Events & Programming

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Helping You Make the Most of Your Family Business.

Throughout the year, the UConn Family Business Program sponsors a variety of events and programs designed to bring maximum value to family businesses.

These special events are collaborative events with organizations that support the family business ecosystem.

Check back regularly for new events, or sign up here to become a member of the Family Business Program community and receive email notifications.

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Timely Topics in 30

FREE Webinars - These are discussions with academics, experts & advisors who work with family businesses.

Family Business Workshops

These workshops are deep dives into topics that family businesses are dealing with. These working sessions involve experts and academics who deliver a program for the business to deal with the future.

2021 Schedule of Events

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WORKSHOP - Ownership & Leadership Transitions - Expert Advice and Strategies

May 11 and 18, 2021 9AM - 12PM

Transitions in family businesses are an opportunity & a challenge. Come learn from professionals & academics how to negotiate the transition to a new business model. Register here

Family Business Workshops - These workshops are deep dives into topics that family businesses are dealing with. These working sessions involve experts and academics who deliver a program for the business to deal with the future.

Timely Topics in 30 Family Business Webinar Series
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The Human Assets of a Family Business

June 17, 2021 11:00 AM ET
Cathy Wynne, SPHR, SHRM-CP, CSP, Owner, A Hire Purpose, LLC; Matthew Kerzner, Ph.D., Director, Eisner Amper: Center for Family Business Excellence; Rebecca Pardoe, President, Results HR, LLC.

It's all about the people--learn how businesses return, re-engage, redefine, recruit, and retain the people that make the business work. Hear from experts who can share best practices in making the most of today's workforce. Register here

Timely Topics in 30 - Join us monthly for Timely Topics in 30, a FREE, 30-minute webinar series highlighting current issues in innovation, family dynamics, business, and leadership. These virtual events are open to all, but especially relevant for anyone running a family business in Connecticut. Learn from your peers and guest speakers including distinguished UConn faculty, experts, and advisors. Take 30 and allow yourself time to connect, learn, and engage.

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Hartford Business Journal's 2020 Family Business Awards

June 23, 2021 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET

The UConn School of Business is proud to be the Education Leadership Sponsor for HBJ's 2021 Family Business Awards. Family businesses are an integral part of the social and business fabric of our state. These awards recognize outstanding achievements in family-owned businesses and tell the story of a select group of the region's most successful firms.

Meet the 2021 honorees at this outdoor event on June 23rd at Farmington Gardens.

Special keynote by Kim Morrison, Founder of New England Pasta Co., and Co-Founder of BeanZ and Co. Register here

Past Events

For a selection of video recordings featuring Family Business Program Timely Topics webinars and more, visit our archive of past events.