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

If you are considering participating in a peer group, would like to observe one, or have any questions, visit the Peer Group FAQs or contact Amy Dotts, Event Manager, at ADotts@FamilyBusinessCenter.com.

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

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

Below are descriptions of the Peer Groups that we offer. At the end of this listing is a calendar of all upcoming Peer Groups with links to register.

Monthly Peer Groups

CEO

Facilitated by Jill Hofmans, Conway Center Executive Director
Non-competing family business CEOs 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. Groups meet monthly at different locations as posted. Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required.

C-Suite Non-Family Leaders

Facilitated by Jill Hofmans, Conway Center Executive Director
This peer group is for non-family executives. Similar to the CEO peer group, non-competing 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 non-family leader in a family run business.  Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required.

Leadership Development

Generously sponsored by Park National Bank. Facilitated by Jonathon McKay from PATH
This interactive peer group covers relevant leadership challenges and opportunities and provides strategies and skills training to effectively manage them. The sessions begin with structured content followed by ample time for collaborative, peer-to-peer discussions about the work and leadership issues participants face.

Leadership Development 2.0

Facilitated by Donna Musilli of DM360
Monthly support, peer mentoring, and group coaching will help participants delve into assessing and leveraging their strengths to maximize team performance, personal growth, and competencies.  There is an additional materials fee for attend for the Strengths Finder book and assessment. Pre-approval and pre-requisites to join.

Next Generation Leaders

Facilitated by Jill Hofmans, Conway Center Executive Director
This peer group is for next generation family business members. Seasoned family business leaders will join the group each month to address topics relevant to the attendees assuming greater leadership roles in their own family business.

Non-Family Leaders

Facilitated by experts from Driscoll Learning
Being a non-family leader in a family-owned business can be incredibly rewarding...and challenging. This peer group will help determine strategies of influence and impact for non-family leaders.

Rising CEO

Facilitated by Jill Hofmans, Conway Center Executive Director
This peer group is for next gens who are taking a greater leadership position in their family business. Similar to the other C-level peer groups, 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.  Additional fee to attend. Pre-approval to join and RSVP required.

Succession Planning

Generously sponsored by The Fortis Group at Morgan Stanley
Co-facilitated by Bea Wolper, Emens Wolper Jacobs & Jasin, Thaddeus O'Brien, O'Brien & Associates, and Meredith Sugar, Taft/ Law
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.

Women in Family Business

Facilitated by Bea Wolper from Emens Wolper Jacobs & Jasin
This group is for women who own, work for, or play a supporting role in a family business are discussed each month. Earning respect, leadership, employment practices, family dynamics, and communication in the family business are just a few of the topics that are explored in this interactive group.

Quarterly Forums

Finances for Family Businesses

Generously sponsored and facilitated by experts from Meaden & Moore
Explore topics in financial literacy - KPIs, dashboards, tax updates, balance sheet/P&L issues, and more.

Human Resources

Facilitated by Sharon DeLay of GO HR
This Peer Group explores hot topics in HR from a family-owned business perspective and is appropriate for members who manage the HR functions by default and HR professionals with training and experience.

Ignite Your Family Business™

Facilitated by experts from GREENCREST
Are you ready to take your family business to the next level? You will hear first-hand from fellow family business owners on what they are doing to grow their business. Designed especially for CEO's, presidents and owners but open to all Conway Center members, it will help you gain the insights you need to ignite your business!

Online Strategy

Facilitated by experts from Adept Marketing
Get relevant and current insight into internet and digital strategies such as SEO, inbound marketing, analytics, and web design. Held bi-annually.

 

