Family Business Center

Family Business Center

Ownership Academy: Family Business Governance

Friday, September 13, 9:30 AM

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Participants in this course learn practical tools from nationally recognized experts in family business and from other successful family businesses. Former participants report having stronger communication with other family members, more effective decision making and higher satisfaction in their family business.


This course is right for families who:

  • Will experience succession in the next 10 years
  • Want to be more organized about decision making and governance

You will leave the class with an understanding of the following:

  • Tools for making strong decisions in your business and family
  • How to hold effective family meetings
  • Family and business mission, vision and values
  • Family and business history
  • What your business family has been in the past, is today and will be in the future
  • What your family wants from the business

Exercises, assessments, classroom discussion and between-class meetings help build a strong foundation for succession by giving you tools for:

  • Communication and conflict resolution 
  • Employment policies
  • Human resource policies
  • Family councils and meetings
  • Understanding of who will be owners, owner control and over sight
  • Utilizing and developing your network
  • How to work effectively with advisors
  • Family business board and how to use it effectively
  • Annual planning calendar

Cost: $3,500 per family, includes all materials, instruction and lunch on class days.

Meets from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

September 13
October 11
November 8
December 6

Contact us with questions regarding the course or to register.

Event Details:
Friday, September 13, 9:30 AM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
1000 LaSalle Ave
University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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