The 2nd "Success Road" Workshop: “Education and Mentoring - A combination with entrepreneurship and the business succession/transfer” took place remotely.


10:00 - 10:10 Start of the meeting

Welcoming guests, presenting the agenda - Host

[Presentation of the FFR as a project expert and moderator of the meeting on succession and mentoring in Poland]

10:10 – 10:20 Succession in family businesses in the SME sector

Professor Jan Klimek from Warsaw School of Economics

• Definition of succession

• The biggest barriers for companies in the SME sector (leather and footwear industry) to carry out succession - based on SWOT prepared by LIC

10:30 – 11:10 Discussion Panel with experts conducting the succession process - How to prepare the company for succession?

Moderators: Katarzyna Gierczak Grupińska, Konrad Bugiera

• Legal aspects - Dariusz Wasylkowski - Wardyński & Partners Law Firm,

• Financial aspects - Agnieszka Simon Adamczewska - Korrelat

• Management - Tadeusz Sudoł - Octagon Consulting

Questions in the chat room gathered at the end

11:10 – 11:25 Break

11:25 – 11:45 Succession in practice in two perspectives: Nestor and Successor

- Interview with Marcin Ochnik – coowner of Ochnik multigeneration company one of the most recognizable Polish brands offering leather goods and clothing

- Interview with Ewelina Pisarczyk - successor of Majsterpol family construction company.

11:45 – 12:00 Mentoring as a succession support activity based on the experience of Early Warning Europe (EWE) and EWE Network of Mentors in Poland

Presentation: Eleni Tzoka Stecka, FFR

• Succession - as one of the most serious crises in the life of a company

• Role of mentor

• What's good mentoring?

• Features and competences of a good mentor

• How to build a sustainable and effective network of mentors? – the role of social partners

12.00 – 12:45 Mentoring as an effective method of supporting entrepreneurs

Discussion panel with EWE mentors who were involved in the EWE succession process

• Katarzyna Kłopocińska

• Monika Sacewicz

• Celina Koszany

• Ewelina Pisarczyk

Plus chat questions

12:45 - 13:00 Break

13:00 – 13:30 Group work

Recommendations of activities supporting the education of companies and mentoring on the subject of succession within the framework of administrative activities and policies.

Moderated group work - "brainstorming" - creating presentations – moderated by chairmen

13:30 – 13:45 Presentations of work results during the workshop

Final discussion

13:45 – 14:00 End of the meeting

Summary of the meeting, conclusions and warm goodbye