Welcome to the Kellogg Center for Family Enterprises

Established in 1999, the Kellogg Center for Family Enterprises (KCFE) pioneered much of what is known about the collective challenges family businesses and their leaders and owners face, making the Center synonymous with new ways of thinking about the ownership and leadership of family enterprises. Professor John Ward, along with founder Lloyd Shefsky and numerous faculty and staff aligned with the Center, developed the Center into a world-class teaching and research center that provides cutting-edge thinking and guidance for family business purpose, vision and strategy, governance, leadership, succession, entrepreneurship in family business, family engagement and cohesion and family business culture.

KCFE has built a collaborative family business "community" among Kellogg students, faculty, alumni and family business scholars, and has developed a global network of successful business families who can learn from - and connect with - each other to generate innovative solutions to current and emerging challenges faced by family enterprises. The center also creates unparalleled executive programs and conferences to drive strategic conversations about innovations and best practices in the field of family enterprise.

Today, KCFE is in a unique position to transform the decision-making and strategic thinking of future generations of family enterprise leaders. The center is dedicated to producing rigorous and relevant research into the unique demands, strengths and evolutionary paths of family enterprises. Results of this research are delivered in the classrooms to all ages of family business leaders.

Upcoming Events
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Family Enterprise Boards Executive Education Program
Sept 20-24, 2020
Evanston Campus
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Governing Family Enterprises Executive Education Program
Oct 4-8, 2020
Evanston Campus
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Forming Family Enterprise Governance Executive Education Program
Feb 17-19, 2021
Miami Campus
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KCFE Recent News
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KCFE Executive-in-Residence John Nelson
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Why Family Enterprises require an Architecture of Governance
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Dr. Pendergast Featured on Crain's Chicago Business Roundtable
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