Wednesday, 06. November 2019, Claremont Graduate University, Family Business and Family Dynamics: A Symposium

from 06. November 2019 - 7:30 till 14:00

Claremont Graduate University

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The Drucker School Global Family Business Institute invites you to
"Family Business and Family Dynamics: A Symposium"
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Join us for this inaugural symposium of the Drucker School’s flagship institute, featuring leaders from the family business sector, including keynote speaker Debbie Brown, board chair, Laird Norton Company. In addition to Brown, our opening panel will include Kiana Webb, president, Webb Family Enterprises; Kyle Webb, CFO, Webb Family Enterprises, and CEO, Webb Family Investments; Caron Ng, CEO, Nu-Set Lock; and moderator Jenny Darroch, Henry Y. Hwang dean, professor, and Drucker brand champion. After our morning programming, guests will join us for lunch and table top discussions with family business leaders, advisors, and industry experts. 
Our afternoon panel will feature Dani Novack, advertising director, Patton's Steel; Cristian Garcia, business development specialist, Alto Systems; Cindy Ayloush, CEO, Hydraflow; Redge Bendhehim (MA, '18), president, Benrich Service; and moderator Wayne Lee (MBA, '97), president, Powertec FitnessThis event is open to Drucker School Global Family Business Institute Members, Partner Members, and their guests. Please register by November 1.For more information, call Kathleen Fariss, director, Drucker School Global Family Business Institute at .
PROGRAM7:30 am | Check-In and Breakfast
8:00 am | Welcome
Jenny Darroch, Henry Y. Hwang Dean, Professor, and Drucker Brand Champion
8:10 am | Keynote Address
“Family Policies, Communication, and Governance”
Effectively Herding Cats--Friendly and Feral
Debbie Brown, Board Chair, Laird Norton Company
It's been said that communication is the real work of leadership. At Laird Norton, with 400 shareholders, it requires extra effort to keep everyone informed, engaged, and positively aligned. Family members expect--and sometimes demand--that they are given information and regular updates related to the decisions and activities of the leadership team. Whether the topic is business performance, strategic direction, family highlights, or dispute resolution, the key is to communicate--openly and consistently with a sense of purpose. While there is no secret family recipe, Debbie will reveal the challenges and lessons learned related to communication in her family's business, and share the strategies they've found to be effective for promoting positive engagement among shareholders, AKA family.
9:10 am | Networking Break
9:30 am | Opening Panel Discussion

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"The Business of the Family"
Caron Ng, President, NU-Set Lock
Kiana Webb, President, Webb Family Enterprises
Kyle Webb, Chief Financial Officer, Webb Family Enterprises; Chief Executive Officer, Webb Family Investments
Moderator: Jenny Darroch, Henry Y. Hwang Dean, Professor, and Drucker Brand Champion
10:30 am | Networking Break
10:45 am | Discussions Groups
Facilitated sessions - Select one to attend the day of 


Family Communications


Family Meetings


Family Conflict


12:00 pm | Lunch and Table Top Discussions
1:00 pm | Afternoon Panel Discussion
"Passing on the Family Business to the Next Generation"
Dani Novack, Advertising Director, Patton's Steel
Cristian Garcia, Business Development Specialist, Alto Systems
Cindy Ayloush, Chief Executive Officer, Hydraflow
Redge Bendheim, (MA, '18), President, Benrich Service
Moderator: Wayne Lee (MBA, '97), President, Powertec Fitness
Program concludes at 2:00 pm

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