Formerly named Leading Family Enterprises
As an aspiring leader within family enterprise, you’ll discover how to establish your credibility and authority in the business community, among family shareholders, with the board and management team. As an established leader, you’ll explore the complexities of mentoring the next generation and of managing succession and letting go. For all, the program can enable you to better manage the nuanced paradoxes that are characteristic of family business leadership.
This highly interactive program includes lectures with world-class experts on family enterprise, live case studies with leaders of prominent family enterprises and group discussions with peers facing leadership challenges similar to yours. With insights gained from a 360-degree assessment and personalized individual and group coaching, you’ll leave better able to meet the personal, familial and organizational challenges of your dynamic enterprise.
Groups are encouraged but NOT REQUIRED. No more than 5 participants per family enterprise are permitted to attend at one time. Requests for groups of more than five in a single session must be approved by the program’s Academic Director. Please direct your inquiry to the John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: the Academic Directors are currently updating this program to ensure an optimal participant experience. We recommend The Leader Within program to learn how to maximize your leadership impact.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY
With a completed application, you will be invited to join us for regularly scheduled virtual meet up sessions with Professor Brooke Vuckovic and members of the program coaching team. Professor Vuckovic will provide a preview of the materials that will be part of your program experience and you will have the opportunity to meet and get to know other family enterprise leaders who will participate with you when we meet in person at Kellogg. We encourage your early application so you can join in our pre-program conversations.
Learn more about Leading for Impact within Family Enterprise with this one-hour long information session.
Brooke Vuckovic / Academic Director
To extend and deepen the impact of your experience, the program includes a customized component that provides the support and expertise of a professional coach. Specifically designed to complement the curriculum, a coach will provide advice, support and additional resources to strengthen your leadership development through coaching sessions during the program and three post-program coaching audio or video calls.
Brooke Vuckovic - Academic Director; Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations
Harry M. Kraemer - Clinical Professor of Leadership; Former Chairman & CEO, Baxter Intl.; Executive Partner, Madison Dearborn Partners
Bob Langewisch - Clinical Assistant Professor of Leadership
Ivan Lansberg - Adjunct Professor, John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises Executive Education Programs
Dan McAdams - Henry Wade Rogers Professor of Psychology, School of Education and Social Policy
Nicholas A. Pearce - Clinical Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management
Jennifer Pendergast - John L. Ward Clinical Professor of Family Enterprise and Executive Director of the John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises
David Schonthal - Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Faculty Director of Zell Fellows Program; Senior Director of Business Design – IDEO
“The program was outstanding. I am leaving here with much more than I came here with: knowledge, confidence, and clarity. It is what I need to focus on in order to help my family and our business realize our vision”."
Owner, Racetrac Petroleum, USA
“This is an excellent program for all current/future leaders in family businesses. The sessions are both reflective and educational and the networking potential is invaluable.”
President, WR Companies, USA
“Leading for Impact within Family Enterprise should be a requirement for any member of a family firm. It doesn’t matter what type of role you are in: shareholder, executive, or family member.”
CEO, HIVIMAR, Ecuador