Detailed programme

The programme consists of 2 modules − both of which focus on the long-term success of your family and business. Each day starts with cases and discussion with the other participants, together or by generation. Every afternoon ends with 2 confidential sessions for your family: one with a coach, and one amongst yourselves. The evenings are filled with discussions and practical examples − accompanied by refreshments.

Module 1

  • Intro: The long-term success of family businesses
  • The dynamics of family businesses through the generations
  • Working together, communication and conflict management
  • Governance in the family business system
    • The Family – values, charter, family council, …
    • The Shareholdership – choices, duties, representation, …
    • The Board of Directors – composition, role with regard to the family, role with regard to the business
  • Everyone’s role as family member, shareholder, director or manager

Module 2

  • Follow-up and continuity from the perspective of the current and upcoming generations, active and non-active family members
  • Specific topics according to the needs of the participating families
  • Conditions for long-term success from generation to generation 

Our approach

A personal approach and confidentiality are core elements of this unique programme. Each family has its own challenges and issues. Therefore, experienced family business coaches and experts work with your family to help you define your own specific challenges and goals, facilitate a common vision, and develop an effective approach in the form of an action plan.

The Vlerick Difference

We have a unique approach to learning, which focuses on bringing theory to life, giving you the skills and insight you need to really make a difference. Spend time on our beautiful campuses, and you become part of one of the most active business communities in Europe, learning in a way that will help you to be a more effective and productive business leader throughout your career. Learning at Vlerick really is an experience far away from traditional classroom learning. You’ll work collaboratively with your faculty and fellow participants to bring your ideas to life in a robust and practical way.

Digital − the new normal in business − will also strengthen your learning process. Our online platform ‘Showpad’ and the use of a tablet grant you access to all of the learning materials anywhere, anytime, and enable you to go beyond note-taking: take pictures of the flipchart during a brainstorming exercise, record a video of a role play, participate in a quick poll, create a Wikipage together … and share them on the spot with your group.

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A learning experience with real impact on your operations? A management programme tailored to the specific needs of your business? Contact us and discover how we can design and deliver customised programmes for your team that add genuine value to your organisation.

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