Training & Education

Family Facilitation Course
The Family Facilitation Course is a four day curriculum designed to enhance facilitation skills for those in a family business interested in establishing and/or facilitating family meetings and family councils, or for professionals and advisors to family businesses interested in helping business families achieve greater success.

More specifically, families can use family meetings to plan their participation in the business; recognize and resolve conflict; open up the succession process; plan for the future ownership of the business; help children manage inherited wealth; preserve and articulate family values, traditions and history; and manage relations between family and your Board of Directors. Well run family business meetings can strengthen the business and the families that run them.

Learn Skills You Can Use To:

Ensure the family talks and listens to each other
Clarify the boundaries between family and business
Share information, opinions, ideas and concerns
Help the family plan for the future
Examine the family’s values
Educate the family
Resolve conflict before it escalates
Check out the calendar of events for the next scheduled offering of this program, download our Family Facilitation Course brochure or contact CAFE by email at or by phone at 1-866-849-0099.

To view a listing of CAFE Trained Family Council Facilitators

Family Enterprise Advisor Program (FEAP)
CAFE Canada has entered into a cooperative relationship with The Business Families Centre at UBC’s Sauder School of Business to offer their industry-leading Family Enterprise Advisor Program (FEAP) to CAFE members at an exclusive discount.

Connect with More Families, Connect with More Business
Whether you are an accountant, lawyer, banker, financial advisor or a trusted family insider, the Business Families Centre’s Family Enterprise Advisor Program (FEAP) augments your formidable technical skills with the strategies and tools to incorporate social and human considerations into your role as a trusted advisor. In doing so, you will not only grow your interpersonal intelligence; you will create for yourself a substantial competitive advantage for a comparatively small investment of time and money. Our multi-disciplinary approach delivers better solutions for your existing clients while creative a lucrative niche for yourself in a marketplace with exploding demand.

Your FEAP training will empower you to:
Understand the unique needs and strategies for advising business families.
Gain the professional tools required to navigate the difficulties of succession.
Bridge the divide between different advising disciplines (tax, law, wealth management, etc.)
Acquire the latest techniques to deal sensitively with interpersonal and intergenerational conflicts.
Create an essential network of complimentary professionals to both maintain current clients and attract new ones.

Work towards the only designation in Family Enterprise Advising
Graduates of the FEAP program are well on their way to earning the Family Enterprise Advising (FEA) designation, the only national accreditation available for Business Family advising. The FEA professional designation allows for family business owners to immediately identify and trust professionals that understand the unique needs of family enterprise.

E-learning Centre
Access the training you need anytime, anywhere.
In partnership with Vubiz, a leading provider of e-learning services since 1996, we are pleased to offer online courses in a variety of topic areas to CAFE Members.

Browse the course catalogue today and discover a wide range of learning in subjects such as entrepreneurship, financial management and customer service. Develop skills with courses on Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook – over 150 hours of web-based training on Microsoft Office applications available. Pay as little as $39 for online programs on key business topics.

Remember, access to online training is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any Internet connection!