of the Family Business Learning Community

For 2018, DVFBC Events will focus on Authentic Leadership in the Family Business.

dvfbc events start with whyDecades of values, tradition, and experience form the foundation for family businesses. Each generation faces a more difficult challenge of transitioning to the next generation. Less than 20% of family businesses successfully transition to the third generation of ownership. They account for almost 80% of companies worldwide, though!

A family business is more complicated than other kinds of business enterprises, due to the natural complexities of overlapping roles. It therefore requires effective leadership. Effective leaders understand the complexity and help show the way. In addition, they inspire others to do more and to become more.

The complexity of family businesses requires leadership in the business, in the family, and in the messy middle of ongoing relational and structural transitions. Due to the importance of the job that family business leaders are tasked with, we made authentic leadership the focus of our events for 2018.

All members will receive Simon Sinek’s Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, which outlines some of the tools we need to identify our own “why” – our purpose. In turn, our purpose unlocks the potential to inspire others with authentic leadership, which is especially challenging in a family business. 

Want to see more about our learning community? Click below to watch a video about our events!

Apr192018Best Practice
The Inescapable Influence of Money on the Family Business

Money is more than just a measure of value and a means of payment. Its influence reaches much farther. Money is the common thread that ties the family business together across generations. Both individually and collectively, the family’s understanding of money’s purpose and its power can ultimately define the business's success.

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Leading by Relationship:
Communication in the Family Business

Communicate effectively, resolve conflict, hold others accountable, and build high-performance family business relationships.

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Jun132018Best Practice
Legal & Practical Aspects of Managing Your Workforce

Rules and regulations are constantly changing. Managing your workforce is a full-time job, one that requires special training. Come with your HR team and join us to learn more about this vital piece of your family business.

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Outside Leadership: Developing an Effective Board of Directors

In the family business, sometimes outside leadership should be called upon. Developing an effective Board of Directors can take your business to the next level.

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Oct172018Best Practice
Leading or Leaving? Is Your Family Business Ready for the Next Chapter?

Preparing for transition from one generation of ownership at the family business to the next can be difficult and stressful. Involving outside experts to guide you may make your next chapter a significantly smoother and more successful page to turn.

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Learning the Wisdom of 30 Years of
Family Business Leadership

A celebration of 30 years of family business leadership, featuring guests from years past, as well as a celebration of successful transitions.

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