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Wilkes University Family Business Alliance and Network of Family Businesses to Present Leadership Webinar

Contact: Vicki Mayk

The Wilkes University Family Business Alliance in conjunction with the Network of Family Businesses will present its first webinar “Leadership and The Family Business.” The event will be held on Thursday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to noon.  

Matthew Sowcik, director of leadership development and assistant professor in the Sidhu School of Business and Leadership, will deliver the webinar. He will discuss how an individual’s habits, actions, thoughts and perceptions of personal strengths and areas of improvement affect leadership, family and company culture.  

In addition to his position at Wilkes, Sowcik serves as an educational programming consultant to The New York Times and offers leadership and organizational consultations to other organizations. 

Lanie Jordan, executive director of the Family Business Alliance, commented on the decision to host its first webinar. She said, “As a resource for family firms, the Family Business Alliance recognizes our members and financial partners are busy and their time is valuable. We wanted to make information available in new formats for our participants. This webinar series, hosted by the Network of Family Businesses, allows us to reach some of our constituents who struggle to attend our live events.  

“Dr. Matthew Sowcik seemed to be a good place to start. Dr. Sowcik spoke for the Allaince last October and was so popular that we had to limit registration to 130 due to our venue constraints. We hope this webinar allows those who didn’t make it in October to be able to hear Matt’s relevant and meaningful message on Leadership and the Family Business.” 

The webinar is free, but space is limited. To reserve your seat, please visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/691722118

The Wilkes University Family Business Alliance was developed by regional business owners and is a member-driven organization that aims to enable local family businesses to maintain and grow a profitable business and successfully transfer management and ownership to the next generation. The alliance provides its members with executive educational programs, enhanced networking opportunities with fellow family business owners, a forum to discuss common issues and concerns, and exposure to nationally recognized experts to ensure that the businesses’ needs are constantly identified and addressed. 

For more information about the Family Business Alliance and its events, please contact Lanie Jordan at meliss.jordan@wilkes.edu or call at (570) 408-2120 for more information.

Published On: 5/12/2014
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