Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) Program
FEA Program Modules
The Family Enterpise Advisor Program© consists of six highly engaging modules and a capstone project. FEX grants the FEA designation to qualified professionals who fulfill this education criteria and complete a certification process. The FEA Program, offered with our partner universities, is a prerequisite to earning the FEA designation.
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IIROC/CECAP/FP Canada Accredited
Select modules of the program have been accredited, and/or qualify for:
- 13 hours of IIROC Professional Development CE
- 13 FP Canada-Approved CE credits
Advisors who enroll and successfully complete these modules may claim continuing education credits with either of these organizations for the current CE cycle.
1. Business Family Dynamics
Learn concepts that are fundamental to understanding Family Enterprise and its unique challenges especially during a leadership transition. Understand Family Enterprise as an interactive system between the family, business, and ownership systems.
|Module 1 – Business Family Dynamics – Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA Program) – Accredited for 13 hours of IIROC Professional Development CE|
|Module 1 – Business Family Dynamics – Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA Program) qualifies for 13 FP Canada-Approved CE Credits|
2. Family Enterprise Strategy
Understand what it takes to create long term “family enterprising” that promotes trans generational wealth. Learn how to blend family, business and ownership strategies.
|Module 2 – Family Enterprise Strategy – Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA Program) – Accredited for 13 hours of IIROC Professional Development CE|
|Module 2 – Family Enterprise Strategy – Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA Program) qualifies for 13 FP Canada-Approved CE Credits|
3. Business Boards and Family Councils
Come away with effective tools that facilitate the governing body for the three systems of the family enterprise. Gain insight into good governance structures and learn how effective frameworks can facilitate successful decision making for business families.
|Module 3 – Business Boards and Family Councils – Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA Program) – Accredited for 13 hours of IIROC Professional Development CE|
|Module 3 – Business Boards and Family Councils – Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA Program) qualifies for 13 FP Canada-Approved CE Credits|
4. Multi-Disciplinary Advising
Leverage a multi-disciplinary approach and learn how to avoid giving advice that conflicts with advisors in other fields. Explore strategies that bridge the gap between different planning disciplines to be part of a successful advising team.
5. Facilitation and Communication Skills
Learn the essentials needed to manage the complexities of Family Enterprise relationships including how to handle conflict, ask the right questions, and diffuse tense situations. Understand how the practical facilitation practices of emotional intelligence, group dynamics, authority, and leadership can improve family communication.
6. Continuity Planning
Go beyond the technical legal, tax, and estate planning issues traditionally associated with succession planning. Instead, explore the “human” side of the succession process that must be considered in transitioning the family, the business, and the ownership successfully.
7. Knowledge Integration and Application
The program teachings come alive by bringing together your far-reaching knowledge in a dynamic dialogue and partnership with other participants. Teams present their final team project and presentation to their peers and receive feedback.