Family Business Centers as a Resource for Family Business Information, Insight….and Inspiration
More than 80 Family Business Centers throughout the country provide programming for family business owners. Representatives of the Cal State Fullerton Family Business Council will present an overview of their Family Business Center and Johnson County Community College will share how they have utilized the resources of a local Family Business Center to help build the curriculum for Family Business classes.
More than 80 Family Business Centers throughout the country provide support and programming for family business owners. These centers offer a wealth of resources and opportunities for community colleges interested in offering Family Business coursework.
This workshop will feature representatives from the Family Business Council at Cal State Fullerton which was established in 1995. During each school year, the Cal State Family Business Council offers nine workshops on topics of special interest to Family Business owners, confidential discussion groups and special events. They also offer CEO Groups, 2nd Generation groups and a Women owners’ forum. Mike Trueblood, Director, will share information about the events and affinity groups as well as the family businesses who take part in the program. Joanne Norton, professor in charge of the Family Business Dynamics course offered at Cal State will present her approach presenting this curriculum in the classroom.
Barbara Millard, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas will discuss how they are utilizing the resources of a local Family Business Center to help build the curriculum for Family Business classes at JCCC. Working with an existing Family Business Center has provided a framework for the JCCC curriculum as well as providing content, contacts, insight and inspiration.
Barbara Millard, Assistant Professor Entrepreneurship, Johnson County Community College, KS
Mike Trueblood, Director, Family Business Council California State University, Fullerton, CA
Joanne Norton, Professor, California State University, Fullerton, CA