July 29 Seminar Will Focus On Family Business Ownership

July 21, 1997

by Alan Hunt

WACO, Texas - Family business owners, managers and advisers will be asked to examine the "caps" they are wearing at a seminar presented by Baylor University's Institute for Family Business on Tuesday, July 29, at the Harrington House Faculty Dining Center.

The program, titled "Understanding the Key Differences in the Role of the Family System, the Management System and the Ownership System," is the sixth presentation in the institute's 1997 Waco Family Business Seminar Series.

Doris Sandberg, program coordinator of the Institute for Family Business, said, "Participants will be asked, 'Do you know which cap you are wearing at the moment: family member, owner or employee? Do you know how to tell them apart? And do you know when to wear which one?' "

The seminar will begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast, followed by a presentation by Dr. Sam H. Lane, a corporate psychologist who has specialized as a consultant to family businesses for more than 15 years. He is also an associate of the Institute for Family Business at Aspen, Colo.

The 1997 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.

Sandberg said the aim of the Waco seminar series is to develop skills and strategies for a healthy family business. She said last year's seminar series helped hundreds of family business owners and managers in the Waco area.

For more information about the July 29 seminar program, call Sandberg at (254) 755-2265, extension 5.

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