UNH Center For Family Business
Kicks Off Leadership Program
Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
Nov. 30, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. – The Center for Family Business at the University
of New Hampshire invites area companies to participate in its Leadership
Development Program for family and nonfamily managers.
The program begins Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at UNH Manchester.
The deadline to sign up is Friday, Dec. 17, 2004. The program consists
of eight full-day work sessions and is taught by faculty of the
Whittemore School of Business and Economics and experts in family
business. A certificate in family business leadership will be awarded
to those who attend at least six of eight sessions.
The Leadership Development Program assists the next generation assume
greater leadership roles in their family businesses. Participants
develop stronger leadership skills, recognize leadership styles
of others, and reflect on their own abilities, talents and opportunities
in the company. Attendees build confidence, apply new management
skills to company projects and problems, and build a peer network
of support. Senior generation attendees develop new ideas and approaches
to leadership and also have the opportunity to improve their skills
in assessing the leadership potential of those people who report
“Unlike other leadership classes, the focus of this program
is on family and family-business,” according to Barbara Draper,
director of the Center for Family Business. “Most attendees
are family members working in the company -- the future generation
of leaders for the company -- thus much of the learning is centered
around real life issues from the participants' own experiences.
Together they learn to be better leaders and to share solutions
to common problems.”
Sessions will include a range of leadership concepts and models,
self-assessment tools, and discussions of problems and issues faced
by the participants in their current jobs. Participants also will
create a Personal Strategic Plan (PSP) that will provide a long-term
picture of their career and action plan for the future.
Tuition is $1,695 for members and $2,000 for nonmembers. For more
information contact Barbara Draper at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or (603) 862-1107, or Stephen Fink, professor emeritus, at email@example.com
or (603) 862-3361.
The center, under UNH’s Whittemore School of Business and
Economics and the UNH Graduate School, is sponsored by Mass Mutual
Financial Group, Genus Resources, Baker Newman & Noyes, Pierce
Atwood, MPI Management Planning, Inc., and Ocean National Bank.
It is a membership program to provide owners and managers of entrepreneurial
businesses with an opportunity to exchange ideas and information
and to discuss business challenges, concerns, and solutions.