EFC is designed to provide a holistic view of leadership for current leaders and an informed, strategically focused foundation for the next generations of family business leadership.
Learning within the EFC program is supported by custom designed curriculum and materials, confidential mentorship, and peer learning that delivers leadership education from various viewpoints and experiences.
Our curriculum provides the necessary tools for fellows to continue to grow their businesses despite the economic and competitive challenges they face every day. Content is designed to help entrepreneurs become more productive, high-impact leaders. Fellows obtain the latest subject knowledge, practice solution creation and work on individual implementation plans. Faculty are carefully chosen for each class based on a proven track record of teaching entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Mentoring is a powerful tool for personal and professional development. EFC offers a custom mentor match at the beginning of the year to complement the classroom experience and help guide fellows through broader day-to-day challenges.
In each class, fellows participate in peer learning activities that promote the interaction between fellows, mentors and program faculty to share ideas and help solve real day-to-day business problems. The result is a network in every sense of the word.
The approach helps participants build multifaceted leadership skills for sustained success. Following successful completion of the program, a certificate of academic achievement is awarded by the University of Pittsburgh to fellows during a formal graduation ceremony.