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.

The opening retreat for our next cohort is on August 26-27, 2022.

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Designed for

NGLI is designed for 25-45 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

  • Family Business Overview
  • Setting Priorities
  • Life Stages
  • 360 Degree Assessment
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Genograms

Unit 2: Family

  • Difficult Conversations
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Drama Triangle
  • Successor’s Challenge
  • Family Culture
  • Family Governance

Unit 3: Business

  • Family Strategy and Financials
  • Team Management Systems
  • Leading in a Crisis
  • Leading Change

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.

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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, schedule an appointment.

Molly Henry
Membership and Program Manager

“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