Events Calendar - Family Business Programs in Columbus | Peer Groups and Education

The Conway Center for Family Business provides highly relevant, topical and original programming that helps members learn, stay informed and share experiences with their peers. These family-focused educational programs are unique to the Center and cannot be found anywhere else in Central Ohio.

In addition, we offer enjoyable social interactions that allow members to build strong relationships. We believe that some of the most productive experiences are created in less formal, group settings where relationships can be built, ideas shared and new opportunities hatched.

Just some of these activities include our annual Family Business Awards & Expo, Monthly Educational Programs, Networking and Social Events and Peer Groups. Please browse the calendar below for events and topics that can provide solutions to your family business challenge.

Events Calendar

Tuesday Jan 21, 2020
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Thursday Feb 13, 2020
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Thursday Mar 12, 2020
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Wednesday Feb 5, 2020
Curious about the Conway Center? Already a member and want to learn more? Back by popular demand, we are hosting a breakfast for new, prospective, returning members, or any other family business or service provider members interested in learning more about getting the most out of your Conway Center membership. Get insight from current, long-time members, and make some new friends! This event will give everyone an opportunity to network with other family business leaders, and to learn more about the history of the Conway Center, its offerings and member benefits. Hear from some of our members on how they maximize their membership and on ways to get engaged! FREE for all to attend but please register ... read more
Categories: CCFB Forum, CCFB Networking & Social Events
Thursday Jan 23, 2020
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Thursday Feb 27, 2020
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Tuesday Jan 28, 2020
Building Enterprise Value over Time - Jim Rollins and Lloyd Bell of Meaden & Moore will address: What was your company worth 10 years ago ? What is your company worth today ? What do you want it to be worth at the start of the next decade? What are you doing now to increase value? How do I start this process? ... read more
Categories: CCFB Forum
Friday Feb 28, 2020
Would Your Retirement Plan Survive an IRS or Dept. of Labor Audit? Traps for the Unwary and How to Fix Them - Each year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) audits a small number of 401(k) plans. Over time, it is almost certain that either the IRS or DOL will audit your plan. Many employers do not understand how despite having a team of professionals to help manage these plans, the IRS or DOL (let alone an aggressive plaintiff’s attorney) can find problems with the plan. Knowing the common areas where administration can get tripped up and the traps for the unwary can help save your company value time and money. Topics we will cover include (i) ERISA fiduciary issues and other DOL audit items, (ii) IRS audits and the importance of making sure plan administration is consistent with the documents, and (iii) what do if the IRS or DOL comes knocking at the door. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Forum
Wednesday Jan 29, 2020
Is the Performance Review Dead? We hate to do them. We have to do them. Is there a better way? Let's take this time to talk about why and how we're evaluating performance, share best practices, and generate new ideas for rewarding performance and correcting behavior. Sharon DeLay, President, GO-HR, will moderate this event. This quarterly peer group is facilitated by family business owner Sharon DeLay, President of GO-HR. a HR consultancy working with businesses across five areas: general HR, recruiting and on-boarding, training and development, benefits and benefits consulting, and career and corporate outplacement. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Forum
Tuesday Feb 25, 2020
In this unique forum, hear from family business owners as they share with other Conway family business owners their company's growth journey -- how marketing (everything from sales to building a brand to traditional marketing to digital marketing) played a role in that growth. Learn the trials and errors they made along the way, the tough decisions and investment risks venturing into unchartered waters and how the company measured success. This February 25th session features Mark DeBellis, Managing Partner of Suburban Steel Supply Company. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Forum
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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Tuesday Jan 21, 2020
Coaching/Guiding/Mentoring While it is important to develop your leadership skills internally, the best measurement of a leader is how the engage and develop others. This course will discuss the three most common ways of empowering and developing the people you lead. Objectives: • Discuss and review the differences between the three types of leadership actions • Determine how best to apply these tactics to your leadership situation ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Feb 20, 2020
This session will help clear the haze on what family business leaders can do in the event of positive and false positive drug screenings, how to incorporate drug policies into your employee handbook, the importance of management training for upholding drug policies, drug-related terminations and more. Panelists are Janica Pierce Tucker and Devin Spencer from Taft/ Kim Smith from Confirmed Integrity Sponsored by GREENCREST. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Educational Program
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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
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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Tuesday Feb 4, 2020
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Tuesday Mar 3, 2020
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Thursday Jan 23, 2020
TriMetrix EQ - Are we connecting? (this session focus is on Driving Forces) Combines Behaviors, 12 Driving Forces and Emotional Intelligence in a fully integrated assessment and reveals the effects on family business relationships. Leveraging the power of three sciences, we will measure your ability to sense, apply the power and acumen of emotions to facilitate high levels of collaboration and productivity within your family business. Take Away: • An understanding of our own behavior style along with key family business leaders • Your personalized 55-page assessment * * Prework is required. Everyone attending should complete a TriMetrix EQ assessment. Access to the complimentary TriMetrix EQ assessment will be provided to you upon registration for this session. Please complete prior to this session and bring your results. Note that if you already completed this assessment session, no need to re-take - please just bring to this session. 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. Led by experts from Driscoll Learning, this session is facilitated by Bryan Driscoll. ... read more
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Thursday Feb 27, 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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
Wednesday Jan 22, 2020
Have questions or need insight into common error's SMB's make when setting up a network? We can also help educate SMB owner's on cybersecurity staff training ... read more
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Thursday Feb 20, 2020
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Thursday Mar 19, 2020
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Thursday Mar 19, 2020
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Categories: CCFB Educational Program
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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
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
Categories: CCFB Peer Group
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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