Peer Groups

Our peer groups are designed for family business members at any stage in their leadership journey. There are options for current CEOs, retired leaders and the up-and-coming generation. Participants connect with peers in similar positions within their businesses. Plus, the new GenConnect Peer Group is designed to connect family leaders across generations. All peer groups are confidential.

Once each year, all peer groups converge with an in-person Generation Peer Groups Learn & Meet event. Participants find immense value in learning from other families.

See the full descriptions to decide which peer group is right for you. Members of the UNI Family Business Center can take part at a discounted rate. When you’re ready to join, reach out to Jayne Kielman at or 319-559-0050.

Choose the best option for you

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GenConnect is a peer group included in the UNI Family Business Center Membership. Participants can be at any level in a family-owned business. This peer group is free with membership and offers flowing conversation rather than the structured content of other peer groups.