CHICAGO—Henry Givray, president and CEO of SmithBucklin Corporation, will explore how leadership is the uniquely consistent and defining force behind great, enduring organizations June 27 at the Chicago Family Business Council at DePaul University.
Givray’s presentation, titled “The Passion of Leadership,” will begin at 3:30 p.m. June 27 in Room 8005 of the DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Givray’s presentation is designed to help others identify opportunities to grow as leaders while also building their commitment to continuous learning.
Attendees will learn the characteristics that true leaders share; a framework to help measure leadership performance; and how to build one’s leadership capacity and strengthen one’s business.
Givray’s session will be followed by a brief presentation from Stephen Koernig, associate professor of marketing in DePaul’s Driehaus College of Business, at 4:30 p.m. A cocktail reception will be held at 5 p.m., immediately following the Givray and Koernig presentations.
CFBC’s roots date back to 1993, when local businessman James P. Liautaud approached the University of Illinois at Chicago about underwriting an organization dedicated to family businesses. The Family Business Council welcomed its first members in 1994 and operated under UIC’s College of Business Administration for nearly two decades.
In 2011, the organization became an independent nonprofit organization and changed its name to Chicago Family Business Council. CFBC formed an affiliation with DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business in 2012, and the two organizations support each other through programming and other educational resources.
CFBC’s membership includes 135 people from 85 companies in an array of industries. Family-owned businesses make up 56 percent of our membership, while 28 percent are closely held organizations and 16 percent are other entrepreneurial businesses. Members lead the organization, serving on the board of directors and overseeing CFBC’s strategic direction. For more information, visit http://www.chicagofbc.com.
About DePaul’s Driehaus College of Business
Offering a highly respected, practical, flexible program of business study, DePaul’s Driehaus College of Business enrolls 4,249 undergraduate students, and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business has 2,115 students. DePaul’s undergraduate business program offers a wide range of majors in accountancy and real estate, including top programs in finance, management, marketing, economics, hospitality leadership, entrepreneurship and sales leadership. Graduates benefit from the Driehaus College of Business’ 50,000-strong alumni network. For more information about the Driehaus College of Business, visit commerce.depaul.edu. If you have admission questions, call (312) 362-8300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judy Hogel, Executive Director