Family Enterprise Center Programs

One of the FEC’s main approaches to helping family businesses is by offering educational programs. Since our founding in 1987, we have emphasized that family businesses should not be run like their non family-owned counterparts. This is largely due to the fact that family businesses have many unique qualities that, when properly leveraged, can lead to extraordinary performance. Consequently, our programs often are different than traditional business classes to emphasize the unique conditions inherent in family enterprise.

Educational programs are typically offered in a customized format for family businesses, professional advisors, associations, and scholars. When participating in programs with the FEC, you can expect:  

  • Holistic learning (learning that looks at all the family dimensions as well as the business)
  • Faculty with a personal and professional family business background and proven industry experience
  • Value-adding knowledge backed by scientific research

  • “Long-term family business success and family harmony hinge on curiosity, a lifelong learning orientation, and most importantly, on-going education. We cannot dream of becoming competent owners and stewards of our family legacy without making a dedicated effort to educate ourselves. In my experience, most family business owners lack the ability to handle complex or uncomfortable family business disagreements or challenges - it is not something we are trained to do. Without education, we lack the knowledge and tools needed productively move beyond our differences as a united family and shareholder group.””

Programs For Families

Mini MBA

Speaker Series

Throughout the year, the FEC will connect with the community through various business associations in Georgia to provide instruction by a noted speaker who will teach on various topics related to family business.  The dates are to be determined, so please connect with us below so that we can keep you informed about events in the area.