2022 Next Gen Retreat Recap

About Next Gen Retreats

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

2022 Retreat Recap

October 6-7, 2022 – Deadwood, SD

Over 60 Next Gen family business members came together from 27 businesses across five states. This was our largest attendance in our 31-year history!

"This retreat was an eye opener for the steps that I need to take as a next gen in our family business. We've all been sitting around waiting for our Dad (the founder) to keep pushing forward on a smooth transition, but I found out at the retreat that this is our responsibility."

– Ben Snyder, VIKOR, 2nd Generation