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In a business environment characterized by intense competition and complex dynamics, family-owned companies face unique challenges. During this program, you'll learn how to leverage the strengths of family business management and successfully implement practices that drive high performance, shareholder loyalty—and healthy family relationships.
Through classroom sessions and dynamic family interaction, this leadership development program will help you formulate strategies for critical issues, such as management succession, ownership control, and shareholder relationships. You'll also explore ways to distribute wealth to benefit the family and the business, develop an effective board of directors, and implement strategies for growing the company while maintaining family control.
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Led by experts in family business, this Executive Education program provides effective strategies that your family can use to address its unique business challenges and family goals. Professional facilitators will work privately with you to create a customized plan that positions your company—and your family—for ongoing success.
This highly personalized program is designed for groups of four or more family members representing both genders and two generations. You'll interact with a range of participants from different countries and industries who all share one thing in common: the desire to shape their family's future.
Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.
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John A. Davis consults and speaks globally to family companies on the topics of family and corporate governance, strategic and succession planning, professionalizing the family business, next-generation development, and partner relationships. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading thinkers and advisers on these topics.
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Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.
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