Family Secrets and Ghosts: Recognize and Deal with Sources of Conflict in the Family Enterprise
Thursday March 13, 2014 3-6 p.m.
UNC Asheville Campus, Sherrill Center Room #417
Speaker: Gerard Donnellan, Ph.D.
3-5:30 p.m. - program
- "Ghosts" may be the long-shadow of the founder, lost or forgotten members of the family or the long-decayed family values and culture, have unseen and powerful effects on the family system.
- The process and challenges of unveiling deeply guarded secrets: drug abuse, alcoholism, physical abuse, (among many possibilities), not only fracture and destroy good families but wreak havoc in the business.
- Compelling case material to illustrate and deepen the discussion of what these reverberations look like in actual practice and how to craft a plan for moving forward.
Gerard J. Donnellan, PhD works with business families to create an enduring legacy by focusing on what is important to them so they may make wise decisions about themselves, their children, and their business. He also collaborates closely with advisors to these families by providing consultation, education and development activities. With more than 35 years experience as a clinical psychologist and consultant to families and businesses, Gerry is a recognized leader in the field of family business advising. He is an Adjunct Professor at The International Business School, Brandeis University, where he created and teaches the MBA course, The Family Enterprise. He is the author of Who Will Drive the Bus? Guidance for Developing Leaders in the Family Enterprise and is a contributor to Sink or Swim: How Lessons from the Titanic Can Save Your Family Business. www.big-leap.com
The Jack Daniels Way
Thursday April 24, 2014, 3-6 p.m.
UNC Asheville Campus, Sherrill Center
Speaker: J. McCauley Brown
3-5 p.m. Program
5-6 p.m. Reception
Mr. J. McCauley (Mac) Brown is the VP of Brown-Forman Corporation, producer of Jack Daniels, and was founded in 1870 by his great grandfather, George Garvin Brown. Mac will share with our Forum the role of governance in the family business of 4000 employees and sales of $3.8 billion in 2013.
May Program - to be announced
NC Family Business of the Year Awards Cermony
Congratulations Carolina Management Team! NC Family Business of the Year (small size category)
|Siblings and owners, David Van Zee and Wendy Banks
The North Carolina Family Business Awards, presented by the Wake Forest University Family Business Center and media sponsor Business North Carolina, are designed to recognize the achievements of family-owned businesses and their contributions to their communities. In addition to business success, entries are judged on the following criteria:
- Innovative business strategies and practices
- Business growth and new development
- Contributions to community and industry
- Involvement by different family generations
- Commitment to family well-being
- Keeping the business in the family
Past winners from our FBF: Dampp-Chaser and The Biltmore Company.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Mint Muesemun, Randolph Road
6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Awards Program
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