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.
Ivan Lansberg / Academic Director
Ivan Lansberg - Academic Director; Adjunct Professor of Family Enterprise; Academic Director for Family Enterprise Executive Education Programs
James B. Ethier - Adjunct Professor of Family Enterprise
Jose Maria Liberti - Clinical Professor of Finance
Edward Zajac - James F. Bere Professor of Management & Organizations
“The family enterprise boards course is a wonderful 4 days of learning from great teachers and your colleagues in the classroom. A time to think and reflect of a subject extremely important to all family business.”
Chairman of the Board, Carvajal S.A.
“I highly recommend this course for all family directors and potential family directors to get exposure to best professors and learn directly from other family business all along the continuum of generations, competitions, ownership structures and size.”
Shareholder, Board Member, Bemis Manufacturing Company
“This program has covered a great variety of items and issues that family business deal with. The interaction with the other students was an experience that wouldn't have been possibly otherwise, and the classes were very thought provoking. I don't know how anyone could leave without a list of items to take home to work on with their family, board, and business.”
Potential Board Member, Family Council, International Dehydrated Foods, Inc.
Address the unique challenges of running a family business
September 15-19, 2019
Start: September 15 at 2:30 PM
End: September 19 at 1:15 PM
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.
Fee includes lodging and most meals