Family Business Accreditation Advisor Program

Comprehensive education program leading to accreditation as a family business advisor.

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Date: 2021 dates to be advised

Duration: 8 week program and 2 week assessment period

Cost: $2,995 

Location: Online

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  • Overview

    Based on cutting edge research and extensive practitioner expertise, this practical program will equip you with the knowledge and skills to enhance your practice in advising families in business.

    Family Business Australia’s (FBA) Advisor Accreditation program is your gateway to the vast network of Family Businesses across Australia.

    The program consists of two core courses, plus one optional:

    • Advising Family Businesses – Part 1
    • Advising Family Businesses – Part 2
    • Governing the Family Enterprise (optional – leads to specialist advisor accreditation)

    Throughout each course you will be challenged to rethink your views on family business advising through the expertise of your facilitators and the sharing of experiences and learnings by your peers. You will demonstrate your increased knowledge and skills through practical assessment tasks designed enhance your ability in applying tools which will differentiate you from your competitors and add value to your practice.

    AdvisorFBA has partnered with the University of Adelaide’s Family Business Education and Research Group (FBERG) and PACE to bring you this world class education program.

  • Course timetable

    Part 1

    Module Key Dates
    Online course open for participants to access 11 March
    Online workshop 1 - 6.30pm AEST (1.5 hours) 17 March
    Online workshop 2 - 6.30pm AEST (2 hours) 7 April
    Online workshop 3 - 6.30pm AEST (2 hours) 28 April
    Final project due 19 May
    Project feedback returned 2 June

    Part 2

    Module Key Dates
    Online course open for participants to access 28 July
    Online workshop 1 - 12.00pm AEST (1.5 hours) 4 August
    Online workshop 2 - 12.00pm AEST (2 hours) 25 August
    Online workshop 3 - 12.00pm AEST (1.5 hours) 15 September
    Final project due 29 September
    Project feedback returned 13 October
  • Course topics

    • Family Business: different and significant – what advisors need to know.
    • Crossing generations: the evolution of family enterprise.
    • Family Enterprise challenges and opportunities– strategy and governance.
    • Family Enterprise challenges and opportunities– succession and entrepreneurial renewal.
    • What is a family business advisor and understanding family dynamics.
    • Assessing the family enterprise system.
    • Family consulting engagement.
  • Credit

    Completion of the first two subjects gains you FBA Accredited Advisor status and will count as a credit towards 25% of the University of Adelaide’s Graduate Certificate In Family Enterprise.

    Completion of all three subjects gains you FBA Specialist Accredited Advisor status and  will count as a credit towards 50% of the University of Adelaide’s Graduate Certificate In Family Enterprise.

  • Who is this program for?

    Professional advisors who work with – or are looking to work with - family businesses.

    Family Business members looking to take a leading role in guiding the family business through the many unique challenges and opportunities family businesses face.

  • Key learnings

    There are many benefits to becoming a FBA Accredited Advisor.

    Through Accreditation you will increase your knowledge of the family business sector, target your offering to this vast market and maximise your own business potential.

    Through this Accreditation you will be:

    • Uniquely differentiated in the marketplace through the use of the FBA Accredited Advisor logo.
    • Recognised for your Family Business expertise.
    • Found faster by the Family Businesses that make up 70% of all businesses in Australia.
    • Trusted and respected by more Australian businesses.
    • Part of an invaluable referral network.