Co-Founders of Conway Center to Instruct Family Business Course
– Ohio Dominican
University (ODU) welcomes Conway Center for Family Business co-founders J.
Richard Emens, J.D., and Beatrice Wolper, J.D., as adjunct instructors this fall.
Emens and Wolper, who lead the region’s only organization dedicated to helping
family business leaders grow and transition their business, will teach Building,
Operating and Passing on a Family Business.
The eight-week course will begin on
Oct. 16. Classes will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays on ODU’s main
campus at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219.
To register for the class, contact ODU’s
Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 614-251-4500 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 1.
Building, Operating and Passing on a Family
Business will examine critical factors related to growth, success and
succession. Participants, both traditional students and family business
leaders, also will discuss how to manage family dynamics in the context of the
business, manage family member entrance and exit, and selling or passing on the
the Family Business course at ODU will provide valuable insight and practical
applications for key areas of family-owned businesses, including growth,
communication and succession,” Emens said.
Emens serve on the Conway Center for Family Business’ Advisory Board. Emens is
the executive director of the center. The not-for-profit Conway Center, located
on the ODU campus, has 160 family business members and 34 service provider
members, which have more than 17,000 Central Ohio employees.
and family business leaders who complete this course will gain a new
understanding of family business dynamics that will help drive the success and
longevity of their own family businesses,” Wolper said.
The Conway Center for Family Business is Central Ohio’s resource for
educational programs, materials and networking opportunities to support the
growth and success of family-owned businesses. The center offers peer group
opportunities for next-generation leaders, family business leaders and women
family business owners. The organization includes more than 160 family-owned
businesses that collectively employ more than 17,000 individuals in Central
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