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Executive Workshop - Effective Family Business Transformation Strategy

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6 hours
English supplemented with Cantonese
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Deadline on 28 Dec 2017 (Thu)
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The workshop aims to offer its participants an overview of the issues of family run businesses and introduce strategies and options for corporate transformation. The course will elaborate ways to redefine corporate development priorities and how the organization structure and resources can be re-aligned to support future growth. Real-life case studies will be shared as references to assist participants to apply the different business transformational and managerial approaches in the current business environment.


  • Common challenges and issues faced by family businesses
  • Re-alignment of corporate development objectives
  • Organisation readiness in support to the new corporate management direction
  • Revitalization of an ageing brand

Why do Family Business need transformation

Many brands and businesses have been started with the vision and passion of a founder and grown to a sizeable business over the years. Some have been expanded and evolved to become multi-national companies and professionally run by corporate executives. And most others may continue to be family managed and operated. A study revealed that over 60% of private enterprises in HK and up to 85% in China are family owned, employing 65% of the workforce. While many of them have been well managed, there is an increasing desire for succession planning, in particular among the wealthy family owners in China to keep the succession for their next generation. However during the transition, the Company and its management team may face challenges such as differences in management philosophy between the two generations; compliance and corporate governance; organisation readiness and an ageing company brand and so on.

key learn objectives

  • Have a good understanding of possible issues and challenges faced by family run businesses during transformation.
  • Obtain an overview of possible ways and options to undergo the transformation with reference case studies.              
  • Self-assessment of the current situation and draft up initial transformation plan.

who should attend

Family business owners, the 2nd or 3rd generations of the business will find the course relevant and useful for their business development and succession planning. 

Programme Curriculum

Session One - Common challenges and issues faced by family businesses
•            Case studies
•            Self-assessment 
Session Two - Re-alignment of corporate development objectives
•            Revisit your Company DNA
•            Review and refine company vision and mission
•            Re-align corporate positioning and development strategies
Session Three - Organisation readiness in support to the new corporate management direction
•            Structure re-organisation: pros and cons of different corporate management structure
•            Importance of corporate governance
•            Culture change: internal communication and staff engagement
•            Succession planning
Session Four - Revitalization of an ageing brand
•            Brand development process
•            Brand architecture development
•            Implementation of corporate and marketing communications strategies to improve the image and uplift the revitalised brand to key stakeholders

Programme Date / time

Date: 11 , 18 January, 2018 (Thursday)

Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

*Complimentary light refreshment will be provided



This workshop is delivered by Lambert Chan
Lambert Chan

Adjunct Assistant Professor, HKPU 
Part-time lecturer, HKU SPACE Executive Academy (SEA)
Former Executive Director and Deputy CEO of TSL Jewellery Group
Former Managing Director of Cards and Unsecured Loans of DBS Bank (Hong Kong)
Former General Manager of Destination Marketing of the Hong Kong Tourism Board

Lambert Chan is a seasoned CEO with expertise in marketing, sales and customer service with 30 years of proven track record in a number of highly competitive industries including retail, telecom, tourism and banking.

Statement of attendance

A STATEMENT OF ATTENDANCE from HKU SPACE will be issued to all students who have successfully completed the workshop.


Application Code 1565-1521NW Apply Online Now
Start Date 11 Jan 2018 (Thu)
Time 7:00pm - 10:00pm (11, 18 January (Thu); Total 2 Sessions)
Venue Admiralty Learning Centre
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Days / Time
  • Thursday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Mr. Lambert Chan (陳立業先生), Former Executive Director and Deputy CEO of TSL Jewellery Group
Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$3000
  • Course Fee : HK$5000 (Package for 2 persons should be enrolled under the same transaction)
  • (Complimentary light refreshment is included)

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Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

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Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

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Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

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