Family Business Retreats

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A family business retreat is one of the most important strategies used to help strengthen the communication system in a family-owned business.

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Next Gen Retreat: October 6-7, 2022

Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel in the Black Hills of Deadwood, SD

The next generation program is designed to empower, engage and enthuse the next generation of family business leaders.

The goal is to help the next generation learn more about the family business and assist them with a smooth transition into the business. The program is uniquely designed to accommodate the future leaders in each family business.

Understand and be better equipped to manage the complexities of family businesses
Developed leadership and communication skills
Understand the intricacies of being part of a family enterprise
Communicate information and resolve conflicts constructively

Who is "Next Gen"?

Consider attending a Next Gen Retreat if you are:

  • Transitioning into ownership

  • Not yet employed in the family business

  • Recently began working for the family business

  • Working in family business and beginning succession conversation or process

  • Interested in developing skills in areas such as emotional intelligence, leadership development and business development skills

Kevin Hancock

Kevin Hancock

Kevin Hancock, 6th Generation owner of Hancock Lumber Company, will share his journey of personal discovery while at the helm of his family business. He'll share how you can strengthen the voices of your employees through listening, empowering, and shared leadership.

Next Family Business Retreat: 2023

Both large group and private family sessions with facilitators are offered. As a family, you will have the opportunity to spend some quality time away from the office; switching from working “in the business” to working “on the business” and “on the family."

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Learn What to Expect At Our

Family Business Retreat

At first, it was awkward being so formal with my parents and spouse about our business...

But having a facilitator broke our bad patterns from previous meetings and dinner table discussions.

At the Retreat, people who normally didn’t get the floor enough were able to be heard. Everyone listened to all ideas and thoughts, which made for healthier discussion and decision-making.

Our pattern has absolutely changed since attending. We now meet regularly, we wade straight into delicate or painful topics we avoided before, and we’re beginning to see greater possibilities as our vision becomes clearer for our business and family. We’re not done but we are moving forward now, and I don’t like to think about where we’d be if we hadn’t attended the retreat or gotten involved in PFBA.
   – 3rd Generation Family Business leader