Family Business 101 (IFFB)  FAQs.

Institute For Family Business (IFFB) has supported a number of  families  in Kenya and the region to achieve outstanding results. Here are the FAQs we are often asked by people considering attending Family Business 101 (IFFB).

1. What is expected of participants?

To come along with an open mind and willingness to participate.
This program is interactive, experiential, and high energy sessions.
Participants accepted into the program should be prepared to fully attend, and be “present” in each session.

2. How is the program marked/ Is there an exam?

No, there is no “exam”, and no “mark” is provided in evaluation. However, the emphasis is 100% participation. All participants will have to be present and participate from the beginning to the end. Participants are encouraged to agree to a cell phone free environment during the sessions.

3. How is this different than an MBA [BA, BCom,]?

The focus is view the world through the filter of family business. We will not cover numerically focused curriculum and no ratios, equations or math will form part of the program. Emphasis shall be on global best practices for successful operational families and foundational principles on Entrepreneurship, Governance, Innovation, wealth preservation and Family Business will be explored. It is unlikely that any standard MBA, BA, or BCom material has covered this curriculum.

4. What do I get out of the program?

All participants will enjoy a Program created to share great tips, proven strategies and solutions to improve your owner-managed and family-owned business.  This will include: Personalized profile, mapping of the Family and Business, group participation, presentation, speaking in class, and modular  ????? long participation in a study group focusing on effective teaming.

5.We are a private family, and don't want to share our family or business details.

All participants will be encouraged to participate openly to encourage learning and the program provides a safe and confidential environment. Participants are not compelled to share, with the class-at-large, information that is perceived to be propriety in nature.