Family Business Webinar Series
Family businesses have unique challenges and opportunities to navigate. Privately owned, they are some of the most trusted, agile, and resilient organizations in the marketplace. Often an advantage, this can also lead to complications when you’re working with your parents, siblings, or cousins. This series is designed to introduce you to the family business landscape, navigate its pitfalls, and find new strategies for success.
How to Manage Emotional Dynamics in Family Companies
September 27 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM (ET)
Family companies are estimated to be more than 80% of businesses. However, most business-based education neglects to teach strategies on how to effectively deal with our own emotions as well as the emotions of family members. In this session, we will cover the reason behind emotional complexity in family companies and some effective strategies to both engage with them and overcome emotional issues that are getting in your way.
What’s the Right Governance Tool: Board of Advisors, Owner Groups or Family Councils?
October 18 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM (ET)
You already have a governance structure. Governance is simply how organizations make decisions when authority is likely centralized in the hands of one or a few. However, as family businesses grow so does the number of decision makers (and opinions). We know from research and by working with families over the years that structures are a proxy for trust. This webinar will introduce you to the governance research and options that will support your family’s goals along with pitfalls to avoid.
Options for Exit: Succession, Sale and Beyond!
November 15 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM (ET)
It is inevitable that family companies will experience a change in leadership—due to either intentional or unintentional forces. We have found that it is much more effective and less stressful to proactively plan for that process. We will go over the exit options for family companies together with many of the challenges of exit for the rising and senior generations.