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Family Enterprise Boards - ONLINE

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  • Certificate

The director plays a pivotal role in effectively guiding family owned businesses. This program from leading family business experts goes in-depth on the issues that affect current and emerging board members, such as managing the board's strategic, fiduciary and communication functions. Through interactive lectures with leading Kellogg faculty, in-depth case studies and panels with experienced family and independent directors, participants will emerge with a well-rounded skill set to effectively manage the essential functions of aligning the board's work with the values and long-term growth of family-owned businesses.

Program Benefits

  • Define the board's role in understanding family business strategy
  • Explore the differences in board decisions for a family enterprise 
  • Understand the unique challenges of selecting family and non-family directors 
  • Learn to effectively link the board with the family

Who Should Attend

  • Current family and non-family board directors, trustees and chairs of family-controlled firms
  • Family members developing themselves for future roles as board members in their enterprise 
  • Family and non-family executives who interact with or who will soon be appointed to the board

Faculty

Edward Zajac
James F. Bere Professor of Management & Organizations
Jose Maria Liberti
Visiting Professor of Finance
James B. Ethier
Adjunct Professor of Family Enterprise
Ivan Lansberg
Academic Director; Adjunct Professor of Family Enterprise; Academic Director of the Center for Family Enterprises

*Program faculty is subject to change

Curriculum

  • Role of the Board in understanding family business strategy
  • What is different about a Board decision for a family enterprise
  • Selecting family for Board roles
  • Linking the Board with the family
  • Board room etiquette and effectiveness
  • Different models of the Board’s role in governance
  • Board best practices in family enterprises

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