Events Calendar - CCFB Peer Group - Peer Groups - Conway Center for Family Business

Peer Group Programs

Peer groups provide a confidential environment for idea exchange, family business education, and personal growth.

Peer groups are one of the most powerful and best learning forums offered by the Conway Center for Family Business.

They present an opportunity to learn by seeking advice from peers and professionals who have "been there, done that" and who are willing to share their experiences and knowledge. Each peer group has a shared purpose and agreed upon expectations. In addition, participants commit to respecting the confidentiality of group members.

Peer Groups

CEO

This peer group is for Presidents/CEOs.  Non-competing family business leaders come together monthly in a confidential environment to discuss business, personal or family business related issues. Participants can seek input and advice when discussing executive level business issues.  Accountability, personal support, and feedback from peers are important components of this group.

Facilitator: Jill Hofmans, Executive Director
Frequency: Monthly
Fee: $1500/year
Pre-approval to join? Yes

C-Suite Non-Family Leaders

This peer group is for non-family executives. Non-competing family business leaders come together monthly in a confidential environment to discuss business, personal or family business related issues.  Participant can seek input and advice when discussing executive level business issues and the challenges and opportunities of being a non-family leader in a family run business.

Facilitator: Jill Hofmans, Executive Director
Frequency: Monthly
Fee: $500/year
Pre-approval to join? Yes

Leadership Development

This group addresses relevant leadership challenges and opportunities while providing the strategies to effectively manage them. This is a very collaborative group open to all that encourages peer-to-peer discussions, provides support to one another while gaining clarity on key leadership challenges.

Facilitator: Jonathon McKay of PATH
Frequency: Monthly
Fee: FREE for all Conway Center members
Pre-approval to join? No, this is a drop-in group, but meeting RSVP is required

Generously sponsored by Park National Bank

NEXT GENERATION LEADERS

This peer group is for next generation family business members who are interested in assuming greater leadership roles in their family-owned business. Specific content and group discussion relevant and necessary for growth as a next gen family business leader will be addressed each month. This is a very collaborative group that encourages seeking input and advice when discussing leadership challenges and opportunities of being a next gen.

Facilitator: M.J. Clark of Integrated Leadership Systems
Frequency: Monthly
Fee: FREE for Conway Center members
Pre-approval to join? No, this is a drop-in group for family business next gen leaders, but meeting RSVP is required

RISING CEO

This peer group is for next gens who are imminently next in line or who have recently taken over running the family business. Non-competing family business leaders come together monthly in a confidential environment to discuss business, personal or family business related issues. Participants can seek input and advice when discussing executive level business issues and the challenges and opportunities of being a next gen.

Facilitator: Jill Hofmans, Executive Director
Frequency: Monthly
Fee: $900/year
Pre-approval to join? Yes

Women In Family Business

This peer group is for women - both family and non-family - who work in a family-owned business. Topics addressing self-care, effective communication, and skills for managing conflict resolution will be the focus of these sessions that allow for connection, sharing, inspiration, and support.

Facilitators: Bea Wolper of Emens Wolper Jacobs & Jasin and Donna Musilli of DM360
Frequency: Monthly
Fee: FREE for all Conway Center members
Pre-approval to join? No, this is a drop-in group, but meeting RSVP is required

Generously sponsored by KeyBank

Quarterly Roundtables

Human Resources

These quarterly sessions explore hot topics in Human Resources from a family-owned business perspective.  The content and collective knowledge of the group provides resources and insight to help make good decisions in a changing business environment. These sessions are beneficial to members who manage the HR functions by default and HR professionals with training and experience.

Facilitator: Sharon DeLay of GO-HR
Frequency: Quarterly
Fee: FREE for all Conway Center members
Pre-approval to join? No, this is a drop-in group, but meeting RSVP is required

 

Succession Planning

From inter-family dynamics to strategic planning, these interactive sessions will provide the foundation for transitioning the family business to the next generation. This program is not just for founders/owners - attending together with successors or next gens is very important and beneficial.

