Managing a family business is unique, and complex. In partnership with KPMG Enterprise, this program focuses on strategies and tactics for addressing leadership, growth and family business ownership issues.

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Family businesses are unique. Running one requires a different perspective.

In partnership with Ivey’s Business Families Centre and KPMG Enterprise, FamilyShift™ is a week-long program built for family members taking a leadership/management role in their family business. With case studies, break-out groups, guest speakers and experts, and coaching sessions, you’ll emerge an expert in the unique challenges family businesses face.

Interested candidates must complete an application form and be nominated by an Ivey Academy or KPMG Enterprise representative. Participants are selected by The Ivey Academy. Click the logo below to learn more from KPMG.

Who Should Attend?

FamilyShift™ is for next generation leaders ready to shift a thriving enterprise to a whole new level of successfamily members assuming a leadership/management role in their family business.

Participants commonly include individuals in Manager, General Manager, Director, and VP roles.

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Program Faculty

David Simpson

David Simpson


Session Dates

Sunday, October 1 - Friday, October 6, 2023

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London, Ontario, Canada

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre

551 Windermere Road

Program Fees

$7,500 CAD

Program fee includes all materials, meals and accommodations.

Program fees are tax exempt.

Additional Details

To obtain more information, please click on the Request Information button and fill out the required fields. A KPMG Enterprise professional will follow up with you to continue the application process. If you have any questions, please contact: Pat Madden at

The program fees payable by FamilyShift participants will be subsidized due to the generous support of KPMG Enterprise and the Business Families Centre at Ivey Business School.