Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

June Conference: Culture


About this Conference:
Understanding and leveraging the culture in a family business can provide an inherent advantage over the competition.  The importance of core values, culture and legacy lie in the effective deployment of these assets for the benefit of the organization.  Join us for a look at how you can take the best of your family business culture, transition it to the next generation and evolve into something bigger.

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Conference Details:
Friday, June 23, 2017
Cuneo Mansion · 1350 Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills

Who should attend?
Family Business Center Members, specifically Family Council Reps, Board Members, and Senior Family Business Leadership.  Non-family execs are highly encouraged to attend!

Sessions and Speakers:

Servant Leaders Build Healthier Organizations
What’s more important, strategy or execution? Both are critical. But what if there is something else – something just as important?  There is a third ingredient to business success, one that is gaining more and more attention: corporate culture.  Join Jude Rake (JDR Growth Partners) as he explores the concept of servant leadership, how it impacts corporate culture, and the nine proven principles to build healthier cultures that deliver better results.  Family owned enterprises provide fertile soil for the cultivation of servant leaders – discover how you can develop the type of leaders who believe in and lean on these nine principles to fuel growth.

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Values and Culture: The Impact of Family Resiliency
Join Jennifer Muntz (Family CLO) and Sue Rhomberg (Schmid Family Council Chair for their family business, Crescent Electric Supply Company) as they explore the intersection of culture and family success.  Values and subsequent culture are the foundation by which families build great businesses, develop responsible owners and become multi-generational enterprises. Sue will share her family story and highlight key aspects that helped her family and family business thrive for the past 100 years.  Afterwards, participants will engage in an interactive session to reflect on and discuss their own family experience, specifically how servant leadership shows up in their family, how to identify family culture strengths, and how to leverage family culture/values during times of distress and difficulty.

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Hiring and On-Boarding Non Family Leaders:   
Integrating Values and Assessing Cultural Fit within the Search Process
Hiring a non-family executive (NFE) might be one of the most important decisions a family business makes.  Join Julie Jacobs (Ironside & Associates) as she explores two different perspectives: that of the family and that of the NFE.  Julie will answer critical questions such as: what challenges does a NFE experience within the family business system, what can the family do to help their NFE align with family culture, why is it important to listen to a NFE’s perspective, and how can the family help a NFE use his/her best talents to professionalize and improve the business?  Julie will also share tips on how to increase the success rate of your recruitment process and will help you develop an “on-boarding toolbox.”

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Contact Carolyn Ogrey at 312.915.6614 or cogrey@luc.edu