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Family Business NextGen 2023 [External Event]
March 6 @ 12:00 pm - March 10 @ 1:00 pm
Welcome to Family Business NextGen 2023 — a place for you to think intentionally about your role in the family business, the family and the outside world.
Starting on Monday, March 6, 2023, Family Business Magazine will be hosting a weekly series of five daily one-hour webcasts to address the unique challenges and goals of the next generation of multigenerational family businesses. Each day will feature notable NextGen speakers and thought leaders in conversation-style discussions that address key aspects facing NextGens in family business today: governance, building credibility, legacy & impact, support networks and succession.
Attending this event will allow you to:
- Learn from the successes (and missteps!) of other NextGen family business members
- Offer your own insights and ideas
- Earn a certificate of completion for use with your family and on your resume
- Network with other NextGeners
- Access the NextGen Resources Center with valuable articles and videos
By participating in this event, you'll come away with new strategies you can put to use and new peers to add to your network.
To earn a Family Business Magazine Certificate of Completion, you must attend all five sessions and answer several polling questions in each session. Recordings of each session will be available, but viewing these will not create eligibility for a certificate.
This is a FREE event.
Monday March 6
Understanding the principles of family and business governance
We begin with an in-depth look at how governance of the business and the family works at best-in-class family businesses and discuss how to prepare to serve on the business board or the family/owner’s council. How should boards and councils be structured? Who does what? How do you position yourself for open opportunities? And once on board, how do you make a real contribution?
Speakers: Audrey Darley Welch, Supply Partner Director, Darley Defense, W.S. Darley & Co.
Tuesday March 7
Build your Credibility and Marketability within the Family Enterprise
So many young leaders within family business suffer from “imposter syndrome.” They are often surrounded by family and non-family members who remember them when they were in diapers. This session will look at strategies for how to change that, and build credibility as a capable leader, and marketability in and outside of the family.
Speakers: Brittany McKee East, 4th-Generation Family Member, McKee Foods
Sonya Ahola, Marketing & HR Consulting Divisions, Ahola
Wednesday March 8
Develop your legacy and impact
What kind of difference do you want to make in the world? It’s never too early to think about the impact you can have on your community. This session will look at mindful ways to begin creating a stewardship mentality as a NextGen family business member.
Speakers: Julian Boyd, 2nd-Generation Family Member, D'Bo's Wings & More
Megan Green, Counsel and Engineering Manager, Weiler Products
Thursday March 9
Create Your Support Network
Do you have a personal board of directors? Who can you turn to for trusted advice and counsel? This session will offer strategies and ideas for enhancing your support network, as well as look at how you can be part of the support network of your peers.
Speakers: Kate Began, President, Polycase
Celine Fitzgerald, 3rd-Generation Family Member, Webb & O'Neill Capital Corp.
Friday March 10
Succession: What’s Your Role in the Process for You…and Eventually, Your Kids
Whether you are in the midst of a succession plan that involves you, or still thinking about what kind of role (if any) you might want in the family business, this session will focus on getting as much out of the experience as possible, not only to help you better navigate the journey, but to create a series of learnings that you can use in the future to make succession to your own next generation smoother and more successful.
Speakers: Aaron Chin, CEO, Organika
Sarah Fultz, 3rd-Generation Family Member, Post Leasing & Sales Inc.
This session will be followed by an optional one hour Zoom chat that will allow you to get to know other participants.