Join us for a discussion on Peers in a Family Business.
A recent article in the Harvard Business Review lauded the positive influence that peers can play. Peers were cited as the “single most neglected level of change.” A true group of peers exerts an even greater force for change, which is why these groups have been so successful for most.
There are many other peer groups or quasi-advisory boards that vie for each person’s time. Joining a group is a matter of your ability to invest the time and capacity to be sure you get the most out of your experience. Beware of groups that may be too large or transient (members continually changing) as it will affect the level of confidentially you will experience in a group. While the advice an owner receives in a peer group is non-binding, the power of the peer relationship eventually calls for some level of action. Coming to the group month after month with the same nagging issue is never good practice.
Join The Network of Family Businesses for a virtual educational Webinar on Thursday, November 15th, 2012 at 11:00 AM EST, with Daniel G. Van Der Vliet, M. Ed., Director of The Family Business Initiative at UVM.
This discussion will explore selecting, participating and getting the most out of your Peer Group.
Daniel G. Van Der Vliet, M. Ed. is Director of The Family Business Initiative at UVM. He is a 2001 graduate of the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Natural Resources – Recreation Management. He is a 2010 graduate of the Master of Education Interdisciplinary Studies program at the University of Vermont. As Director of The Family Business Initiative at UVM since 2003, Dann works with owners and their successors to find solutions that work for both family and business. He teaches Leading and Managing the Family and Closely Held Business each fall semester.
Previously, as Director of the Vermont Business Center from 2004-2008, Dann oversaw the launch and growth of the executive education curriculum and management development seminars at UVM in addition to establishing custom trainings offered by the University of Vermont School of Business. Dann is on the Board of Advisors for the Family Business Wiki, Board of Corporators for the Northfield Savings Bank, Board of Trustees for the Birds of Vermont Museum, and is past President of the Burlington Sunrise Rotary Club.
Registration to join The Network of Family Businesses and be eligible for the On-Line Educational Seminar is available at: https://www.netfamilybusiness.com
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