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Course on employability and professional development in family businesses.

  • February 28th, 2022
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The Chair of Family Business together with the UVEMPLEO service start the third edition of the course of Employability and Professional Development in Family Business in online format. This course will start on 30 March 2022 and will be taught by professors from the University of Valencia and external collaborators-professionals, in order to improve the employability of students in Family Businesses.

Family businesses (FB) represent a very high percentage of the economic activity and use of developed societies. According to the latest report on Family Business, edited by the Family Business Institute (2015), family businesses account for 66% of employment in Spain, and generate 57% of wealth (Gross Value Added). Therefore, it is more likely for university graduates that their professional development will take place within the framework of family-owned and managed companies, and hence the interest of knowing them in depth.


The general objectives to be achieved are as follows:

  • To know what and how are the FB, the different agents involved in it, its importance in the economy and occupation of the country and its strengths and weaknesses.
  • To understand the profile of the culture of the FB and to know how to fit into the labour market in order to contribute value to it and to be able to develop professionally.
  • Acquire the ability to improve employability in order to effectively manage one's career.
  • Generate opportunities for success in achieving employment in a FB.
  • Enhance personal talent with expert advice to create value as a worker in the family business.
  • Develop innovation through positive conflict management in the FB.


- 30 March: Importance of the family business in the occupation.

10.00 - 11.30 "Understanding the importance of the family business in the labour market and in the economy". Prof. Alejandro Escribá (UV)

12.00 - 13.30 "Employability as a meta-competence that creates value in the family business". Prof. Pilar González (UV) and Lucia Llinares (UV)


- 6 April: Understanding the family business and its expectations.

10.00 - 11.30 "The employer's perspective". Prof. Victoria Casañ (Grefusa)

12.00 - 13.30 MENTORING SESSION "Evaluation of employability and proposal of personalised itineraries". Prof. Pilar González (UV)


- 13 April: Understanding the family business and its expectations.

10.00 - 11.30 "The employee's perspective". Prof: César Pardo (Logopost)

12.00 - 13.30 MENTORING SESSION "FB needs and competence development". Prof. Pilar González (UV)


- 27 April: Contributing to the continuity and competitiveness of family businesses.

10.00 - 11.30 "The role of employees in the management of emotions and transmission of values in family businesses". Prof. María Beltrán (FIBAC)

12.00 - 13.30 MENTORING SESSION "Developing talent". Prof. Pilar González (UV)


- 4 May: Contributing to the continuity and competitiveness of family businesses.

10.00 - 11.30 "Understanding decision-making in the family business: levels and roles in the management and governance of the company and the family owner". Prof. Tomás Guillén (Grupo Ifedes)

12.00 - 13.30 MENTORING SESSION "Development of innovation". Prof. Pilar González (UV)

13.30 - 14.00 Closing of the course.



  • Alejandro Escribá Esteve, University Professor of the Department of Business Management of the Faculty of Economics and Director of the Chair of Family Business at the University of Valencia.
  • Pilar González Navarro. Teacher in the Department of Social Psychology of Work and Organisations at the University of Valencia. Member of IDOCAL (Research Institute of Human Resources Psychology, Organisational Development and Work Quality). 



  • UV teaching staff
  • External professionals with recognised experience in companies in the field of family businesses.


  • 50 € - Members of the Universitat de València (Students, PDI, PAS, Friends Alumni)
  • 70 € - General Public