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Sep 23—27, 2019
5 days
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CAD 4000 ≈USD 3056
CAD 800 per day

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Managing a family business is unique, and complex. In partnership with KPMG Enterprise, this program focuses on strategies and tactics for addressing leadership, growth and family business ownership issues.

What do I get?

After completing the FamilyShift™ program, you'll receive an authentic digital artifact – also known as a badge. This badge showcases your achievements and commitment to professional development. You can share your accomplishment with your network by displaying digital badges on social media, websites, ePortfolios, professional networks, and email signatures. Included in your badge is a digital certificate. Your network will be able to view your personalized and authentic certificate through your online digital badge.

In addition to a digital badge, you will receive a FamilyShift™ Certificate of Completion, a powerful credential from the top business school in Canada.

Program Content

Family businesses are unique. Running one requires a different perspective.

In partnership with Ivey’s Business Families Centre and KPMG Enterprise, FamilyShift™ is a week-long program built for family members taking a leadership/management role in their family business. With case studies, break out groups, guest speakers and experts, and coaching sessions, you’ll emerge an expert in the unique challenges family businesses face.

Interested candidates must complete an application form and be nominated by an Ivey Academy or KPMG Enterprise representative. Participants are selected by The Ivey Academy.

What You Learn

Day 1

  • Program Overview
  • Case Study: The Culture of Family Business
  • Value to Values
  • Rights & Responsibilities
  • Case Study: Working with Relatives
  • Dinner off-site
  • Family Fireside Chat

Day 2 - The Language of Family Business

  • Case Study: Refining Entrepreneurial Instincts- creating intrapreneurial family enterprise
  • Guest speaker & fireside chat
  • Family Finance
  • Global Family Business
  • Group case prep & evening social

Day 3 - Establishing Family Business Framework

  • Workshop: Negotiating Skills for Life
  • Workshop: Making a Social Impact
  • Guest speaker
  • Group case prep & evening

Day 4 - Exploring Family Business Futures

  • Case Study: Family Governance
  • Workshop: Design Thinking in Disruptive Times
  • Dinner & reception off-site

Day 5 - Group Presentations and Course Wrap-Up

  • Individual Exercise: Picture Your Legacy
  • Mentor match & program wrap up

How You Learn

This is Not about Textbooks and Lectures

This isn’t your typical classroom. Our programs are designed with busy leaders in mind. We’re talking an engaging, interactive, and unique experience. Our real-world Case-Method of Learning is not about textbooks and lectures – it’s about learning by doing. You’ll walk away with new knowledge and ideas that you can immediately implement in your business.

Who should attend

Family members assuming a leadership/management role in their family business.


David Simpson is a London based financier with a broad range of business experiences and a passion for Entrepreneurship. He has financed and operated a diverse range of businesses including restaurants, golf courses, aircraft leasing, oil field serves and retail. He completed an undergraduate deg...


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Next dates

Sep 23—27, 2019
5 days
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CAD 4000 ≈USD 3056
CAD 800 per day

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