Leadership Development

The Leadership Development Program provides current owners, the next generation of owners/managers, and key non-family managers with the opportunity to sharpen leadership skills and kindle enthusiasm for the challenges of running a profitable enterprise.

The program consists of eight full-day work sessions and is taught by faculty of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and experts in family business.

Because much of the learning in the class is centered around real life issues stemming from the participants own family business experience, each daylong session will have a unique emphasis.

This program is intended for those family and non-family members who anticipate a move into the primary organizational leadership role. It is a highly participative program during which the participants are required to apply their learning back at home, then report their experiences in the sessions that follow. The learning, while based upon established theory and concepts, is very practical and in past sessions has been found to have a major impact on the competence, self-esteem, and leadership qualities for all who have enrolled.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Leadership Concepts
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Developmental Leadership
  • Mentoring and Ownership Transfer
  • Team Building
  • Nurturing the skills and self-confidence necessary to accept more responsibility within the company
  • Managing Change in a Changing Environment
  • Environment of trust for sharing ideas/problems and being open to feedback
  • Personal Improvement Plans

Certificate in Family Business Leadership will be awarded to those who successfully complete the program.

The fee for this program is $2495 for Center for Family Business member attendee or $2995 per non-member attendee and includes attendance by a senior family member at one program. Cost includes a continental breakfast, lunch each day, and all class materials.

To learn more or register call (603) 862-1107 or email cfb.ceo@unh.edu

“The UNH Center for Family Business Leadership Development Program has been hugely beneficial to my personal and professional growth. More than anything else, this program has provided me with invaluable insights into who I am now, who I want to be, and who the family business needs me to be in order to lead our company in the future.”

Joshua Robinson, Director of Sales & Marketing,
Checkmate Payroll Services