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.

Monthly Peer Groups

CEO

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.  Accountability, personal support, and feedback from peers are important components of this group.

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

C-Suite Non-Family Leaders

This peer group is for non-family executives. Similar to the CEO peer group, non-competing leaders come together 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.

Facilitator: Jill Hofmans, Executive Director
Frequency: Monthly
Fee: $350/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.

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

Leadership Development 2.0

Monthly support, peer mentoring, and coaching are all features of this group as they delve into advanced leadership topics and challenges. This small group is open to both family and non-family leaders, those interested in joining are asked to first complete at least five Leadership Development sessions within the past year.

Facilitator: Donna Musilli of DM360
Frequency: Monthly
Fee: FREE for pre-approved Conway Center members
Pre-approval to join? Yes

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 taking a greater leadership position in their family business - for those imminently next in line or newly in line for taking over. 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.

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

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: Co-facilitated by Bea Wolper of Emens Wolper Jacobs & Jasin and Meredith Sugar of Taft/ Law
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 Morgan Stanley

Women In Family Business

This group is for women who own, work for, or play a supporting role in a family business. Family business leadership challenges, employment practices, family dynamics, and communication are just a few of the topics that are explored in this interactive group providing women leaders a safe space to learn, share and grow.

Facilitator: Bea Wolper of Emens Wolper Jacobs & Jasin
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/Webinars

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

Ignite Your Family Business™

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!

Facilitator: Experts from GREENCREST
Frequency: Quarterly
Fee: FREE for all Conway Center members

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 and Leadership 2.0 – 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 and Leadership Development 2.0 – 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, Next Gen Leaders, Non-Family Leaders, and Leadership Development 2.0.   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 and Roundtables. 

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

Tuesday May 17, 2022
Team Formation & Development The most common challenge for any leader is the ability to effectively manage a team of people. Learn about the natural progression of team formation and how this can help you better achieve your goals. Objectives: • Discuss and review Tuckman’s Team Formation and Development Model • Review the state of your teams, what point in the process they are at and how to move them forward ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development
Wednesday May 25, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday May 26, 2022
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
Thursday Jun 2, 2022
Leadership is complex; and especially for family businesses. This Leadership 2.0 group allows you to find your safe place for monthly support, peer mentoring and group coaching to discover how to lead well in ambiguity. By invitation only. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development 2.0
Thursday Jun 2, 2022
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
Thursday Jun 2, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CCFB Networking & Social Events
Tuesday Jun 7, 2022
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 Jun 8, 2022
Considering Corporate Social Responsibility Facilitator: M.J. Clark, Integrated Leadership Systems We all care deeply about different issues in our communities, and as we become more financially independent, we want to share our passions in our companies and inspire others to help us make a difference in the world. Does your current owner have special community projects that are important to him/her but may not resonate with you, other family members, or staff? What would be your passion project as a leader? How can you take steps now to begin to plant those seeds in the organization? ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Next Generation Leaders
Thursday Jun 9, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Tuesday Jun 14, 2022
Preparing Your Family Business for Transition What are the steps you need to take to successfully prepare your family business for transition? Your choice of a successor will affect your business, family, legacy, and employees as well as your own financial security. Join us as we discuss: • Must-have characteristics of your successor • Developing your successor • Changing roles of others when elevating your successor Generously sponsored by KeyBank ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Women in Family Business
Wednesday Jun 22, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday Jun 23, 2022
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 Jul 5, 2022
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
Thursday Jul 7, 2022
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
Thursday Jul 14, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Wednesday Jul 27, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday Jul 28, 2022
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 Aug 2, 2022
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
Thursday Aug 4, 2022
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, CEO
Thursday Aug 11, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Wednesday Aug 24, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday Aug 25, 2022
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
Thursday Sep 1, 2022
Leadership is complex; and especially for family businesses. This Leadership 2.0 group allows you to find your safe place for monthly support, peer mentoring and group coaching to discover how to lead well in ambiguity. By invitation only. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development 2.0
Thursday Sep 1, 2022
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 Sep 6, 2022
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
Thursday Sep 8, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Tuesday Sep 20, 2022
The Story Behind Your Family Business Behind every family business is a great story. We want to hear yours! If you are an owner or next gen, we'd like to hear the background of your family business including: • What is your business, when/who started it? • Where did the idea for your business come from? • How did you get the name of your business? • If next gen, why did you decide to become involved in your family business? • How many family members are still in the business? • What is your succession plan (if known)? • What has been your biggest challenge and your biggest accomplishment since starting/joining your family business? All are invited to this session - non-family and Service Providers members are welcome too! Learn, ask questions, and discover the inspiration and insight from those sharing their family business stories. Generously sponsored by KeyBank ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Women in Family Business
Tuesday Sep 20, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development
Wednesday Sep 21, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday Sep 22, 2022
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 Oct 4, 2022
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
Thursday Oct 6, 2022
Leadership is complex; and especially for family businesses. This Leadership 2.0 group allows you to find your safe place for monthly support, peer mentoring and group coaching to discover how to lead well in ambiguity. By invitation only. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development 2.0
Thursday Oct 6, 2022
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 Oct 11, 2022
Keys to Family Business Success We all know that running a business has enough challenges without the added complication of family relationships. The importance of soft issues in family businesses and the way they are anchored in emotion, is often understated and if glossed over, they can lead to hard problems. In this session we will discuss the top essentials for a successful, harmonious family business. What have you found to be the most important elements of your family business? Do you have a set of soft rules for your family business? Come share with the group and let's learn together! Generously sponsored by KeyBank ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Women in Family Business
Thursday Oct 13, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Tuesday Oct 18, 2022
TBA ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development
Wednesday Oct 26, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday Oct 27, 2022
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 Nov 1, 2022
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
Thursday Nov 3, 2022
Leadership is complex; and especially for family businesses. This Leadership 2.0 group allows you to find your safe place for monthly support, peer mentoring and group coaching to discover how to lead well in ambiguity. By invitation only. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development 2.0
Thursday Nov 3, 2022
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 Nov 8, 2022
Unscheduled Topic This month is currently unscheduled and held in reserve for any topic(s) that come up throughout the year that we want to discuss. Generously sponsored by KeyBank ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Women in Family Business
Thursday Nov 10, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Tuesday Nov 15, 2022
TBA ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development
Thursday Nov 24, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday Nov 24, 2022
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
Thursday Dec 1, 2022
Leadership is complex; and especially for family businesses. This Leadership 2.0 group allows you to find your safe place for monthly support, peer mentoring and group coaching to discover how to lead well in ambiguity. By invitation only. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development 2.0
Thursday Dec 1, 2022
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 Dec 6, 2022
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, CEO
Thursday Dec 8, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, CEO
Tuesday Dec 13, 2022
Planning Session for 2023 Topics Join us for this important planning session to choose topics we want to address in 2023! Generously sponsored by KeyBank ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Women in Family Business
Tuesday Dec 20, 2022
TBA ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Leadership Development
Thursday Dec 22, 2022
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
Thursday Dec 29, 2022
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Tuesday Jan 3, 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
Thursday Jan 5, 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
Thursday Jan 12, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Jan 26, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday Jan 26, 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
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
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
Thursday Feb 9, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Feb 23, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday Feb 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
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
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
Thursday Mar 9, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group
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
Thursday Mar 30, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Tuesday Apr 4, 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
Thursday Apr 6, 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
Thursday Apr 13, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Apr 27, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group, Rising CEO
Thursday Apr 27, 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
Tuesday May 2, 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
Thursday May 4, 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
Thursday May 11, 2023
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Categories: CCFB Peer Group

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