Facilitator: Facilitated by Bea Wolper of Emens Wolper Jacobs & Jasin and Meredith Sugar of Taft/ Law.
Frequency: Quarterly
Fee: FREE for all Conway Center members
Pre-approval to join? No, this is a drop-in group, but meeting RSVP is required

Generously sponsored by Morgan Stanley

Interesting in joining a peer group? Not sure how to get started?

Peer Groups are open to all Conway Center members and their employees. Except for the C-Suite Peer Groups – all peer groups are drop-in, you just need to RSVP and show up!

If you have any questions, visit the Peer Group FAQs or contact Amy Dotts, COO and Event Manager at ADotts@FamilyBusinessCenter.com

Peer Groups Frequently Asked Questions

Peer Groups meet monthly and are small groups, ranging from 6-15. These small, topic-driven facilitated groups provide a confidential environment for idea exchange, family business education, and personal growth. Peer Groups give you an opportunity to learn by seeking advice from professionals and peers who have “been there, done that” and who are willing to share their knowledge and experiences – all while respecting the confidentiality of members in a small group setting.

Roundtables are larger peer groups that do not meet monthly. The peer-to-peer interaction and learning from each other is still an integral part of the sessions, but these are often more didactic in nature.

Session descriptions, dates, times and locations for each specific group can be found by clicking the Learn More button in each description above.  A complete listing of peer group sessions can be found here.  Facilitators keep the unique needs of family businesses in mind while preparing and delivering best practice-based content.

Most Peer Groups are open to all Conway Center members and their employees. Note that each session description will further delineate who may attend.  Click the Learn More button in the group description for further specifications.

Except for the C-Suite Peer Groups – all Peer Groups are drop-in, you just need to RSVP and show up!  Simply RSVP via the register button through the website or send an email to Amy at: adotts@familybusinesscenter.com.

On the Leadership Development, Succession Planning, and Women's Peer Group pages you will see a mailing list form. By joining a Peer Group mailing list, you will receive an email invitation of the topic and location one week prior to each session, along with a link to RSVP.  You do not need to belong to a mailing list to attend, it is just a convenience to alert you to upcoming sessions.

Note that not all Peer Groups have mailing lists as some groups are not open to all. Roundtable and webinar invitations are sent to the entire membership.  If you already receive invitations, please complete the form to continue - we're cleaning up our lists and want to make sure we do not send you emails you do not want.

Yes, except for the C-Suite peer groups and Next Gen Leaders.  Service Providers are welcome to attend the Leadership Development, Succession Planning, and Women in Family Business Peer Groups. 

Service Providers are also welcome and encouraged to attend all Roundtables, Webinars, and our Monthly Educational Programs.  For full list of programs, visit the Programs page of our website.

Only the C-Suite Peer Groups have an additional fee to attend – all others are FREE as part of your Conway Center membership.  This includes all family AND non-family employees!

Most Peer Groups are held on the 2nd floor of the Griffin Student Center at Ohio Dominican University, 1215 Sunbury Rd, Columbus, OH 43219.  There is free parking in the lot but you must display a PARKING PASS.  Session descriptions, dates, times and locations are found here.

Sure!  We ask you to register so we can have a name tent for you and make appropriate arrangements based on group size.  If you forget, please come anyway!

Please just send Amy an email at adotts@familybusinesscenter.com if you know in advance that you are unable to attend.

No, only Conway Center members are eligible to participate in Peer Groups. 

If you are interested in Conway Center membership, you are welcome to attend a monthly educational program as our guest.  Please contact Amy at adotts@familybusinesscenter.com for more information.

Feel free to reach out anytime to Amy Dotts, COO and Event Manager at adotts@familybusinesscenter.com or 614-847-0160.

I still have questions. How can I get more information about Peer Groups and Roundtables?

Contact Amy Dotts, COO and Event Manager at adotts@familybusinesscenter.com or 614-847-0160

Not yet a member?

Learn more about membership and APPLY TODAY to access Peer Groups and other Conway Center offerings!

