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RESEARCH & EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM
October 28, 2017

Hilton Chicago
Chicago, Illinois USA

 

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL ONLINE (RESEARCH & EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM ONLY)

Submit your proposal for the Research & Education Symposium (October 28, 2017).  

Deadline to submit proposals for the symposium: March 31, 2017 (midnight Eastern). Late submissions can not be considered. Proposals must be submitted online. 

 


ABOUT THE CONFERENCE THEME: ELECTRIFYING!

In your work as a family enterprise scholar, what research electrifies you? 

In your role as an educator, what family enterprise research jolts your classroom?

 

Sometimes researchers, like family business professionals, encounter data and relationships and events that are difficult to acknowledge. These challenges are draining of one’s work energy. One risks short-circuit. And yet, both the researcher and the professional might benefit from daring to confront these aspects of the family enterprise that otherwise remain under cover, secret. 

 

Has your work revealed unexpected findings?

What happens, in the academy and in the enterprise, when you uncover unethical practices, brilliant innovations, surprising family stresses, or unorthodox organizations? 

Let’s share these findings, particularly in areas we have difficulty discussing: 

  • Findings of governance among equals. Overcoming staid traditional organizational structures. Identifying the composition and success factors of new structures and processes in the family business.
  • Acknowledging researchers and practitioners as human beings whose emotions can be provoked to flashpoint. Continuing the research into difficult issues. Seeing emotions can both nurture the business and destroy it.
  • Reflecting on family values. Interpreting values and transferring them into practice on the self, in the family, and in the community.

 

FFI is soliciting proposals for:

A single opening Master Class session

1 to 2 hours with an in-depth discussion and participant interaction. Typically this is a workshop or panel discussion with break-out activities or group exercises. An experiential component is essential.

 

Idea Lab sessions

1.5 hour sessions with multiple presenters, preferably including an academic  whose research raises thorny issues, optionally a teacher who uses such research in an educational setting, possibly a practicing professional (consultant or family member) who can describe their experience of these issues from the business point of view.    

 

Snap Sessions

30 minute presentations to discuss emerging topics. Typically these are a single presenter. Snap learning sessions will be paired thematically into a 1-hour time slot and will be moderated. 

 

PROPOSALS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING

  • Title
  • Presenter(s)
  • Abstract (300 words maximum)
  • Summary description of presentation suitable for publication in the conference program (50 words maximum)
  • Presentation learning outcomes
  • Presenter(s) bio(s) suitable for publication in the conference program (50 words maximum)
  • Videos showing presenters’ presentation skills are encouraged
  • All conference presenters must be paid registrants at the Research & Education Symposium and are expected to participate broadly, as the overarching goal of FFI conferences is to foster a community committed to the exchange of ideas in the field of family enterprise.

If you have any questions about how your proposed topic fits the theme of the conference, email Brigett Owens, brigett@ffi.org or ffi@ffi.org

 


 

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL ONLINE

 

Deadline to submit proposals: Friday March 31, 2017 (midnight Eastern). Late submissions can not be considered. 

 


  

2017 Program Committee

 

Daphne McGuffin, co-chair, BDO SuccessCare Program

Catherine Rossbach, co-chair, SAGE Publications, Inc.

Warren Baker, The Family Business Fulcrum

Rania Labaki, EDHEC Business School

Mariana Martinez, Bethesda Family Therapy

Asher Noor, AlTouq Group

Elizabeth Zabludoff, FTI Consulting, Inc.


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