Who should attend
GEL is a unique international leadership program for high-achieving young business leaders from American, Chinese and other international family enterprises. Participants will be exposed to a select group of successful entrepreneurs and family business leaders who are eager to share their experience and wisdom with you to help you expand your business and network globally.
About the course
Do You Want To Sustain Your Enterprise Into The Next Generation?
Do You Want To Expand Your Global Business Network?
Family businesses are a growing force in the economies of China and other emerging markets. With family-owned businesses expected to represent nearly 40 percent of the world’s large enterprises by 2025, according to McKinsey & Co., this fast-growing segment is attracting the attention of both would-be investors and United States and Americas companies active in emerging markets.
GEL (Global Emerging Leaders for Family Enterprise) is a select leadership development offering for emerging entrepreneurs from American, Chinese and other international family enterprises. GEL prepares you for success as a next-generation leader of your family business by connecting you with peers and fellow business creators in circumstances you would actually face as an executive seeking to foster international and intergenerational business opportunities and the exchange of values and knowledge.
GEL represents a collaborative effort between two of the leading business schools in China and the US: Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. As the only comprehensive cross-cultural, experiential and immersive program for the next generation, GEL is the foundation upon which participants can build the competitive edge they need in the years to come.
GEL participants will travel from the United States to China during the program period, splitting the week between New York City and Ithaca, New York.
- Building an international business network with those who share your values.
- Understanding business creation in China and the US.
- Globalizing your family enterprise.
- Developing strategies to sustain corporate wealth over generations.
- Growing as a global leader.
- Expanding your skills in entrepreneurship, collaboration and leadership.
- Understanding the relationship between wealth, values and family legacies.
- Helping your family set a succession plan.
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.