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  • CPD Workshop - Family Business Psychology

    Posted On 3 Jun 2015 by ICFIB



    Family Business Psychology

    Drayton Manor Park, Tamworth, B78 3TW

    3 June 2015 | 9.00am - 4.00pm

    The transition of power and responsibility from one generation to the next is a challenging time in any family business. Even the most harmonious of families can encounter difficulties. In fact, sometimes being too harmonious is actually part of the problem. 

    This CPD workshop led by Caroline Gourlay, ICFIB Professional Member and a specialist business psychologist, will examine some of the psychology behind predictable patterns of behaviour in family business succession.

    Topics covered will include:

    • the entrepreneurial mindset

    • why it’s so hard to let go

    • the role of ego in the family business

    • techniques for encouraging change

    • attitudes to joining the family business

    • emotional maturity

    • the role – and psychology – of the professional advisor

    Psychological concepts will be brought to life by role players acting out scenarios which are typical in family businesses. Participants are not required to do any role playing. The object of the workshop is to provide family owned businesses and their advisors with reference points in order to build a deeper understanding of family business dynamics.  The workshop will also provide tools and strategies for working with family business clients.

    The workshop builds on the introductory "Inside the Family Business Mind" session but has been structured as a stand-alone session. Attendance on the earlier course may be useful but it is by no means necessary.


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    If you would like to book a place on this workshop please click here.

    Please note, bookings may only be cancelled at the discretion of ICFIB.    

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