One of the FEC’s main approaches to helping family businesses is by offering educational programs. Since our founding in 1987, we have emphasized that family businesses should not be run like their non family-owned counterparts. This is largely due to the fact that family businesses have many unique qualities that, when properly leveraged, can lead to extraordinary performance. Consequently, our programs often are different than traditional business classes to emphasize the unique conditions inherent in family enterprise.
Educational programs are typically offered in a customized format for family businesses, professional advisors, associations, and scholars. When participating in programs with the FEC, you can expect:
- Holistic learning (learning that looks at all the family dimensions as well as the business)
- Faculty with a personal and professional family business background and proven industry experience
- Value-adding knowledge backed by scientific research