Family Business Education Certificate Program
A Basic Course of Family Business Study

REGISTER NOW for Fall 2013. Click here, or contact Cathy Huybers at
or 920-424-2257 to register.

Course Outline:

This program is designed to give those relatively new to the management of a family business the basic foundation of the dynamics of a family or closely held business.  Seven sessions, running from October through April, provide an opportunity for a cohort of individuals to both learn from the presenters and to establish a network of resources to help them build the foundation of their family business career.

Please print and share the attached brochure with anyone who you feel could benefit from participation.  Questions regarding the program can be directed to Dale Feinauer (  

Session Date


October 9, 2013

Defining the Family Business

November 13, 2013

Family Business Governance

December 11, 2013

1. Strategic Planning in a Family Business
2. Project Management
3. Sustainability

January 8, 2014

1. Business Management
2. Legal Liability
3. Banking
4. Human Resources

February 12, 2014

Evolving Ownership in the Family Business

March 12, 2014

Evolving Leadership in the Family Business

April 9, 2014

Managing Culture, Change, and Conflict



  • First-come, first-serve registration
  • Maximum class size 15; a waiting list will be generated for future classes
  • All sessions must be taken to receive certification.  In the case where missing a session is unavoidable, the session can be made-up when the session is offered class.
  • Participants are expected to spend time outside the class doing homework which might include studying their own businesses and families


$500 per person for WFBF members and sponsors
$1,500 per person for non-WFBF members and sponsors

$350 for WFBF member and sponsors
$1,275 for non-WFBF members or sponsors

Per Session Cost: $275

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