Programs for You and Your Family

Family Entrepreneurship Advisory Services focused on Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation Workshop

Family businesses fall behind in their use of digital technologies to confront disruption and competition, while their limited digital capabilities impair their growth and ability to create a positive impact. Family businesses need a vision shared across generations to plan their digital transformation journey and build a sustainable, impactful legacy. Babson’s Institute for Family Entrepreneurship offers entrepreneurial families Advisory Services for Digital Transformation to address this challenge. Ruben Mancha, Associate Professor of Information Systems and faculty director of the Digital Transformation Initiative at Babson, will work with you and your family in creating and implementing a digital strategy. The customized services can include workshops to help inform and align leadership around the concepts and benefits of digital transformation; guidance to leaders crafting a digital transformation plan and leading the transformation efforts; and assistance in assessing and selecting a consulting firm.

 

Family Entrepreneurship Amplifier Custom Program

Family Entrepreneurship Amplifier Custom Program

  Lead Faculty: Professor Matt Allen, founder of the Family Entrepreneurship Amplifier Program

  • For Families and Extended Family Groups
  • Includes all ages 14+
  • Can be offered virtually or in person
  • Format and timing to meet family needs

The Family Entrepreneurship Amplifier is our flagship program for undergraduate and graduate students at Babson. We're now offering a custom version of the Amplifier to entrepreneurial families around the world. This unique program, informed by family theory research, builds the capacity of entrepreneurial families to create value of all kinds across generations and time. The program begins with a series of structured conversations between the older and younger generation, which are designed to foster deeper understanding and a shared vision for the family’s ongoing entrepreneurial legacy. The program then provides a structure for the family to practice creating value together as the younger generation leads a mutually agreed upon family entrepreneurship initiative. This initiative can be most anything – from launching a start-up business or new product line to initiatives around a family council to philanthropic or social impact initiatives. The goal is to apply what has been discovered and to further build the family’s capacity for value creation.

 

Family Entrepreneurial Leadership: Creating Impact That Matters

Family Entrepreneurial Leadership: Creating Impact That Matters

Lead Faculty: Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director, The Institute for Social Innovation

  • For Families and Extended Family Groups
  • Includes all ages 14+
  • Can be offered virtually or in person
  • Format and timing to meet family needs

Today more than ever, creating economic and social value simultaneously is a requirement for successful and relevant family businesses. In partnership with the Institute for Social Innovation, we're offering this custom program to members of entrepreneurial families who have a unique opportunity to use the resources available to them to create the types of value that are most personal to them. This unique and very tailored program focuses on family members by exploring who they are, what they know, who they know, what resources they have available to them and, most importantly, what they care most about. This program unites family members around a shared set of values that allows for social/community impact whether in the Family Business or in the Family Office or in their own lives. This is a skills-based entrepreneurial exploration program to develop leadership for impact.

 

Family Entrepreneurship Advisory Services

IFE Advisory Service

The Bertarelli Institute for Family Entrepreneurship applies a unique multidisciplinary approach to the challenges facing entrepreneurial families through disciplines including governance, family functioning, leadership, transitions and business growth and innovation. We provide advisory services, custom family executive education, and individual coaching. Babson’s Family Entrepreneurship team brings a range and depth of experience, blending research driven academic knowledge with CEO level business leadership experience.