This course develops an overall understanding of the nature, uniqueness and significance of family enterprises around the world. Topics include:

  • Family Business: different and significant – what advisors need to know

  • Crossing generations: the evolution of family enterprise

  • Family Enterprise challenges and opportunities (part 1) – strategy and governance

  • Family Enterprise challenges and opportunities (part 2) – succession and entrepreneurial renewal


Throughout the 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 expertise through practical assessment tasks designed to further develop your skills in applying tools which will add value to your practice.

Please note: This course is part of a three part Accreditation program.

Online Session Dates

8 weeks

Wednesday 5 May – Wednesday 16 June, 2021

plus an additional 12 days to complete the final assessment piece




Registration fees

FBNZ Advisor Members Only
Members: $3,444 (incl GST)

Payment Options

  • Payment plans can be organised

  • Credit Cards or Invoice

  • Book two courses now and receive a 5% discount on the second course*

  • Book three courses now and receive an additional 10% off on the third course*


Dr Francesco (Frank) Barbera
Adelaide Business School


Frank Barbera is a Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Family Business Education & Research Group at the Adelaide Business School. His research interests encompass a wide range of issues applied to family business, entrepreneurship, small business management, and family business education. In 2014 Frank received his Ph.D. in Economics from Bond University while working at the Australian Centre for Family Business.


Frank’s expertise in the family business field also includes being the former Director of the Family Enterprise Centre at Stetson University in Florida, USA, and an award winning member of the Editorial Board for the Family Business Review.