Loyola University Chicago

Loyola Business Leadership Hub

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Next Generation Leadership Institute

NextGen training for future family business leaders

The window to apply for our 2021 class is now closed. To apply for our 2022 class, please click on the link below to complete an online application. You can also learn more about the program by making an appointment to speak with Anne Smart, director of the Famiy Business Center, at asmart@luc.edu.

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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.

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

NGLI participants graduate with:

  • A deeper understanding of their strengths
  • An awareness of areas that need improvement
  • A better understanding of their family culture and
  • A clearer vision for their business

NGLI kicks-off with an opening retreat weekend (Friday-Saturday) at LUREC. 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.

“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

Dawn Food Products

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Anne Smart
Director, Loyola Family Business Center
312.915.7738 · asmart@luc.edu