Events Calendar - CCFB Peer Group

Tuesday Feb 4, 2020
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Thursday Feb 6, 2020
Leadership is complex; and especially for family businesses. Join this Leadership 2.0 group to find your safe place for monthly support, peer mentoring and group coaching to discover how to lead well in ambiguity. Enrollment is closed for this series, but if you are interested in this group - please contact Amy at adotts@familybusinesscenter.com. Donna Musilli of DM360 will leads these sessions focusing on your most relevant business challenges. These sessions may have some teaching components, but the bulk of the time will be for what’s on your mind. What are your needs? And how can the group support you? ... read more
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Tuesday Feb 11, 2020
How to Win at Negotiating Most of us women don’t like it and tend to avoid it but negotiating in a crucial skill. Join us in this important discussion of how best to communicate your needs to get what you deserve. • Negotiating Skills • Importance of Preparation and Knowing your Worth • Overcoming Barriers and Bias ... read more
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Wednesday Feb 12, 2020
Dealing with Multiple Siblings and/or Cousins: Right Person, Right Seat Facilitator: TBA Our Next Generation Leaders Peer Group is for up-and-coming family business members who are interested in assuming greater leadership roles in their family-owned business. Each month, guest speakers will discuss topics that are relevant and necessary to your growth as a next gen leader – from goal setting, to business valuation, to succession planning, and more. ... read more
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Thursday Feb 13, 2020
Sharing Financial Information • How do you feel about sharing? • Confidentiality considerations • Who gets financial information & what form does the information take? • How much information is shared? • Timing of reporting • Shareholder family members vs. family in the business ... read more
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Thursday Feb 13, 2020
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Tuesday Feb 18, 2020
Developmental Roadmap Description: In today’s world, more and more people need help determining how to be the best version of themselves. Learn how to help those around create purpose in their life and a plan to achieve it. Objectives: • Review the best practices around Developmental Roadmaps • Create a personalized development plan as an exercise to use with others ... read more
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Thursday Feb 20, 2020
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Thursday Feb 27, 2020
Maintaining Cultural Anchors Honor the Past Celebrate the Present Build on your Vision This is a great discussion to have within family businesses and with the Leaders who are not family but entrusted with maintaining those cultural anchors (Honor the Past). Take Away: Great companies, family businesses and entities of any kind, understand the importance of continually sharing stories that anchor the Core Values and Vision of it’s leaders and creating a long term sustainable culture. ... read more
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Thursday Feb 27, 2020
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Tuesday Mar 3, 2020
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Thursday Mar 5, 2020
Spouses • Is your spouse currently involved? • Providing for surviving spouses • Spouses - Active and non-active in business • Spouses serving as trustees • Children from several marriages ... read more
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Thursday Mar 5, 2020
Leadership is complex; and especially for family businesses. Join this Leadership 2.0 group to find your safe place for monthly support, peer mentoring and group coaching to discover how to lead well in ambiguity. Enrollment is closed for this series, but if you are interested in this group - please contact Amy at adotts@familybusinesscenter.com. Donna Musilli of DM360 will leads these sessions focusing on your most relevant business challenges. These sessions may have some teaching components, but the bulk of the time will be for what’s on your mind. What are your needs? And how can the group support you? ... read more
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Tuesday Mar 10, 2020
Managing Conflict One of the consistent characteristics of strong leaders is the ability to manage conflict in an organization or team. Learn the best practives of managing conflict and how this can help improve the relationships around you. Objectives: • Discuss the different types of conflicts and situations therein. • Learn how to help people productively address conflict ... read more
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Wednesday Mar 11, 2020
Foundations of a Successful Transition: Communication Facilitators: Family Business Leaders Our Next Generation Leaders Peer Group is for up-and-coming family business members who are interested in assuming greater leadership roles in their family-owned business. Each month, guest speakers will discuss topics that are relevant and necessary to your growth as a next gen leader – from goal setting, to business valuation, to succession planning, and more. ... read more
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Thursday Mar 12, 2020
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Tuesday Mar 17, 2020
How to Maximize the Characteristics of Women’s Leadership Qualities When it comes to leadership, there a difference between women leaders and men who lead. This discussion will center around the unique qualities of female leadership that the most effective women leaders possess. Come prepared to share with the group which female business leaders do you most admire and why?! ... read more
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Thursday Mar 19, 2020
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Thursday Mar 26, 2020
Right Hire/Right Seat Understanding the impact, both positively and negatively, of having a bad hire or an ineffective employee in the wrong role within the organization. Understanding the benefits and increased productivity by having the right people in the correct role. Share stories for how and why individuals were hired and their impact on the organization. Discuss how family leadership impacts hiring and/or promotions. Techniques and tools to remove bias from hiring and promotion process Gain insights into effective Performance Management instruments and techniques to improve accountability and performance. Consistent accountability for family and non-family members. • Developing Key Accountabilities • Utilization of SMART goals • Introduction of Cascading of Accountabilities (techniques to ensure clarity of goals and meeting objectives) • Discussion of how various companies in attendance manage performance • What works, what doesn’t…why? • How do family members enhance or hinder accountability? • Introduce 360’s as a possible solution for performance management. Being a non-family leader in a family-owned business can be incredibly rewarding… and challenging. This peer group will help determine strategies of influence and impact for non-family leaders. ... read more
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Thursday Mar 26, 2020
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