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.


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


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 30 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

When you run a family business, you have many specific and inherent challenges to learn to deal with. LFB addresses these aspects, as well as how society and future trends could impact you and your business. We will explore opportunities and trends for owning, governing and managing your family enterprise to ensure multi-generational success.  

Peter Vogel

Program Director

Next start & fee
Program length: 4 days


CHF 11,900

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