Events

of the Family Business Learning Community

Mar 16 2018
Event Time:

8:00am - 1:00pm

Location:

Radnor Valley Country Club

Speaker(s):

Mitzi Perdue

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Mini-Conference Keynote:
Designing a High-Functioning Family Culture

Mark your calendars now to join us for our family business 
Mini-Conference: Leadership & The Family Business!

Our family business Mini-Conference will focus on leadership in the family business, and how effective leaders inspire others to do more and to become more. Creating a happy, high-functioning family culture doesn't happen by accident; it happens by design. Come and learn from Mitzi Perdue, our keynote speaker, how to design your own!

mitzi perdueMitzi Perdue gives practical advice on how a family business can develop a culture that supports keeping the family business in the family. Her advice can be useful to any multi-generational family.

Mitzi’s I’ve-lived-it experience comes from membership in two long-lasting family enterprises. Her family of origin began in 1890 with the Henderson Estate Company, the forerunner of Sheraton Hotels, which her father co-founded. Perdue Farms (she’s Frank Perdue’s widow) began in 1920.

The secret for the longevity of both families is: neither the Henderson family nor the Perdue family left their family’s legacy to chance. Using checklists, activities, stories, and tips, Mitzi shares little-known but practical techniques for teaching members that:

  • Family members have a responsibility to something greater than themselves;
  • Compromise, including understanding the other’s point of view, is key;
  • Membership in a family business comes with benefits but also with the need for occasional sacrifices; and
  • Elders are responsible for passing along key values and attitudes to the next generation

After hearing from Mitzi, we will have two breakout sessions and then reconvene for lunch. Please check back - more details to come soon on Leadership in Family Business Mini-Conference!