Family Enterprise Boards: A Program for Current and Prospective Directors

Learn the ins and outs of serving on a family business board and how to navigate these unique organizations

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.

Justin B. Craig / Academic Director

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

Key Benefits

  • Define the role of the Board in understanding family business strategy
  • Explore the differences in Board decisions for a family enterprise
  • Understand the unique challenges of selecting family for Board roles
  • Learn to effectively link the Board with the family

Program Content

  • 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

Faculty

Justin Craig - Academic Director; Clinical Professor of Family Enterprise; Co-Director of the Center for Family Enterprises

Ivan Lansberg - Academic Director; Adjunct Professor of Family Enterprise; Academic Director of the Center for Family Enterprises

What Participants Say

“A well constituted and optimally functioning Board is increasingly being identified by successful multi-generational business families as being the most important contributing factor to their continuity.”
Justin Craig, Academic Director

Family Enterprise Suite

Address the unique challenges of running a family business

2018 Sessions

September 23-27, 2018

Start: September 23 at 1:00 PM

End: September 28 at 11:45 AM

Evanston campus

This Approval Program is limited to individuals with specific business experience. All applications will be subject to review and approval from the program’s Academic Director.

$10,200

Fee includes lodging and most meals

Kellogg School of Management

James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
Directions
847.467.6018