Dr. Rama Yelkur, Dean, College of Business & Management
Curtiss Hall 320
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Andrew Keyt, Loyola University Chicago Family Business Center
Family businesses out-perform their non-family counterparts in many ways, including return on investment and longevity. Are you maximizing the potential of your family business?
In this opening event of the Stevens Center for Family Business’s 2013-14 program year, we will celebrate all that is good about family business, and provide some solid take-aways about how you can leverage these positives to achieve optimal success.
This event will be informative for the entire family! Family business leaders are encouraged to make a special effort to bring their spouse to this event. The networking, celebration, and message will give everyone great insight into the joys and rewards – and power! – of being part of a family business.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Shane Yount, Competitive Solutions, Inc.
The challenge with accountability is in making it personal, genuine and visible. Whether examining accountability in terms of the individual, team or organization – and in terms of family members or non-family employees – it doesn’t just “happen” on its own. It must be driven from the top.
This presentation is dedicated to visible and auditable accountability systems essential to sustain business acumen and urgency. Participants will gain an appreciation of the organizational payback from using an accountability system that provides each employee a visible and meaningful connection to the family business’s success.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Becky Robbins, Mark Kamin & Associates
Family business people are often acutely aware: There are inherited conversations from the past that restrict performance and relationships with each other.
In this presentation, acclaimed global communications expert, Becky Robbins, will bring to light a model of communication we’ve all inherited, that typically limits what can be said and what can be heard.
More importantly – she will reveal a whole new model for communication. One that is not limited by our need to convince others or describe how we see things; not driven by the need to control, protect ourselves, manipulate or resist what others are saying. Result: A new freedom and level of self-expression, with listening and speaking taking on a whole new dimension.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Dr. Gregg McCann, Stetson University
Andrew Keyt, Loyola University Chicago
Today’s family business owners are learning that by involving family members and keeping them engaged over time, the strength of the family grows, which leads to the strength of the business.
“The Life Plan and Your Family Plan” will focus on: (1) How to build interest among family business members and what they need to know; (2) Activities and education to promote family involvement; (3) Ways to provide incentives while avoiding entitlement; and (4) Career development paths for the next generation.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
SCFB Sponsor Panel
Experience can be the best teacher. Sometimes someone else’s experience – good or bad – can be a great learning opportunity.
Trusted Advisors who assist family businesses with their professional needs gain a lot of knowledge and insight about family business through their experiences.
During this panel presentation, representatives from some of the SCFB’s sponsor firms who have worked closely with family businesses will tell some illuminating stories about real-life situations they’ve encountered. They’ll emphasize the FB best practices that relate to these cases, and what other family businesses can learn from them.