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Expert Faculty

Our internationally recognized faculty are actively engaged in their respective fields as advisors, consultants, educators, therapists, attorneys and wealth managers.

Video

Connect with students from around the world. Each course includes self-paced online lessons and concludes with a capstone seminar with faculty and other students via video conferencing.

Library

Download required readings, cases, a comprehensive glossary, and supplementary materials for each course.

Online courses

Designed for busy professionals, our online courses provide 24/7 access to lessons, readings, case studies, discussion boards and more.

Upcoming courses

Courses are open year round and can be started anytime at least 3 weeks prior to the final capstone webinar. FFI GEN courses can be taken individually or for credit toward earning a Certificate in Family Business (CFBA) or Family Wealth Advising (CFWA). Current online courses open for enrollment are listed here. To learn more about Certificate Programs go here.

Self in Systems

  • Webinar Date: September 22, 2014
  • ID: GEN102
Self in Systems: systemic thinking, genograms and the role of the family enterprise advisor
This course provides a foundation in and understanding of: the nature of systems concepts and systems thinking; the genogram as useful tool in understanding client systems; the genogram as a useful tool for better understanding professionals and how their experiences influence the work they do with family enterprises; professional growth and development, a topic that includes learning more about yourself in order to work more effectively with client systems.

  • 5 Lessons
  • Required for CFBA & CFWA
  • Online

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Family Enterprise Advising and Consulting

  • Webinar Date: September 23, 2014
  • ID: GEN201
Family Enterprise Advising and Consulting: The action research model as applied to family enterprise
This course provides a foundation in and understanding of: how to deploy a family business consulting model that has its foundations in action-research methodology; what it means to ‘be in the room’ with clients through scenarios depicted by actors portraying four of the basic steps of the consulting process; the skills needed for working effectively with family enterprise client systems during the change process; how to use your own skills through interactive
feedback sessions posed at the end of each scenario.

  • 4 Lessons
  • Required for CFBA
  • Online

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Families of Wealth

  • Webinar Date: September 24, 2014
  • ID: GEN202
Families of Wealth: A multidisciplinary approach
This course provides a foundation in and understanding of: how to deploy a family business consulting model that has its foundations in action-research methodology; what it means to ‘be in the room’ with clients through scenarios depicted by actors portraying four of the basic steps of the consulting process; the skills needed for working effectively with family enterprise client systems during the change process; how to use your own skills through interactive
feedback sessions posed at the end of each scenario.

  • 4 Lessons
  • Required for CFWA
  • Online

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Myths, Realities, and Trends

  • Webinar Date: September 22, 2014
  • ID: GEN501
Myths, Realities, and Trends in the Field of Family Enterprise
This course provides an understanding of: the trends and latest in family enterprise research and practice; the challenge to the persistent myth of shirtsleeves-to-shirtsleeves in three generations; the areas in several topics (women in family enterprises, governance, conflict management, and leadership transition) where researchers and consultants agree and where they differ; generational differences and their impact on family enterprises.

  • 5 Lessons
  • Required for CFBA & CFWA
  • Online

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Family Governance in the Family Enterprise

  • Webinar Date: September 26, 2014
  • ID: GEN502
Family Governance in the Family Enterprise: A key structural element in family enterprise governance
This course provides a foundation and understanding of: the nature of family enterprise governance, its core concepts and functions; unique challenges and opportunities encountered by professionals developing family governance in
family enterprises; practical tools needed to build family governance; through actual case studies, the skills needed to assist families in designing and implementing a family governance system throughout several life cycle stages.

  • 4 Lessons
  • Required for CFBA & CFWA
  • Online

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