Family Business Center

Celebrating 25 Years


Family Business Breakfast Series

Families who participate in the Breakfast Series learn best practices from experts and other business families while networking over a great breakfast on the beautiful St. Paul campus.

First-time attendees are invited to join us for breakfast as our guest to see if it meets the needs of your family. Regular registration for one breakfast is $200 per family or sign on for the whole season (seven breakfasts) for $1,250. New this year: season member companies get a 10 percent discount for all employees in Executive Education Open Enrollment courses.*

2018-19 Breakfast Schedule

Introducing the Next Generation to the Business
Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:30 a.m.

Creating Family Unity
Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:30 a.m.

Fostering Entrepreneurship in the Next Generation
Friday, November 30, 2018, 7:30 a.m.

Letting Go: Family Roles in Retirement
Friday, January 11, 2019, 7:30 a.m.

Harnessing the Competitive Advantage of the Family Business
Friday, February 15, 2019, 7:30 a.m.

Motivational & Compensation Strategies
Friday, April 12, 2019, 7:30 a.m.

Succession through the Eyes of the Next Generation
Friday, May 17, 2019, 7:30 a.m.


*Physician Leadership College, The Executive Conference on the Future of Health Care and the St. Thomas Executive Program (STEP) not included.

Ownership Academy

These full-day seminars are led by family business experts. Learn alongside other business families, while gaining practical tools to enhance decision making in your family business.

Family Business Governance
This class meets three times during the fall, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and is planned to run Fall 2019.

Cost is $4,500 and includes materials and attendance for the whole family. It also includes a 50 percent discount on a season membership.


Due to an overwhelming response from family businesses, the center established peer roundtables (affinity/peer groups) in 2017. Groups average 8-12 members of family businesses. More information and registration information can be found here. Participants can choose from any of these groups:

  • Owners/CEOs
  • Next Generation Leaders
  • Women
  • Non-family Executives

Interested in joining our community of family businesses?

Contact us for information about how to enroll your family business and gain access to all our events and classes and to get help connecting with our family business advisers. | (651) 962-4560