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Executive Education

Entreprises Familiales : Gouvernance et Management

Entreprises Familiales : Gouvernance et Management

Program overview


In times of crisis, family-run businesses demonstrate greater resilience than other organizations and achieve better results. This success can be attributed to a combination of dynamic entrepreneurship and prudence in asset management. Family companies face their own specific challenges, particularly in terms of management and governance, which rely heavily on the different generations sharing common core values. Millennials are currently right at the heart of this issue. Our goal is to equip participants with the best available tools, and enable them to see these crucial challenges from a new angle. Shared governance between the family and the executive committee plays an essential role in ensuring the smooth transition of power from one generation to the next.

Executive Certificate Governance and Management of Family Businesses

Format: In class
Duration: 14 days
Language: French
Cost: 17900 €*
Place: France

The programme is aimed at :

Current or future directors of a family business, shareholder and family board member, new generation,
Non-family CEOs and future executives of a family business


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* Net price, HEC Paris is not subject to VAT. Prices, dates, faculty, and program content are subject to change. 



Enhance or prepare for your role as an administrator 

the complexity and specific nature of family companies, in order to better understand their unique dynamics and psychology 

Reconcile your vision of company management and family governance 

Work on your own specific challenges by developing a governance project, which you will defend before a jury of experts


Sharing the unique character of family-owned businesses and your vision for the governance project

Identifying the structures and mechanisms, which can be implemented to manage the internal dynamics of family businesses

Planning ahead for the generational transition and developing soft skills in a rapidly-evolving environment

Finding the best way to transfer control of the business and its assets from one generation to the next

Successfully managing the major strategic priorities: innovation, business model, diversification and implementation with the board of directors or family committee

Sustaining growth while satisfying shareholder expectations; understanding the role of the audit committee

Test your behavior during a board of directors meeting - learn how to navigate between team spirit and differences of opinion

Academic Director(s)

Philippe Pelé Clamour
Affiliate Professor, HEC Paris

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Learning methods


  • 60% case studies and practical application / 40% theory 
  • Pre-reading and an e-learning role play 
  • Project guidance by a tutor 
  • International expansion and best practices for family businesses 
  • Interaction with fellow participants

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This program is accessible for people with disabilities. Please contact us if you have any specific requirements or to obtain the Public Accessibility Register.

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Christine Collongues
Program Advisor