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“Family businesses are more complex than people might think.  The Institute for Family Business helps put the differences between family and business into perspective.”
– Phil Berolzheimer, Cal Cedar Products/Duraflame

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209.946.3912 or 888.439.2867
FAX 209.946.2586
Peter Johnson
Institute for Family Business
Eberhardt School of Business
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Member Benefits

  • Five programs a year in each location are offered by national and regional experts on issues such as:
    • Effective Communication in the Family Business
    • Non-Family Managers
    • Raising Children in the Family Business
    • Outside Advisory Boards
    • Family Business Councils
    • Estate and Succession Planning
    • Separating Family and Business Responsibility
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Professional Development of the Family Business
    • Fairness in Compensation and Position
    • Sibling Rivalry
    • Family Business Life Cycles
    • Strategic Planning in the Family Business
  • Reserved seats for family or key non-family members for each event
  • Executive breakfast workshops with round table discussions
  • Networking with other family businesses in your region
  • Affinity Groups
  • Family business resource library
  • Access to Pacific business faculty and students as resources
  • Social Networking events including Pacific Volleyball, Stockton Ports baseball, and wine socials in the Sonoma area.

The University of the Pacific Institute for Family Business is a founding member of the California Family Business Program Association. This Association is made up of seven universities throughout California with the mission of helping family businesses succeed. As part of your membership with Pacific, you will be able to attend any program of an affiliated member throughout California.

In addition, the IFB is also a member of the Family Firm Institute, an international association of family business resources with over 500 members. As a member of these two organizations, the IFB is able to bring tremendous resources and expertise to your family business.

Affinity Groups

Affinity groups are made up of 6-8 Institute for Family Business members and meet on a monthly basis to discuss issues that are most critical to them. The location, time, and topics are decided by the group. Affinity groups are facilitated, confidential meetings where members share issues and the group helps identify and evaluate different solutions. Open to Institute for Family Business members only, Affinity Group annual membership: $750.00.

The purpose of the group is to allow members to share similar challenges that others in the group may be able to help resolve through their own experiences.

Please note the following groups:

  • The Next Generation 
    • This group is designed for adults in the family business that are part of the next generation of leadership. For more information please contact Peter Johnson at 209.946.3912.
  • Senior Generation 
    • We are currently putting this group together. If you are interested in this group please contact Peter Johnson or 209.946.3912.