What is the Family Business Governance course?

The Philippine private sector is predominantly comprised of companies that are either family-owned and/or controlledOver time, these family corporations will face unique issues regarding corporate governance.

ICD aims to help these enterprises address these issues through Family Business Governance, a two-day seminar for family members, directors, key officers and other stakeholders of family businesses. The seminar consists of the following modules: Introduction to Corporate Governance, Family Business Governance Framework, Family Enterprise Development and Board Evolution, Succession Planning, and Family Protocols.


*ICD requires three (3) Representatives of the family business, to ensure successful implementation of the program.

Date: July 19 - 20, 2018 (Thursday & Friday)
Course Fee: 
PhP 56,000.00 Nett per group of three (3)
Venue: TBA - Hotel Partner, Makati City
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

-  5% Early Bird Discount
-  5% ICD Member Referral Discount


Who Can Attend

• Founders and family members of family-owned and -controlled businesses seeking sustainability through corporate governance frameworks.

• Entrepreneurs interested in corporate governance structures and best practices that promote business sustainability


At the end of the workshop, participants are expected to:

Understand the importance of corporate governance;

Adopt a comprehensive FOCCs governance framework;

Develop a successful family business;  and

Draft a family charter.
  • Introduction to Corporate Governance and Best Practices for FOCCs
    1. Corporate Governance in the Region and the Philippines
    2. What is a Well-Governed Company?
    3. Corporate Governance Defined
  • Family Business Governance Framework
    1. Governance Dimension I: Stakeholder Perspectives
    2. Governance Dimension II: Core Governance Issues
    3. Governance Dimension III: The ICD FOCC Governance Pathway
    4. Adopting a Comprehensive FOCC Governance Framework
    5. Special Challenges of FOCCs
  • Family Enterprise Development and Board Evolution
    1. Successfully Addressing Ownership Stages
    2. Effective Corporate Boards and Family Councils in a Family Business
    3. Development Stages of Family Business
  • Principles of Succession Management
    1. Letting Go
    2. Taking Charge
    3. Developing Successors in the Family Business
  • Family Charter Workshop
    1. Illustrative Business Family Governance Systems
    2. Drafting the Family Charter