Family Enterprise Boards: a Program for Current and Prospective Directors
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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.
- 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
- 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
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