A unique course created by

Institut Villa Pierrefeu

Charles MacPherson Academy

A tailor-made course for the 21st century created by the two leaders in the field, the very experienced Institut Villa Pierrefeu team in collaboration with Charles MacPherson, bestselling author and founder of The Charles MacPherson Academy.

Theoretical and hands-on lessons to learn best practices for organising, optimizing and simplifying your tasks and procedures. You will master an invaluable amount of information, as well as practical tricks and tools to run your homes effectively and efficiently.

Managing a home is as difficult as running a business. Before opening a business we get an education, find mentors, and make a business plan. For some reason we are expected to know how to take care of our home with too little time and experience. Whether you run your own home with or without domestic staff, the professionals are here for you to find your system.

Student's Feedback

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I've been searching for this kind of course for maybe eight years now, and I haven't found anything like what we've learned at IVP.

From day one it was about the mindset of running a house from the employer side while understanding the issues that are faced by the employee and how you can empower them through household manual, systems, training and much more, resulting in a productive, well balanced home.

IVP has been training “principal/employer” for 70 years while Charles MacPherson trained employee/staff for many years. No other joint-venture (school) is better equipped to ensure that the expectations of both (employer/client and employee/staff) are in sync.

Having attended another course at IVP before, I came here, trusting that IVP would make a course that was well worth our time and once again they delivered.
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This course absolutely exceeded my expectations. It was transformative and helpful.

The clear structure and guidance will help me create a well-organised and joyful home.

What a wonderful course !
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Invaluable !

I would recommend this course to anyone who needs to manage a household, with or without staff.

Very in depth on the household management, lots of practical solutions coming from real life experience that can be put in place immediately.

I discovered so many new tools and techniques to help me in daily life.
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Even though, I’ve been running my house for more than 30 years, I discovered a lot of small details that I had never paid attention to.

It was a very intensive course. I felt very inspired and it was incredible to learn from people with so much experience.

In conclusion, the perfect combination for me. I would like to come again, but this time with my home manager.

Time left to get an Early Bird reduction:


We accept everyone over 18 years old (no upper age limit)

The course is taught in English

Dates of the next courses:

April 15th – April 19th 2024

October 21st – October 25th 2024