St. Galler Family (Business) Governance

More competence for advisors to affluent families.

Advising entrepreneurial families presents diverse challenges. Here, you acquire the necessary tools and expand your competencies.

Schloss Freudenfels

The goal

Strengthen the relationship with your clients. This seminar provides you with a differentiated understanding of family businesses and entrepreneurial families and equips you with the tools to handle their diverse requirements confidently. Your advisory role is constantly caught between traditional entrepreneurship, individual family structures, and evolving governance aspects. Over time, the complexity of the family, business, and wealth structures tends to increase rather than decrease, further shaping changing needs and expectations.

This seminar is designed for experienced advisors who are currently or will be working with family businesses and providing advisory or support services to them.

Who participates

  • Wealth managers
  • Fiduciaries
  • Management consultants
  • Multi Family offices

You’ll take away

  • Basics of family (business) governance.
  • Key questions, tools, and examples related to family governance, corporate governance, ownership governance, and wealth governance.
  • Governance structure approaches.
  • Procedural perspective on the phenomenon of governance.
  • Instruments of process design.
  • Clarity about your role as a consultant in the process.
« Knowledge creates an impact. The basis for the successful support of family businesses and entrepreneurial families in their succession process is the interplay of experience and foresight. »
Prof. Thomas Zellweger
Senior lecturer and program manager

In close collaboration with experts from the University of St. Gallen.

This seminar is conducted by the Liechtenstein Academy in collaboration with the renowned “Center for Family Business” at the University of St. Gallen.



Shared Morning Activity.

Every morning before breakfast

Shared Morning Activity.
Governance Structures.

Day 1

Governance Structures.Foundations of integrated Family (Business) Governance.

Here you will learn everything relevant about:

  • Family businesses and market segmentation.
  • Family (Business) Governance.
  • Key questions, tools, and examples related to Family Governance,
  • Corporate Governance, Ownership Governance, Wealth Governance.
  • Governance structure approaches (Part 1).
Governance Processes.

Day 2

Governance Processes.Basics for a process-oriented view: From current state to desired state.

Building directly on the foundations of the first day, we continue with:

  • Governance structure approaches (Part 2).
  • Process-oriented view of the governance phenomenon.
  • Process design tools.
  • The role of the consultant in the process.
  • Reflection and closing session.
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Schloss Freudenfels.

The ideal retreat to pause—and move forward.

This seminar takes place at our campus Schloss Freudenfels. The ambiance, tranquility, untouched nature high above Lake Constance, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and 4-star hotel accommodations guarantee an inspiring stay and focus.


The campus lies in the middle of nature. Yet it is easily reached from Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria and Germany.


With its 4-star hotel, this is the ideal place to work on new ideas and concepts and to grow professionally and as a person.

Made for learning.

The campus has the equipment you would expect from a highly modern institution of learning.

Mind, body and nature.

The Liechtenstein Academy pursues a holistic approach, centered around human beings as a whole.

Encounters and exchanges.

Unforgettable experiences create a sense of community and lasting friendships.


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