Media Advisory: What challenges will the next generation of leaders face?

Author, educator, consultant and speaker, Greg McCann will be presenting “The Challenges Facing Next Generation Leadership” on Feb. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Wake Forest Campus — Uptown, 200 North College Street, Suite 150, in Charlotte.

The workshop brings together senior generation leaders and next-generation leaders to examine the challenges ahead in developing human capital and translate these concerns into concrete personal action plans with measurable benchmarks.

Tools of personal ownership, such as self-assessment, a values-based definition of success, and career planning will be reviewed. Participants will take away a Personal Action Booklet/Plan for future reference that can be used to help align personal goals with marketplace opportunities.

McCann has over 15 years experience working with family enterprises in the areas of succession, communication, conflict resolution and gender issues, with a special emphasis on helping the next generation succeed in both their careers and lives. His book, “When Your Parents Sign the Paychecks,” deals with the challenges faced by the next generation in family business. McCann is the founder and director of the Family Enterprise Center at Stetson University, where he led the effort to develop the nation’s first undergraduate major in family business.

About the Wake Forest University Family Business Center (FBC) The FBC is a member-based organization that uses the educational resources of Wake Forest University to provide closely held and family firms the assistance they need to grow and succeed from generation to generation. As a program of the Office of Personal and Career Development, the FBC also provides family business education and experiential learning opportunities to WFU students, WFU alumni community and their families.

Family Business Center forums are only open to Family Business Center members, sponsors and their guests. For information on FBC membership and guest policies, please contact Rhonda Stokes at (888) 925.3622 or , or visit


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