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FAMILY FIRM INSTITUTE, INC

M E M B E R SH I P INFORMATION

2018

WELCOME TO FFI For more than thirty years, the Family Firm Institute (FFI) has engaged in educating, connecting, and inspiring professionals who serve family enterprises. FFI is the leading association worldwide for family enterprise professionals and the organization of choice for the advisers, consultants, educators, and researchers who help perpetuate transgenerational family business enterprise.

MEMBERSHIP PROFILE FFI has more than 1800 individual and organizational members in 80 countries. 

65% of the members are family enterprise advisors and consultants; 30% are educators, researchers, and students; and 5% family enterprise members.

Members’ practices range from niche-

In adopting a multidisciplinary and global perspective, FFI understands family enterprise as a fundamental driver of global economic growth, prosperity, and stability.

FFI’s mission is to be the most influential global network of thought leaders in the field of family enterprise. We provide researchbased learning and relevant tools for advisors and consultants, academics and owners to drive success.

oriented sole practitioners to small boutique consulting firms to major professional companies and related professional associations worldwide. Members serve families of wealth and family enterprises at all levels — from local entrepreneurs to international Fortune 500 companies. 

More than 100 academic institutions worldwide have created family enterprise research and/or educational centers or specialized family business-oriented curriculum. Educators, researchers and directors of these centers are active participants in FFI.

Judy Green, Ph.D President, Family Firm Institute

Welcome! Enclosed you

will find information about FFI member resources and learn how to get involved in the organization, making the most of your membership. If you have questions, we are always available to provide assistance. CONTACT 617.482.3045 ffi@ffi.org ffi.org


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MEMBER RESOURCES

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GLOBAL CONFERENCE

STUDY GROUPS

Every October, in locations around the world, FFI presents the trademark event for family enterprise professionals. FFI members receive discounts to attend the conference. Plan to meet with and learn from colleagues as well as luminaries in the field. Visit www.ffi.org to learn more and register.

Join or start your own Study Group. These groups are organized around a particular topic of interest, language, or geography. Groups meet in person, or virtually via video conferencing and have access to private discussion boards, file sharing and more.

SUBSCRIPTIONS Family Business Review To access FBR online, sign in to your member account at www.ffi.org then click on “access FBR” and you will be automatically logged in to read articles published in FBR since 1988.

GLOBAL EDUCATION NETWORK Professional Certificates in Family Business Advising (CFBA), Family Wealth Advising (CFWA) and Advanced Certificates in both.

MEMBERS ONLY ON FFI.ORG Create and manage your profile, search the directory, add your resume, cv, or publications, and more.

FFI on Friday Our weekly members-only digital newsletter bringing you news and announcements.

FFI Practitioner The weekly digital newsletter, FFI Practitioner provides thoughtprovoking analysis, trends and research affecting professionals in the family enterprise community.

SOCIAL LINK Connect with other members on FFI’s private social network, share information, join discussion groups, and manage your member preferences.

TO ACCESS MEMBERS ONLY AREA

Step 1: Go to www.ffi.org and sign in using your FFI membership username and password. Don’t remember your login credentials? Click “forgot password” or email Amanda Walker, amanda@ffi.org. Step 2: Click the “edit” button on your profile page and begin customizing to your preferences. Step 3: Save your changes and start connecting!

NEED ASSISTANCE? We are happy to help you access your account, explain the members-only features, or just talk about ways to make the most of your membership benefits. CONTACT Amanda Walker, Membership Director at amanda@ffi.org


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Expert Faculty

DIFFERENTIATE YOURSELF IN THE FIELD OF FAMILY ENTERPRISE

Our internationally recognized faculty are actively engaged in their respective fields as advisors, consultants and educators.

EARN CERTIFICATES in FAMILY BUSINESS and FAMILY WEALTH ADVISING

Webinar

The FFI Global Education Network (GEN) is a global forum for teaching and learning that offers cutting-edge multidisciplinary courses and world-class certificate programs for family enterprise advisers, practitioners, academics, and professionals. GEN is the educational arm of the prestigious Family Firm Institute, the most trusted and globally recognized provider of family enterprise professional education in the world. Take your skills to the next level by enrolling in a certificate program today. Programs can be completed in less than a year. Professional Designation: Upon completion, students receive a certificate in their chosen program issued by The Family Firm Institute, Inc. and authorization to use the CFBA/CFWA/ ACFBA/ACFWA letter designation.

Contact support@ffigen.org or visit www.ffigen.

Connect with students from around the world. Each course includes self-paced online lessons and concludes with a capstone webinar with faculty and other students via video conferencing.

Library Download required readings, cases, a comprehensive glossary and supplementary materials for each course.

Online courses Designed for busy professionals, our online courses provide 24/7 access to lessons, readings, case studies, discussion boards and more.

CFBA

CFWA

ACFBA

ACFWA

Online

Online

Online & In-Person

Online & In-Person

GEN 101 Family Enterprise:

GEN 101 Family Enterprise:

GEN 502 Family Governance

GEN 502 Family Governance

GEN 102 Self in Systems:

GEN 102 Self in Systems:

GEN 503 Tools for Positive

GEN 504 Meaning and

GEN 201 Family Enterprise

GEN 202 Families of

GEN 501 Myths, Realities

GEN 501 Myths, Realities

Understanding families in business and families of wealth (eBook)

Systemic thinking, genograms and the role of the family enterprise advisor

Advising and Consulting: The action research model as applied to family enterprise

and Trends in the Field of Family Enterprise

Understanding families in business and families of wealth (eBook)

Systemic thinking, genograms and the role of the family enterprise advisor

Wealth: A multidisciplinary approach

and Trends in the Field of Family Enterprise

in the Family Enterprise: A key structural element in family enterprise government (online only)

Change in Family Business Systems: Analysis and Application (in-person course only)

in the Family Enterprise: A key structural element in family enterprise government (online only)

Purpose: Philanthropy and the Family Enterprise (in-person course only)


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CONTACTS Family Firm Institute (FFI) Judy Green, president . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . judy@ffi.org Bob Mayer, database and finance manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . bob@ffi.org Business Development and Social Media Brigett Owens, director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . brigett@ff.org Global Conference Tammy Johnson-Feder, conference coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . tammy@ffi.org Global Education Network (GEN) Susan Gabert, senior academic adviser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . gabert@ffigen.org Gretchen Graham, academic adviser and program administrator . . . . . gretchen@ffi.org Member Services Amanda Walker, membership director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . amanda@ffi.org Publications Lenny Fogel, coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lenny@ffi.org

THANKS! It is through your support and contributions as a member that we can continue to meet our mission, raise awareness and create a community of informed advisors, consultants, researchers, academics and family enterprise members worldwide.

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