WEBINAR REPLAY: The Role of the Family Council During a Crisis

Maria Sinanis
Fellow, Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise; Senior Advisor and Partner, Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise
This webinar originally took place live in September 2020.

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There is almost no path a multigenerational family enterprise can take that does not lead to some periods of difficulty or crisis. It is during these heavy moments that a Family Council’s steady leadership can keep an enterprising family together and managing adversity.

The Family Council has a pivotal leadership role in guiding an enterprising family through the twists and turns of their multigenerational journey—through the good times filled with celebrations and also the temporary periods of crisis. It is during turbulent times that a Family Council can do its best work in helping to sustain a family’s unity and perseverance. The leadership of a Family Council during a crisis should mobilize the family to support its enterprise, care for its family members, and meaningfully engage with its communities. A strong Family Council helps the family itself be strong and resilient.

This webinar explores the role and key activities of the Family Council during a crisis. Bring your questions to be answered live. This event is designed for Family Council leaders and members from enterprising families around the world, of any generation and any phase in the life cycle of the Family Council.

Maria Sinanis, Senior Advisor and Partner, CFEG
Fellow, Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise; Senior Advisor and Partner, Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise

Maria Sinanis advises multigenerational family-owned enterprises of diverse sizes, generations and industries throughout North America, Latin America and Africa. She assesses the performance of family enterprise systems; advises on best practices; designs and implements governance structures for the family, owners and business; facilitates governance meetings and leads families through governance and process issues; guides next generation family members to prepare them for future roles; and addresses family relationship challenges.