The FFI Virtual Study Group: Iberoamérica
online forum to educate, connect and inspire members located in or interested
in family enterprise issues in Latin America and Spain. The official language of the
group is Spanish.
The Group extends
FFI’s core mission by focusing on education and multidisciplinary learning. The
Group seeks a multidisciplinary composition to
broaden and enrich the learning experience of its members. A geographic mix is
also a priority.
Group meetings are held online via live video
conferencing a minimum of once every two months. The meetings are expected to last up to
one and a half hours. Study Group members will also have access
to the private Group website which includes discussion forums, file sharing and
member directory for use between virtual meetings.
Code of conduct
The Group members are expected to observe to the FFI Professional Best Practices
. Discussions held during Group meetings or on the group private discussion board are confidential and should not be shared outside of the Group.
The group is limited to 25
members. All Study Group members are required to be members of FFI in good
Candidates interested in
joining the Group must submit a professional profile to the Group chair with
a brief statement of purpose indicating why they would like to join the Group,
benefits that they anticipate receiving from the Group, and how they expect to
contribute to the Group.
Group members are
encouraged, although not required, to attend an FFI Regional Meeting or Annual
Conference, and seek one of the certificates (Certificate in Family Business
Advising or Certificate in Family Wealth Advising) offered by FFI GEN.
Click here to apply online:
Javier Macias, Chair
Miguel Ramírez Barber
Lucia Ceja, Co-chair
Elaine King, Co-chair
Guillermo Salazar, Mentor
Members Only Area
Click on the button below to access the Study Group private online forums. Please note: you must sign in to your FFI account to view the forums. Contact Amanda Walker at [email protected]
if you need assistance with your user id or password.
Technical Requirements for Web Video Conferencing
As the Group is
entirely virtual and meets live online via video conferencing, there are
technical requirements to be observed. The software applications to access the
virtual meetings are free to download, free to use and are available on nearly
all computing devices including PC, Mac, and mobile devices. For questions
about these technical requirements, contact the Group chair.
An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or
Speakers and a microphone – built-in or plug-in
Webcam or HD webcam - built-in or plug-in
Supported Operating Systems
iOS5.0 or later
Send and receive video using front or rear camera
iPad 2, new iPad, iPhone 3 (no front facing camera) 4, 4S and
iPod touch 4th Generation
Mac OS X with MacOS 10.6/(Snow Leopard) or later
Windows 7 or Windows Vista with SP1 or later, or Windows XP with
SP3 or later
Android (coming soon)
Supported Browsers for Web Start
Windows: IE7+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari5+,
Mac: Safari5+, Firefox, Chrome
iOS: Safari5+, Chrome
Android (coming soon): Webkit (default), Chrome
Any 1 Ghz single core processor or better
All FFI Members are eligible to participate in study groups. Study groups meet face-to-face in locations around the globe as well as virtually within the FFI study group online community. There are no annual dues to participate. Study groups may be organized based on geographic region (as is the case with New York and Oregon study groups for example), topic of interest (succession or Latin American family enterprise for example), as well as profession of origin (accounting, finance or behavioral therapy for example). For more information about forming a study group go here.