Waco Family Business Seminar Set for July 30

July 23, 1996

by Alan Hunt

Baylor University's Institute for Family Business will present a seminar on leadership development, the sixth program in its 1996 Waco Family Business Seminar Series, on Tuesday, July 30, at the Harrington House Faculty Dining Center on South Eighth Street.

The seminar is titled "Heirs Apparent: Developing Leadership in the Next Generation." The program, which includes breakfast, will run from 7:30-9 a.m. and will be led by Brenda Morris, assistant vice president for organizational development at Baylor. Morris also coordinates all leadership programs and teaches in the Leadership Development Program in the Hankamer School of Business.

Before coming to Baylor in 1988, she worked at Electronic Data Systems in Dallas in the Technical Development/Corporate Training area. She has developed and delivered training for numerous organizations ranging from General Motors and AT&T to Plantation Foods and the City of Waco.

Morris says leaders become successful and effective not by birthright, but by successfully responding and adapting over a long period of time to diverse but specific experiences. "Development of successful and effective leaders should not be left to chance," she said.

Bob Hughes, program director of the Institute for Family Business, said, "This program is absolutely essential for any business that plans to continue beyond the current generation of leadership and management."

The 1996 Waco Family Business Seminar Series was planned by the Institute for Family Business specifically for family-owned firms in the Waco area. The Institute for Family Business is a nationally recognized organization that provides educational programs for family-owned businesses throughout the state.

"The general theme of all our programs is helping family-owned businesses achieve healthy, sustainable growth," said Hughes.

For more information about the program, call Hughes at (817) 755-2265, extension 5.

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