FBA Advisor Accreditation Program
Advising at the intersection of family and business requires unique expertise. Invest in your career through an education program which will assist you in providing expert advice to families in business.
Family Business Association (FBA) has partnered with the University of Adelaide’s Family Business Education and Research Group (FBERG) to bring you a world class education program to ensure that as an FBA Accredited Advisor you are well equipped to assist families in business to harness their opportunities and deal with the challenges they face.
Developed from cutting-edge research and extensive practitioner expertise, this practical, grounded program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to enhance your practice in advising families in business.
To achieve Accredited Advisor status, you need to complete two courses – Advising Business Families – Part 1 and Part 2.
"The frameworks and models helped put context to much of my experience to date working with business families."
Peter Dale, True North Advisory
Program Overview and Facilitators
Advising Business Families - Part 1
It is essential to have a sound understanding of family businesses to be an effective advisor to such firms. This course develops an understanding of the nature, uniqueness and significance of family businesses as well as the distinctive issues faced when advising such organisations. This course also provides the foundations for Advising Business Families – Part 2.
Advising Business Families - Part 2
Building on the foundation developed in Advising Business Families - Part 1, this course focuses on the additional skills and practices that advisors require in order to be effective in addressing the unique issues business family clients encounter.
Each course is delivered fully online, in 1.5-2hr session blocks, providing you with the flexibility to work around your busy consulting schedule.
Throughout each 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.
The final assessment piece at the conclusion of Advising Business Families – Part 2 will consist of a case study analysis. You will have 2 weeks from the end of the course to submit this assessment.
"The course enables advisors to broaden their skill set for the benefit of both themselves and their clients, while also enabling access to a network of other professionals with extensive experience in the area. I highly recommend the course to advisors who want to broaden their knowledge of the challenges facing family business, not just in Australia, but globally".
Kylie Wilson | Partner, Holding Redlich
FBA Advisors must successfully complete both Parts 1 and 2 of the "Advising Business Families" program to attain FBA Advisor Accreditation Membership. We also offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for those who meet specific criteria. RPL, either in whole or part, is available through a formal application process and is subject to approval.
For further details on RPL, please contact Sarah Herft.
Each course will require approximately 3.5 hours per week time commitment which is made up of:
- 4 fortnightly modules
- 1 hour online lecture per module fortnight (self-paced)
- 3 Online Workshops (5 hours total)
- Discussion board activity
- 8 readings