Growing a Business and Family Across Generations

Discover the power of entrepreneurship to advance family businesses.

Babson College has long been at the forefront of educating entrepreneurial families, and recent research by Babson’s Institute for Family Entrepreneurship has identified that meaningful change in any family business requires a multifaceted approach driven by entrepreneurial leaders.

Through Growing a Business and Family Across Generations, you will discover how thinking and acting entrepreneurially as a family, leader, and business will enable your organization to achieve continued growth.

Learn Essential Skills

  • Embrace an entrepreneurial mindset that will allow your business to create value, identify new opportunities, and adapt to changes over time and across generations
  • Learn how to function effectively as an entrepreneurial family as well as owners and representatives of a business
  • Develop an innovative approach to leadership that will empower current and future leaders in the family business to access their full potential

Who Should Attend

  • Current and future leaders/owners, including nonfamily executives or directors of successful family enterprises
  • Family leaders in business-owning families, such as chairs of family councils or family foundations

Date: June 24-26, 2019

Cost: $4,200

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Takes place at Babson Dubai

What You Will Learn

In this interactive program, you will:

  • Be taught Babson’s signature approach to entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®, along with specific tools for how to apply this approach to a family business setting
  • Learn the best practices, based on research into the most successful business families around the world, for growing businesses while maintaining cohesive families
  • Develop an innovative approach to leadership that will empower current and future leaders in the family business to access their full potential 

Who Should Enroll

Current and future leaders/owners, including nonfamily executives or directors of successful family enterprises, and family leaders in business-owning families, such as chairs of family councils or family foundations. Multiple participants from a single family business are strongly encouraged to attend.

Your Faculty Directors

Matt Allen, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship 
The faculty director of Babson's Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor Matt Allen's expertise is in the effective management of human capital within entrepreneurial environments, especially family enterprise, where he has played a key role in Babson research efforts as the academic director for the STEP (Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices) Project. He has been involved in executive education programs for students from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay.
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Scott Taylor, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
Associate Professor Scott Taylor's primary research focus is leader assessment and development. He enjoys studying the various methods organizations use to assess and develop their leaders, evaluating the effectiveness of these methods, and developing new methods and technologies to improve leader assessment and development. Taylor has taught in Babson Executive Education custom programs for organizations that include EMC, FLIR Systems, MCAA, MilliporeSigma, National Football League, Siemens, and Veolia.  
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Accommodations/Registration Details

This program will take place at Babson Dubai, located at The Academy at DIFC, at the Dubai International Financial Centre. The cost includes program materials and meals.

All participants receive a certificate of completion.

Each session has a limited number of participants to preserve the intimacy and collegiality of the experience. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Read about discounts for Babson alumni with the Second-Century Alumni Grant.

For more information, including available discounts, email Dayle Lipsky or call +1-781-239-3915

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