Moving to a global forum with worldwide outreach
I am writing this message with a profound sense of optimism for the future. We appear to be emerging from a time of great uncertainty, sadness and frustration and are finally able to observe, firsthand, the impact of the past year on our families and communities.
One thing that has become clear for me is our global interconnectedness – what impacts one of us, impacts all of us in some way. This is certainly the case with the family businesses that we serve. The need is greater than ever for better risk management, planning and communication.
An important announcement
Here at the Institute, we are delighted to let you know that our doors are, once again, opening wide. We will begin to offer our training classes this fall, updating our resource library and developing new tools and techniques to share.
In addition, we have exciting news. The challenges of family businesses are not just limited to the US, but experienced around the world. In the past year, we have had inquiries from across the globe and we recognize that our work can touch many lives, well beyond our borders.
To expand our reach, increase our impact and make a difference for many more family businesses, we are joining forces with the African Family Firms (AFF) and their team of passionate advisors.
We would like to give you an opportunity to meet with AFF’s founders, Nike Anani and Tsitsi Mutendi and learn about their exciting story, their program and their plans for the future. Nike, based in Austin, Texas, and Tsitsi, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, have been able to develop a following that spans not only the entire continent of Africa but across the world. Their philosophy and mission is beautifully aligned with that of GFBAI and we believe that this new structure and leadership will provide our program with a much larger platform and opportunity to positively influence change.