Events Calendar - CCFB Peer Group

Thursday Feb 2, 2023
The Rising CEO Peer Group is for next gens who will be taking a greater leadership position in their family business. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Tuesday Feb 7, 2023
For non-family C-suite leaders working in a family business. Peer-to-peer driven, sessions focus on objective and thoughtful insight and advice from those in similar situations. Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, C-Suite Non-Family Leaders
Wednesday Feb 8, 2023
Are you managing your calendar, prioritizing tasks, and feeling productive – or are small daily crises dictating how and your family members in the business will spend your day? We’ll discuss how you can take back your time by getting organized, minimizing time wasters, and planning your day effectively. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Next Generation Leaders
Thursday Feb 9, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Tuesday Feb 14, 2023
Employee performance reviews are an important part of engaging employees and if done right, have a big impact on their success in your organization. However, giving performance feedback can be very uncomfortable and especially tricky in family business. Join us as we discuss elements of an effective performance review, how often they should be conducted, and practical strategies for delivering valuable feedback. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Women in Family Business
Thursday Feb 16, 2023
The Conway Strong CEO Peer Group is for Presidents and CEOs of family-owned businesses. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Tuesday Feb 21, 2023
LCoaching, Guiding or Mentoring – Which One is Right for Your Team? ''Great leaders are great listeners.” That’s a somewhat famous quote and it still holds the same weight as when it was first uttered. A key aspect of leadership is about our ability to solve problems and help others solve problems. As leaders, how do we know: What the problem is? What are the things that hamper both our ability and others to achieve goals and create positive outcomes? How can we better understand the people around us to get things done? This session will address the questions above and others by discussing best practices of developing employees. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development 2.0
Wednesday Feb 22, 2023
The CEO Peer Group of Rising and New Leaders of family-owned businesses. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Tuesday Feb 28, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Thursday Mar 2, 2023
The Rising CEO Peer Group is for next gens who will be taking a greater leadership position in their family business. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Tuesday Mar 7, 2023
For non-family C-suite leaders working in a family business. Peer-to-peer driven, sessions focus on objective and thoughtful insight and advice from those in similar situations. Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, C-Suite Non-Family Leaders
Wednesday Mar 8, 2023
Sometimes you can get lost in a family business, just waiting for someone to tell you what your next role will be. How can we effectively navigate our career on our terms, ensuring we are using our best talents/passions to best serve the family business needs? We’ll discuss how to take charge of your career and build self-confidence. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Next Generation Leaders
Thursday Mar 9, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Tuesday Mar 21, 2023
Managing Conflict One of the consistent characteristics of strong leaders is the ability to manage conflict in an organization or team. Learn the best practices of managing conflict and how this can help improve the relationships around you. • Discuss the different types of conflicts and situations therein. • Learn how to help people productively address conflict ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development
Tuesday Mar 21, 2023
Integrating multiple generations into day-to-day operations of family business as each generation carries different goals and motivations can be difficult, especially for women. Senior leaders have institutional knowledge and experience, while those younger coming into the business bring energy, fresh ideas, and technology experience. We’ll gain new perspectives and share strategies of how to navigate these generational differences. This brown-bag lunch monthly peer group will be co-facilitated by Bea Wolper and Donna Musilli and is for women - both family and non-family - who work in a family-owned business. Our new format allows for connection, sharing, inspiration, and support. The sessions will address some of the unique challenges for women in family-owned businesses including: Self Care for Women Leaders in Family Business Building Confidence in your Role as a Leader in a Family Business Skills for Managing Conflict Resolution in Family Business Generously sponsored by KeyBank ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Women in Family Business
Wednesday Mar 22, 2023
The CEO Peer Group of Rising and New Leaders of family-owned businesses. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday Mar 23, 2023
Let us continue our total compensation discussion and discuss ways to weave in creative leave strategies as a benefit to attract and retain employees. The term ''leave'' covers any paid or unpaid time off you may want to offer your employees. We will discuss various leave options available to Ohio employees and have candid conversations on their impact to your business. We will also discuss what you should put in writing regarding leaves to reserve your rights as an employer and set up employee expectations. This discussion will also include the good, bad, and ugly about ''unlimited'' leaves! ... read more
Categories: CCFB Roundtable, CCFB Peer Group, Human Resources
Thursday Mar 23, 2023
The Conway Strong CEO Peer Group is for Presidents and CEOs of family-owned businesses. The group is by invitation only and there is an additional annual fee to attend. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Tuesday Mar 28, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Thursday Mar 30, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Succession Planning

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