphasis is on personal development and peer-to-peer discussion.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Insights from teachers, practitioners and family entrepreneurs and, most importantly, a group of peers who are all interested in the same subject.

WHEN AND WHERE

A three-day session at the end of the summer, at Château de la Poste, near Namur (Belgium). From 29 August to 1 September 2017.

HOW TO JOIN

Registration is now open. Click here to find out more about the programme (documents in French)
To register, contact Laura Giallombardo


This programme is offered in partnership with the ICHEC 'Families in Business' chair - www.famillesenentreprises.be

FAMILY BUSINESS JUNIOR EXECUTIVE ACADEMY :
Establishing legitimacy

How do I progress from 'Son' or 'Daughter' to legitimate executive status?

WHO IS THE ACADEMY FOR?

Sons and daughters of family business in Luxembourg, Belgium and France, aged 25 to 35, who have recently joined the family business in an executive capacity.

OBJECTIVES

To help them find out more about themselves and understand how to establish their legitimacy; to reach a better understanding of the mechanics and challenges of the family business; to learn how to ‘read’ other people, work alongside relatives and discover and develop their own areas of expertise.

APPROACH

By dealing with these matters in an academic environment, each participant is encouraged to take ownership of the decision-making process. It also fosters a group spirit that is useful during and after the seminar. The emphasis is on personal development and peer-to-peer discussion.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Insights from teachers, practitioners and family entrepreneurs and, most importantly, a group of peers who are all interested in the same subject.

WHEN AND WHERE

Two three-day sessions in autumn, at Château de la Poste, near Namur (Belgium). Session 1: 12-14 October 2017. Session 2: 9-11 November 2017

HOW TO JOIN

Registration is now open. Click here to find out more about the programme (documents in French).
To register, contact Laura Giallombardo


This programme is offered in partnership with the ICHEC 'Families in Business' chair - www.famillesenentreprises.be