Family Business Center

Celebrating 25 Years


Family Business Breakfast Series

Families who participate in the Breakfast Series learn best practices from experts and other business families while networking over a great breakfast.

First-time attendees are invited to join us for breakfast as our guest to see if it meets the needs of your family. Regular registration for one breakfast is $200 per family or sign on for the whole season (seven breakfasts) for $1,000. New this year: season member companies get a 10 percent discount for all employees in Executive Education Open Enrollment courses.*

2017-18 Breakfast Schedule

Mentoring the Next Generation
Friday, September 29, 2017, 7:30 a.m.

Family Communication in the Age of Digital & Social Media
Friday, November 3, 2017, 7:30 a.m.

Attracting & Retaining Key Non-family Employees
Friday, December 8, 2017, 7:30 a.m.

A Discussion with the Ryan Companies Family
Friday, January 19, 2018, 7:30 a.m.

Getting the Most from Your Advisers
Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:30 a.m.

Conflict Resolution
Friday, April 6, 2018, 7:30 a.m.

Friday, May 4, 2018, 7:30 a.m.


*Physician Leadership College, The Executive Conference on the Future of Health Care and the St. Thomas Executive Program (STEP) not included.

Ownership Academy

These full-day seminars are led by family business experts. Learn alongside other business families, while gaining practical tools to enhance decision making in your family business.

Family Business Governance
This class meets three times during the fall, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the following Fridays:

  • September 8
  • October 13
  • December 1

Cost includes materials and attendance for the whole family.

Seminars like ours can cost as much as $20,000 per person. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are able to make these sessions accessible to a wider range of families.


Due to an overwhelming response from family businesses, the center established peer roundtables (affinity/peer groups) in 2017. Groups average 8-12 members of family businesses. More information and registration information can be found here. Participants can choose from any of these groups:

  • Owners/CEOs
  • Next Generation Leaders
  • Women
  • Non-family Executives

Interested in joining our community of family businesses?

Contact us for information about how to enroll your family business and gain access to all our events and classes and to get help connecting with our family business advisers. | (651) 962-4560