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Benefits of Belonging

Educational Programing

  • Educational programs on family enterprise workings and sustainability presented by faculty and other experts in the field
  • Savings on Family Business Magazine, a leading publication in the field
  • Specialized workshops on family business sustainability, governance, conflict management, transition, personal dynamics, strategic planning, communication, risk management, financial planning, employee relations, career pathing and organizational development

Networking, Peer-Learning and Camaraderie

  • Exclusive networking events with other enterprise-owning families to discuss common challenges and to share best practices
  • Opportunities to identify with other family enterprise members in a trusting safe harbor environment; sharing common challenges and exchanging best practices
  • Exposure to expert advisors provides members objective advice that is crucial to success; this exposure may evolve into a client relationship(s) benefiting both parties
  • University involvement and shared responsibility of bringing together collective talents to help shape the economic, cultural, and societal future of our community and State
  • Advisory Council membership opportunity

Expert Support

  • Reduced rates for certain statewide, regional and national conferences
  • Affinity groups for various sub-groups within family enterprises such as the “now-gen,” the “next-gen,” non-family leaders, and others
  • Participation in and access to research conducted by Anderson University and affiliated family business experts related to family enterprise

Broader Community Benefits

Economic and Trade Organizations

  • Revenue generation through shared programming
  • Expanded offerings to their member organizations through collaboration
  • Expanded available educational resources
  • Economic and community impact

General Public

  • Bachelor of Science (various majors) with the ability to minor in Entrepreneurship or Family Enterprise
  • Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Family Enterprise
  • Executive Certificates in Family Enterprise with various sub-specialties (accounting, human resources, leadership)
  • Ph.D. in Leadership-Family Enterprise