Research-based solutions and education for family business leaders

Established in 1999, the John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises has pioneered much of what is known about the collective challenges family businesses face.

Since then, the Ward Center has built a collaborative family business community among Kellogg students, faculty, alumni and family business scholars. Our global network of business families connect with each other to generate innovative solutions to current and emerging challenges faced by family enterprises. Learn more.

Join us for immersive family education in Portugal | September 1-6, 2024
Strengthen family bonds and deepen your understanding of each other's roles and aspirations while gaining insights into the magical country of Portugal. Go in-depth on strategic planning, conflict resolution, sustainability, and the opportunities and challenges posed by new technologies alongside family business peers. Learn more and register.

Register for re:connect | Thursday, May 16, 2024

re:connect, the John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises Annual Summit convenes enterprising families for an in-person event at the Kellogg School of Management to engage in continuing learning, strengthen lifelong connections with fellow family business alumni, and meet other enterprising families affiliated with the Kellogg and Ward Center community. View the summit agenda and register here.

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Upcoming Events

re:connect The John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises Annual Summit
May 16, 2024
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Single Family Office Executive Education Program
June 11-13, 2024
In-person at Chicago Campus
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