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Launching Family Enterprise Boards: KCFE's Newest Exec Ed Program

February 2017

Registration is open for KCFE's newest 5-day executive education program, Family Enterprise Boards: A Program for Current and Prospective Directors (FEB) running September 10-14, 2017. The co-academic directors for the program are Kellogg professors of family enterprise Justin Craig and Ivan Lansberg.

"The idea for FEB grew out of suggestions and interest by past participants of our other family enterprise executive programs in the roles of CEO, Chairman, Board Member or Director. They wanted a program that focused deeply on the particular issues that confront family enterprise boards, including: the distinctive role of the family and independent directors on these boards, the relationship between the board and the family shareholders, the role of the chair, the governance dilemmas that arise precisely because the enterprise is owned and, often, managed by a family. "shared Lansberg.

According to Craig, "FEB is developed with the express goal of disseminating best practices for superior performance of boards that guide family enterprises so they add value both to the owners and to the management. The role of directors in family enterprises is unique, complex and nuanced. In addition to ensuring that the business performs and conforms, the directors also need to understand the expectations of the owning families. Participation in this course ensures that family and non-family directors are well-equipped and, as a result, the board will function optimally."

FEB is for current and future family and non-family board members and chairs of family-controlled firms. Attendees can register in small groups or individually. Family Enterprise Boards intentionally connects with and complements KCFE's two other executive education programs (Leading Family Enterprises and Governing Family Enterprises) but does not overlap.

An added benefit for Kellogg alumni: The program is eligible for the Kellogg Alumni discount of 30% off executive education tuition.

Click here to view the Family Enterprise Boards: A Program for Current and Prospective Directors.

Click here to go to online information and registration.



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