On-Campus Programs

Promoting leadership and learning with peers

A unique learning experience

LGA’s advisors are faculty or frequent lecturers at universities, conferences, and private seminars. We have long-standing academic relationships with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, the School of Management at Yale University, and Harvard University, among others.

In our experience, on-campus learning is a great compliment to custom on-site programs because they provide direct contact with other enterprising families who are wrestling with similar issues or have resolved them in the past and can share their unique perspectives on continuity planning and achieving multi-generational success.

Here are some of the upcoming on-campus programs facilitated by LGA Advisors:

Leading for Impact within Family Enterprise

With Ivan Lansberg and Wendy Ulaszek at Kellogg School of Management-Northwestern University

As an aspiring leader within a family enterprise, you’ll discover how to establish your credibility and authority in the business community, among family shareholders, with the board and management team. As an established leader, you’ll explore the complexities of mentoring the next generation and of managing succession and letting go. For all, the program can enable you to better manage the nuanced paradoxes that are characteristic of family business leadership.

Forming Family Enterprise Governance

With Ivan Lansberg at Kellogg School of Management-Northwestern University

This program is focused on what skills owners need to design appropriate governance architecture, lead effective decision-making across all stakeholders, and set a vision that will guide multi-generational continuity. Leading faculty from the John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises and across Kellogg, in addition to insights from successful families who have made this transition, will provide you with engaging and thought-provoking approaches and frameworks.

Governing Family Enterprises

With Ivan Lansberg, Devin DeCiantis, and Chris Robichaud at Kellogg School of Management-Northwestern University

Explore the specialized knowledge and skills unique to governing a complex family enterprise effectively. In a collaborative, supportive environment alongside representatives of other enterprising families facing similar issues, you and your family owners, board members, and executives can tackle together the complex issues of continuity and governance.

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Family Enterprise Boards

With Ivan Lansberg and Devin DeCiantis at Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University

The director plays a pivotal role in effectively guiding family-owned businesses. This program from leading family business experts goes in-depth on the issues that affect current and emerging board members, such as managing the board’s strategic, fiduciary, and communication functions.

Through interactive lectures with leading Kellogg faculty, in-depth case studies, and panels with experienced family and independent directors, participants will emerge with a well-rounded skill set to effectively manage the essential functions of aligning the board’s work with the values and long-term growth of family-owned businesses.

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Family Business in Theory and Practice

With Devin DeCiantis at Harvard University 

Roughly one-fifth of Fortune 500 companies are family-controlled. Outside the US, that number can rise up to 90 percent of all business activity and employment within a country. The vast majority of these family businesses are small- and medium-sized mom-and-pop shops. The rest are some of the largest and most influential institutions in the world—from iconic brands like Wal-Mart and Volkswagen to emerging global powerhouses like Samsung and Tata. Students survey the vast network of family enterprises that help to power the global economy. They also analyze cases that exemplify their greatest strengths and challenges.

Leadership and Character in Uncertain Times

With Chris Robichaud at Harvard Kennedy School

In today’s ever-changing world, it is crucial that leaders act with integrity and authenticity. How do you balance your own values with the values of a community? How can behavioral sciences give us tools to bring about institutional change?

Leadership and Character in Uncertain Times is a five-week online program that offers a unique opportunity to learn how to lead in times of conflict and disagreement. Explore adaptive leadership concepts and gain tools to exercise moral leadership both within organizations and in society.

Twin Feud

Feuding Twins

A tragic breach between a pair of once-close twins shakes the foundations of a family-controlled public company.

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