NextGen training for future family business leaders

The Next Generation Leadership Institute (NGLI) prepares family business members for leadership. Participants develop and practice their leadership style, create a lifetime development plan, and increase their effectiveness as responsible family business leaders.

Our next cohort kicks off October 18-19, 2024 at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, IL.

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If you're interested in learning more, email us or call the office at 312.915.6490. 

Designed for

NGLI is designed for 25-50 year-olds who are currently in managerial roles and on track to assume top leadership positions in their family business. Enrollment is open to members and non-members.


Unit 1: Self

  • Coming Together
  • Setting Priorities
  • Life Stages
  • Hogan Personality Assessment
  • Leadership and LVI (360 feedback)

Unit 2: Family

  • Difficult Conversations
  • Creating Culture
  • Succession
  • All things Money and Legal
  • Field Trip to Family Business
  • Strengths, Engagement and Well-Being

Unit 3: Business

  • Leadership in the Business and Board
  • Interpersonal Dynamics
  • Leading in Change and through Crisis
  • HR in Family Business
  • Strategy: Family and Business
  • Graduation

Program benefits

  • Interactive workshops
  • Individualized career coaching
  • Off-site retreats
  • Confidential personal assessment testing
  • Monthly facilitated peer group meetings
  • Personal CEO mentor

NGLI participants graduate with:

  1. A deeper understanding of their strengths
  2. An awareness of areas that need improvement
  3. A better understanding of their family culture and
  4. A clearer vision for their business


NGLI kicks-off with an opening retreat weekend (Friday-Saturday), usually at a hotel in the Chicagoland area. After the kick-off, the group will meet once a month over the course of 18 months. Each meeting is a full day and takes place on Loyola's Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago. We try our best to accommodate participants' schedules and aim for meeting dates that are convenient for everyone.


Your community is composed of three parts. Peers act as a trusted, confidential cohort of friendship and support. Your coach will be a guide through your journey, helping you create a professional and personal development plan. And your facilitator will lead the group by exploring areas of self, family, and business, and how they relate to your leadership development.

Download an info sheet

To download a snapshot of our NGLI program, click here.

Contact us

If you would like to learn more about the Next Generation Leadership Institute, contact us at 312.915.6490 or fbc@luc.edu.

“I literally use the skills gained in NGLI every day and it’s not just at the office. I have changed as a person and that shows up in all aspects of my life. NGLI was transformational, genuine, and empowering.

Brian Richmond
Family Member
Dawn Food Products
NGLI Graduate, Class of 2015