• العربية
Leading Family Business
NOVEMBER 1-2, 2017

From Seed to Orchard

Program Overview

Family businesses represent 90 percent of the enterprises in Saudi Arabia, playing a key role in the economic growth and workforce employment. The key challenges facing the family businesses are succession planning, conflict resolution and proper governance structures to ensure the continuity of these businesses and the unity of the family. The research shows that 70% of family businesses do not survive to the second generation of ownership, and only 12% survive to the third generation.

Key Benefits

  • Gain insights and inferences from faculty including global family business CEOs
  • Learn cutting-edge family business practices, trends, organizational strategies, experiences and challenges
  • Interactive Discussions allowing participants to draw on their own experiences

Organizational Benefits

  • Organically grow your family business into a consolidated enterprise
  • Minimize risk, cost and margin of error by building your plan based on similar ventures
  • Learn how to transform employees into growth-catalysts
  • Create a fertile ground for solid & sustainable expansion. 

Core Content

Leading The Family Business Program Will Cover Four Key Areas:

Family Business
• What makes a family business different
• The circle model and the family business system
• Why do families want to be in business together?
• The developmental model of family businesses
• The role of trust

Family Communication
• Value and purpose of family meetings
• Coping with anxiety
• Understanding family tensions and managing conflict
• The role of emotional intelligence

Succession Planning
• The transitions model: Preparation, triggers and disengagement
• The stages: Exploration, choice and implementation
• The challenges and resistance of succession planning
• The role of senior generations (family) in building confidence and capabilities of the younger generationst
• The children’s perspective

Family Governance
• Importance of thoughtful and effective family governance
• Ownership governance: policies, structures and attitudes
• Understanding the role of executive and non-executive directors in family businesses
• Changes in governance as family evolves
• Professionalising the boardroom: the role of a balanced board of directors

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PROGRAM
HIGHLIGHTS

This 2-day program is designed to raise awareness about opportunities, characteristics and challenges unique to family businesses and develop capabilities for organization, strategies, and succession in family businesses at different stages of their growth and evolutionary trajectories. This program will enable family business owners and managers to build on and leverage distinct strengths of their family businesses. It addresses important aspects of leading an established family business, exploring the issues of conflict management, planning for succession, and recognizing the opportunities for good governance mechanisms and cultural change. It will also allow for networking between participants and active debate with a panel of local experts at the end of the program.

WHO SHOULD
ATTEND

Family business owners and members of their extended family with executive or non-executive roles in the family business. Investors, founders, leaders, professionals associated with family businesses. Entrepreneurs, and managers working with family businesses CEOs, Directors-executive and non-executive, Presidents, Vice-Presidents, General Managers, Profit Center Heads and specialists in functions with responsibilities for decisions in family businesses

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